2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX

2019 VW Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX

When shopping for a car, there are a few different types of body styles to choose from. You can choose from a coupe, sedan, convertible or hatchback. Today we will be comparing a hatchback to sedan style. We will be doing a comparison between the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2019 Subaru WRX. Both cars are popular with enjoyable handling and drive. Although both vehicles have their advantages, we’ll have to look at how they differ to help you decide which one is the best fit for you. We will be comparing the starting MSRP, engine power, engine torque and fuel economy.

The Volkswagen Golf R is fit with a 2.0-Liter Inline-4 engine and the Subaru WRX is fit with a 2.0L Flat-4 engine. Flat-4 engines are smoother than Inline-4 engines due to the inline not having a way to balance forces out. However, the flat-4 engine tends to rotate on its vertical axis with a rocking motion due to the pistons not being perfectly aligned. Check out the table below to see more differences.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R


2019 Subaru WRX

$40,395 Starting MSRP $27,195
288 hp Engine Power 268 hp
280 lb-ft Engine Torque 258 lb-ft
21 / 29 / 24 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 21 / 27 / 23 mpg

2019 Volkswagen Golf R Driver Aids

As seen above, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R has a lot of power and great fuel economy. Having these features are great but having driver aids can help to have a safe and easy driving experience. The Volkswagen Golf R comes with seven different driver aids for your drive:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Light Assist
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking
  • Front Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert

If the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R seems like the car for you, then schedule a test drive today. If you have any questions about this model, our staff at Neftin Westlake Volkswagen in Thousand Oaks, CA is happy to help.