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2017 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2016 BMW 328 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru WRX STI offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW 328 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru WRX STI and the BMW 328 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 328 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru WRX STI will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 328. 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 BMW 328.

Dimensions
The Subaru WRX STI is about the same width as the BMW 328. When looking at overall length, the Subaru WRX STI takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 328.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Subaru WRX STI transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW 328.

Handling
The Subaru WRX STI has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 328, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru WRX STI is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 328.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru WRX STI and the BMW 328. The Subaru WRX STI has less cargo capacity than the BMW 328, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru WRX STI is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW 328.

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2017 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $35,195 - $39,995

2016 BMW
328

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MSRP*: $38,350 - $40,350
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City MPG: 17 22
Highway MPG: 23 --
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*: $33,286 - $37,750 $35,780 - $37,620

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.