The 2018 Subaru WRX comes in five designs. Every WRX has a turbocharger that breathes enough fresh air to keep the 2.0L injector, fuel cell fuel system happy. The 2018 Subaru WRX has a four-cylinder engine that outputs a 268hp and 258 torque. The WRX drives on all four wheels. If you are looking for a compact sedan that is fun to drive, than the WRX is a top choice. The car has two-row spacious seats but also falls short of many competitors. The other cars in the same class have more upscale cabins, while some class rivals are available as a sedan or hatchback.
What's new in the 2018 Subaru WRX?
The 2018 Subaru WRX receives a front fascia, an improved suspension, a new performance package, a larger multifunction display, an updated EyeSight safety suite and available Recaro seats. The quicker WRX STI comes standard with new 19-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, and a revised all-wheel-drive system.
What are the trim levels of the 2018 Subaru WRX?
The WRX is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 268 horsepower and a 258 lb-ft torque. The 2018 Subaru WRX holds the world record for fastest 6 Speed STI in the quarter mile with a stunning 8.46 seconds at 165mph.Some say that it's a "world rallycross" and many call it the "white bullet" in reference to the fact that it's faster than a speeding train. The WRX STI model gets a 2.5-liter turbo-four with 305 hp and 290lb-ft.
A six-speed manual is standard on the WRX, and a CVT is optional, while the WRX STI comes entirely with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2018 WRX stand at 21mpg in the city and 27mpg on the highway for the manual, it's 18/24 mpg with the CVT. The quicker WRX STI is yet to be rated, but the 2017 model returned a 17/23 mpg. The trunk space offers 12 cubic feet and can also be expanded with the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats.
What are the Standard and Optional features of the 2018 Subaru WRX?
Standard features in the 2018 Subaru WRX include: an upgraded 5.9-inch instrument cluster display, Subaru's Starlink infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, cloth upholstery, front sport seats, and a front view camera.
Optional features include the navigation system, a Harman Kardon audio system, dual zone climate control, adaptive LED lights, power operated rear seats, a sunroof, fog lights, leather upholstery and 18-inch alloy wheels. The new performance package for the WRX adds Recaro seats, Jurid brake pads and red brake calipers.
What are the safety features of the 2018 Subaru WRX?
The 2018 Subaru WRX has not yet been crash tested, but the 2017 model received a top safety rating from the IIHS, receiving a good score on all features except on the headlights test where it received a marginal rating. In the IIHS's crash report, the WRX crash prevention test ratings emerged as superior since it avoided a collision at a speed of 25-mph.
It has an EyeSight safety suite which features: an adaptive cruise control, a lane keeping assist, a forward collision warning, sway warning and a lane departure warning. However, these tech-designs are only available on the range-topping Limited trim.
How does it feel to drive the 2018 Subaru WRX?
The 268hp WRX makes it easy to keep the 2.0l turbo engine from 0- 60mph in a time of 5.4 seconds, hence retaining it in sweet spot than most of its rivals; however, it requires a violent, high-rev launch technique. The WRX stopped from 60 mph in 110 feet, the brake show good resistance to fade but the pedal reaction is unremarkable. The steering is neither hyper nor fidgety on the highway and more capable in dirt and mud.