Fully-Loaded 2022 Subaru WRX Costs Nearly $43k

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The fully redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX enters the new model year with a number of updates and some controversial body cladding. The black pieces of plastic at the bottom of the WRX’s body aren’t the only controversial thing with the WRX, as Subaru has announced pricing for the sedan and it’s a lot more expensive than last year.

The base 2022 WRX’s price tag increases by $1,680 to $30,100 with destination. That’s for a base model with a six-speed manual transmission. The available continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is an extra $1,850. At the top of the range, the new WRX GT trim costs $42,890 and is only available with the CVT. That price makes the new WRX GT $7,970 more expensive than last year’s Limited trim with a CVT. It’s even $4,720 more expensive than the base WRX STI from last year.

While it’s easy to look at the 2022 WRX and think that nothing’s really changed, that’s far from the case. The 2022 model is an all-new car with a new platform, engine, and design, though it doesn’t look all that radically different from the outgoing model. Except for the body cladding. Underneath the somewhat similar styling, the 2022 WRX is the first time the model doesn’t share any body panels with the Impreza. So, it really is its own thing now.

At the top of the range, the new WRX GT will combine luxury and performance in a way that we haven’t seen from a WRX before. The trim is the only one in the lineup to come with adaptive suspension with three different settings. High-performance Recaro seats, 18-inch matte gray alloy wheels, and sticky summer tires are exclusive to the GT trim. Subaru’s EyeSight suite of advanced safety features is also standard with the GT trim.

With a price tag in the $40,000 range, the WRX GT competes with some serious high-performance vehicles. That bracket puts it into competition with the Volkswagen Golf R and Honda Civic Type R. While not exactly in the same class of vehicles, a Ford Mustang GT, Chevrolet Camaro 1SS, and Toyota GR Supra 2.0 are all within spitting distance of the WRX GT. All of these vehicles offer more power than the WRX, except for the GR Supra 2.0.

Consumers looking to purchase a 2022 Subaru WRX can reserve a model on Subaru’s website. The automaker hasn’t confirmed when deliveries of the sedan will begin. The sedan should arrive at dealerships later this spring.

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Pictured: 2021 Subaru WRX

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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