The Subaru WRX STI features an all-wheel drive setup with a turbocharged flat-four along with some stylish design. The Chevrolet Camaro, on the other hand, is a good ol’ American icon boasting classic proportions and a sturdy V8.
Under the hood, the Subaru is equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter boxer-four mill which churns out 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft torque. This model comes with a six-ratio manual.
The STI offers great grip thanks to its performance-tuned version of Subaru’s symmetrical AWD system. Aside that, it has a driver-controllable center differential along with a Torsen limited-slip unit at the back which gives a nominal front-to-rear torque of 41-to-59.
Meanwhile, the Camaro is fitted with a 6.2-liter small block V8, producing a whooping 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft torque. Buyers can opt between the six-speed manual transmission or an eight-ratio automatic.
Both the Camaro and the WRX STI averages at 19 miles per gallon. The Subaru may beat the Camaro by one MPG in city driving, 17mpg, but the latter is the more economical model, with its 25mpg highway rating.
So, which do you think is the better model?
Well, AutoGuide recently pitted these two against each other in a poll and it appears that 72 percent out of 586 respondents had opted for the Subaru WRX STI.