Cupra Leon vs Subaru WRX Comparison

    Cupra Leon

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    Subaru WRX

    2024 Cupra
    Leon
    vs
    2024 Subaru
    WRX
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the small category, between scores of 7.4 and 8.6.
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    8.3
    8.1
    0.0
    Based on the Cupra Leon VZx
    Based on the Subaru WRX RS (AWD)
    Best suitable for...
    FunFun
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    City drivingCity driving
    Fuel Efficiency
    40L - 50L
    72 to 340 km
    63L
    536 to 624 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $51,990 - $65,790
    $47,490 - $59,790
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    CarExpert's Take

    Jack Quick
    Assistant Production Editor
    Jack Quick drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Exhilarating, yet refined driving experience
    • Direct steering and fantastic steering wheel
    • Feels special inside and out
    Misses
    • Infotainment system interface isn't user-friendly
    • Sunroof blind a tad too transparent
    • Booming tyre and road noise
    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Remains a car you feel every moment in
    • Cabin feels more special than some
    • Decent price by today’s standards
    Misses
    • Remains a car you feel every moment in…
    • Shift action isn’t the best
    • Underpowered compared to rivals

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Metallic Paint Premium (+$490)
    • Power Sunroof (+$1,850)
    NA

    Colours Available

    The 2023 Cupra Leon is available in the following exterior paint finishes, depending on the trim level.

    • Nevada White metallic
    • Magnetic Tech metallic
    • Midnight Black metallic
    • Asphalt Blue metallic
    • Urban Silver metallic
    • Desire Red premium metallic
    • Graphene Grey premium metallic
    • Petrol Blue matte
    • Magnetic Tech matte

    Premium metallic paint finishes comprise Desire Red and Graphene Grey, and are a $475 option across the range. Desire Red isn’t available on the VZx.

    Exclusive to the VZx is the option of matte paint ($2300), available in either Petrol Blue or Magnetic Tech.

    Colour options vary depending on the body style. The sedan offers eight colour options while the Sportswagon offers the same range of colours except for Solar Orange.

    • Crystal Black
    • Sapphire Blue
    • WR Blue
    • Magnetite Grey
    • Ignition Red
    • Ice Silver
    • Ceramic White

    Only available for the WRX Sedan:

    • Solar Orange

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    1395 - 19842387
    Size (L)
    2.0L, 1.4L2.4L
    Induction
    TURBO 4FLAT TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    110kW - 221kW202kW
    Power RPM
    5000 - 60005600
    Torque
    250Nm - 400Nm350Nm
    Torque RPM
    1500 - 20002000
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    9.3 - 1010.6

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