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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

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

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2021 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
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AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,570
44 listings nationwide
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2021 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$43,905
81 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2021 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
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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."
2021 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
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Specs

2022 Subaru WRX
AWD
2021 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
19 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
25 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.6 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
271 hp @ 5,600 RPM
271 hp @ 5,600 RPM
310 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
290 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
10.6:1
8.1:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.4 in
3.7 in x 3.4 in
3.92 in x 3.11 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Optional
Passenger Airbag Optional Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
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 Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 43.3 in
Back Legroom 36.5 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.5 cu ft 12 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,323 lbs 959 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.8 in 180.9 in
Width 79.3 in 79.5 in
Height 57.8 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 105.2 in 104.3 in

Available Options

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
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

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