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About the Subaru WRX

Vehicle Summary

First coming onto the market in 2015, the WRX is one of the newest additions to Subaru's lineup. Thanks to its powerful engine options, excellent handling, and long list of technology options, the Subaru WRX quickly carved out its place in the compact sports car class. Today, used Subaru WRX models remain highly popular choices in the used sports car market. If you are looking for a sporty compact car that is a real joy to drive, the Subaru WRX is sure to go above and beyond your expectations.

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Q: Is the Subaru WRX Automatic?

A: The 2015-2019 Subaru WRX comes standard with a manual transmission. However, an automatic transmission is an available option for upper trims of the 2015-2019 Subaru WRX.

Q: Is the Subaru WRX All-Wheel Drive?

A: Yes, the 2015-2019 Subaru WRX comes standard with an AWD drivetrain. AWD is included on all trims and year models of the 2015-2019 Subaru WRX.

Q: What Kind of Gas Mileage Does the Subaru WRX Get?

A: The 2018 Subaru WRX gets an EPA estimated 23 mpg combined city/highway when equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission.1

Q: Does Subaru Still Make the WRX?

A: Yes, the Subaru WRX is currently still in production. The 2019 Subaru WRX was the most recent model that Subaru released.

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Subaru WRX Trim Configurations

2015-2019 Subaru WRX Trim Configurations

The 2015-2019 Subaru WRX comes available in five different trim configurations. These trim configurations include:

WRX - The WRX trim of the 2015-2019 Subaru WRX includes features such as a 268 hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a rearview camera, automatic climate control, a 4.3-inch color multifunction display, a six-speaker audio system, and more!

WRX Premium - The WRX Premium trim of the 2015-2019 Subaru WRX includes everything found on the WRX trim as well as a power tilt/sliding moonroof, fog lights, heated side mirrors, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and more!

WRX Limited - The WRX Limited trim of the 2015-2019 Subaru WRX includes everything found on the WRX Premium trim as well as an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, auto on/off headlights, leather-trimmed upholstery, welcome lighting, and more!

WRX STI - The WRX STI trim of the 2015-2019 Subaru WRX includes features such as a 305 hp 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 6.2-inch multimedia display, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-trimmed upholstery, and more!

WRX STI Limited - The WRX STI Limited trim of the 2015-2019 Subaru WRX includes everything found on the WRX STI trim as well as a seven-inch multimedia display, push-button start, a power tilt/sliding moonroof, a nine-speaker premium audio system, a built-in navigation system, and more!

Subaru WRX vs Other Sports Cars

2018 Subaru WRX vs 2018 Honda Civic Si - The 2018 Subaru WRX comes equipped with a considerably more powerful 268 hp base engine compared to the 205 hp base engine found in the 2018 Honda Civic Si. Both vehicles offer comparable standard technology options such as a rearview camera and a touchscreen display. Both vehicles also feature comparable interior dimensions, with the 2018 WRX offering 96.6 cubic ft. of passenger volume compared to the 95 cubic ft. of passenger volume found in the 2018 Civic Si.

2018 Subaru WRX vs 2018 Subaru STI - The 2018 Subaru STI is an upper trim of the 2018 Subaru WRX. It features a more powerful 305 hp engine, more premium interior materials, and more standard technology options than the base model Subaru WRX.

2018 Subaru WRX vs 2018 Ford Focus ST - The 2018 Ford Focus ST is a hatchback, while the 2018 Subaru WRX is a sedan. The 2018 Ford Focus ST features a slightly nicer interior and offers a little more cargo space by virtue of being a hatchback (44.8 cubic ft. with the rear seats folded down compared to the 12 cubic ft. of cargo space found in the trunk of the 2018 Subaru WRX). The 2018 Subaru WRX, however, comes equipped with a slightly more powerful base engine than the 252 hp engine on the 2018 Ford Focus ST.

Reliability Research

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Subaru WRX an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Subaru WRX 39th out of 45 among Compact Cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Subaru WRX is $636, compared to an average of $437 for Compact Cars and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Subaru WRX owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.4 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Compact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 15% for the Subaru WRX, compared to an average of 10% for Compact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Subaru WRX

Overall Rating

4.3 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Affordable and insanely fun sports car

Pros -quick off the line and can accelerate quickly from any gear -corners and handles great due to AWD -great looks. this is the first car I've owned where I feel proud of the looks and desire to wash it weekly Cons -decent fuel mileage but is not a high MPG car (I average about 23) -the stereo leaves something to be desired This car fits my lifestyle because I do a lot of long distance commuting to work so it gives me something that has decent enough gas mileage but is also a blast to drive. I feel great driving this car. I love 99% of the things about it. No longer do I feel like "dang I have to drive this beater car to work or school"


  • Power: Very quick and fast
  • Ride and Handling: Handles corners extremely well
  • Styling: I love the looks of the car


  • Technology and Entertainment: Stereo is okay but the speakers could be better. The bluetooth lags quite a bit.
  • Fuel Economy: Average MPG. I average about 23 which could be better if I kept my foot out of it.
  • Cabin Noise: It's low to the ground and even has a funnel of sorts to direct some of the turbo noise into the car. I don't mind it but it does make talking on the phone hard sometimes.

- Christian Rutherford, 2017 Subaru WRX

blew up in the first 3 months

car engine blew after putting only a few miles over what their warranty is, after less than 3 months of ownership. was told they couldn’t do anything for me and am now stuck putting 10k into a car that I believe they could have at least worked with us for a cheaper price. won’t purchase a car from here again.


  • Ride and Handling: rides smoothly


  • Reliability: engine blew up, and hasn’t been beaten. too sensitive and not reliable at all

- Lindsey Baker, 2016 Subaru WRX

Great AWD Sports Car At a Great Price!

The car handles like a dream, has power to spare, and has an improved interior over prior years. Additionally, unlike any other cars in it's price class, it is a nimble AWD machine that will run just as happily on the snow, wet, and dry. If you are looking for a true performance machine for not a lot of dough, this is a true driver's dream. Additionally unlike a number of cars in its performance class, you can comfortably seat 4 full sized adults and with the full fold down rear seats it provides more than expected hauling capacity. It isn't quite a truck replacement, like the back end of a GTI (or other hot hatch), but it's quite versatile nonetheless.


  • Power: Fast! Seriously...
  • Ride and Handling: Stangs/Camaros may be fast in a straight line, but they feel like land boats. This thing feels light and nimble...handling response is crazy (coming from a MKIV GTi with upgraded suspension)
  • Weather Versatility: AWD in the winter and heavy snow is amazing.


  • Fuel Economy: Avg ~19.5mpg combined...but I didn't buy it for mileage and you shouldn't either

- Matt Duff, 2015 Subaru WRX

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