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2020 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2020 Acura TLX Review

New 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

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New 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura
TLX

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MSRP*
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$36,995 to $41,695
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$33,000 to $48,950
Invoice* $34,960 to $39,331 $31,343 to $46,452
MPG - City 16 20 - 23
MPG - Hwy 22 29 - 33
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
The Subaru WRX STI offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Acura TLX. The Subaru WRX STI will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura TLX.

Convenience
With the Acura TLX you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its tank size and 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 Subaru WRX STI will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Acura TLX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru WRX STI carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Acura TLX.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru WRX STI is much slimmer than the Acura TLX, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Subaru WRX STI, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Acura TLX.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Subaru WRX STI transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Acura TLX.

Handling
The Subaru WRX STI has a smaller turning radius than the Acura TLX, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru WRX STI is somewhat more powerful than the Acura TLX.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru WRX STI and the Acura TLX. The Subaru WRX STI has less cargo capacity than the Acura TLX, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru WRX STI is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura TLX.