Compare 2022 Subaru WRX vs 2022 Volkswagen Golf

2022 Subaru WRX
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX CVT 19 25 $29,572 $31,455
WRX GT CVT 19 25 $39,664 $42,395
WRX Limited CVT 19 25 $36,298 $38,745
WRX Limited Manual 19 26 $34,230 $36,495
WRX Manual 19 26 $27,871 $29,605
WRX Premium CVT 19 25 $32,064 $34,155
WRX Premium Manual 19 26 $30,179 $32,105
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2.0T Automaticbahn DSG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 34 $37,565 $39,130
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 34 $36,798 $38,330
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 34 $27,453 $30,680
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 34 $26,685 $29,880
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 34 $34,012 $35,430
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 34 $33,245 $34,630
Golf R 2.0T DSG 23 30 $43,094 $44,890
Golf R 2.0T Manual 20 28 $42,326 $44,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,572
$37,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,455
$39,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$524 / month
$652 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Practical and sporty, the 2022 Subaru WRX is a fun car to drive every day. The 2022 VW GTI is a good hot hatch, but the Golf R fully realizes the platform’s potential.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 91.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 46.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.2 103.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.8 168.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 34.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 12.2
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 13.4
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)
16.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P235/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P235/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3297 3190
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 19 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2000 273 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/146 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
271 @ 5600 241 @ 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 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.49 - 0.76 3.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.12
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 2.90
Trans Order Code
NA UZ
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.63
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.76
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.92
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.75
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf GTI
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 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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2022 Subaru WRX
  • 2022 WRX redesign arriving now
  • Lease: From $345/mo
  • Rebates: None; sells at or near MSRP
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR
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