2022 Subaru WRX

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Subaru WRX highlights

Customer rating


  • Quick acceleration
  • Impressive handling
  • Precise steering


  • Lots of road noise
  • Infotainment touchscreen difficult to use
  • Cabin lacks refinement and upscale materials

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 25 highway, 21 combined

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All Subaru WRX years

What is new for the 2022 Subaru WRX?

  • The WRX is available in a new trim called the GT.
  • The STI and STI Limited trims have been discontinued for 2022.
  • WRX trims have been upgraded with Head Up Display, Lane Departure Warning, and Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment this year.
  • Kicker Speaker System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor, Navigation System, and Harman Kardon Sound as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.

2022 Subaru WRX trims

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  • 2.4L
  • 271-hp, 258-lb-ft of torque 2.4L
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
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  • Includes all features available on the Premium
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Sunroofs
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Navigation System
  • Harman Kardon Sound
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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Subaru WRX

1. Available advanced driver assists

Subaru's Eyesight™ driver assist suite can feel like having a second set of eyes. This comprehensive suite of active driver aids is available on all 2022 Subaru WRX models and standard on WRT GT. Eyesight includes advanced pre-collision throttle control and automatic braking, slowing or stopping the car if it detects something ahead. Adaptive cruise control with lane-centering reduces fatigue during long trips or commutes, handling traffic speed changes and keeping the 2022 WRX centered in the lane. Additionally, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert are available in 2022 WRX Limited and GT models.

2. Updated peppy engine

Redesigned from the ground up, the powerplant in the 2022 Subaru WRX is a dynamic 2.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 271 hp. The available eight-speed automatic transmission shifts faster than the previous generation for the best performance. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on a base model 2022 Subaru WRXs, letting you take full control of the engine's power.

3. A go-anywhere attitude

Few cars have the rally pedigree that Subaru and its WRX offer. Subaru packs the 2022 WRX with the tools you need to escape to your next adventure. You'll get the legendary Subaru symmetrical AWD system as standard, which uses torque vectoring to get power to the wheels with the most grip. Additionally, an innovative control system uses the brakes and throttle to correct when the WRX might not be on the straight and narrow. Combine this with advanced traction control, also standard, and the 2022 Subaru WRX gives you confidence and traction in any weather or road.

4. Engaging driving experience

A powerful, turbocharged engine and a snappy automatic transmission set the stage for an engaging drive. The stiffened body and sport-tuned suspension keep the 2022 Subaru WRX planted during spirited driving while the torque vectoring powers you through aggressive turns. The experience will add some energy to even the most routine daily drives.

5. Today's technology

Keep the tunes rolling and find your way to your favorite remote spot with the 2022 Subaru WRX's available technology. Bluetooth® connectivity and smartphone integration come standard, accessible via the entry-level seven-inch touchscreen. 2022 Subaru Limited and GT models get an impressive 11.6-inch high-resolution touchscreen and navigation, plus a 504-watt Harmon Kardon® sound system to power your adventure tunes.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Subaru WRX an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Subaru WRX 39th out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Subaru WRX features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 43.1"/R 36.5"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 36.7"

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