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2016 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2016 Audi A4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru WRX STI offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Audi A4 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 less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its tank size and 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). The Subaru WRX STI is somewhat more expensive than the Audi A4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru WRX STI carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Audi A4.

Dimensions
The Subaru WRX STI is a little narrower than the Audi A4, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Subaru WRX STI is slightly shorter than the Audi A4, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Subaru WRX STI transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Audi A4.

Handling
The Subaru WRX STI has a smaller turning radius than the Audi A4, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru WRX STI has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A4. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru WRX STI and the Audi A4. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Subaru WRX STI as you will in the Audi A4.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru WRX STI is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi A4.

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2016 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $34,695 - $39,995

2016 Audi
A4

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MSRP*: $35,900 - $37,000
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.84% --
City MPG: 17 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 23 31 - 32
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,820 - $37,750 $33,388 - $34,410

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