This comparison might be somewhat more worthwhile when the 2012 STi is finally announced. Subaru has mentioned to have "high expectations" for it. Rumors point to a new engine (finally) with a sizable power bump in the 330hp range (citation
). If they find a way to increase the fit and finish (which is TERRIBLE in an STi), you might be somewhat
better off to compare them. Even so, I personally still would not compare these two cars but it seems to come up enough on this forum.