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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2021 Subaru WRX Review

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2021 Honda
Accord Hybrid

MSRP*: $26,570 to $36,440
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2021 Subaru
WRX

MSRP*: $27,495 to $32,095
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Invoice* $25,330 to $33,594 $25,925 to $30,170
MPG - City 44 - 48 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 - 48 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.7 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Continuously Variable Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 143 hp 268 hp
Exterior Length 196.1 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 73.3 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Front 37.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord Hybrid than the Subaru WRX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Subaru WRX in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Honda Accord Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX, 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). Whether you pick the Honda Accord Hybrid 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 Honda Accord Hybrid will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru WRX.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Accord Hybrid is much wider than the Subaru WRX, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda Accord Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru WRX.

Handling
The Honda Accord Hybrid 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 Honda Accord Hybrid 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 Honda Accord Hybrid 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 Honda Accord Hybrid and the Subaru WRX. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Accord Hybrid will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX.

Warranty
The Honda Accord Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru WRX.