There are four trims in the 2023 Subaru WRX lineup: Base, Premium, Limited, and GT. They all use the same 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer-four engine that makes 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The specifications also include a six-speed manual transmission, with the option of a CVT that doubles as an eight-speed manual, as well as a sport-tuned suspension. Every model is only available with Subaru's all-wheel-drive system.
Aside from 17-inch alloy wheels, the Base comes outfitted with cloth upholstery, a six-way manual driver's seat, keyless entry, push-button start, a seven-inch infotainment system with smartphone integration, and six speakers. A rearview camera is the only safety feature.
Moving up the trim levels helps bolster the specs of the Subaru WRX with heated front seats, ultrasuede upholstery, dual-zone climate control, forward collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, an 11.6-inch infotainment display, and an 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
There are minimal ways to customize your Subaru WRX, with only a single package that is available on the Premium alone. This Optional Package costs $1,875 and adds the power moonroof and 11-speaker Harman Kardon found on upper trims. There are a few options, though, with the STI Performance Muffler ($1,205) and LED grille emblem ($349.95) available to all trims. A sportier trunk spoiler can be added to every trim, and while it costs $499.95 on most, it adds $551 to the bill on the GT.