2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2022 Subaru WRX Hatchbacks in Colorado

2022 VW Golf GTI vs 2022 Subaru WRX

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. 2022 Subaru WRX

The newest iteration of the legendary hatchback from the German brand, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI is ready to give Denver Metro drivers a sporty edge to the traditional hatchback experience. Modernized with premium interior content and boasting an impressive efficiency to meet its responsive performance, the Golf GTI is a welcome addition to any Denver Metro family’s selection of vehicles. The Volkswagen compares favorably to competitors such as the 2022 Subaru WRX.  


Enhanced for the new model year, the 2022 VW Golf GTI comes equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. With 241 horsepower ready to be commanded around town or out on the highway, Denver Metro customers will appreciate the sporty feel of the vehicle. Comparatively, the 2022 Subaru WRX is equipped with a larger 2.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 271 horsepower. While the WRX offers slightly more performance than the Golf GTI, the Volkswagen makes up for this with a significant fuel efficiency advantage. With EPA estimates of 24 MPG city/34 MPG highway, the Golf GTI far exceeds the 19 MPG city/26 MPG highway estimates of the WRX. Every Golf GTI comes with FWD maneuverability, while every WRX is equipped with Symmetrical AWD handling.  

Interior Features

For families who rely on their vehicles for large grocery runs or for transporting extra items while having everyone in the vehicle, the 2022 Golf GTI offers more cargo space than the 2022 Subaru WRX. The Volkswagen offers 19.9 cubic feet of cargo space, while the WRX only gives customers 12.5 cubic feet to work with. Every Golf GTI also comes with standard heated functionality in the front seating, which is an available option on select trims of the WRX. Both vehicles offer a wide selection of immersive and convenient interior amenities, however, the Golf GTI comes with a standard wireless charger for hassle-free charging. Standard Wi-Fi® is found in the 2022 Golf GTI thanks to the VW Car-Net® services.  

Safety Features

To keep the Golf GTI ahead of its competition for family-oriented safety and convenience, the hatchback has been equipped with features that are not present in the standard WRX trim level. One of the most convenient systems that every Golf GTI gets to enjoy is Adaptive Cruise Control, allowing drivers to focus their attention on the road while the vehicle handles the accelerating and decelerating functions of the ride. This feature is available on select upper-level trims of the Subaru WRX. The Volkswagen also comes with standard Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert which is notably absent from the base WRX trim level.  

Shop with Emich VW for a New 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Being a preferred destination in the Denver Metro region for new Volkswagen vehicles like the 2022 Golf GTI, Emich VW is happy to help you with any questions you have about the elite hatchback. Contact or stop by our Denver dealership today and speak with a sales consultant about finding a version of the Golf GTI that fits your needs the best. Find out why we have received the continual business of discerning Volkswagen fans all across Colorado today!  


  2022 VW Golf GTI    2022 Subaru WRX 
Base MSRP  $30,540  $30,100 
Horsepower  241 HP  271 HP 
City Estimated MPG:  24 MPG  19 MPG 
Highway Estimated MPG:    34 MPG  26 MPG