VW Golf GTI vs Subaru WRX - El Paso, TX

2017 Subaru WRX vs 2017 VW Golf GTI

Curious About the Subaru WRX? Come See What All the Fuss Is About in El Paso

Our team, here at Garcia Subaru El Paso, is often asked why drivers love the Subaru WRX so much. While there are a wide variety of factors that culminate to answer that question, we often respond by helping the driver set up a test drive with the vehicle -- after all, experiencing a car is much more informative than reading about one.

However, we also know that not everyone wants to immediately test drive a vehicle, especially if they are still doing research to ascertain which model they may want to pursue.

To assist in that endeavor, and to make the purchasing experience smoother, we often pit our Subaru models against their competitors. This allows our customers, who are still researching, to see the differences between these vehicles. This helps you feel more confident about your purchasing decision, as well.

So how does a vehicle, like the Subaru WRX, stack up against its competitors?

Subaru WRX vs. Volkswagen Golf GTI

*It is important to mention, as we start, that -- for the purposes of this comparison -- we are using both vehicles' starting trim level.


The first thing many drivers will first consider is price; if a vehicle is out of their price range, they likely will not consider it further. However, both the Subaru WRX and the Volkswagen Golf GTI are affordable vehicles, with the Subaru WRX being slightly more expensive, with a total MSRP of $27,515 (as compared to the Volkswagen Golf GTI's $25,815).

However, you are getting some important features with the Subaru WRX, which are not available with the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

2017 Subaru WRX
2017 Subaru WRX

Performance Ability

Firstly, the Subaru WRX is more powerful than its competitor offering 268 horsepower, as opposed to the Golf GTI's 210. Additionally, it offers the same level of torque, with 258 pound-feet. This allows you greater control over the road, and more power with your driving experience than the Golf GTI can offer.

Further, the Subaru WRX has standard all-wheel drive. This provides you with an added level of control, and security, on the road that its competitor does not provide.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the Subaru WRX and Golf GTI have comparable numbers, with the Golf GTI slightly edging out the WRX. However, the Subaru WRX has more fuel capacity than the Golf GTI, meaning you can carry more fuel with you on your journeys, and go further thanks to the WRX's fuel efficiency.

Want to learn more about the WRX? Head to our Subaru WRX inventory page!

Interior & Features

The interior of the Subaru WRX offers some important features to consider. Firstly, it has more front headroom, front legroom, and rear shoulder room than its competitor, which means you, and your passengers, will be comfortable whenever you are driving.

Furthermore, the Subaru WRX offers an excellent host of safety features, and has a long history of providing drivers with top-notch safety in all road conditions, weather types, and driving situations.

2017 Subaru WRX Instrument Cluster

Therefore, to recap, while the Subaru WRX is slightly more expensive, you get a host of important features -- from all-wheel drive to interior spaciousness -- and will have the assurance in knowing Subaru vehicles are highly trusted when it comes to their safety on the road.

Want to Learn More About Our Vehicles?

If you would like to learn more about our selection of Subaru vehicles, or if you have any questions about the Subaru WRX, we invite you to visit us at Garcia Subaru El Paso. Our team would be more than happy to assist you with any of your automotive needs.

Garcia Subaru El Paso

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Directions El Paso, TX 79925

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    1414 Airway Blvd
    El Paso, TX 79925

    • Sales: (888) 449-5383
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