Comparison: Subaru WRX vs. Volkswagen Golf GTI


Colorado is Subaru country! As much as we love our SUVs and wagons, we also love the performance the WRX gives us all year round. That is why the Subaru WRX is the most popular performance car in this state.

How does it match up with its rivals? Here is how the WRX is compared to the Volkswagen Golf GTI.



2020 Subaru WRX

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Engine (Standard)

2.0 Liter Turbocharged H-4 - 268 HP

2.0 Liter turbocharged I-4 - 228 HP

Curb Weight

3294 lbs.

3031 lbs.

Fuel Economy (City/Highway Est.)

21 MPG/27 MPG

24 MPG/32 MPG




Base Price




Beyond this simple graph, the WRX offers these advantages over the Golf GTI:

  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive offers the advantage of a more balanced drive system with a lower center of gravity, keeping the WRX planted in any condition.
  •  Engineered for competition on multiple surfaces before becoming a "road car."
  • Performs unlike any sports compact in the world.

While there are many Subaru WRX competitors, it's easy to see that the WRX is still the standard by all others are measured.

Which vehicle would you want for year-round use in Colorado's climate and terrain? The Subaru WRX!

Come see one at Greeley Subaru today. Test drive and decide which car is the one for you!


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