Subaru WRX
Subaru WRX
Subaru WRX

2022 Subaru WRX

Pros:  Snappy acceleration; agile handling with confidence-inspiring, all-weather capability of all-wheel drive; improved all-around refinement compared to previous-generation models

Cons: Several safety/driver-assistance features not available on manual-transmission models; higher-performance STI model is not going to return to the line; polarizing styling

CG Says: The 2022 Subaru WRX is redesigned on an all-new platform, gaining a larger engine, an available adaptive-damper suspension, and other new features. The WRX is a sporty/performance version of Subaru’s Impreza compact sedan; it comes standard with all-wheel drive that features active torque vectoring. A 271-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder replaces the previous 268-hp turbo 2.0-liter four.  A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on base, Premium, and Limited models; a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters is optional. The top-line GT model comes solely with the CVT. Available features include Subaru’s STARLINK infotainment system with an 11.6-inch touchscreen, heated front seats and exterior mirrors, and 18-inch wheels in place of the standard 17s. Exclusive to the GT are the adaptive-damper suspension and Recaro-brand sport front seats with synthetic suede upholstery. Available safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, reverse automatic braking, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. The rally-racing-inspired WRX is an intriguing performance-car value that has few direct competitors. It offers invigorating all-around performance and the all-weather versatility of all-wheel drive, with enough refinement and practicality to make it a fine daily driver.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels All-wheel drive
Manufacturer Subaru
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices

Base: $30,065
Premium: $32,565
Limited: $36,955
GT: $42,855

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Subaru WRX
2022 Subaru WRX
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - NA

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