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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Subaru WRX Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $21,700 to $28,300
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2021 Subaru
WRX

MSRP*: $27,495 to $32,095
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Invoice* $20,696 to $26,393 $25,925 to $30,170
MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.4 - 14.8 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 268 hp
Exterior Length 184.0 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 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** 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic than the Subaru WRX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Subaru WRX in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Civic will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru WRX, 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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Honda Civic will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru WRX.

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

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Subaru WRX, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic 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 Civic 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 Civic and the Subaru WRX. The Honda Civic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru WRX.

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