2019 Subaru WRX vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

At a hair more than $30,000, the 2019 Subaru WRX Premium trim balances value with a few luxuries.

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6.2
The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI trade eye-catching design for breathtaking performance on a variety of road surfaces.
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Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.
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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compact luxury car with finesse. Its low price is justified in its small footprint and interior, but it still looks great.
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The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
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MSRP From    
$27,195$19,550$33,100$21,845$17,950
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsMid-Size CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
ManualLX CVTCLA 250 Coupe1.4T S AutomaticS Sedan
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission    
Manual w/ODCVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
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