Originally Posted by whitetiger
if you have the mod bug and can live with the smaller and generally cheaper(but not by much really) interior of the WRX, then you should get the wrx.
AFAIK, there is no aftermarket turbo options for the 5th gen LGT. you are currently limited to whatever stage 2 power levels are. also, the wrx comes stock with a bigger turbo, so you will get more out of it in general.
There is a turbo upgrade path for the 5th gen with BNR. Below is a BNR That's 318 HP to the wheels on a Mustang dyno. To the crank is about 20% more or 381 HP to the crank and 416 ft-lb TQ.
Yes a WRX has more abundent parts, but the 2010+ LGT can be easily modified to Stage II. WRX has a larger turbo and will deiver more top end HP. But the equal lenght headers and turbo placement let the 5th gen turbo spool quickly with little lag.
It is is quite the sleeper. The increase HP/TQ down low is well suited as a daily driver. Add the extra comfort of the 5th gen both up front and big increased in rear seat comfort.
First Graph: 5th Gen LGT with 4th Gen LGTs with HA68 and FMIC .
Second Graph: 5th Gen and WRX Stage II
Third Graph: 5th Gen and 4th Gen Stage II or more