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2020 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

Picture of the 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$36,995 to $41,695
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $34,960 to $39,331 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 16 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 22 31 - 32
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Arteon than the Subaru WRX STI, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru WRX STI will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Arteon 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 Volkswagen Arteon. 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 Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru WRX STI is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Arteon, 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 Volkswagen Arteon.

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

Handling
The Subaru WRX STI has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Arteon, 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 Volkswagen Arteon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru WRX STI and the Volkswagen Arteon. The Subaru WRX STI has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, 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 Volkswagen Arteon.