The New Subaru WRX, Head-to-Head vs. Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Golf GTI -- Which Sports Car is Better?

Bitten by the Formula 1 racing bug? If you're trying to decide whether a sports sedan or sport hatchback is right for you, you won't find choices higher-octane than Subaru WRX, Honda Civic Si, and Volkswagen Golf GTI. Each is a model of the adrenalized thrill ride you've dreamed of while watching competitions on the circuit. However, only one pulls into victory lane where it counts: Subaru WRX. See how it fares against its challengers here at Patrick Subaru, and you'll see just how.

Subaru WRX Premium vs. Honda Civic Si

  • With standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Subaru WRX Premium is geared to make the most of traction while adapting quickly to wheel slip and balancing both over- and understeer -- something a performance enthusiast driving around Westborough needs most. AWD is not offered in Honda Civic Si.
  • Subaru WRX Premium features a powerful 268-horsepower SUBARU BOXER engine shelling 258 pound-feet of torque. Honda Civic Si puts out only 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet. That means Subaru WRX Premium is both the better accelerator and the harder worker.
  • A Lineartronic CVT is available in Subaru WRX Premium, offering ease of use to those who prefer it over managing a clutch. Honda Civic Si features only a manual transmission.
  • A larger fuel tank, holding 15.9 gallons, means Subaru WRX Premium demands fewer trips to the pump in Marlborough MA. There's only a 12.4-gallon tank in Honda Civic Si, meaning more stop-offs.
  • The sharper 36.0-foot turning circle in Subaru WRX Premium makes it easy to handle, especially in tight spaces. Honda Civic Si is less maneuverable, with a turning radius between curbs of 37.8 feet.
  • Subaru WRX Premium features more front legroom than Honda Civic Si, making it more comfortable on longer cruises to Worcester.

Subaru WRX Premium vs. Volkswagen Golf GTI

  • Subaru Symmetrical AWD comes standard in Subaru WRX Premium. In Volkswagen Golf GTI, all-wheel drive isn't offered at all.
  • The 268-horsepower engine in Subaru WRX Premium easily surpasses that of Volkswagen Golf GTI for driving excitement. Even with the same 258-pound-foot torque rating, the latter still only gets 228 horsepower.
  • Subaru WRX Premium features a Lineartronic CVT as an option, a boon for drivers that prefer smoother shifts and easier use. There's only a manual to fumble with in Volkswagen Golf GTI.
  • The fuel tank in Subaru WRX Premium is larger than that in Volkswagen Golf GTI, 15.9 gallons to 13.2, meaning fewer trip interruptions to fill up on gas.
  • With better front legroom and rear shoulder room, Subaru WRX Premium gets the edge on Volkswagen Golf GTI for comfort where it can matter most.

Take the New Subaru WRX for a Ride Today at Our Subaru Dealer in Shrewsbury

Browse our extensive lineup of new Subaru cars and SUVs to learn more about what a Subaru sports car can do for you. Then, contact our Boston Turnpike showroom to schedule some time behind the wheel. Like what you drive, and afterward, you're welcome to stop by our auto financing center, where you can discuss Subaru loan and lease options with our friendly finance professionals.

There, you can learn more about buying vs. leasing, explore special financing and leasing offers, and even review the terms of the Subaru Guaranteed Trade-In Program. It can help you get a fair, market-driven value for your Subaru trade, and the quote you get can be locked in as soon as after owning yours for a year. Plus, it's honorable up to eight years from the original warranty start date. That lets you step into the driver's seat of a new Subaru when you like. We can even apply a trade-in to your down payment, whether you buy or lease. We hope to hear from you soon!