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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)

48points

Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014) vs Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

Why is BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014) better than Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)?

  • Has a rear-view camera
  • 0.8l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    10.2l/100 kmvs11l/100 km
  • Has smart key as standard
  • Has Stop-Start system
  • Has regenerative braking
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • Has in-car system
  • Has rear-wheel drive

Why is Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014) better than BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)?

  • Has four-wheel drive
  • 1.7l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    6.1l/100 kmvs7.8l/100 km
  • 1.63x greater cargo volume
    460lvs283l
  • 46561km longer drivetrain warranty (km)
    96561kmvs50000km
  • Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
  • 1.1l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
    7.9l/100 kmvs9l/100 km
  • 332mm shorter length
    4.58mvs4912mm
  • 1m smaller turn radius
    11mvs12m

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1.Has four-wheel drive
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

3.Has fully independent suspension
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

50000km

96561km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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5.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

6. longer basic warranty (km)

80000km

57936km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

283l

460l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2.height

1.46m

1.47m

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3. shorter length

4.91m

4.58m

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4. longer wheelbase

2.97m

2.65m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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5.weight

1.98t

1.33t

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6.width

1.86m

1.74m

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Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

5.7s

10.5s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

330Nm

196Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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2. better fuel economy (city)

10.2l/100 km

11l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3. better fuel economy (highway)

7.8l/100 km

6.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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4. more horsepower

335hp

147hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5.Has Stop-Start system
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

6.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has smart key as standard
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

3.Has regenerative braking
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

4.Has in-car system
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Subaru Impreza 4-Door 2.0i (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

6.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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