Review

The 2017 Subaru WRX Is Your Daily Dose Of Awesome

Just don't look at it for too long.

Let’s face it; the Subaru WRX has never been a good-looking car. Perhaps that’s part of its charm. Regardless, the WRX, which first debuted way back in 1992, didn’t even come stateside until 2002. Heck, US buyers couldn’t get the WRX STI until 2004. The current fourth generation WRX, which only launched for 2015, is still, well, kind of ugly but its performance and engineering cred can’t be denied. Power comes courtesy of a turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer-four with 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

All of that power is sent to all four wheels via a standard six-speed manual or an optional CVT. Tip: only get the manual. Compared to the previous WRX, the car’s structure is 41 percent stiffer for better handling, and the spring rates have been increased by 39 percent up front and 62 in the rear.

And that’s just the start of the 2017 WRX’s awesomeness. Our tester is the Limited trim, meaning it comes with lots of extra features that increases the $26,695 base price to $37,576. Sounds a bit expensive but after you’ve driven one it won’t at all be hard to sign that check over to the dealership. Special thanks to DGDG.com for letting us film the car.

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