Iconic Sport Performance in a Stylish Package: Compare Subaru WRX to Ford Focus ST in Charleston

Horsepower, Torque, and Road Performance: WRX vs Focus ST

In terms of sheer power, the two models are fairly matched--but there's something about the all-wheel-drive WRX that puts it in a whole new field of competition. And Subaru's BOXER engine offers a more well-balanced design for a smoother ride on the road. Add in Subaru's legendary durability and reliability, and you've got yourself a winner.

  • Both WRX and Focus ST come equipped with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Subaru's BOXER engine boasts more standard horsepower than Ford's engine
  • Both models offer a standard six-speed manual transmission for true sport performance
  • Only the Subaru WRX comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive--AWD isn't even an option on the Focus

Features, Comfort, and Technology: WRX vs Focus ST

The Subaru WRX is more than just a hefty performer and a solid driver--it's also seriously well-equipped for the price. Choose the WRX Premium or Limited, and you'll receive an exceptional range of options, tech features, and more. The Focus ST gets a little left in the dust.

  • Built for the changing weather, the WRX comes standard with cozy options, like heated front seats, a windshield de-icer, and even heated mirrors
  • Mid-range WRX models pull out all the stops, with standard features like power moonroof and automatic climate control
  • The Subaru WRX provides more rear head and shoulder room, so your passengers can be as comfortable as you are
  • Because the Focus ST is a hatchback, it does offer more total interior storage space than the WRX--which many fans still hope will make a return to its five-door configuration sometime in the future

If You're Craving the Ford Focus ST in Charleston, First Check out the Subaru WRX

You're probably pretty tempted to put a new Ford Focus ST to the test in North Charleston--but take a second look at the competitive comparison above, and you'll see why the new Subaru WRX or WRX STI may be a better option for you and your lifestyle. You can browse new WRX models for sale, compare to other brands and to other Subaru models, or visit us to take a test drive.


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Everyone wants a sports car--and even if they don't want one at this moment in time, everyone's thought about how much fun it would be to roll around town in a high-performance, boisterous, and eye-catching vehicle. But not everyone in North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Hanahan, Summerville, or West Ashley can afford the payments for a turbo-charged luxury car, or can afford the inconvenience of such an impractical car. But, there is a solution: models like the Subaru WRX and Ford Focus ST.

Priced for a budget, well-equipped for daily travel in comfort, and surprisingly practical for your commute, errands, and family needs. It's true! Both of these compact performance cars provide all that you'll need in a daily driver, with the added dose of attitude of a sports car to give you the thrill you want. Compare the new Subaru WRX to the new Ford Focus ST in Charleston here.

Ford also makes the Focus RS hatchback, which is a more comparable competitor to the more powerful Subaru WRX STI model. For a comparison of those two models, please contact the team at Crews Subaru of Charleston.

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