2019 Ford Mustang vs 2019 Subaru WRX 

2019 Ford Mustang vs 2019 Subaru WRX

The 2019 Ford Mustang stays true to its rich muscle car lineage with an advanced performance-oriented setup perfected through years of fine tuning. The Subaru WRX talks a big game, but does this aspiring sports car have what it takes to challenge the ‘Stang? See for yourself when we stack the 2019 Ford Mustang and the 2019 Subaru WRX against each other in this model comparison. 

Drivers don’t just buy Ford for the brand name. They buy Ford for the promise of quality and reliability. In their 2018 Initial Quality Study, J.D. Power and Associates rated the Mustang 1st among midsize sporty cars. The WRX didn’t even break into the top three in its category. Looking into other models produced by the automakers, Ford has a far more promising track record than Subaru. In fact, Ford ranked well above the industry average for initial quality, taking 5th overall. Subaru, on the other hand, took 28th. 

2019 Ford Mustang 


2019 Subaru WRX 

$35,355  Starting MSRP  $27,195 
3 Engine Options  2
526 hp / 429 lb.-ft.  Max Horsepower / Torque  310 hp / 290 lb.-ft. 
4.4 sec.  0-60 MPH Time  4.9 sec. 

Comparing the Performance Specs of the 2019 Ford Mustang and the 2019 Subaru WRX 

From bottom to top of the lineup, the Mustang consistently offers more horsepower and torque than the Subaru WRX.  

The 2019 Subaru WRX’s standard 2.0-liter turbo caps off at just 268 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The WRX's only other engine option, the 2.5-liter turbo, maxes out the lineup at 310 horsepower and 290 lb.-ft. of torque.  

Even with the most basic model, the Mustang EcoBoost tops the WRX’s maximum specs with a robust 2.3-liter turbo that delivers 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. On GT models, the 2019 Ford Mustang lineup also offers a 5.0-liter V8 (460 horsepower, 420 lb.-ft. of torque) or a 5.2-liter V8 (526 horsepower, 429 lb.-ft. of torque) on the Shelby GT350. 

Equipped with the 5.0-liter V8, the Mustang rockets from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The WRX takes 5.7 seconds to make the sprint with the 2.0-liter turbo and 4.9 seconds with the 2.5-liter turbo.