2019 Subaru BRZ vs 2019 Subaru WRX Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

May 10, 2019

Looking for an exciting sports car for enjoying the roads in and around Salt Lake City? Subaru provides two very different options: A rally-inspired, all-wheel drive sedan called the WRX and a rear-wheel drive sport coupe called the BRZ. Each one is an excellent choice for drivers looking for a thrilling yet affordable sport machine with Subaru technology, reliability and toughness. But it can be tricky to decide which one is a better fit for your needs and your life. We can help at Nate Wade Subaru! We've compared both these vehicles side-by-side right here on this page. Take a look below so you can get your head around the differences between the 2019 Subaru WRX and the 2019 Subaru BRZ! Once you've got a clear picture, swing by our showroom and test drive them both. It's truly the best way to truly experience both Subaru sports cars.

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What Do These Subaru Sports Cars Have In Common? Boxer Engine Design

Unlike most other sports cars, which offer iinline and V-shape engines, both the Subaru BRZ and Subaru WRX are powered by the legendary BOXER® engine design. Its unique flat design means the engine can be placed low and rearward in the engine bay, dramatically improving balance and stability! Thanks to its low center of gravity, handling response is sharp and body roll is minimized. Best of all, BOXER® engines are naturally smooth with a signature rumble that keeps motoring enthusiasts returning to Subaru sports cars year after year!

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What's Different? All-Wheel Drive VS Rear-Wheel Drive

The 2019 Subaru WRX is equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard equipment -- just like every other vehicle Subaru currently builds. But the 2019 Subaru BRZ is different. It's built with rear-wheel drive like classic sports cars of old.

Unlike front-wheel drive, which you get on most economy cars and more and more sports cars these days, too, rear-wheel drive gives the 2019 Subaru BRZ its classic sporty feel. As weight shifts rearward when you accelerate, more weight is positioned over the rear drive wheels, improving grip and helping the tires "dig in" to the pavement.

For its part, thanks to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the 2019 Subaru WRX has maximum power delivered to the ideal wheel at any given moment. This ensures you get maximum acceleration no matter what the conditions and helps provide responsive handling, too.

If you want the most power possible and plan on tackling some dirt roads or snowy weather, consider the 2019 Subaru WRX. If you just crave a lightweight, tossable driver's car with plenty of power and a classic layout, the Subaru BRZ might just be for you!

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What's The Same? Features & Equipment

No matter which of these two cars you select, you'll be able to get the sporty and luxurious features you want. They're both available with leather and Alcantara® upholstery, sport seats by Recaro®, performance brakes by Brembo®, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats and a limited-slip rear differential by Torsen®. They might look quite different, but both Subaru sports cars have more in common than meets the eye.

What's Different? Price & Value

The 2019 Subaru BRZ costs a couple thousand dollars less than the 2019 Subaru WRX at the entry-level -- but the Subaru WRX is a bit more practical. It's got far more rear seat legroom and four doors, so you can carry more passengers more comfortably. It's also got noticeably more room in the trunk. You'll have 12 cubic feet of trunk space to stash suitcases and groceries in the 2019 Subaru WRX, and just 6.9 cubic feet of trunk space in the 2019 Subaru BRZ.

While the 2019 Subaru BRZ is an enviable enthusiast's car, we tend to think the 2019 Subaru WRX is better as a sporty daily driver, especially for Salt Lake City.

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The Original Subaru Dealership: Nate Wade Subaru In Salt Lake City

Here in Salt Lake City, Subaru vehicles are extremely popular, and it's not hard to see why! Between their all-weather capability, reliability and affordability, a new Subaru is the best choice for your family. Did you know that a Subaru will hold its value over time better than any other brand on the market today according to the Automotive Lease Guide? And since Subaru has been named America's most trusted brand for the past five years in a row by Kelley Blue Book, you can count on Subaru quality too.

We can't wait to show you all the things a new Subaru vehicle can do for you and your whole crew! Stop by our showroom and see why Salt Lake City turns to Nate Wade Subaru for all things Subaru -- we're the oldest exclusive Subaru dealer in the nation, since 1969! Find us at 1207 South Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

2019 Subaru WRX2019 Subaru BRZ
$27,195Starting MSRP*$25,795
27 Highway/21 CityFuel Economy (MPG)29 Highway/21 City
268Standard Horsepower205
258 lb-ftStandard Torque156 lb-ft
All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainRear-Wheel Drive
Projector-Beam HeadlightsStandard HeadlightsLED Headlights
3,294 lbsBase Curb Weight2,789 lbs
5 OccupantsSeating Capacity4 Occupants
96.6 Cubic FeetPassenger Space76.5 Cubic Feet
12 Cubic FeetCargo Volume6.9 Cubic Feet

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.