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2023 Honda Civic EX FWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$26,450
Invoice
$25,091
Average Price Paid
$26,628
796 listings nationwide

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2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
MSRP
$29,605
Invoice
$27,871
Average Price Paid
$29,130
810 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Fair Price
$27,971
Good Price
$26,428
Great Price
$25,546
2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
Fair Price
$29,456
Good Price
$28,207
Great Price
$27,492

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,862
1 listings nationwide

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2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,175
64 listings nationwide
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10 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
Matt Smith Preview:

The Subaru WRX has rally pedigree through and through. Subaru’s popular sport compact originated as a variant of the Impreza, which was purpose-built for the 1992 World Rally Champions...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No User Reviews
2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
20
JRGutierrez writes:
a competent all-wheel drive sports sedan that is let down by its CVT transmission and much higher starting pri...
Power Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD better.
"The GTIs engine makes less HP . . . but more torque. combined with the feisty nature and broader powerband it has the real-world advantage. Its lighter weight and more fuel-efficient engine makes it easier to own and operate. Kudos to the well-sorted (and larger brakes) on the GTI as well. "
Handling Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD better.
"The GTIs suspension is MUCH better sorted - no AWD weight penalty to drag around and varying levels of Electronic Stability Control to allow the GTI to perform to the level of the driver."
Looks/Style Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD better.
"The all-new GTI has an upscale exterior with clean, crisp lines and immediate exterior shape that identifies it as the evolutionary continuation of one of the most successful vehicle designs in history. Standard LED exterior and ambient interior lights give a nod to upscale and buttoned-down functionality."
Front Seats Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD better.
"Form fitting and supportive - with classic pattern and high-caliber fit and finish of traditional cloth & Alcantara. they have a soft, suede-like microfiber pile and unmatched durability."
Back Seats Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD better.
"Awesome fit, finish and practical with a 60/40 split AND a standard arm-rest with pass-through to maximize cargo carrying capabilities."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD better.
"simply put - a hatchback vs a sedan - maximizes cargo and allows for the transport of larger, bulky items that cannot fit in the traditional dimensional limitations of a trunk."
Family Car Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD better.
"Much more practical cargo capacity and hauling ability. The 2-box shape of the GTI maximizes interior space and actually allows it to be classified as a Mid-size car due to overall volume - while still possessing compact-car exterior dimensions."
Would Buy Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD better.
"Better value for the money and resale value."

Specs

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
33 MPG
19 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
42 MPG
26 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 16.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
180 hp @ 6,000 RPM
271 hp @ 5,600 RPM
271 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
10.6:1
10.6:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.87 in x 3.52 in
3.7 in x 3.4 in
3.7 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Optional
Passenger Airbag Optional Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Rear Side Airbags Optional --
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
Radio Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.8 cu ft 12.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,189 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.3 in 183.8 in
Width 70.9 in 79.3 in
Height 55.7 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 107.7 in 105.2 in

Available Options

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Meteorite Gray Metallic
  • Morning Mist Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Rallye Red
2022 Subaru WRX
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ceramic White
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ignition Red
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Solar Orange Pearl
  • WR Blue Pearl

Option Packages

  • Popular Package #1
  • Popular Package #1A
  • Popular Package #2
  • Popular Package #2A
  • STI Performance Mufflers (WRX)
  • WRX Short Throw Shifter Package

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