Subaru WRX vs Volkswagen Golf Comparison

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    2024 Subaru
    WRX
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    2024 Volkswagen
    Golf
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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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    7.8
    8.2
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    Based on the Subaru WRX CLUB SPEC (AWD)
    Based on the Volkswagen Golf GTi
    Best suitable for...
    FunFun
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    City drivingCity driving
    Fuel Efficiency
    63L
    536 to 624 km
    50L - 55L
    290 to 429 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $47,490 - $59,790
    $32,790 - $77,490
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    CarExpert's Take

    Scott Collie
    Head of Content
    Scott Collie drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Chassis upgrades are a step forward
    • Recaro seats hug you in the right places
    • Yes, we love that rear wing
    Misses
    • Still not nearly noisy enough
    • For a Club Spec, it's quite tame
    • The performance game has moved on
    Scott Collie
    Head of Content
    Scott Collie drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Remains the consummate all-rounder
    • Impressive front differential and DSG
    • Price cut is very welcome
    Misses
    • Interior remains a Golf 8 weak point
    • Evolution, not revolution under the bonnet
    • Stock isn't as abundant as it once was

    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

    Colours Available

    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

    On the core range, metallic paint is a $600 option while premium metallic paint is a $900 option.

    The following shades are available on the core range:

    • Candy White
    • Deep Black
    • Dolphin Grey
    • Reflex Silver (excludes R-Line)
    • Moonstone Grey (R-Line only)
    • Atlantic Blue
    • Pomello Yellow

    All shades are a no-cost option in the GTI, but for Kings Red which costs $300. The following shades are available:

    • Pure White
    • Dolphin Grey
    • Deep Black
    • Moonstone Grey
    • Atlantic Blue
    • Kings Red

    The Golf R is available in three exterior paint colours:

    • Pure White
    • Lapiz Blue metallic
    • Deep Black pearl

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    23871395 - 1984
    Size (L)
    2.4L2.0L, 1.4L
    Induction
    FLAT TURBO 4TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM, DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    202kW110kW - 245kW
    Power RPM
    56005000 - 5600
    Torque
    350Nm250Nm - 420Nm
    Torque RPM
    20001500 - 2100
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    10.69.3 - 10.5

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