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2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Subaru WRX Review

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2021 Acura
ILX

MSRP*: $26,100 to $32,000
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2021 Subaru
WRX

MSRP*: $27,495 to $32,095
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Invoice* $25,461 to $30,736 $25,925 to $30,170
MPG - City 24 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.4 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 268 hp
Exterior Length 182.2 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 70.6 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 34.0 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 37.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru WRX than the Acura ILX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura ILX and the Subaru WRX in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura ILX as you will with the Subaru WRX, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Acura ILX or the Subaru WRX, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru WRX.

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

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

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

Powertrain
The Acura ILX has much less torque than the Subaru WRX, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

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