The Sport-Filled Comparison of the Subaru WRX against the Competition in Naperville, IL

Thrilled about the idea of buying or leasing a sporty sedan or coupe to get around during the spring and summertime? Here at Gerald Subaru of Naperville, you have options such as the new 2017 Subaru WRX to consider for these fun-filled joy rides and afternoon cruise sessions.

But we want to make sure you realize just how special this sport sedan is in the grand scheme of other vehicles on the marketplace, which is why we decided to review the new Subaru model up against some of the competition that you may or may not be aware of. Handling everything from features to performance, interior space and more, you'll get a pretty good idea of how the WRX sets itself apart in this review.


2017 Subaru WRX vs. Honda Civic

  • The 2017 Subaru WRX comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates a peppy 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet. These numbers easily surpass what the Honda Civic can produce at 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet respectively
  • Standard all-wheel drive in the Subaru WRX is a big draw for sports enthusiasts, as more adaptable traction allows you to take on different road settings with even more confidence. You may lack that same enthusiasm with the standard front-wheel drive of the Honda model
  • A CD player comes standard in the Subaru WRX so that your favorite discs can remain in constant rotation, while this isn't an available feature for the base Civic
  • The 15.9 to 12.4 maximum gallon fuel capacity advantage of the WRX over the Civic means you can get more from your trips out of the gas station to fill up
  • With over three inches more front head room, along with better front leg and rear shoulder and head space, the WRX oozes with a design that is meant to ensure passenger comfort
  • Better trunk space even means that you won't have to sacrifice this interior comfort in the Subaru WRX, which can't be said for the room in the Civic


2017 Subaru WRX vs. Ford Mustang Coupe

  • Standard symmetrical all-wheel drive in the Subaru WRX versus rear-wheel drive in the Ford Mustang Coupe is a significant difference. Your nimble rides around town can feel even more secure with the traction of this even road-gripping configuration
  • With over six inches more rear leg room in the WRX, your guests won't have to fight over who gets to sit in front every time that you go out for a sunset drive
  • The new Subaru WRX also features more front head room than the Mustang, in addition to more rear head and shoulder space
  • With the ability to seat five in the WRX as compared to just four in the Mustang, you won't need to worry about making more accommodations through another vehicle
  • The EPA passenger space of the WRX easily beats out that of the Ford Mustang, coming in at a considerable 96.6 cubic feet in comparison to 82.8 cubic feet
  • Standard features such as a 12V power outlet in the WRX allow you to stay charged up and ready for the adventure ahead of you, while not available in this Mustang base coupe model


2017 Subaru WRX vs. Nissan 370z

  • Driving a sporty sedan or coupe is all about the actual time that you get to spend on the road, experiencing sharp handles and nimble turns. You'll get to experience more of this sportiness in the WRX over the Nissan 370z, as a combined 23 miles per gallon fuel economy tops the 22 miles per gallon combined of the competition
  • Standard all-wheel drive versus rear-wheel drive is another win for the WRX, as the famous traction that this system produces helps your vehicle stick to the ground better when you decide to go for a cruise
  • The seating discrepancy of the WRX versus the 370z is staggering. With the ability to seat five versus two in this four-door sedan, you won't have to pick and choose when you take out the car for a drive depending upon how many people you're with
  • The Subaru WRX offers more front head, leg and shoulder room than the Nissan model
  • Enjoy over five more cubic feet of trunk space in the WRX to keep your interior roomy and your personal belongings secure

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As you can see, the Subaru WRX fares quite well when put up against competing models that you may have already come across in your research. The advantages are wide-ranging and extensive, warranting an in-person test drive here in Naperville, IL sometime very soon. Give our team a call to learn more today!