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

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
MSRP
$40,395
Invoice
$38,779
Average Price Paid
$36,954
1,267 listings nationwide

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2020 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
MSRP
$36,995
Invoice
$34,960
Average Price Paid
$35,276
334 listings nationwide

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

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Fair Price
$38,279
Good Price
$35,930
Great Price
$34,587
2020 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
Fair Price
$36,085
Good Price
$34,977
Great Price
$34,343

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,119
29 listings nationwide

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2020 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,532

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Volkswagen introduces a number of changes to keep the Golf R fresh for 2019. Exclusive styling elements for the 2019 Golf R include new 19-inch alloy wheels, black brake calipers with...

2020 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Subaru WRX STI is the pinnacle of the brand’s rally-car performance and engineering. For 2020, it gets a new Series.White version. Much like last year’s Series.Gray, this year’s S...

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

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
writes:
Good at all..just not the best.
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Ford Focus ST worse.
"The all wheel drive is the cherry on top. This car will get you home in any situation."
writes:
Power Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R Touring FWD better.
"Power "
Handling Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R Touring FWD better.
"Handling "
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R worse.
"Napa Leather."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R worse.
"All the added options like AWD and Leather and the warranty makes it worth the extra $7,000 or so"
2020 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
2020 Subaru WRX STI
AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
30 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
310 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
290 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
8.1:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.92 in x 3.11 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
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 --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 43.3 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft 12 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 959 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.4 in 180.9 in
Width 70.8 in 79.5 in
Height 56.5 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 103.5 in 104.3 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD

Exterior Colors

  • 91 Blue
  • Anthracite Metallic
  • Azure Blue Pearl
  • Bordeaux Red Pearl
  • Caribbean
  • Caribbean Green
  • Cliff Green
  • Copper Orange Metallic
  • Curry Yellow
  • Dark Burgundy Pearl
  • Dark Violet Pearl
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Dust Gray
  • FUTURA Yellow Metallic
  • GINSTER Yellow
  • Graphite Metallic
  • Hot Chili Pearl
  • Ice Blue
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Inky Blue Pearl
  • Irish Green
  • Jazz Blue Pearl
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Magma Orange
  • Mars Red
  • Mocha Anthracite Metallic
  • Moss Green Metallic
  • Mystic Blue Pearl
  • NOGARO Blue Pearl
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Oxide Red
  • Prussian Blue Metallic
  • Racing Green
  • Raspberry Red
  • Reseda Green
  • SARANTOS TURQOUISE
  • Slate Gray
  • Squirrel Gray
  • Star Blue Metallic
  • TNT Orange
  • Techno Blue Pearl
  • Tornado Red
  • Traffic Purple
  • Violet Touch Pearl
  • Viper Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • VW SPEKTRUM
2020 Subaru WRX STI
AWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • RECARO Front Seats
  • Series.White
  • Popular Package #1
  • Popular Package #3
  • Popular Package #3 (IZT)
  • STI Short Throw Shifter Package
  • Thule Crossbar Set

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