Compare 2008 Subaru Impreza vs 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

2008 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $25,852 $27,450
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,163 $17,995
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,551 $19,495
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,399 $21,495
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $22,997 $24,350
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $24,935 $26,450
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $26,781 $28,450
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,246 $16,995
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $17,634 $18,495
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,482 $20,495
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 27 $19,920 $20,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $26,317 $27,950
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,628 $18,495
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,015 $19,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,866 $21,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,003 $19,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI 17 23 $33,010 $34,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI w/Slvr Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $23,461 $24,850
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,400 $26,950
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $27,245 $28,950
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,711 $17,495
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,098 $18,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,949 $20,995
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4-Door Sedan GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Manual 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Automatic 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Manual 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Automatic 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Manual 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Automatic 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Manual 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Automatic 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Manual 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX V6 Automatic 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX V6 Manual 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS Automatic 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS Manual 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS V6 Automatic 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS V6 Manual 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLX V6 Automatic 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLX V6 Manual 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,852
$16,092
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,450
$17,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The comfortable 2008 Subaru Impreza has broader appeal than the former model, without losing its personality—and it’s the only small sedan model in its price range with standard all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.5 88
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.94 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.71 9.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 2902
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
224 @ 5200 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
226 @ 2800 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent

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