A head to head comparison of a 2016 Ford Mustang to a 2016 Subaru WRX in Engine Performance.


 
  • Jones Ford Buckeye Journal
  • Nov 20th 2017 - 375 days ago
  • Surprise, AZ
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Compared To Subaru WRX 2016



The Mustang has more powerful engines than the WRX:

Horsepower

Torque

Mustang 3.7 DOHC V6

300 HP

280 lbs.-ft.

Mustang ECOBoost 2.3 turbo 4 cyl.

310 HP

320 lbs.-ft.

Mustang GT 5.0 DOHC V8

435 HP

400 lbs.-ft.

WRX 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

268 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

WRX STI 2.5 turbo 4 cyl.

305 HP

290 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Road & Track the Mustang GT 5.0 DOHC V8 is faster than the WRX STI 2.5 turbo 4 cyl. (manual transmissions tested):

Mustang

WRX

Zero to 60 MPH

4.5 sec

4.8 sec

Quarter Mile

13 sec

13.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

112 MPH

102.8 MPH

As tested in Car and Driver the Mustang ECOBoost 2.3 turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Subaru WRX 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (automatics tested):

Mustang

WRX

Zero to 60 MPH

5.2 sec

5.5 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

6 sec

6.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.9 sec

14.3 sec

In a Road & Track race course test, the Ford Mustang GT Fastback was clocked 2.65 seconds faster than the Subaru WRX STI (56.81 sec. vs. 59.46 sec.) at an average lap speed 10.7 MPH faster (127.2 MPH vs. 116.5 MPH).