Compare 2019 Subaru WRX vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Subaru WRX
2019 Volkswagen Golf
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Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual 21 27 $25,648 $27,195
Manual Premium 21 27 $27,771 $29,495
Manual Premium Series.Gray 21 27 $27,771 $29,495
CVT Premium 18 24 $29,518 $31,395
Manual Limited 21 27 $29,893 $31,795
CVT Limited 18 24 $31,640 $33,695
Manual STI 17 22 $34,587 $36,595
Manual STI Series.Gray 17 22 $34,587 $36,595
Manual w/Lip Spoiler STI Limited 17 22 $39,053 $41,395
Manual w/Wing Spoiler STI Limited 17 22 $39,053 $41,395
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1.4T Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1.4T Manual S 29 37 $20,971 $21,845
1.4T Automatic S 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
1.4T Manual SE 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
1.8T Manual 4MOTION S 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
1.4T Automatic SE 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
1.8T Automatic 4MOTION S 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
2.0T Manual S 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
2.0T DSG S 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
2.0T Manual Rabbit Edition 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
2.0T DSG Rabbit Edition 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
2.0T Manual SE 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
2.0T DSG SE 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
2.0T Manual Automaticbahn 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
2.0T DSG Automaticbahn 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,648
$20,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,195
$21,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$364 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI trade eye-catching design for breathtaking performance on a variety of road surfaces. The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.6 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3272 2963
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2000 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 147 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 37
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.11
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.36
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf
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
7.6 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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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2019 Subaru WRX
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