The Sedan Experience Takes a Sport Turn as Subaru WRX Laps the Toyota Competition in Denton

If you're looking for a compact car with the perfect blend of features, safety, and eye catching good looks. You'll find it in the new Subaru WRX to a T. With athletic aesthetics speaking to the promise of a drive-time taken from daily commute to high-performance, alongside impeccable safety credentials and creature comforts to appeal to a wide swath of the compact sedan market, it's no wonder the latest Subaru WRX breezes past the competition. Check out just a few of the ways our "Confidence in Motion" moniker fares against rivals like the new Toyota Corolla, and you'll see what we mean.

The Subaru WRX vs. A New Toyota Corolla

New 2018 Subaru WRX in Denton2018 Toyota Corolla Denton TX

  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard, offering a solid driving feel and reliable turning and pulling power across diverse Dallas-area terrain and through inclement Plano and McKinney weather. AWD is not offered in a new Toyota Corolla.
  • Subaru WRX showcases a sportier, more energetic turbocharged 268-horsepower, 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder engine, designed and built-in horizontally opposed for improved balance and efficient energy transfer and with a more powerful 1998 cc displacement. Toyota Corolla offers a smaller-capacity, 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter inline-four in its base, displacing 1798 cc.
  • The new WRX shells out a competitive 258 pound-feet of torque. That's far more get-up-and-go than the Corolla L base, at 128 pound-feet.
  • WRX even has a larger fuel tank, 15.9 gallons in size to Corolla at 13.2, making for fewer trips to the pump and more time spent pleasure-cruising.
  • Our Subaru sedan is more hands-on for the control aficionado, too, featuring a standard six-speed manual transmission. Corolla offers only a two-speed CVTi-S.
  • With a sport-tuned independent front and rear suspension standard, the new Subaru WRX offers prospects for a ride as agile and responsive as it is enjoyable. Toyota Corolla isn't calibrated for sport, and its rear suspension is only semi-independent.
  • WRX maneuvers in tight spaces more deftly, with a curb-to-curb turning circle of 35.4 feet, inching out Toyota Corolla at 35.6 feet.
  • Last, but neither least nor all, our compact sports sedan makes gains over its latest Corolla counterpart in front head, leg, and shoulder room - areas where drive-time comfort can matter most.

These standouts aren't all that there is to the new Subaru WRX. For one, you'll find it one to look the part apart from the rest. Accents stylish and unique abound, from front and rear underspoilers and a rear bumper-integrated diffuser to a low profile trunk spoiler and quad stainless-steel exhaust system. On the interior, red-stitched performance-design front seats invite you to the drive, complete with the comfort elements of height and tilt adjustable head restraints. Factor in Active Torque Vectoring for precision cornering, a trait not shared with Corolla, and your experience enters a whole new arena. Just add your favorite road-trip soundtrack, manageable within reach thanks to a standard six-speaker, 6.2-inch touchscreen-equipped SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia system, and hit the road.

Your new WRX journey leads here to Huffines Subaru, 5150 S Interstate 35E in Denton, TX. Visit us today, and we'll treat you to a personal tour and test-drive to best the competition that you won't soon forget!

The Subaru WRX VS The Honda Civic Si

Another top competitor of the WRX is the Honda Civic Si and many drivers from around the Dallas area debate which sports car delivers better performance. Not only is the WRX powered by a more engine with more horsepower, but is also better equipped than the Honda Civic Si.

New Subaru WRX in TexasNew Honda Civic Si Denton TX

  • Performance: The most important feature a sports car has to offer Plano drivers is powerful performance and this is the first area where the WRX leaves the Civic Si behind in the dust. The Civic Si is powered by a 1.5L, in-line, four-cylinder engine with single-scroll turbocharged that only generates 205 horsepower and goes from zero-to-60 in 6.7 seconds. Meanwhile, the Subaru WRX utilizes a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged BOXER engine with 268 horsepower and can go from zero-to-60 in 6.2 seconds. Also available is the WRX STI that delivers even more power with a 2.5L four-cylinder BOXER engine that kicks out 305 horsepower and goes from zero-to-60 in just 5.3 seconds.

    Not only does the WRX offer more horsepower but the WRX also offers better performance features and packages. Like a sport-tuned suspension, Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring, and available high-performance Jurid brake pads and Brembo performance brakes. The Honda Civic sadly doesn't share many of the same performance features.

  • Safety Features: In addition to powerful performance Denton drivers are looking for advanced safety features to monitor the road around you. So you can keep your attention on the road ahead. Again the Subaru WRX beats the Honda Civic Si with more advanced safety features. Every WRX comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for unmatched traction and control regardless of conditions. The WRX is also available with Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist technology which is one of the highest rated safety packages on the road today. The Honda Civic Si, however, is only equipped with Honda LaneWatch and doesn't come with all-wheel-drive.

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