2018 VW Jetta vs 2018 Subaru Impreza

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Salt Lake City

2018 Subaru Impreza Sedan
  Volkswagen Jetta
 Subaru Impreza
 Starting MSRP
$18,645 (AT) $18,495 (CVT)
 City/HWY Fuel Economy
 28/40 28/38
 All-Wheel Drive
 Not Available
 Passenger Space (cu. ft.)
 94.1 99.8
* AT = Automatic Transmission, CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission

*While the Jetta has a better fuel mileage estimate, it does not offer AWD, which affects MPG estimates. In our opinion, we'd rather have the peace of mind of all-wheel drive with the weather we experience here in the Salt Lake area. After all, mpg hardly matters if you can't reach your destination safely to begin with!

2018 Subaru Impreza vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

If you're searching for a new compact car around Salt Lake City, including South Salt Lake, Park City, or West Valley City, then you'll want to read on to see how the Volkswagen Jetta compares to the Subaru Impreza! From performance specs to available safety features to price, let us fill you in on some of the key information you'll want to know about these competing compact cars.

Subaru Impreza Hatchback

Performance and Efficiency

The new Subaru Impreza isn't the fastest car on the road, but it offers a 4-cylinder engine - the same as the Volkswagen Jetta. Where the Impreza really shines, though, is in its ability to deliver power to all four wheels - an especially helpful feature during Salt Lake City winters.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

Both the Volkswagen Jetta and Subaru Impreza come with standard backup cameras and plenty of airbags. What's more, in either vehicle, you have the option of choosing several advanced safety and driver assistance features. In terms of safety, the Impreza are Jetta are about neck and neck. That being said, it should be noted that the way the driver assistance programs operate in the Jetta and Impreza are different, even if they look similar on paper.

Infotainment and Technology

Smartphone integration comes standard on the Subaru Impreza via Subaru STARLINK™ technology. The Impreza also offers onboard hands-free communication. Should you need to interface with the infotainment system in the Impreza, though, you will surely appreciate it's standard 6.5-inch touchscreen radio which offers Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ integration. The Jetta, in contrast, offers a 5-inch standard touchscreen infotainment system which does not include standard smartphone integration.

2018 Subaru Impreza Technology
2018 Subaru Impreza Interior

Interior Accommodations

The Volkswagen Jetta offers Salt Lake City area drivers only 94.1 cubic feet of interior volume. In contrast, the Impreza offers drivers and passengers a whopping 99.8 cubic feet of space. This means front passengers enjoy more head room and leg room; plus rear passengers also get more head room and shoulder room. On top of this, the interior quality of the Jetta is not as modern or accommodating as the Impreza, thanks in part to a recent Impreza redesign. Where the Volkswagen Jetta has been described as stiff an uninviting, the Impreza has been described as comfortable and capacious. All in all, the Impreza has a distinct advantage over the Jetta both regarding the quantity of space and the quality of that interior space.

Price and Trims

The Volkswagen Jetta has a disadvantage regarding entry-level price. At $18,645, this compact sedan costs $150 more than the Impreza. Entry level price, combined with the punch the Impreza packs insofar as features are concerned, makes this is a clear decision. Don't forget, the Impreza comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel-drive - something you'll want here in Salt Lake City! If you compare the features-per-dollar between the Impreza and Jetta, you're likely to find that the Impreza wins.

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Contact Us To Schedule a Test Drive Today

Do all your comparison-shopping homework, and when you're done and want to test drive the new Subaru Impreza, feel free to contact us online to schedule a test-drive! The best way to experience all the features and benefits of the new Impreza is to drive one for yourself! (Just do us a favor and try not to activate the accident-mitigation features during your test drive!)

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