2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2016 Subaru WRX

Those looking for performance at an affordable price have a few options to choose from, and the answer to the question of which model you should choose is often much more complicated than determining which model has the most powerful engine. When comparing the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2016 Subaru WRX, for example, curb weight plays a significant role, allowing the GTI's 210-horsepower (220 with Performance Package) and 258 lb-ft of torque to go a long way.

The GTI weighs a couple hundred pounds less than the WRX, and this difference is increased if you consider the even lighter 2-door order-only GTI model. The WRX may deliver more horsepower, though the same amount of torque, but the GTI's lighter weight plays a big role in making it a top performing vehicle.

Another thing shoppers of these types of cars should consider is cargo volume. Most drivers won't be buying a vehicle like this for a once a week thrill-ride through some curvy back roads. Many drivers will be purchasing this vehicle as their daily driver as well, meaning it has to be versatile. Thankfully, the Golf GTI is, offering impressive gas mileage considering its thrilling driving dynamics and stunning cargo space compared to the WRX.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI VS 2016 Subaru WRX
2.0-liter 4-cyl. turbocharged Standard Engine 2.0-liter 4-cyl. turbocharged
Up to 25 city/34 hwy MPG Up to 20 city/27 hwy
Up to 52.7 cu ft Cargo Volume Up to 12 cu ft
$25,595 MSRP $26,595

Differences Between the 2016 VW Golf GTI vs 2016 Subaru WRX

These are all things that should really be considered, especially when the GTI has a starting MSRP $1,000 less than the WRX (even less for the order-only 2-door model). For the money, you can get a bit more horsepower from the WRX or you can get impressive cargo space and excellent efficiency, making the GTI a highly versatile model for both errands and for play. Other features you can expect with the 2016 Golf GTI include standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, something not found on the WRX, as well as available features like the DCC Dynamic Chassis Control and panoramic sunroof.

There is much more we could compare between the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2016 Subaru WRX, but the best thing you can do to find the right model is to get behind the wheel. Contact us at Douglas Volkswagen and we'd be happy to set you up with a test drive. We are confident that you'll find the Golf GTI's affordable pricing, generous features and versatile performance capabilities to be the ideal choice.

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