The WRX started as a hot hatch, and now it’s only a sedan, but it still has the vibe of the original.
The Honda Civic Si is closest to the WRX but with less power, while the Type R competes with the bawdier STI; both offer similar thrills despite sending power exclusively to the front wheels.
The Mazda 3 comes as a sedan or hatchback, and both offer excellent agility, good fuel economy, and the option of all-wheel drive; a newer turbo engine comes close to the WRX for power.
VW’s redesigned GTI and Golf R have a reputation for refined performance in a practical hatchback package.
Hyundai offers both the Veloster N three-door hatchback and Elantra N four-door sedan as frisky front-drivers that put a smile on drivers’ faces.
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|2022 Subaru WRX|
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|2022 Volkswagen Golf|
|Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 56 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|N/A||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
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|N/A||LX CVT||SE IVT||Manual||2.0 FWD||2.0T S Manual|
|N/A||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|N/A||CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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