Subaru WRX
Subaru WRX
Subaru WRX

2020 Subaru WRX

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

Cons: Stiff ride, especially with STI; cramped rear seat; some drivers feel that the CVT transmission isn’t sufficiently sporty

CG Says: The 2020 Subaru WRX is little changed. The available Performance Package now includes Brembo brakes and the STI now has standard keyless access and starting. The Subaru WRX is a sporty/performance compact sedan with standard all-wheel drive that features active torque vectoring to direct power to the wheel or wheels that need it most in any given situation. The WRX has a 268-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and offers the option of a continuously variable transmission on Premium and Limited models in addition to a 6-speed manual transmission. The sporty WRX STI boasts a 310-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four and comes solely with a 6-speed manual. Available safety features included pre-collision braking, lane-departure warning, Reverse Auto Braking, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. The base WRX is an intriguing performance-car value that has few direct competitors, and the updates and improvements of its 2015 redesign made it more compelling. The WRX STI’s higher price, seriously stiff ride, and raucous nature make it best suited for serious performance enthusiasts who are willing to forgo some comfort and practicality for extra speed and agility.

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: $28,395
Premium: $30,695
Limited: $32,995
STI: $37,895
STI Limited: $42,595

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (WRX)
Horsepower
268
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-27

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder (STI)
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

Subaru WRX STI
2020 Subaru WRX STI
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

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