The WRX is not as aggressive as the STI that we review separately to the Subaru WRX. It does without the big, impractical rear wing, for example, making its exterior somewhat more demure. It's not as dull as the Impreza sedan, though. It's the perfect understated blend, perfect for the gearhead who wants to up his family game. It still has quad exhausts at the rear and a functional hood-scoop at the front. The base model has 17-inch alloys, while 18s are fitted to the mid-spec and top-spec variants. They look sporty, and they allow for a slightly higher profile tire, unlike the STI, which just has a lick of rubber painted directly on the alloy.
The Subaru WRX sedan has dimensions that mean it occupies the compact sedan class in the US. It's 180.9 inches long, 70.7 inches in width, and 58.1 inches tall. The wheelbase is 104.3 inches long, resulting in a large interior. The base model is the lightest, with a curb weight of 3,294 pounds. With its added features, the Premium weighs 3,340 lbs with the manual transmission and 3,490 lbs with the CVT. The top-spec Limited weighs 3,371 lbs with the manual and 3,512 lbs with the CVT.
|Subaru WRX Sedan Trims||Sedan||Premium||Limited|
|Max Width||70.7 in.||70.7 in.||70.7 in.|
|Length||180.9 in.||180.9 in.||180.9 in.|
|Height||58.1 in.||58.1 in.||58.1 in.|
|Wheelbase||104.3 in.||104.3 in.||104.3 in.|
|Subaru WRX Sedan Trims||Curb Weight|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 8"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 8"|
The WRX is available in seven colors, available as a no-cost option across the entire range. These options are WR Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Silica, Ice Silver Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Magnetite Gray Metallic, Pure Red, and Crystal White Pearl. To our eyes, the WRX looks best when painted in a bright color like Pure Red or WR Blue. If you're looking for something a bit more under the radar, it still works well in white and gray.