2016 Subaru WRX STI vs VW Golf R Mashup Review (Part 1 of 2) [Video]

In this first of a two-part mashup series, TFLcar finally gets behind the wheel of the 2016 Subaru WRX STi as it goes against the Volkswagen Golf R.

This was originally supposed to be a three-part mashup review with the BMW M2, but unfortunately the video for that one got corrupted in another smite from the video gods.

Subaru WRX STi

The 2016 WRX STi is the hopped-up version of Subaru’s new WRX line, which they separated from the Impreza line from which it was spawned a few years ago. It has a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat four that makes 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque going to, as in all Subarus, all four wheels. The test car is mated to a slick, short-throw six-speed transmission that is great for quick shifting, like for on a track.

For such a sporty car, it gets credible gas mileage. It’s rated at 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined. The MSRP is $39,790, a bargain for this amount of performance.

Check out the full video above, and stay tuned for part two, where Nathan and Roman drive the Golf R.