Subaru WRX

Against Ford Focus ST & Volkswagen Golf GTI

Shopping for the next exciting ride can be a fun experience if you know where to look for the features and performance specifications that you want, which is why our team wants you to know where the Subaru WRX stands against the Ford Focus ST and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. With the WRX, it's helpful to know that you have several trim options to enjoy, while in the Focus ST and Golf GTI, these models are performance trims in less powerful models. Here are other ways these models compare.

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Subaru WRX vs. Ford Focus ST

  • Power All-wheel drive is something you come to love about Subaru models, and the WRX is no different. This standard feature provides you with peace of mind during inclement weather or rough roads, but while these models both boast a powerful engine, only one offers AWD standard, and that is the WRX. Plus, the WRX offers 268 horsepower while the Focus ST offers only 252 horsepower.
  • Interior Space Shoulder room and legroom in the WRX is more generous than in the Focus ST, plus with a larger fuel tank, you will see less of the gas station in the WRX than in the Focus ST. That alone can be worth a lot to drivers who enjoy a good road trip or two.
  • Features Heated exterior mirrors may not seem important until the first big snowfall, then you truly appreciate having one less thing to scrape off, and when that moment comes, you'll be thankful your WRX has this feature standard, where the Focus ST does not. A power moonroof is also standard on the WRX Limited, but the Focus ST only has it as an option.
  • Pricing While the base pricing is similar, the Focus ST has a larger destination fee than the WRX, plus the Focus ST doesn't offer AWD standard, so is it worth it?
  • Comfort Inside the WRX Limited you can get standard leather-trimmed upholstery and heated seats, while in the Focus ST you will only have the option to include these features at a price.

Subaru WRX vs. Volkswagen Golf GTI

  • Power The Volkswagen Golf GTI offers a 210-horsepower engine that also is not all-wheel drive, while the Subaru WRX provides 268 horsepower and all-wheel drive standard. If performance and maintaining control in adverse weather is part of your shopping list, the WRX has you covered.
  • Interior Space Inside the WRX you will be comfortable thanks to the generous headroom, shoulder room, and legroom, which all surpass the Golf GTI's interior space. The WRX also offers a larger fuel tank for less fill-ups than the Golf GTI.
  • Features With the WRX, you can opt for several trims to accommodate your preferences for features like heated seats, power lumbar support, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, but with the Golf GTI, that's the only comparable option you have to choose from.
  • Pricing For the base trim of the WRX, you will spend a few thousand less for the great features and performance specs that it has to offer than the Golf GTI. For a comparably-equipped model, you'll spend even more than that to get the Golf GTI on the same level as the WRX.
  • Comfort Premium features such as heated seats and leather seats are something that you have on select trims of the WRX, but the Golf GTI doesn't have additional trim options, so what you see is what you get with that model.

If you are interested in taking the Subaru WRX for a test drive, contact our team or stop by our dealership in Bedford today and discover what our Cleveland, Beachwood, Shaker Heights, Hudson OH, and Cleveland Heights customers have been talking about.