2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Subaru WRX
Drivers searching for a sporty new vehicle with superb acceleration often find themselves torn between the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs the 2018 Subaru WRX. In terms of fuel efficiency, spaciousness and personalization, the 2019 Golf GTI surpasses the 2018 WRX. We’ve created a detailed comparison between the two to explain and highlight the major differences between both vehicles.
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a four-door hatchback and the 2018 Subaru WRX is a sedan. Both come equipped with powerful engines. However, as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, the 2019 Golf GTI receives 27 miles per gallon in combined city/highway conditions, while the 2018 Subaru WRX only gets 23 miles per gallon under the same circumstances.
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2018 Subaru WRX
|27 miles per gallon||Fuel Economy (Combined Cty/Hwy)||23 miles per gallon|
|116.3 cu.ft.||EPA Interior Volume||108.6 cu.ft.|
|22.8 cu.ft.||Cargo Capacity||12 cu.ft.|
|8||Exterior Color Options||7|
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Storage & Color Options
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI’s hatchback body provides drivers with far more storage space than the 2018 Subaru WRX. The cabin in the 2019 Golf GTI has an interior volume of 116.3 cubic feet, compared to the 2018 WRX’s 108.6 cubic feet. This difference is more noticeable in each vehicle’s cargo area. The 2019 Golf GTI’s standard cargo capacity of 22.8 cubic feet is nearly double the 2018 WRX’s 12 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
Drivers interested in personalization should note that eight exterior color options are available for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI, while only seven exist for the 2018 Subaru WRX. The 2019 Golf GTI is available in four trim levels, including the limited-edition Rabbit trim, new for 2019.
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI exterior color options include: Deep Black Pearl, White Silver Metallic, Tornado Red, Dark Iron Blue Metallic, Pure White, Night Blue Metallic, Urano Gray, Great Falls Green Metallic and Cornflower Blue.