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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. 2021 Subaru WRX Review

Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

MSRP*: $33,650 to $35,650
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2021 Subaru
WRX

MSRP*: $27,495 to $32,095
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Invoice* $31,631 to $33,511 $25,925 to $30,170
MPG - City 25 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 188 hp 268 hp
Exterior Length 179.1 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 37.2 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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class than in the Subaru WRX, due to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru WRX, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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). The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Destination Charge for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is much higher than that for the Subaru WRX.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is about the same width as the Subaru WRX. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru WRX.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru WRX.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Subaru WRX.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class than that of the Subaru WRX.