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Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX can trace its lineage back to the mid-1990s with the Impreza WRX, but it became a stand-alone model in 2013.

The all-wheel drive turbocharged four cylinder is a wolf in four-door sedan clothing, and offers a level of performance above other cars in the same price point.

For the current generation, Subaru is offering the 2.4-litre turbocharged WRX with a traditional six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission, and features a return of the wagon bodystyle. The once-hallowed higher-performance STi version has been discontinued to make way for the brand's move toward electrification.

Current prices range from $40,990 to $62,440 for the WRX (AWD) and WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition.

Subaru WRX Colours

Choose the sedan version of the WRX and you have the choice of the following colours: Ceramic White, Ice Silver Metallic, Solar Orange Pearl, Ignition Red, WR Blue Pearl, Sapphire Blue Pearl, Magnetite Grey Metallic and Crystal Black Silica.

The Sportswagon can be had in all those hues, too - except Solar Orange Pearl, which is reserved for the four-door.

The good news is that no colour option adds any extra cost - they're all $0.

  • Ceramic White
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Solar Orange Pearl
  • Ignition Red
  • WR Blue Pearl
  • Sapphire Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Grey Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Subaru WRX Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Subaru WRX varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $40,990 and going to $62,440 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $40,990 $62,440
2022 Wagon 2.4L, PULP, CVT AUTO $49,990 $57,990
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $32,600 $65,120
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $28,900 $60,500
2019 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $26,900 $53,020
2018 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $25,000 $49,060
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Subaru WRX Accessories

The standard goodies on the WRX range includes 18-inch wheels across all variants, though the design varies between sedan and wagon models, and the sedans get better tyres, too.

If you want, you can accessorise your WRX with additional items from the brand's add-on parts catalogue. Items include roof racks, a cargo pod, bike rack, STI body kit, different wheels, mirror caps and more.

Subaru WRX Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru WRX here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

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Subaru WRX Speed

Subaru claims the  0-100km/h time for the manual sedan is 6.0 seconds which is identical to the last WRX despite this new model scoring a bigger engine. As for the CVT automatic versions? The 0-100 time is 6.1 seconds (was 6.3), and that figure is for both sedan and wagon.

Subaru WRX Wheel Size

The Subaru WRX has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x45 R18 9 for Wagon in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 Wagon 225x45 R18 9 225x45 R18 9
2022 Sedan 245x40 R18 245x40 R18
2021 Sedan 245x40 R18 245x40 R18
2020 Sedan 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2019 Sedan 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2018 Sedan 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Subaru WRX Wheel Sizes

Subaru WRX Interior

The interior of the Subaru WRX has seen big changes for the new-generation model. It is more modern, high-tech, and comfort-focused than ever before.

The standout inclusions comprise a huge 11.6-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 2x front USB ports, a six-speaker stereo on the base grade version, and cloth seat trim. 

Choose the mid-spec RS and you score nicer stuff, like sat nav, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon stereo with subwoofer, power adjustable front seats, heated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, ultrasuede seat trim and more.

The range-topping tS version has a marginally more upmarket interior with STI logos throughout (steering wheel and seats), as well as felt-lined door pockets up front.

Note - all manual versions miss out on rear seat directional air vents, and have a manual handbrake instead of an electronic handbrake.

Subaru WRX Fuel Consumption

The Subaru WRX is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.2L/100km for Sedan /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 Sedan 9.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2022 Wagon 8.5L/100km 2.4L PULP CVT AUTO
2021 Sedan 9.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Sedan 9.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 9.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 9.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Subaru WRX Pricing and Specs for 2022

Subaru WRX Seats

The Subaru WRX - whether you choose the sedan or Sportswagon - has five seats. The front ones are sporty bucket seats, and the trim that covers them depends on the model you select. Go for the tS, and you even get STI embroidered on the fronts. 

Subaru WRX Seats

Subaru WRX Dimensions

The dimensions of the Subaru WRX Sedan and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 Sedan 1475x1795x4595 mm 135 mm
2022 Wagon 1500x1795x4755 mm 140 mm
2021 Sedan 1475x1795x4595 mm 135 mm
2020 Sedan 1475x1795x4595 mm 135 mm
2019 Sedan 1475x1795x4595 mm 135 mm
2018 Sedan 1475x1795x4595 mm 135 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Subaru WRX Dimensions

Subaru WRX Boot Space

Cargo volume for the WRX Sportswagon is 492 litres with seats up and 902L with the back seats folded down (and 1430L to the ceiling). The cargo capacity of the sedan is 411L (RS and tS) to 414L (base model).

All grades have a space-saver spare wheel, too.