2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Subaru WRX

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI next to the 2018 Subaru WRX

When it comes to finding a new car that can offer you outstanding performance on the road and a long list of qualities that include the latest automotive technology features, comfort options and safety equipment, the list is very short. Two of the top choices for a new car that can deliver all these qualities and a whole lot more include the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Subaru WRX. Which model is the best choice for your specific driving needs? This side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Subaru WRX will help you decide the which model you should buy.

Both the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2018 Subaru WRX are designed and built to deliver impressive power and exciting driving dynamics on the road. However, one of them also offers excellent fuel efficiency, innovative technology and outstanding safety. Keep reading to learn which new car has what you’re looking for at a price you can afford.



2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 

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2018 Subaru WRX 

$26,415  MSRP  $26,995 
2.0-liter Turbo 4-Cyl  Engine  2.0-liter 4-Cyl 
220 hp  Horsepower  268 hp 
25 city/33 hwy  Fuel Economy Rating  21 city/27 hwy 

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2018 Subaru WRX Comparison

Right from the start, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI has an edge over the 2018 Subaru WRX in this detailed comparison by having a lower and more affordable starting price. Both the new Subaru WRX and the VW Golf GTI give you excellent performance but, the turbocharged engine underneath the hood of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI also offers an excellent fuel economy rating. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder given to the new Golf GTI cranks out an impressive 220 horsepower while also offering an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of up to 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. While the new Subaru WRX may be a comparable performer, it can only offer a fuel economy rating of up to 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. This comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Subaru WRX should help you choose the model that best fits your needs for power, performance and fuel efficiency.