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2020 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2020 BMW 330 Review

New 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

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New 2020 BMW 330

2020 BMW
330

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MSRP*
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$36,995 to $41,695
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$40,750 to $42,750
Invoice* $34,960 to $39,331 $38,400 to $40,260
MPG - City 16 25 - 26
MPG - Hwy 22 34 - 36
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
The Subaru WRX STI offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW 330 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru WRX STI will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 330.

Convenience
With the BMW 330 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 BMW 330. 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 BMW 330.

Dimensions
The Subaru WRX STI is a little narrower than the BMW 330, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Subaru WRX STI is slightly shorter than the BMW 330, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Subaru WRX STI and the BMW 330 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Subaru WRX STI has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 330, 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 BMW 330.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru WRX STI and the BMW 330. The Subaru WRX STI has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 330, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru WRX STI is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW 330.