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Compare 2014 Subaru Impreza vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Subaru Impreza
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door Automatic 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,021 $18,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,072 $22,195
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,315 $20,295
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,104 $17,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,815 $19,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,486 $19,395
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,537 $22,695
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,780 $20,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,978 $23,195
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,685 $21,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 33 $17,569 $18,395
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 33 $19,280 $20,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 33 $19,768 $20,795
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4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV 24 32 $29,563 $30,795
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV 24 32 $25,147 $26,195
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition PZEV 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,021
$29,563
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,895
$30,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$315 / month
$513 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Subaru Impreza remains the only option in its class to come equipped with standard all-wheel-drive, where many don't offer it all. It's tough, practical, and looks good, too. The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 92.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 165.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3010 3160
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6200 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 4.06
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.09
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.08
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.92
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.46
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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