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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2013 Hyundai Elantra 2013 Subaru Impreza
     
4dr Auto Base Sedan
  • 4dr Manual Base Sedan
  • 4dr Auto Base Sedan
  • 4dr Manual S Sedan
  • 4dr Auto S Sedan
  • 4dr Manual S with Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Auto S with Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE with Convenience Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE with Convenience Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE with Convenience & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE with Convenience & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SEL Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SEL with Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL with Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Premium & Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Premium & Navigation Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 4dr Sdn Man GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 2dr Man GS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 5dr HB Man
  • 5dr HB Man w/Blue Int
  • 2dr Auto GS
  • 5dr HB Auto
  • 5dr HB Auto w/Blue Int
  • 2dr Man SE
  • 2dr Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Limited (Alabama Plant)
4dr Man 2.0i
  • 4dr Man 2.0i
  • 5dr Man 2.0i
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i
  • 4dr Man 2.0i Premium
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Man 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Man 2.0i Sport Premium
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Sport Premium
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i Limited
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Limited
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Sport Limited
  • 4dr Man WRX
  • 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX Premium
  • Premium 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX Limited
  • Limited 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX STI
  • STI 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX STI Limited

Prices

MSRP $16,645 $17,965 $17,895
Invoice $15,979 $17,360 $17,104
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 7.8 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.3 8.6
Performance 7.4 7.3 8.1
Interior 8.1 7.9 8.3
Safety 9.3 9.0 9.6
Reliability 2.5 2.5 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Huge back seat and trunk
  • Powerful GLI model
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • All models have good cargo space
  • All models have good passenger space for the class
  • High fuel economy ratings
  • Spacious interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Standard all-wheel drive 
Cons
  • Cheap plastic interior on lower trims
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Engine lacks power for passing and climbing hills
  • Lackluster acceleration
  • Some cheap interior plastics

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas Flat 4 2.0L/122
MPG 24 City / 29 Hwy 28 City / 38 Hwy 25 City / 34 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.4 106.300 104.1
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 178.300 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 69.900 68.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.500 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2881 2701 2911

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.1 95.600 96.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 40.000 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.600 43.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.900 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.500 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.100 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 33.100 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.800 54.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.700 53.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 14.800 12.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 115 @ 5200 148 @ 6500 148 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 4000 131 @ 4700 145 @ 4200
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Turning diameter 36.4 34.780 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 38 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.800 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard