What are the best sports compact sports cars of 2021, the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai Veloster N, Subaru WRX STI, Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86, or Volkswagen Golf GTI? According to a new report from RPM, the 2021 Subaru WRX STI is the best based on reliability, quality, performance, and value.
RPM ranks the Volkswagen Golf GTI/Golf R number three, Honda Civic Type R number two, and the 2021 Subaru WRX STI number one. They say the WRX and STI offer the best performance for the price.
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They give the nod to the WRX and WRX STI for their turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engines. The WRX is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 268 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque. The STI is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer producing 310 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque.
RPM also gives the WRX and STI the best ranking for their “highly efficient…