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

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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New 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*
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$32,800 to $34,800
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$36,995 to $41,695
Invoice* $30,832 to $32,712 $34,960 to $39,331
MPG - City 24 16
MPG - Hwy 34 - 35 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 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.

Convenience
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.

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). 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru WRX STI.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
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.

Performance
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.

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 STI.

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 STI.