If you're shopping for a performance sedan, you might be considering two of the top mainstream models right now: the Subaru WRX and Honda Civic Type-R. Both boast a significant upside and get the Gillman stamp of approval.


The Honda Civic Type-R model's sole engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that achieves 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Test drive the Subaru model at Gillman Subaru Southwest and you'll have two engines to choose from: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 268hp and 258 lb-ft of torque or a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of 310hp and 290 lb-ft of torque.

Drive Train

Subaru of America's commitment to standard all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles doesn't stop with the brand's sedans and SUVs. Impressively, the Subaru WRX comes equipped with AWD, and it's one of the few vehicles in its class to do so.

Equally appealing is the fact that this Subaru performance car offers two transmission choices - a six-speed manual for driving purists and a six-speed automatic gearbox for drivers desiring a hands-off approach.

The Honda Civic Type-R comes with front-wheel drive (FWD) as well as a six-speed manual transmission. It has a 0-60 time of 5 seconds that outpaces the Subaru WRX model's time of 5.7 seconds - a very close race.


Both the Subaru WRX and Honda Civic Type R are equally entertaining models. The 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster on the Honda model has a red theme and a distinct appearance for each drive mode. Your soundtrack should match your vehicle's performance, and that's why the WRX features a Harman Kardon premium audio system that captures detail-rich acoustics through enhanced sound control and superior high sound output.

Price Point

Subaru of America and the Honda brand are both respected for the big-time value found in all of their models. Modest price point, plentiful standard features.

The Subaru WRX starts at $27,495 at our nearby Subaru dealership , and the Honda Civic Type-R comes in at $37,895 at our various Honda locations.

Buy From Our San Antonio Car Dealer Today

Despite the competitive segment, and the Honda Civic Type-R and Subaru WRX deliver a winning combination of capability, value, and performance. Schedule a test drive with our local dealers today so you can get behind the wheel and learn about our latest Honda and Subaru financing options.