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BMW M2 vs. Subaru WRX

In comparing the BMW M2 to the Subaru WRX, the BMW M2 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Subaru WRX has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the BMW M2 versus the Subaru WRX, the Subaru WRX is a better car than the BMW M2.

BMW M2 versus Subaru WRX Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW M2 ranges from $53,220 to $65,883 while a used Subaru WRX from the same model year range is priced between $25,755 to $41,630.

BMW M2 versus Subaru WRX Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW M2 is 6.9 out of 10 while the Subaru WRX's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the BMW M2 being ranked 26 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars and the Subaru WRX being ranked 10 out of 51 Best Small Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW M2’s base engine makes 405 horsepower, and the Subaru WRX base engine makes 271 horsepower. The M2 is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 329 miles. The WRX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Subaru WRX, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The BMW M2, a sports car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room trunk space.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Subaru WRX has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Subaru WRX has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$53,220 - $65,883

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,948 - $44,328

Used Asking Price:

$25,755 - $41,630

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

29.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

6.9 / 10

Reliability:

6.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

25 / 40
26 / 40

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 51
23 / 51
26 / 51
27 / 51

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Competition

Trim Levels

Base, Premium, Limited, GT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

405 hp @ 5230 rpm

Torque:

406 foot-lbs @ 2350 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.113 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

271 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.082 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 24 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

247 / 329 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

315 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.4 inches

Cargo Space:

13.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

86.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3600 lbs

Width:

78.3 inches

Height:

55.5 inches

Length:

176.2 inches

Wheelbase:

106 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3297 lbs

Width:

79.3 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

183.8 inches

Wheelbase:

105.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/35R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R17