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2018 Subaru WRX vs 2018 Ford Focus ST vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Subaru WRX

2018 Ford Focus ST

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo

2.0L EcoBoost® I4

2.0L TSI I4
6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual
268 HP

252 HP

220 HP

Differences Between 2018 Subaru WRX & 2018 Ford Focus ST & 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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If you’ve got a need for speed, odds are you’re thinking about buying the 2018 Subaru WRX, Ford Focus ST, or the VW Golf GTI. In addition to a swift ride, these hot hatches are known for their razor-sharp steering and exact handling. Which is the best option? Check out our comparison guide to learn more.

Power & Performance

The 2018 Subaru WRX delivers:

  • 268 Horsepower
  • Performance Tires
  • Brembo Brakes

Of this group of hot hatches, the 2018 Subaru WRX will win every race. Its base engine delivers 268 horsepower. If you want an even speedier ride, check out the WRX STI, which ups the ante with 305 horses, performance brakes, and an upgraded suspension. The VW Golf GTI is fast, but it trails the WRX with only 220 horses. The same can be said for the Focus ST, which maxes out at 252 horses.

2018 Subaru WRX Interior

Sporty Style

The 2018 Subaru WRX delivers:

  • Recaro Sport Seats
  • Harman Kardon Audio System
  • Low-Profile Trunk Lip Spoiler

In the 2018 Subaru WRX, everyone will see you coming, thanks to its iconic silhouette. Add the low-profile trunk lip spoiler for enhanced cornering and sporty style. Inside, you can add the high-end Harman Kardon audio system for a little on-road luxury. Optional Recaro sport seats keep you snug as you take corners and winding roads at high speeds. The Golf GTI offers its trademark plaid upholstery, which is cool, but not as sleek and stylish as what you’ll find in the WRX. The Focus ST offers optional Recaro sport seats, but you don’t get the option of Harman Kardon premium audio.

2018 Subaru WRX Exterior

Modern Technology

The 2018 Subaru WRX delivers:

  • 7-inch Touchscreen
  • Subaru EyeSight System
  • Keyless Entry and Ignition

When you choose the Subaru WRX, you’re getting a highly responsive 7-inch touchscreen. We like it because it’s quick to respond to your touch, so you can stay connected with minimal distraction from the road. Subaru’s EyeSight system bundles a variety of driver aids together, increasing passenger safety with features like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Conveniences, like keyless entry and ignition, help you save time throughout the day.

You don’t have to take our word for it. Stop by Proctor Subaru to test-drive the 2018 Subaru WRX. This hot hatch has to be experienced to be believed. If you have any questions, bring them along! Our staff will help you pick out the WRX trim model that best suits your need for speed, interior comfort, and modern safety features.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

*EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary