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2017 Audi A4 vs. 2016 Subaru WRX STI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi A4 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru WRX STI with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru WRX STI will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A4.

Convenience
With the Audi A4 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A4 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru WRX STI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Audi A4 is much higher than that for the Subaru WRX STI.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A4 is much wider than the Subaru WRX STI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi A4, which is slightly longer than the Subaru WRX STI.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru WRX STI.

Handling
The Audi A4 has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX STI, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A4 is significantly less powerful than the Subaru WRX STI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A4 and the Subaru WRX STI. The Audi A4 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru WRX STI.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A4 than that of the Subaru WRX STI.

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2017 Audi
A4

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MSRP*: $34,900 - $42,350

2016 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $34,695 - $39,995
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City MPG: 24 - 27 17
Highway MPG: 31 - 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $32,458 - $39,386 $32,820 - $37,750

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.