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2022 Subaru WRX

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2022 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $29,605
2022 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $32,105
2022 Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $36,495
2022 GT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $42,395
Expert Rating
3.1 (Good)

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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What's New

The 2022 Subaru WRX benefits from a total redesign that includes a new platform, powertrain, and line-topping GT trim level. The restyled body receives numerous aerodynamic enhancements, and the retuned suspension promises quicker steering response and a smoother, quieter ride. The available tablet-style touchscreen offers a split-screen display and integrated climate controls. The rally-bred WRX arrived in the U.S. 20 years ago and is now in its fifth generation. Shoppers should be aware that the higher-performance WRX STI is not being redesigned.

Choosing Your Subaru WRX

The 2022 Subaru WRX comes in four trim levels: WRX (base), Premium, Limited, and GT. Pricing starts at $30,065 including destination and tops out at $42,855 for the GT.

Engine Choices

Every 2022 WRX sedan is powered by a new 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive with active torque vectoring is standard on all trims.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the WRS, Premium, and Limited. Priced from $1,850, the available continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) features an eight-speed manual shift mode and paddle shifters. The GT gets the CVT as standard.

Manual models are EPA-rated at 19 miles per gallon city, 26 mpg highway, and 22 combined. With the CVT, the fuel economy ratings ease to 19/25/21 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The 2022 WRX remains a practical performance car. The compact sedan can seat five without complaint. The trunk holds 12.5 cubic feet, and a split-folding rear seat is standard.

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Safety Features

For models equipped with the manual transmission, driver assistance technology is restricted to automatic high beams and, on the Limited only, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross-traffic alert. With the CVT, all models come standard with lane-keeping assist, sway warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control with lane-centering. The Limited and GT also get reverse automatic braking.


The WRX starts out with a seven-inch touchscreen, six speakers, two USB ports, HD and satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Moving up to the Premium brings an 11.6-inch touchscreen and two rear USB ports. An 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. is available on the Premium — bundled with a sunroof — for $1,875. Both items are standard on the Limited and GT, along with navigation.

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2022 Subaru WRX — MSRP From $30,065

The base WRX offers cloth sport seats, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped shift knob and flat-bottom steering wheel, and aluminum pedal covers. The exterior features LED headlights, quad stainless exhaust outlets, and summer performance tires on 17-inch aluminum wheels.

2022 Subaru WRX Premium — MSRP From $32,565

The Premium gains a number of popular features, including remote start, proximity entry, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, wiper de-icers, and dual-zone climate control. Outside are LED fog lights and 18-inch wheels.

2022 Subaru WRX Limited — MSRP From $36,955

The Limited picks up sueded fabric upholstery, a 10-way power driver seat, and adaptive headlights. The sunroof and Harman Kardon system are also standard.

2022 Subaru WRX GT — MSRP From $42,855

Along with the standard CVT, the GT adds an adaptive suspension system and selectable driving modes (Comfort, Normal, Sport). Front passengers are held in place by Recaro performance seats.

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The 2022 Subaru WRX is an exciting performer no matter how it's equipped. For the best balance of features to price, the Premium comes out on top. The automatic transmission is money well spent since it brings in a bundle of safety features at no extra cost.

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- Punchy turbo engine
- CVT adds tons of safety features
- Equal parts athleticism and practicality
- Still enjoyable to drive


- Few safety features with manual transmission
- Range-topping GT automatic only
- Controversial body cladding

Expert Rating
3.1 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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More Grown Up. The rally-inspired and immensely enjoyable Subaru WRX is back for 2022 as a fully redesigned model. The 2022 WRX doesn’t look radically different from the previous sedan, besides its controversial body cladding, but it’s a far more refined vehicle than before. The new WRX offers better ride quality than before, a quieter cabin, and more high-tech features. Despite being more refined than the outgoing model, the WRX is still enjoyable to drive and highly capable on the track.

Enjoyable, Approachable Performance. In a segment that continues to shrink, the WRX stands out for coming with standard all-wheel drive. Every model, even those equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission route power to all four wheels. In addition to being able to tackle inclement weather and gravel roads, the WRX is a skilled backroad carver and capable track machine.

