2017 Subaru WRX vs. 2017 Ford Focus

 

Subaru is a brand known for its incredible handling, but the new Ford Focus offers fierce competition. Handling is just one aspect for a car and the big picture tells the full story. When the 2017 Subaru WRX and 2017 Ford Focus hit the pavement, which one crosses the finish line first?

Drivetrain

Every model on the Subaru lineup comes stocked with standard all-wheel drive. That alone gives the WRX better handling than the Focus. When behind the wheel of a WRX, drivers can rest assured knowing the all-wheel drive system optimizes handling under any road condition.

Both models pack a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine but they're far from equal. The Subaru WRX's engine produces 268 horsepower while the Ford Focus's engine only brings 252 hp to the road.

Body Style

Like all Subaru vehicles, the Subaru WRX is built for reliability, evidenced by the powerful engine and all-wheel drive powertrain. Increased handling and more power all come standard when looking into the 2017 Subaru WRX.