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

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1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,120
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,520
42 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
No Expert Reviews
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.

1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
20
Jamie writes:
I believe they are very fun cars to own very over looked by a lot of people cause they aren’t the fastest ca...
Handling Ranked 1997 Nissan 240SX 2 Dr STD Coupe worse.
"Awd independent suspension "
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
Jo writes:
I chose the car because of AWD and the performance of the car.
NoahAron writes:
Great cargo capacity, the back seats are able to fold down too, and overall comfort of the car is a 10 for me....
Bruce writes:
power, four wheel drive, resale value

Specs

1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
230 hp @ 5,400 RPM
265 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
228 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
244 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
8.4:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.82 in x 2.95 in
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
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Optional Optional
Cassette Player Standard --
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 43.5 in 43.5 in
Back Legroom 28.5 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.2 cu ft 11.3 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 180.3 in
Width 69.7 in 70.7 in
Height 48.4 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 103.3 in

Available Options

1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
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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