The Subaru WRX: Unbeatable Performance in a Classy Package

Subaru WRX and the Honda Civic Type-R are some of the most popular compact cars available around Great Barrington. Both vehicles are versatile, affordable, and offer exemplary performance on the roads of Pittsfield. They both have inviting aesthetics, with practical design elements. The Civic comes with an option of two body styles; these are the coupe and the sedan.


The Subaru WRX is powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes a remarkable 268 horsepower. However, If you're looking to get more juice from your WRX, you can opt for the sport-oriented STI model that comes with a powerful turbo-four, which generates 310 horsepower.

The Honda Civic draws its power from a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission to generate. The vehicle is also available with a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 172 horsepower. The high-performance Honda Civic Si comes with a potent 205 horsepower powertrain. In terms of raw power and driving pleasure, the WRX is the stand-out performer. However, how does it perform in other fields such as technology, safety, and features? Let's find out.


The WRX, like most Subaru's boasts of a wide assortment of standard and available features. It comes standard with the trademark Subaru StarLink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touch screen, Satellite radio, HD radio, and a 6-speaker audio system. The user-friendly and intuitive system also allows a wide range of connectivity options, including the popular Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB ports, and Bluetooth. Subaru also offers several additional available features, including a 7-inch touch screen, a premium 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

The Civic is fitted with a 5-inch display, Bluetooth, and a 4-speaker audio system. Other available features include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless phone charging, a USB port, and HD Radio.

The larger infotainment screen, as well as the plethora of standard features, make the Subaru stand out for us here at Haddad Subaru near Bennington, VT. At higher trim levels, you will definitely get more value for money with the Subaru WRX.


For many decades, Subaru has held very high standards when it comes to safety standards. That's why so many Stephentown, NY drivers continue to choose Subaru. This experience in safety is why the WRX comes equipped with some of the latest safety tech features available in the market.  The vehicle comes fitted with a rearview camera and a number of available active safety features, including forward collision warning, reverse automatic emergency, adaptive cruise control, reverse automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring. These and many other features allow the WRX to earn impressive safety ratings from the IIHS and NHTSA.


The Civic makes a worthy competitor of the Subaru WRX. The compact car comes fitted with automatic high-beam headlights, a forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and a collision mitigation braking system.

Subaru has a long-standing reputation of safety-oriented vehicle manufacturing. The WRX is no exception when driving around Austerlitz, NY. It is fitted with a wide range of active and passive features to ensure passenger safety.


The WRX has a practical build that allows ample seating room and cargo space for every trip to and from New Lebanon, NY. The car can comfortably seat four people, providing enough legroom and headroom for all occupants. Both rows of seats are comfortable and come with supportive seats that are good for your back.

The Civic as well provides roomy interiors with quality finishes and several convenience and comfort features. The car can comfortably accommodate five occupants and leaves 15.1 cubic-foot of cargo space for the sedan. The coupe version offers about 12 cubic-foot of cargo space in the trunk. The WRX is much more versatile than the Civic in terms of cargo carrying. It features more supportive seating and a more spacious trunk.


Subaru has retained its legacy as one of the most reputed brands when it comes to performance-oriented vehicles, and it is no different from the WRX. Most trims are available with a continuously variable automatic transmission and a performance package that includes Brembo brakes and sport seats.

The civic offers a variety of available features, most of which are standard in the higher trim levels. These include a proximity keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a premium 8-speaker audio system.

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