Posted Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:22pm

2022 Subaru BRZ vs. 2022 Volkswagen GTI: Everyday Reality

On the surface, it may not make a lot of sense to compare, for a few reasons. The BRZ is rear-wheel drive, the GTI front-drive. The Subie runs a 228-hp, 2.4-liter naturally aspirated horizontally opposed engine tht keeps the car’s center of gravity low, the VW a more traditional (i.e., tall) 241-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 transversely mounted in the bay. The BRZ is a svelte two-door sports coupe, the GTI a five-door hatchback that’s longer, wider, and weighs 260 pounds more—an almost 10 percent increase in mass.