2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2022 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Subaru Impreza
2021 Subaru Impreza
$18,795MSRP
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2022 Volkswagen Jetta
2022 Volkswagen Jetta
$20,365MSRP
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2021 Subaru Impreza
$18,795MSRP
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2022 Volkswagen Jetta
$20,365MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$18,795

MSRP

$20,365

Average price

$19,981

Average price

$20,287

Listings

293

Listings

251
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Expert reviews

6.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Interior materials feel cheap
  • Not much cargo space
  • Uninspired styling
Pros
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Comfortable
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Unintuitive technology
  • All-wheel drive not available

2021 Subaru Impreza Reviews Summary

Subaru developed a cult following thanks to cars like the Impreza. Thanks to standard all-wheel drive (AWD), the Impreza has been a hit in wintry climates, offering the low operating costs of a compact car without the limited foul-weather capability of the mostly front-wheel drive (FWD) competition.

The current Impreza represents the model’s fifth generation, and dates back to the 2017 model year. Available in sedan and hatchback form, the Impreza has also spawned the sporty Subaru WRX and more rugged looking Subaru Crosstrek, which have overshadowed the basic Impreza to some extent. We’ll cover the WRX and Crosstrek in separate reviews.

Changes for the 2021 model year are limited to availability of SI-Drive drive modes on the Impreza Premium trim level (this feature was previously available only on the Impreza Sport) and a $100 price increase. The full Impreza lineup remains unchanged, encompassing base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trim levels for both the sedan and hatchback. Consequently, we’ll look back on our experience with previous model years for this overview.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews Summary

Volkswagen’s career sales leader, the Jetta receives a mild but value-minded refresh for the 2022 model year. Although the compact sedan’s lineup has been pared down (farewell, SEL Premium and R-Line), the Jetta’s standard features, technology, and power rating get a welcomed boost.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 152 hp H4

Engine

1.5L 158 hp I4

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

MPG City

28

MPG City

29

MPG Highway

36

MPG Highway

43
2021 Subaru Impreza
2021 Subaru Impreza
$18,795MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2022 Volkswagen Jetta
2022 Volkswagen Jetta
$20,365MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Subaru Impreza
$18,795MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Volkswagen Jetta
$20,365MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$18,795
$20,365
Average price
$19,981
$20,287
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
5.0
5.0
Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Read full review

6.7 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Interior materials feel cheap
  • Not much cargo space
  • Uninspired styling
Pros
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Comfortable
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Unintuitive technology
  • All-wheel drive not available
Summary

Subaru developed a cult following thanks to cars like the Impreza. Thanks to standard all-wheel drive (AWD), the Impreza has been a hit in wintry climates, offering the low operating costs of a compact car without the limited foul-weather capability of the mostly front-wheel drive (FWD) competition.

The current Impreza represents the model’s fifth generation, and dates back to the 2017 model year. Available in sedan and hatchback form, the Impreza has also spawned the sporty Subaru WRX and more rugged looking Subaru Crosstrek, which have overshadowed the basic Impreza to some extent. We’ll cover the WRX and Crosstrek in separate reviews.

Changes for the 2021 model year are limited to availability of SI-Drive drive modes on the Impreza Premium trim level (this feature was previously available only on the Impreza Sport) and a $100 price increase. The full Impreza lineup remains unchanged, encompassing base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trim levels for both the sedan and hatchback. Consequently, we’ll look back on our experience with previous model years for this overview.

Volkswagen’s career sales leader, the Jetta receives a mild but value-minded refresh for the 2022 model year. Although the compact sedan’s lineup has been pared down (farewell, SEL Premium and R-Line), the Jetta’s standard features, technology, and power rating get a welcomed boost.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 152 hp H4
1.5L 158 hp I4
Drive Train
AWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
28
29
MPG Highway
36
43
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