The 2019 Subaru WRX was introduced in 2015 as part of the third WRX generation. This vehicle can be driven on different road surfaces thanks to its breathtaking performance. However, this comes at the cost of a subtle design that is unlikely to drop any jaws of onlookers. This high-performance sports sedan is practical, visceral and dynamic. It's like a strong action movie star who can only play a supporting role because he lacks Brad Pitts’s good looks. This all-wheel-drive vehicle can be described as a “good bargain” because of its attributes. And it has a starting price that is under $30K.
Should we expect anything new?
The 2019 Subaru WRX comes with some new stuff. It has more advanced driver and safety aids, an updated infotainment system, and a new gray trim level: the limited-edition Series. In addition to this, a 5-hp bump is among the small revisions that have been added to the drivetrain of the WRX STI.
What does the exterior look like?
The 2019 Subaru WRX does not come with any significant changes to its exterior. It has remained pretty much the same, just like Donald Trump’s hair. In 2018, this vehicle’s functional hood scoop and wide upper grille was complimented by a larger lower grille. We are in love with the four large exhaust outlets, the rear bumper, and the flared fenders. You will get 19-inch wheels in the STI. Subaru says that the STI’s huge rear spoiler helps stability and downforce. The STI limited is available with a low-profile trunk spoiler for people who don’t want a huge wing on the decklid with the STI’s horsepower. The STI also comes with Brembo brakes which have yellow calipers and cross-drilled rotors.
What are the highs and lows of this vehicle?
This vehicle boasts of great acceleration, a good infotainment system, excellent safety record, and strong performance. It offers great steering and handling reflexes on twisting roads, and it also comes with numerous premium safety options. On the negative side, it has a subpar interior quality when compared to rivals as well as excessive wind and road noise. The rivals also bring more power for money. We also feel that its look is a little subtle.
What is under the hood?
This vehicle is offered in two modes: the WRX and WRX STI. They have turbocharged flat-4 engines; the WRX STI comes with a 310-horsepower 2.5-liter engine while the WRX has a 268-horsepower 2.0-liter engine. The WRX is available with a CVT transmission while a 6-speed manual transmission is standard for both. The Subaru WRX is in a heated rivalry with the Ford Focus ST, the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Honda Civic Si sedan. The stronger STI fights it out with the Honda Civic Type R, the Ford Focus RS and the all-wheel-drive VW Golf R.
Who is it made for?
The Subaru STI and WRX are enjoyable to use in any area because of their 4-season utility and legitimate trunk and room for five. However, the sophisticated all-wheel-drive attributes of this vehicle make it perfect for people who live in places with stormy weather like New England, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest.
Who won’t like it?
This vehicle is strictly a 4-door sedan, and it is, therefore, a terrible choice for people who are looking for a more versatile hatchback. Subaru fans love flat-4 engines for their grumbly character; however, the critics think that the engine sounds "agricultural." Yes, they think it is as boring as watching a chicken trying to rap like Eminem.
How much does it cost?
This vehicle is priced attractively. The retail price is just over $28,000. You will spend less for the Honda Civic Si sedan but it “only” offers 205 horsepower and it is a front-driver. You’ll spend a little over $30,000 to get the WRX Premium while the WRX Limited costs around $35,000.