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1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
No Data Available
2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
MSRP
$29,605
Invoice
$27,871
Average Price Paid
$29,605
157 listings nationwide

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1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
No Data Available
2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,120
2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,952
28 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
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.

1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
30
Jamie writes:
I believe they are very fun cars to own very over looked by a lot of people cause they aren’t the fastest ca...
Handling Ranked 1997 Nissan 240SX 2 Dr STD Coupe worse.
"Awd independent suspension "
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

1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
19 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
26 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 16.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
230 hp @ 5,400 RPM
271 hp @ 5,600 RPM
271 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
228 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.6:1
10.6:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.82 in x 2.95 in
3.7 in x 3.4 in
3.7 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags -- Optional
Curtain Airbags -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.5 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 28.5 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.2 cu ft 12.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,323 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 183.8 in
Width 69.7 in 79.3 in
Height 48.4 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 105.2 in

Available Options

1997 Subaru SVX
L AWD
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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