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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. 2020 Subaru WRX STI Review

Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz

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2020 Subaru

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$33,650 to $35,650
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$36,995 to $41,695
Invoice* $31,631 to $33,511 $34,960 to $39,331
MPG - City 25 16
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 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

Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class than in the Subaru WRX STI, due to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, drivers may find the Subaru WRX STI a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

With the Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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.

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

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is about the same width as the Subaru WRX STI. 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 STI.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has much less torque than the Subaru WRX STI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has about the same turning radius as the Subaru WRX STI, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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.

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 STI.

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 STI.