Honda Civic vs Subaru WRX

2024 Honda Civic
2024 Honda Civic
$23,950MSRP
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2023 Subaru WRX
2023 Subaru WRX
$30,605MSRP
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2024 Honda Civic
$23,950MSRP
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2023 Subaru WRX
$30,605MSRP
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MSRP

$23,950

MSRP

$30,605

Average price

$17,961

Average price

$24,415

Listings

9498

Listings

5599
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Easy-to-use technology
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • All-wheel drive not available
  • Brakes can’t withstand repeated hard use
  • Irritating driver assistance technology
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great handling
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Unintuitive technology
  • Poor value for money
  • Less cargo space than rivals

Reviews Summary

Unchanged since it last received a redesign for the 2022 model year, the 11th generation 2024 Civic Si takes everything that is good about the standard Civic Sedan and amplifies it for people who love the journey as much as the destination. It has a high-output turbocharged engine, comes only with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive, and boasts dynamic improvements that make it more rewarding to drive. In addition, because you must know how to use a clutch pedal to operate this car, owning one is like joining an exclusive club limiting membership to legitimate car enthusiasts.

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Reviews Summary

Subaru's image is centered around rugged station wagons, outdoor activities, and cute dogs, but the automaker also has a sporty side—exemplified by the 2023 Subaru WRX.

The WRX first appeared in the 1990s as a homologation special for the World Rally Championship (WRC), which at the time required cars to be closely related to production models. Subaru viewed rallying as the perfect way to show off its all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles so, after a trial with the Legacy midsize sedan, it launched the Impreza-based WRX with the goal of becoming more competitive. It worked: Subaru has won multiple rally championships and the WRX has endeared it to car enthusiasts.

Subaru didn't begin selling the WRX in the United States until the 2002 model year, but it's remained a fixture of the automaker's U.S. lineup every since, competing against other sporty compact cars like the Honda Civic Si, Hyundai Elantra N, Volkswagen Golf GTI and Jetta GLI, and other derivatives of those models.

The current, fourth-generation WRX was introduced for the 2022 model year, so there are no changes to report for 2023. The lineup includes base, Premium, Limited, and GT trim levels. For this review, we drove the WRX GT, which sits at the top of the range.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 158 hp I4

Engine

2.4L 271 hp H4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

Horsepower

271 hp @ 5600 rpm

MPG City

31

MPG City

19

MPG Highway

40

MPG Highway

26
2024 Honda Civic
2024 Honda Civic
$23,950MSRP
Overview
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2023 Subaru WRX
2023 Subaru WRX
$30,605MSRP
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2024 Honda Civic
$23,950MSRP
Overview
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2023 Subaru WRX
$30,605MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$23,950
$30,605
Average price
$17,961
$24,415
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.8
Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Read full review

7.7 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Easy-to-use technology
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • All-wheel drive not available
  • Brakes can’t withstand repeated hard use
  • Irritating driver assistance technology
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great handling
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Unintuitive technology
  • Poor value for money
  • Less cargo space than rivals
Summary

Unchanged since it last received a redesign for the 2022 model year, the 11th generation 2024 Civic Si takes everything that is good about the standard Civic Sedan and amplifies it for people who love the journey as much as the destination. It has a high-output turbocharged engine, comes only with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive, and boasts dynamic improvements that make it more rewarding to drive. In addition, because you must know how to use a clutch pedal to operate this car, owning one is like joining an exclusive club limiting membership to legitimate car enthusiasts.

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Subaru's image is centered around rugged station wagons, outdoor activities, and cute dogs, but the automaker also has a sporty side—exemplified by the 2023 Subaru WRX.

The WRX first appeared in the 1990s as a homologation special for the World Rally Championship (WRC), which at the time required cars to be closely related to production models. Subaru viewed rallying as the perfect way to show off its all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles so, after a trial with the Legacy midsize sedan, it launched the Impreza-based WRX with the goal of becoming more competitive. It worked: Subaru has won multiple rally championships and the WRX has endeared it to car enthusiasts.

Subaru didn't begin selling the WRX in the United States until the 2002 model year, but it's remained a fixture of the automaker's U.S. lineup every since, competing against other sporty compact cars like the Honda Civic Si, Hyundai Elantra N, Volkswagen Golf GTI and Jetta GLI, and other derivatives of those models.

The current, fourth-generation WRX was introduced for the 2022 model year, so there are no changes to report for 2023. The lineup includes base, Premium, Limited, and GT trim levels. For this review, we drove the WRX GT, which sits at the top of the range.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 158 hp I4
2.4L 271 hp H4
Drive Train
FWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
271 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG City
31
19
MPG Highway
40
26
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