There are many options when picking out a Subaru car for your needs, and some may serve your needs better than others, though we believe that you can’t go wrong it’s still fun to stack them up against one another from time to time, so you know which Subaru vehicle you’ll have the most fun driving. Today’s matchup is the and the creative writing about passion.


Both of these great Subaru vehicles are waggons, well of you opt for the 5-door Impreza, and both are great for stowing things and taking trips. But if you plan to do a little bit more off-road trekking, then the 8.7-inches of ground clearance that the XV Crosstrek gets might serve you better, especially if you’re looking to dip your toes into crossover territory.


Now let’s look at what the engines in the Impreza and the XV Crosstrek get you. The 2015 Impreza will have you cruising the streets around Ft. Myers in V4 engine that kicks out a solid 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque with available 5-speed manual transmission or Continuously Variable Transmission on the upper trims. For 2015 the base engine on the Subaru XV gets a 2.0i V4 engine that also kicks out 148 horsepower and again, 145 pound-feet of torque.


In terms of cargo space the XV holds 22.3 cubic-feet of space behind the rear seat and 51.9 cubic-feet if you fold that row down. While the Impreza only ups the space to 22.5 before you fold the back row down.


So when comparing the numbers there’s not a whole lot that differentiates the two. However when it comes to look you can see the differences. The Impreza offers a lower to the ground slightly less prominent profile, while the XV commands more of a road presence with its raised body.


It also comes down to how much off-roading you plan to do. And while we don’t have to deal too much with snow in Ft. Myers, if you plan on taking some trips to a colder climate, then the 2015 XV Crosstrek offers more ground clearance to plow through anything thrown at it.