2021 Subaru WRX Sedan Interior and Cargo

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2021 WRX Sedan Interior

The WRX's interior is typical old-school Japanese, where function is far more important than form. It's not a terrible interior, but it's not memorable either. It just feels like a place to sit, with a few subtle clues to remind you that it isn't an Impreza. Most of the plastic is high-quality, but there are some hard surfaces in there. Luckily, they're not to be found in the places you regularly interact with as the driver. The seats are comfortable and offer ample support when driving enthusiastically, while the optional Recaros do an even better job. While the interior may not be equipped with modern interior adornments like a head-up display or track timer, it does have a lot of space, which is arguably more critical if you're approaching this purchase from a practical standpoint.

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Seating and Interior Space

The WRX sedan provides seating for five adults. It can fit them comfortably as well, with loads of legroom and headroom. The driver can easily find a comfortable driving position, thanks to a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat on the lower two trims and a 10-way power driver's seat on the WRX Limited. Getting in and out is easy, and visibility is good. The WRX has 43.3 inches of front legroom and 35.4 in the rear. The headroom is 39.8 inches in the front (provided the moonroof isn't equipped, in which case it drops to 37.2 inches) and 37.1 inches in the rear. To put that into perspective, the WRX beats the BMW 3 Series in every department, except rear headroom, where the German has a 0.5-inch advantage.

2021 Subaru WRX Sedan Interior Dimensions:

Subaru WRX Sedan TrimsSedanPremiumLimited
Seating555
Headroom Front Seat39.8 in.37.2 in.37.2 in.
Headroom Back Seat37.1 in.37.1 in.37.1 in.
Legroom Front Seat43.3 in.43.3 in.43.3 in.
Legroom Back Seat35.4 in.35.4 in.35.4 in.
Shoulder Room Front55.6 in.55.6 in.55.6 in.
Shoulder Room Rear54.2 in.54.2 in.54.2 in.
Hip Room, Front52.1 in.52.1 in.52.1 in.
Hip Room, Rear53.1 in.53.1 in.53.1 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

As mentioned earlier, the interior is nothing special. The base model has Carbon Black Checkered Cloth seats as standard. The Limited trim comes standard with leather seats with red stitching. There are a few nice touches that hint at the WRX's performance potential. These include aluminum-alloy pedals, a touch of red on the shifter, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and some gloss black trim.

2021 WRX Sedan Trunk and Cargo Space

The WRX's trunk capacity is adequate but not class-leading. The total capacity is 12 cubic feet, enough for daily errands and luggage for four on longer trips. When you need additional space, the rear seats can be folded down in a 60/40 split. Interior storage spaces include water bottle holders in the doors, two cupholders up front, and a center console space for the basics like a phone, wallet, and keys.

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2021 Subaru WRX Sedan Cargo Dimensions:

Subaru WRX Sedan TrimsSedanPremiumLimited
Trunk Volume12 cu. ft.12 cu. ft.12 cu. ft.

2021 WRX Sedan Infotainment and Features

Features

The base model is a bit on the spartan side, considering what modern consumers are used to these days. A simple driver assistance system like collision warning is a fine example of something the WRX base model does not have. This feature is pretty much standard across the board these days. Instead, you get single-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, cruise control, a rearview camera, and an info display above the center console that gives you some performance-related information. The Premium model now includes a keyless entry system with push-button start, a power tilt/slide moonroof, and auto on/off headlights. The Limited trim adds a 10-way power driver's seat, LED fog lights, and steering responsive headlights.

Infotainment

The base model is equipped with a 6.5-inch color touchscreen infotainment system featuring all the modern connectivity features, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD radio, dual USB ports, and SiriusXM radio. On the Premium and above, the touchscreen is upgraded to a seven-inch display. All models are equipped with a six-speaker sound system, with only the Limited allowing you to upgrade to an optional nine-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

While the infotainment system has all the modern features, it can be tricky to operate when not using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. It's also not as quick to respond as we would have liked.

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