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2018 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2018 Lexus ES 300h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Subaru WRX STI, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru WRX STI will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h 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 Lexus ES 300h. 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 Lexus ES 300h.

Dimensions
The Subaru WRX STI is a little narrower than the Lexus ES 300h, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Subaru WRX STI, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Subaru WRX STI does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Subaru WRX STI has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, 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 Lexus ES 300h. 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 Lexus ES 300h. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Subaru WRX STI as you will in the Lexus ES 300h.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru WRX STI is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus ES 300h.

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2018 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $36,095 - $40,895

2018 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*: $41,820
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City MPG: 17 40
Highway MPG: 22 N/A
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $34,123 - $38,587 $39,171

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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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.