The Subaru WRX most often competes with the Honda Civic and Ford Focus in different permutations.
The WRX is more often aligned with the Focus ST and Civic Si; the WRX STI faces off against the Focus RS and Civic Type R.
Most notably, the Subaru boasts standard all-wheel drive (the Focus ST and Hondas are front-wheel drive), although it doesn’t have the bold exterior looks of both.
The GTI sports a nicer interior, but feels less lively behind the wheel.
The Audi S3 offers all-wheel-drive and luxurious options, but also boasts a luxury price tag too.
Same goes with the Mercedes CLA, which offers a CLA45 complete with 375 horsepower.
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|2018 Subaru WRXBrowse Used Listings||2018 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings||2018 Honda CivicBrowse Used Listings||2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA ClassBrowse Used Listings||2018 Volkswagen GolfBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars|
|Manual||S Sedan||LX Manual||CLA 250 Coupe||1.8T S Manual|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2018 Subaru WRX vs. 2018 Ford Focus||2018 Subaru WRX vs. 2018 Honda Civic||2018 Subaru WRX vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class||2018 Subaru WRX vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf|