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2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe vs. 2020 Subaru WRX STI Review

New 2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe

2020 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

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New 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*
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$37,500
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$36,995 to $41,695
Invoice* $35,375 $34,960 to $39,331
MPG - City 23 16
MPG - Hwy 33 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru WRX STI than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, 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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe.

Convenience
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru WRX STI, making it more convenient to drive.

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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe or the Subaru WRX STI, 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 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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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. 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 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.