Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2015 Subaru WRX OVERVIEW
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.
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