Hey guys, new member here! I was hunting down a thread for this topic, but couldn't find one anywhere on the internet.
Is it just me or is the 2015 WRX not the most beautiful WRX ever, while the Mustang looks better than ever. The headlights on both cars remind me of each other.
Otherwise, I'll state the obvious differences:
One is AWD and one is RWD, so if you live in the north, the WRX should come out ahead, but if you live in a warm climate it really gets close.
One has 2 doors, the other has 4, if you have a family the WRX comes out ahead, but it is still manageable to have the coupe with a family.
The Mustang will most likely end up being faster in a straight line, only by a few tenths of a second, even though it will have way more horsepower.
The Mustang is going to have too many trims to keep track of, some faster, some slower than the WRX.
A lot of WRX fans say that the WRX has plenty of affordable mods, while Mustang fans will say the exact opposite about the WRX when comparing the two.
The Mustang is going to sell a lot more because Americans are brainwashed into V8s and "having an American car", it appeals to everyone. The WRX has more of a boy racer stereotype surrounding it, and most, not all, of the WRX drivers end up being geeky males in comparison to the average Mustang drivers, which includes basically everyone.
I figured most Japanese car drivers are more open minded about comparison of cars, I couldn't even find a Mustang vs forum on the most popular Mustang forums.
What one do you think will end up coming out ahead? Personally, as of right now, I would pick a CVT WRX, because I don't want to go back to a manual transmission living in a city, and the fact that less people know what a WRX is in comparison to a Mustang, it's always cool to explain your car to average people that are interested. I think I would even pick a Limited BRZ over the Mustang because of that reason.