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2021 Subaru Impreza vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf Review

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2021 Subaru
Impreza

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2021 Volkswagen
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MSRP*
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$19,295 to $26,395
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$23,195
Invoice* $18,400 to $24,959 $22,267
MPG - City 22 - 28 29
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 N/A
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru Impreza offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Golf. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Impreza as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Impreza will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Golf. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru Impreza will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Golf, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Impreza, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Impreza has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Subaru Impreza has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Impreza is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Impreza and the Volkswagen Golf. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Subaru Impreza as you will in the Volkswagen Golf.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Impreza is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf.