2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Subaru Impreza

2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Subaru Impreza
Drivers in the market for a compact sedan have a lot of options to choose from, which can ultimately make the car-buying process more difficult. Our team here at Capistrano Volkswagen is working to change that by providing detailed information drivers can use to better make a decision when the time comes to pick out a new car. Not only are we highlighting each specific VW model, but we’re also showing drivers how they stack up against their competition. This time around we’re going to shine a light on the 2017 VW Jetta. This classic sedan is well-known as the entry-level car on the Volkswagen lineup. We’re going to put it head-to-head with the 2017 Subaru Impreza to give drivers an idea of what each one has to offer. Both vehicles are set with a similar price point, so let’s dive in to find out more.
2017 VW Jetta S 1.4T VS 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sedan
150-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 Engine 152-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
6-speed automatic Transmission 7-speed CVT
Front-wheel drive Drivetrain All-wheel drive
28 city/40 hwy MPG 28 city/38 hwy

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As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 VW Jetta and the 2017 Subaru Impreza both have a lot of commonalities. We’re focusing just on the entry-level base models for this comparison, so keep in mind there are higher trims available with additional features and performance capabilities. Although the Jetta is equipped with a smaller engine, both vehicles offer similar horsepowers. Drivers will notice both cars have the same city fuel economies, however the Jetta is more efficient on the highway.

Both vehicles come standard with the following features: 60/40 split folding rear seat, cruise control, daytime running lights and low tire pressure warning systems. The Jetta comes out on top with a standard CD player, cargo tie downs and speed-sensitive volume, which are not found in the Impreza. It also has available heated front seats, which are not available in the Impreza.

Those interested in learning more about what the 2017 VW Jetta has to offer are welcome to contact us here at Capistrano Volkswagen for further details. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this sedan by scheduling a test drive online.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta front grille
2017 Volkswagen Jetta steering wheel
2017 Volkswagen Jetta navigation
2017 Volkswagen Jetta sunroof