This could be the last update before the next-generation WRX and STI arrive.
The next-generation Subaru WRX and STI are just around the corner. Both models are expected to debut next year with styling inspired by the new Levorg wagon sold in Japan and go on sale for the 2022 model year. Before the next-generation models arrive, the Japanese automaker has announced pricing details for the 2021 WRX and STI. Some trims get a price increase for 2021, but they are thankfully relatively minor.
Arriving in US dealers in March 2021, the 2021 WRX starts at $27,495, matching the MSRP of the 2020 model. Moving up the range, the Premium trim starts at $30,045, which is $250 more expensive than the 2020 model. This trim adds luxuries such as 18-inch alloy wheels finished in dark gray, an all-weather package with heated front seats, fog lights, and a power moonroof, and a seven-inch touchscreen.
Starting at $32,095, the Limited trim, which adds a ten-way power driver's seat with power lumbar adjustment, LED headlights, and LED fog lights, doesn't get a price increase over the 2020 model. As standard, the WRX Limited comes with keyless access with push-button start, which is now also standard on the Premium trim for 2021. This is the only notable change for the 2021 WRX lineup, however.
As always, power is provided by a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer-four engine sending 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels through either a six-speed manual or CVT.
For 2021, the rally-inspired WRX STI starts at $37,245 for the base model and $41,945 for the Limited trim, a $250 increase over last year's models. All prices exclude the $925 destination charge.
The standard STI is generously equipped with an all-weather package, keyless access with push-button start, LED headlights, a seven-inch touchscreen, aluminum pedals, and black leather upholstery with red stitching on the front and rear seats.
A subtle trunk spoiler is also available for the STI Limited to replace the rear wing at no extra cost. Under the hood is a 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer engine producing 310 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. As for the next-generation WRX and STI, rumors suggest the Japanese sports cars will get the same 2.4-liter turbo boxer-four as the Ascent tuned to produce around 400 hp in the range-topping STI.