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2022 BMW 228 Gran Coupe vs. 2021 Subaru WRX STI Review

Picture of the 2022 BMW 228 Gran Coupe

2022 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

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

2021 Subaru
WRX STI

MSRP*: $37,245 to $41,945
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Invoice* $33,700 to $35,560 $35,192 to $39,564
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 310-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 228 hp 310 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

*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 STI 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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe.

Convenience
With the BMW 228 Gran Coupe you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its larger tank size and better 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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru WRX STI. 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 STI.

Dimensions
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe is about the same width as the Subaru WRX STI. 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 STI.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe is significantly less powerful than the Subaru WRX STI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru WRX STI.

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 STI.

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 STI.