Many drivers are looking for an affordable car that provides an enjoyable ride while also providing performance and safety amenities. The Subaru WRX and the Honda Civic are both compact sedans, appealing to individuals who don't necessarily need or want an SUV. The Subaru WRX and Honda Civic have numerous similarities. Both vehicles comfortably fit five passengers, offer a 6-speed manual transmission, and have 3-year 36,000-mile warranties. Both Subaru and Honda have their loyal followers and have plenty to offer their drivers, whether they live in the city or the country.

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WRX vs Honda Civic

The base Honda Civic base model is reasonably priced at $19,450. The WRX starts at $27,195 but comes equipped with more features and safety options than the Honda Civic. To get the power, safety technology, and premium features that that WRX provides, you'll need to upgrade to a Honda Si which starts at $24,300.


Let's look at the Subaru WRX vs Honda Civic.

  • The WRX offers 96.6 cubic feet of passenger volume while the Civic falls short with 95 cubic feet of passenger volume.
  • The fuel capacity of the WRX is 15.9 gallons compared to the 12.4 gallons in the Civic.
  • The Subaru WRX and Honda Civic both provide plenty of cargo space for all of your extras. The Honda Civic has a bit more cargo space with 15.4 cubic feet, versus the Subaru WRX, which has 12 cubic feet. 
  • The Subaru WRX delivers more power than the Honda Civic. The Subaru WRX utilizes a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged BOXER engine with 268 horsepower. The Civic comes equipped with a 1.5L engine with 158 horsepower. Even with the upgrade to the Honda Civic Si, you'll only get 205 horsepower.
  • Equipped with Subaru's Traction control system, Vehicle dynamics control, and Active torque vectoring, the Subaru WRX provides agile handling, precision steering, and superior navigation capabilities in all kinds of weather. These features are unavailable on the Honda Civic.
  • Every WRX comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for unmatched traction and control. The Honda Civic comes standard with FWD, and AWD will cost you extra. The Subaru WRX does better than the Honda Civic in rugged terrain and all season climates due to standard Symmetrical AWD. 
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia technology with Bluetooth, voice-activated controls, Apple CarPlay™, and Android™ Auto is standard on all Subaru WRX models. The Honda Civic offers similar capabilities, but not on base models. You'll pay more for the upgrade. 
  • Subaru WRX has a sharper turning circle of 35.4 feet which is a tad better for urban navigation and parking. The Honda Civic has a turning circle of 35.7 feet.
  • Subaru's unparalleled, state-of-the-art EyeSight® Driver Assist technology can brake automatically, monitor traffic, or correct your steering during lane drifting. EyeSight® is standard on the WRX Premium and Limited with automatic CVT models.
  • Although the Honda Civic received good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Subaru WRX was named a 2019 WRX a Top Safety Pick+. Subaru continues to set the bar with cutting edge safety technology.
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Test Drive a Subaru WRX at Rafferty Subaru

With impressive performance, lots of power, and top-rated safety features, the Subaru WRX is perfect for daily commutes and hitting the trails. The Subaru WRX provides all the excitement and fun that one expects from driving a Subaru. Contact Rafferty Subaru at 888-491-8404 or stop in to test drive a Subaru WRX today. See why people love their Subaru's. Whether you're a new Subaru buyer or existing one, Rafferty Subaru has a car for you. We'll find the perfect Subaru for you and your lifestyle. We have a wide selection of vehicles available for lease and purchase. Rafferty Subaru is a recipient of the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. We proudly support causes in local communities. 

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