Subaru has upped pricing, but only slightly.
Pricing for the 2023 Subaru WRX has been announced, with the Japanese rally-influenced car's MSRP rising to $30,605, up from the 2022 WRX MSRP of $29,105. We've included a full breakdown of the WRX's new pricing structure and options for 2023 in the gallery below. The WRX range is now topped at $43,395 with the WRX GT trim.
As ever, four trims are available: Base, Premium, Limited, and GT. Just like last year, the 6-speed manual is standard, and Subaru now offers an automatic on all trims, though the range-topping GT trim still can't be ordered with a manual, despite it being more expensive than the outgoing STI when fully loaded.
Notably, Subaru has not made any changes to the WRX for 2023. That was to be expected, as the model is still very recently redesigned (however controversially). That means the 2.4-liter Boxer engine still makes 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
It also means only one option package is available for only one trim - the Premium WRX. The Premium itself starts at $33,105 with the stick, and the option package adds an 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with a sunroof for $1,875.
The WRX has a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen, though moving to the Premium does net you the 11.6-inch tablet-style unit.
For all intents and purposes, it seems the WRX Premium is still the one to get. This trim level keeps the WRX firmly in GTI territory, where it has an advantage with its standard AWD. It also adds many features you'd expect to find in a car priced from $30,000-$35,000 that the base model doesn't have.
For example, Premium models get the all-weather package, which adds heated seats and side mirrors with a windshield wiper de-icer. Subaru also upgrades the cloth seats to a nicer fabric while adding some nice exterior upgrades like the wheels pictured above and a small decklid spoiler. Subaru has no detailed plans for the culled WRX STI.