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Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Subaru WRX Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Subaru WRX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $32,035

Subaru WRX Limited   
Difference: $5,640

Lowest Total Invoice: $30,117

Subaru WRX Limited   
Difference: $6,068

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Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTIWRX
TrimRLimited
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan
Base Price $35,655 $30,995
Base Invoice $34,229 $29,154
Cargo net 100 55
6-speed automated manual 1,100  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   165
Cargo net 80 36
6-speed automated manual 1,056  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   107
Options (change) 1,200 220
Options (change) 1,136 143
Destination 820 820
Total Price $37,675 $32,035
Total Invoice $36,185 $30,117

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 268hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Subaru WRX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R trim is $35,655. The features would cost an additional $1,200. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $37,675.

The base sticker price of the Subaru WRX Limited trim is $30,995. The features would cost an additional $220. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $32,035.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru WRX trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru WRX Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 268hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Subaru WRX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R trim is $34,229. The features would cost an additional $1,136. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $36,185.

The invoice of the Subaru WRX Limited trim is $29,154. The features would cost an additional $143. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $30,117.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru WRX trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru WRX Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Subaru WRX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru WRX Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,475
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,989
Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTIWRX
TrimRLimited
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan
Engine292hp I4268hp H4
TransmissionS6M6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/30 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 8?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18245/40-18
Total Price$37,675$32,035
Adjustments for Features-2,1650
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,510$32,035
Total Invoice$36,185$30,117
Adjustments for Features-2,0790
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$34,106$30,117

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Subaru WRX

Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTIWRX
TrimRLimited
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed automated manual$1100 
6-speed manual $150
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Proximity key$250 
Remote app$25 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Rollover sensor $50
Secondary collision brake assist$25 
Temporary spare tire $150
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Cargo cover$75 
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
CD player$125 
Dual-zone climate control$125 
HD radio$50 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
Mirrorlink support$0 
MP3-compatible player$50 
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Rear air vents$100 
Rear wiper$175 
SD Card slot$25 
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Traffic + travel information $25
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Wiper de-icer $25
Exterior 
Front splitter spoiler $200
Hood scoop $100
Sunroof $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Boost gauge $75
Fog lights $125
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25 
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable$500 
Launch control$100 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row$50 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Metal pedals $75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200 
Total Value of Features$6,565$4,400
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,165$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,0790

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Subaru WRX

Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTIWRX
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in104.3 in
Length167.5 in180.9 in
Width70.8 in70.7 in
Height57.2 in58.1 in
Curb Weight3,340 lb.3,267 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in39.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.6 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in52.2 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in43.3 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in54.2 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in53.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in35.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
22.8 ft312.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
52.7 ft312.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru WRX Limited

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%

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