Athleticism Versus Muscle.  Comparing the Subaru WRX and Ford Mustang for Memphis Drivers

They are two cars with two different approaches to muscle.  The compact Subaru WRX is geared for performance and engineered to tackle the most treacherous roads from Germantown to West Memphis.  The Ford Mustang has the name and the reputation.  It was built for speed and has generations of fans.  But a legacy does not cement a car as flawless.  Jim Keras Subaru of Memphis is proud to show off its sporty and athletic Subaru WRX to let you decide which is the perfect car for you.

Both the Subaru WRX is built to hold five people in a spacious cabin with large supportive seats.  The Ford Mustang can realistically seat up to four people, with the biggest emphasis coming in the front rows.  It is designed to impress the two people closest to the dash.


  • Subaru WRX: Pumped up with a powerful 258-horsepower turbocharged SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder.  It is matched to the smooth six-speed manual transmission for high-performance action. Symmetrical all-wheel drive is customary on all Subaru models.  That earns you an EPA estimated 21 mpg when cruising the streets of Bartlett.  Hitting the highway from Germantown to Memphis will net you 27 mpg.
  • Ford Mustang: The Mustang has built its reputation on its muscular options.  It packs a punch with its four engine options, ranging from 310 horsepower to 480 horsepower.  You catch an EPA estimated 21 mg in the city and another 32 on the highway.


  • Subaru WRX: When it comes to safety, Subaru has all your bases covered.  Starting with the Subaru EyeSight suite, which includes a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking.  The 2019 Subaru WRX was rated an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+.  Even the Subaru StarLink communication feature looks out for you when you're in a collision, by contacting emergency services.
  • Ford Mustang: All the power the Ford Mustang provides won't mean much if you don't feel safety when using it.  A rearview camera is the only standard piece of safety equipment.  Beyond that, you have to pay extra for rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning or adaptive cruise control.
  • Technology

  • Subaru WRX: The Subaru StarLink infotainment system fits perfectly inside the cabin of the Subaru WRX.  You'll find a vibrant 6.5-inch touchscreen that pairs up with Apple and Android smartphone integration, Bluetooth and satellite radio.  Navigation is available on the upper trim levels.  StarLink is easy-to-use and provides clear menus for high visibility.
  • Ford Mustang: much like its safety features, the Ford Mustang provides little in terms of standard technology.  You get a voice-controlled Sync system.  When you start buying the upgraded SYNC 3 system, you'll find more items available, like smartphone integration and satellite radio.  For anything more than that, you need to look toward the pricier higher trim levels.
  • Visit Jim Keras for a Test Drive in Memphis

    The Subaru WRX has the power to impress all of your passengers, while providing you access to your road trip playlists and protection from the road.  Come see how it handles by scheduling a test drive at Jim Keras Subaru in Memphis.  Plan ahead and fill out a financing application prior to your visit.  Get behind the wheel of a Subaru WRX and add some technology to your sports car.