Subaru WRX STI vs Honda Civic Type R Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2021 Subaru WRX STI AWD
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Specs

2021 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
2023 Honda Civic Type R
FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
310 hp @ 6,000 RPM
315 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
290 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
310 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8.1:1
9.8:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.92 in x 3.11 in
3.39 in x 3.38 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 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
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 24.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 959 lbs --
Exterior
Length 180.9 in 180.9 in
Width 79.5 in 74.4 in
Height 58.1 in 55.4 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 107.7 in

Available Options

2021 Subaru WRX STI
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Lapis Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Pure Red
  • WR Blue Pearl

Option Packages

  • RECARO Front Seats
  • Popular Package #1
  • Popular Package #3
  • Popular Package #3 (IZT)
  • STI Short Throw Shifter Package
2023 Honda Civic Type R
FWD

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