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2021 BMW 228 Gran Coupe vs. 2021 Subaru WRX Review

Picture of the 2021 BMW 228 Gran Coupe

2021 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

MSRP*: $35,700 to $37,700
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Picture of the 2021 Subaru WRX

2021 Subaru
WRX

MSRP*: $27,495 to $32,095
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Invoice* $33,700 to $35,560 $25,925 to $30,170
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.0 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 228 hp 268 hp
Exterior Length 178.5 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 34.4 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 35.6 - 38.2 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** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru WRX with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 228 Gran Coupe 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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe 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). The BMW 228 Gran Coupe is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru WRX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru WRX.

Dimensions
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe is about the same width as the Subaru WRX. When looking at overall length, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru WRX.

Handling
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has less horsepower than the Subaru WRX, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Subaru WRX do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Subaru WRX. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 228 Gran Coupe as you will in the Subaru WRX.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 228 Gran Coupe than that of the Subaru WRX.