Compare 2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Volkswagen Golf

2021 Subaru Impreza
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2021 Subaru Impreza
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1.4T TSI Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T TSI Automatic 29 36 $23,035 $23,995
Golf 1.4T TSI Manual 29 39 $22,267 $23,195
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $36,235 $37,745
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 23 30 $35,467 $36,945
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 24 32 $28,315 $29,495
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 23 30 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 24 32 $32,127 $33,465
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 23 30 $31,358 $32,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,795
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
Coming Soon
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Subaru Impreza excels at foul-weather traction and value; it’s an exceedingly rational choice among economy cars. The 2021 VW Golf TSI compels shoppers for its overall value, but the GTI is a hole in one.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon 29 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.1
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
- 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
- 58.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.7
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3012
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.07
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Trans Type
- 8
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Trans Order Code
- M8
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
- Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
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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