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If you're looking for speed from your next vehicle, the 2018 Subaru WRX and 2018 Volkswagen Golf R are two of the best sports cars for the money - but which of these vehicles is the superior pick? Take a closer look here.

2018 Subaru WRX Engine Specs vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf R Engine Specs

The 2018 Subaru WRX performance numbers are strong thanks to the engineering of the SUBARU BOXER® engine. See how its engine specs compare to those of the Volkswagen Golf R:

2018 Subaru WRX


2018 Volkswagen Golf R

SUBARU BOXER® DIT turbo 2.5L 4-cylinder

Top Engine

Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder

305 hp

Peak Horsepower

292 hp

290 lb-ft

Peak Torque

280 lb-ft

5.5 seconds

0 to 60 Time

4.8 seconds


While the Volkswagen Golf R has a speedier 0-60 time, it comes at a much higher starting price than the Subaru WRX. The 2018 Subaru WRX is a more affordable way to get behind the wheel of a small sports car with dynamic performance and agile Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive handling:

  • 2018 Subaru WRX - MSRP from $26,995

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf R - MSRP from $39,785


While the Subaru WRX is much more affordable than the Volkswagen Golf R, that doesn't mean you won't get a premium lineup of technology features. The VW Golf R and Subaru WRX are both offered with features like:

  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

  • HD Radio

  • Touchscreen infotainment system

  • Premium audio system

  • Advanced driver assistance safety technologies

Take Your First Drive in the 2018 Subaru WRX

The 2018 Subaru WRX serves up thrilling engine output and dynamic handling to drivers in Vail and Grand Junction, and you can find it for sale right now at Glenwood Springs Subaru.

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Directions Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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