Subaru Baja vs Subaru Impreza WRX Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2006 Subaru Baja
Sport
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$9,270
23 listings nationwide

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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,324
41 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2006 Subaru Baja
Sport

This is the last year for this car-truck-tiny pickup, so there are few changes to the 2006 Subaru Baja. Meant for those wanting the cargo versatility of a truck, yet with car-like hand...

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
Michael Perkins Preview:

It’s never easy coming to the end of an era, especially one that should’ve ended already. With the WRX, everyone expected to see a new version by now. The Impreza upon which it’s based...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2006 Subaru Baja
Sport
30
writes:
i have owned this vehicle for over 5 years its a great vehicle for throwing bikes in the back and even throwi...
145
2006 Subaru Baja SportReview:

Cant Say Nothing Wrong About This Vehicle — great car,cabin space a little tight for bigger guys,nice to get in start up and go go go,very depen...

110
2006 Subaru Baja SportReview:

Safe And Reliable — I loved everything about the car. It was reliable, and was even better after I put 4 new Michelin ti...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
writes:
I chose the car because of AWD and the performance of the car.
writes:
Great cargo capacity, the back seats are able to fold down too, and overall comfort of the car is a 10 for me....
writes:
power, four wheel drive, resale value

Specs

2006 Subaru Baja
Sport
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
19 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
25 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
165 hp @ 5,600 RPM
165 hp @ 5,600 RPM
265 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
166 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
166 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
244 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
8.4:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.92 in x 3.11 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags -- Optional
Curtain Airbags -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 43.5 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 11.3 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,075 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,075 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 2,400 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,400 lbs --
Exterior
Length 193.3 in 180.3 in
Width 70.1 in 70.7 in
Height 65.1 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 103.3 in
Bed Length 41.5 in --

Available Options

2006 Subaru Baja
Sport
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Plasma Blue Silica
  • Satin White Pearl
  • WR Blue Pearl

Option Packages

  • 10" Powered Subwoofer
  • Popular Package #2 (IYO)
  • Popular Package #2B
  • SPT Performance Exhaust
  • Sport Performance 1A

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