The high-performance small car segment is undergoing something of a renaissance these days as more and more manufacturers introduce scalding-hot vehicles with trim dimensions.
The Subaru WRX STI is an established favorite, offering drop-kick acceleration and four-corner traction. But this Japanese automaker isn’t the only company that owns this particular performance formula.
Ford’s new Focus RS is the HOTTEST version of this small car. It features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that cranks out 350 horses and just as much torque. All-wheel drive ensures the RS can actually handle all of that giddy-up.
Can’t decide which one you like better? Here’s a detailed rundown of each car.