Volkswagen R32 vs Subaru Impreza WRX STI Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,346
33 listings nationwide

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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,618
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base

Big news from the 2007 Chicago Auto Show is the return of the Volkswagen R32 for 2008, a racing-inspired version of the Golf hatchback, similar in looks to the GTI, but with more muscl...

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

If you’re the type of driver who puts performance first—the kind who gets excited when you hear about the low CoG of a boxer engine and the on-edge performance of symmetrical AWD—the W...

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

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
65
Andy 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Yes — It's a freakin .:R :) Imagine a car built for the sole purpose of showing off your talents. The 200...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

25
Alexei 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Must Have — Wolf in sheep's clothings. Looks like old fat boy. Can kick ass most of competitors. Infinities do ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

105
Martin 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Good German Build — I personally do not like the DSG gearbox with the F1 pedals. The sound is the best! The first versio...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
5
Zephyr_4212 writes:
Great value for money
Handling Ranked 2014 Nissan GT-R Premium better.
"It is made to handle better then any other car out there"
10
Justin writes:
Love this car. Track ready but road wise. Super easy to drive, has some cool awd features and real zippy
10
GuruBLDRC writes:
Great on the road, fast and good handles but I traded it for a family car, now I have a 2018 Toyota Camry and ...

Specs

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Dual Clutch 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
250 hp @ 6,300 RPM
305 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
290 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.9:1
8.2:1
Displacement
3,200 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.77 in
3.92 in x 3.11 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom -- 43.5 in
Back Legroom -- 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.7 cu ft 19 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,238 lbs --
Exterior
Length 167.2 in 173.8 in
Width 69.2 in 70.7 in
Height 57.7 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in 103.3 in

Available Options

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • Navigation System Package
  • 10" Powered Subwoofer
  • 10" Powered Subwoofer (DCJ)
  • Popular Package #1 (IYN)
  • SPT Black Exhaust Package
  • SPT Performance Exhaust
  • SPT Silver Exhaust Package
  • Sport Performance 1B

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