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2003. - 2005.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
4 x 4
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2004. - 2007.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
4 x 4

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Dimensons & Outlines

4415 mm
1740 mm
1440 mm
401 liters
401 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4350 mm
1690 mm
1545 mm
447 liters
447 liters
50 liters
2003 Subaru Impreza
2004 Suzuki Liana

Engine

Subaru
2.0 EJ207
Petrol
4 - Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1994 cc
265 hp
343 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1586 cc
108 hp
145 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1425 kg
5.5 s
244 km/h
15.5 l/100km
8.5 l/100km
11.1 l/100km
265 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1230 kg
11.5 s
165 km/h
9.0 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
205 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1230 kg
13.1 s
165 km/h
10.3 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
225 g/km

Expenses

2500 EUR
Price from
2000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the small family car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Subaru-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 265hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 108hp engine designed by Suzuki.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, Impreza offers a considerable difference of 16% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Suzuki as a brand displays somewhat better results, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Subaru with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Suzuki badge with 4.5 out of 5. The same official information place Impreza as average reliability-wise, and Liana is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as Impreza rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Subaru is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 244 kilometers per hour, 79km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be Liana, averaging around 7.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (38 mpg), in combined cycle. That's 50% difference compared to Impreza!


Verdict

Suzuki is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Impreza offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Subaru outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Suzuki. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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