Compare the Subaru WRXto the Hyundai Veloster and Kia Stinger

Choosing the right performance car isn't always about which one goes the fastest. Sure, it's a great part of what makes sports cars so appealing, but sometimes, other features and amenities are what set them apart.

While you might have several options to choose from, one that might catch your eye more than most is the new Subaru WRX. Agile, capable, and ready for an exciting ride, the WRX is the right choice for people who want to feel at home on the track or on their way home. We've taken the time to match it up against popular competitors like the Hyundai Veloster and Kia Stinger to show you why the Subaru WRX takes top-dog status. See how they compare down below and let us know how we can make your research gathering easier at Ciocca Subaru of Pleasantville.

Subaru WRX vs. Hyundai Veloster

With Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, you'll have less to worry about while at the wheel of the new Subaru WRX. The AWD system provides power to a wheel when it senses it's starting to slip, providing you with improved traction control and handling when you need it the most. On the other hand, the Hyundai Veloster only offers front-wheel drive for its driver - you'll find that the sometimes slippery roads around Pleasantville will be a bit more challenging when you choose the Veloster over the Subaru WRX.

There's no question on which model will offer you the most standard power. The WRX comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, nearly unrivaled power in the compact sports car segment. An available 2.5-liter turbocharged engine adds even more horsepower and torque to manage your travels. With the Hyundai Veloster, the base engine offers almost no comparison. A standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder rests under the hood, offering only 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. You can upgrade to an available 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, but the best it can muster is 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque - leaving still well behind the WRX.

Subaru WRX vs. Kia Stinger

When you buy or lease a new compact sports car, you aren't necessarily getting it for its large and spacious cabin. However, that doesn't mean you should feel cramped when you climb inside. The Subaru WRX is happy to accommodate you with up to 96.6 cubic feet of passenger space. The Kia Stinger doesn't quite compare, with only 93.8 cubic feet. The WRX lineup offers more front-row head and legroom, as well as rear headroom to ensure that you and your passengers can comfortably stretch out to their liking.

While the capability and off-road prowess of the Kia Stinger is a possibility with an upgrade, only the Subaru WRX makes it a guarantee with its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Along with the Continuous AWD, standard on Subaru vehicles with a manual transmission, drivers will enjoy a power transfer to all four wheels, allowing them to turn at different speeds when cornering. While the Kia Stinger does offer All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, you'll need to pay extra on a lineup that already costs nearly $9,000 more than the Subaru WRX.

Test Drive the New Subaru WRX Today at Ciocca Subaru of Pleasantville

When it comes to premium performance, handling, and control, there's no substitute for the Subaru WRX. Even when matched up to models like the Kia Stinger or the Hyundai Veloster, it's easy to see the value that the WRX holds. We encourage you to test drive the models for yourself, and we're happy to set you up with a trip behind the wheel today of a new Subaru WRX. We guarantee you'll love every minute!

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    Pleasantville, NJ 08232

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