As a four-door sedan with turbocharged engines, springy suspension, and all-wheel drive, the Subaru WRX is a vehicle with true rally car inspirations. The sports-tuned, high-horsepower sedan provides all the high-performance features sports car enthusiasts are looking for in a used car.
The first version of the WRX arrived in 2002, with the WRX STI following closely afterward in 2004. The second generation, introduced in 2008, was quickly followed up in 2009 with a more powerful engine to better appeal to sports car enthusiasts. In 2011, the Subaru WRX received a light update to its look and added more modern features. New versions of the WRX and WRX STI arrived in the 2015 model year and reinforce the performance strengths of the previous editions.
The Subaru WRX's main selling point is its excellent driving experience. The vehicle is responsive, engaging, and nimble on the road. The Subaru WRX comes in two versions: the base model and the Subaru WRX STI. They mainly differ in performance - the WRX STI is tuned to be closer to a real rally car, while the base WRX is more of an exciting daily driver. Though both are compact cars, neither WRX is necessarily fuel efficient.
Closely related to rally cars, the Subaru WRX is rivaled by few and envied by many. As a high-performance version melded with a practical frame, the WRX is a high-horsepower, sports-tuned vehicle with advanced systems that will appeal to any sports car enthusiast seeking a thrilling drive.
Standard with the most recent Subaru WRX is a twin-turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. This gives it a very satisfying rev in addition to speedy acceleration. It's coupled with either a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). All WRX vehicles come with all-wheel drive standard on base models.