Test Drive a WRX

The Subaru WRX vs the Ford Focus ST in McMinnville

Drivers on the market for pulse-pounding performance from a sporty hatchback don't need to look far for contenders. But when it comes to finding one that offers the best in its segment that handily beats competing models, the Subaru WRX is the clear winner. To drive the point home, here's how it stacks up to one of its top competitors, the Ford Focus ST.



Comparing Features of the WRX and the Focus ST for McMinnville Drivers

The WRX surpasses the Focus ST in quite a few ways, and the first and foremost is in its all-wheel-drive versus front-wheel-drive configuration. With the Symmetrical AWD available on the WRX, drivers get a much greater sense of road grip and control, aided by variable assisted steering, which comes standard.

The 2.0L Subaru BOXER engine on the WRX also provides greater levels of thrills. The WRX boasts 268 horsepower (252 on the Focus ST) and 258 lb-ft of torque (270 on the Focus ST). While the torque numbers are disproportionate, reviewers have found that the pony-packing WRX makes it faster when the two cars are matched head-to-head.

Don't believe us? Just look at the hard, fast numbers. A recent MotorTrend survey marked the WRX's 0-60 sprint time at 5.5 seconds, beating the Focus ST handily by 1.6 seconds. This margin remains through the 100 mph mark, which the WRX reaches after 14.5 seconds of pedal-to-the-metal, while the competition lags by half a second.

But there's an even better way to see how the Subaru WRX stacks up, and that's to drop by our McMinnville, OR dealership, serving the Willamette Valley and see for yourself.

Jim Doran Subaru

1305 NE 3rd St
Directions McMinnville, OR 97128

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