Under the hood, the 2022 WRX features a new turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four engine that makes 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. While a 3 hp bump in power isn’t a huge difference, Subaru has fitted the WRX with a new wastegate and new turbocharger air bypass valves for a better torque curve and improved responsiveness. The engine delivers a strong punch and consumers that opt for the available continuously variable automatic transmission should notice quicker shifts.

The WRX has a stiffer structure for 2022 with 28% more torsional stiffness. What this means in the real world is that the WRX continues to be a sporty sedan with serious moves. The sedan responds quickly to steering inputs, corners sharply, and has little lean. The WRX’s ride straddles the fine line of being comfortable while translating road conditions back to the driver. The range-topping GT trim, which is only available with a CVT, is offered with adaptive suspension for a smoother ride.

Highly Practical. The WRX may not offer the same level of versatility as a few of the hatchbacks that it competes against, but it’s still a sedan that’s capable of being a comfortable car for four adults or two adults and three kids. In the back, the 2022 WRX has roughly an extra inch of legroom, making it more comfortable than before for passengers. The trunk, while smaller than the average for the class with 12.5 cubic feet of cargo space, is still large enough for the majority of people in need of a daily driver. The trunk can be accessed from the cabin through the 60/40 split-folding rear seat for long items.

The standard seats in the sedan are highly supportive and the rest of the cabin features sporty touches like a D-shaped steering wheel and alloy pedals. The GT trim is the only WRX in the lineup to come with heavily bolstered Recaro seats that not only look great but are meant to hold the driver and passenger in place during hard cornering. Unfortunately, with the WRX putting performance above other attributes, the cabin comes with a lot of plastic pieces. They feel durable and look good, but they’re hard to miss.

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Skip The Base Trim. While we enjoy a sporty vehicle with an affordable price tag, the base WRX misses out on a lot of high-tech features. The standard WRX comes with two seven-inch touchscreens in the center console that are split by an unsightly trim piece. In addition to looking ungainly, the touchscreens have Subaru’s old infotainment system that looks outdated.

We highly recommend starting off with the Premium trim that comes with Subaru’s new 11.6-inch touchscreen that’s oriented vertically. It also receives dual-zone automatic climate control, dual rear USB ports, keyless entry, push-button start, 18-inch wheels, and larger tires.

If you want features like adaptive cruise control, Recaro seats, a drive mode selector, matte gray 18-inch wheels, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, you have to move up to the range-topping GT trim. With a starting price tag of $42,855 (with destination), the 2022 WRX GT trim is $4,685 more than last year’s WRX STI. The fact that the new GT trim is only available with a CVT diminishes its appeal.

Safety Reserved For CVT. Subaru offers the 2022 WRX with its EyeSight suite of advanced safety features, as long as you get a model with the CVT. Without the CVT, automatic high-beam assist is the only noteworthy feature that comes as standard. The Limited and GT gain blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change assist as standard. Models equipped with a CVT add adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

We’re not sure why Subaru decided to only offer the CVT with these features, but it’s a huge bummer for consumers that were looking to get the sedan with a manual transmission. With the CVT costing an additional $1,850, we think it’s worth the extra cost to get the long list of safety features.

Final Thoughts. The 2022 Subaru WRX may be a fully redesigned vehicle, but it still retains all of the same strengths as the WRX models that came before it. Fun to drive, grippy in poor weather conditions, comfortable as a daily driver, and well equipped (depending on trim level), the WRX is an entertaining compact sedan that now has a refined side.

The Hyundai Elantra N has 286 hp, a snappy eight-speed automatic transmission, a glorious sound, and sharp handling. The Elantra N’s design is far more controversial than the WRX’s and the sedan isn’t available with AWD.

Since Subaru won’t be coming out with an STI-badged WRX for this generation, the Volkswagen Golf R is the obvious choice for consumers that want more power. Has 315 hp, standard AWD, a zero-to-60 mph time of roughly four seconds, is brimming with tech features, and a practical hatchback body.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L H-4 / 271 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 8-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time Symmetrical All-wheel Drive All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 26 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L H-4 / 271 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time Symmetrical All-wheel Drive All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 26 / 22 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
16.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
99 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
183.8 "
Exterior Width
71.9 "
Exterior Height
57.8 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
36.7 "
Front Legroom
43.1 "
Rear Legroom
36.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,297 Lbs. / 3,431 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
18.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Gray Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Power Remote Driver
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Eyesight Pre-collision Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Eyesight Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Centering Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Eyesight Pre-collision Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Eyesight Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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