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2021 Subaru WRX

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Subaru WRX highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 27 highway, 23 combined

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All Subaru WRX years

New for 2021

  • The WRX Premium and WRX STI trims have been discontinued for 2021.
  • Automated Cruise Control features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.

Explore Subaru WRX details

Base 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Optional Features

    Drive type


    Engine size




    Torque (ft-lbs)


    Engine type

    Turbo Gas

    Fuel capacity




    Overall length






    Leg room

    F 43.3"/R 35.4"

    Head room

    F 39.8"/R 37.1"

    Front tires


    Rear tires


    Seating capacity



    Manual 6

    5 reasons to buy the 2021 Subaru WRX

    1. Show-stopping engine

    If you have a need for speed, you'll appreciate the 2021 Subaru WRX. It comes standard with a 268-hp 2L four-cylinder engine. On the road, that means you can blast from zero to 60 mph in under six seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). Whether you're on the racetrack or commuting to work, the 2021 Subaru WRX can deliver the adrenaline rush you crave.

    2. Practical interior

    The 2021 Subaru WRX may be designed for performance, but it has a dose of practicality as well. The sedan seats five and has enough rear legroom (35.4 inches) to fit a couple of child car seats. The trunk provides 12.5 cu-ft of cargo space, enough for a stroller or golf clubs. In short, this is a sports car that can handle day-to-day driving for parents, sports enthusiasts, and commuters alike.

    3. Standard all-wheel drive

    Whether you're navigating snow-covered roads or looking for a bit of extra traction on the track, you'll appreciate that all trims of the 2021 Subaru WRX come standard with all-wheel drive. That means you can enjoy peace of mind in winter weather and have more confidence when you're cornering on long weekend drives through the mountains.

    4. Hands-on driving experience

    The Subaru WRX is designed to give you an unforgettable sense of control. Even if you're not a race car driver, you'll feel like one behind the wheel. The 2021 Subaru WRX comes standard with a manual transmission in the base trim, while higher trims have an automatic transmission with manual driving mode and paddle shifters. If you want to break through the mundane daily commute and have some extra fun on the road, the WRX is a great choice.

    5. Smart connections

    The 2021 Subaru WRX makes it easy to stay connected. Each trim comes standard with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Bluetooth® connectivity. Combine that with two USB ports and a standard six-speaker audio system, and you'll never miss out on your favorite tunes while you're on the road.

    Ratings & reliability

    Customer ratings

    RepairPal reliability rating

    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 Subaru WRX 36th out of 44 among Compact Cars.

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