2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Subaru WRX

Are you looking for a high-performance car that doesn't sacrifice practicality and won't obliterate your bank account? The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a great choice, with its excellent driving dynamics, versatility, comfort, technological sophistication, and reasonable price tag. Are you curious to find out how the Golf GTI measures up against the competition? Take a look at this 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Subaru WRX comparison.

On the performance front, the 2018 Golf GTI delivers quick acceleration, with a 0 – 60 mph time of 5.9 seconds, compared to 6.2 seconds for the 2018 WRX. High-level performance doesn't mean you have to sacrifice efficiency, for the Golf GTI gets an estimated fuel economy of 25 city/33 hwy mpg, compared to 21 city/27 hwy mpg for the WRX. And with the Golf GTI's XDS®+ Cross Differential System, it's a joy to drive through curves and around corners.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI VS 2018 Subaru WRX
5.9 seconds 0 – 60 MPH Time 6.2 seconds
25 city/33 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 21 city/27 hwy mpg
53.7 cu-ft Max. Cargo Capacity 12.3 cu-ft
6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles basic; 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain

Advantages of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

When you're taking an exhilarating drive in the Golf GTI, you can enjoy the comfortable, roomy, and high-tech interior. It offers plenty of room for each passenger and boasts a maximum cargo capacity of 53.7 cu-ft, compared to only 12.3 cu-ft for the WRX. Also, the 60/40 split-fold rear seats enable you to have a variety of cargo configurations. On the technology front, the Golf GTI offers such features as the Fender® Premium Audio System, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, the MIB II infotainment system, and a navigation system.

Volkswagen has a much-deserved reputation for reliability, and as further testament to this reliability, the German automaker gave the 2018 Golf GTI a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. This dwarfs the coverage for the 2018 WRX, which only has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic and 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.