Compare 2015 Subaru WRX vs 2014 Volkswagen GTI

2015 Subaru WRX
2014 Volkswagen GTI
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 28 $24,817 $26,295
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium 21 28 $26,848 $28,495
4-Door Sedan CVT Premium 19 25 $27,948 $29,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Limited 21 28 $28,232 $29,995
4-Door Sedan CVT Limited 19 25 $29,332 $31,195
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4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 32 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Driver's Edition 24 32 $29,563 $30,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,817
$24,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,295
$25,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Subaru WRX is no quicker than before, but beautifully balanced handling and spot-on steering are better than ever.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.6 92.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 52.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 165.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3267 3113
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2000 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru WRX Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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