When you look at what the Subaru WRX has to offer right now it would be better going up against the Ford Fiesta ST rather than taking on the Ford Focus.
The Ford Fiesta ST offers the 1.6 litre 4 cylinder engine which comes with the six speed manual transmission and this gives up 197 horses along with 202 torque. You should be able to get about 35mpg on the highway and about 26mpg when travelling around the city. It offers up safety equipment such as dusk sensing headlights, fog lights and post-collision safety system.
The Subaru WRX STi offers the 2 litre flat 4 engine and this comes with the six speed transmission and offers up 268 horses and 258 of torque. The WRX should give you around 27mpg when driving on the highway and around 20mpg in the city. It offers emergency braking, tire pressure monitoring and DRL traction control.
The Subaru WRX comes in at $26, 695 and the Ford Fiesta ST has a price tag of $21, 460.