If you're looking for an exciting drive around Bloomfield, Montclair, Clifton, and New Jersey, then look no further than the Subaru Impreza and the Volkswagen Jetta-they'll both provide you with that kind of sporty excitement. Furthermore, you'll be surrounded by safety and style for the duration of your drive.

However, at the end of the day, who comes out on top in a Subaru Impreza vs. VW Jetta comparison? Which sedan has more of what you're looking for? That's what our Lynnes Subaru team set to find out.

Engine & Drivetrain: Impreza vs VW Jetta

Between its great performance and its excellent control, the 2019 Subaru Impreza is an early frontrunner.

Its 2.0L, 4-Cylinder Subaru BOXER® Engine features direct-injection technology and a double overhead camshaft (DOHC) design, all of which combine to let it produce 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque.

There's also a choice of two different available transmissions to pair with this engine. The first is a fully synchronized five-speed manual transmission, while the second is an intelligent Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Either way, both of these engines would get along well with Subaru's Symmetrical Full-Time All-Wheel Drive tech, giving you as much control over the road as possible.

On the other hand, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta offers slightly less power in its standard engine, at 147 HP.

Infotainment: Subaru Impreza and VW Jetta

Moving on… The infotainment system in the 2019 Subaru Impreza makes getting around town easy, fun, and safe. In fact, there are actually two screens on your dashboard to improve your driving experience…

The larger of the two is an 8-inch touchscreen that offers everything from navigation to hands-free calls with Bluetooth, as well as Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and much more.

Plus, with a standard rearview camera, this large bright screen can even help you as you back up-it'll start to project an image of what's behind you as soon as you shift into reverse, making life convenient.

Directly above this touchscreen, you'll find a second monitor; it's an LCD Multifunction display that gives you real-time information about your drive, including your fuel economy ratings. In this department, the VW Jetta actually matches up well, with its 8" Touchscreen Navigation system and its Digital Cockpit display.

Interior: Dimensions, Comfort, and More

Last, but certainly not least, the 2019 Subaru Impreza was designed with comfort in mind. Here's a closer look at the interior passenger dimensions of the 2.0i Sedan trim level (a good marker for the whole lineup):

Subaru Impreza Dimensions

First Row

Second Row


39.8 inches

37.2 inches


43.1 inches

35.6 inches

Shoulder Room

56.7 inches

55.6 inches

Which car is right for you? Contact us to schedule a test drive right now!

Regardless of whether you're running your errands around Montclair, Bloomfield, and Clifton or hitting the open road on a cross-country trip, either of these models will provide you with an exhilarating drive.

But, if you're leaning towards the Subaru Impreza, don't hesitate to drop us a line as soon as possible…

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