Compare 2019 Subaru WRX vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Subaru WRX
2019 Volkswagen Golf
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Limited CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX Limited CVT 18 24 $31,640 $33,695
WRX Limited Manual 21 27 $29,893 $31,795
WRX Manual 21 27 $25,648 $27,195
WRX Premium CVT 18 24 $29,518 $31,395
WRX Premium Manual 21 27 $27,771 $29,495
WRX Premium Series.Gray Manual 21 27 $27,771 $29,495
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Lip Spoiler 17 22 $39,053 $41,395
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Wing Spoiler 17 22 $39,053 $41,395
WRX STI Manual 17 22 $34,587 $36,595
WRX STI Series.Gray Manual 17 22 $34,587 $36,595
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T S Automatic 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
Golf 1.4T S Manual 29 37 $20,971 $21,845
Golf 1.4T SE Automatic 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
Golf 1.4T SE Manual 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $26,875 $27,995
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 21 30 $25,819 $26,895
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $30,331 $31,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $29,275 $30,495
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,651 $36,095
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL Manual 21 30 $33,595 $34,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition DSG 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition Manual 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $39,835 $41,495
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,779 $40,395
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Automatic N/A N/A $22,075 $22,995
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Manual N/A N/A $21,019 $21,895
Golf SportWagen 1.4T SE Automatic N/A N/A $28,795 $29,995
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,640
$22,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,695
$22,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$562 / month
$382 / 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
18 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.1 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR18 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR18 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3340 3023
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 15 X 6
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 1.03 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.87
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.35 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 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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