2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX

2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX

Although one is a hatchback and the other is a sedan, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2019 Subaru WRX are both tempting options for driving enthusiasts shopping for a new vehicle. To inform drivers of the differences between the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs the 2019 Subaru WRX, we’ve compared both models in terms of performance and practicality.

While both are marketed as sporty cars, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R is the model with the higher performance ratings. The turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine powering the 2019 Golf R produces 288 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Subaru WRX also comes installed with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine, but only outputs 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.



2019 Volkswagen Golf R

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2019 Subaru WRX

288 Standard Horsepower 268
280 lb.-ft. Standard Torque 258 lb.-ft.
116.3 cu.ft. Interior Volume 108.6 cu.ft.
22.8 cu.ft. Cargo Capacity 12.0 cu.ft.

2019 VW Golf R Internal Space

Beyond performance, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R outshines the 2019 Subaru WRX is several other areas. The 2019 Subaru WRX has an overall interior volume of 108.6 cubic feet. The cabin of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R is more spacious, providing drivers with 116.3 cubic feet of internal space.

The 2019 Golf R can also carry more cargo than its Subaru competitor. The 2019 WRX has a cargo capacity of 12 cubic feet. The 2019 Golf R offers nearly double this amount of storage space, featuring a cargo capacity of 22.8 cubic feet.

Standard 2019 Volkswagen Golf R safety features and driver aids include: A crash-optimized front end, an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, LATCH child seat anchor points, an intelligent crash response system, a tire pressure monitoring system, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and pedestrian detection.


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