The Subaru WRX is a rally-bred sedan that that brings the true spirit of Subaru to the masses. With all-wheel-drive, a pair of turbocharged engine options and the ability to handle asphalt, gravel, dirt or mud with ease, the WRX has become an icon among enthusiasts.
What's New for 2015
For 2015, the WRX is completely redesigned. This overhaul ushers in a stiffer chassis, a revised base engine, new transmissions and new active torque vectoring to combat the understeer that has long plagued the WRX. Subaru chose to drop the hatchback model for the new generation.
Choosing Your Subaru WRX
The engine you choose has a significant impact on WRX performance. The base WRX and its trims come with a 268-horsepower four-cylinder; WRX STI and its trims feature a 305-horsepower engine. An STI comes only with a six-speed manual transmission.
Including the WRX and WRX STI, there are six trims to choose from:
It's no mystery that the WRX is all about its sportiness, and adding the CVT really curtails the fun. So, unless you simply cannot drive a car with six-speed manual gearbox, do all you can to avoid the CVT; you'll be much more satisfied.