2022 Subaru WRX
When it comes to compact rally-inspired sports cars, one car manufacturer that has delivered high performance and endless fun is Subaru. In a time when these types of cars are struggling to remain relevant on the market, Subaru is carrying the torch and has produced a new 2022 WRX that the late World Rally Champion Colin McRae would be pleased to drive.
It doesn't matter whether you are on a city road or splashing in the mud; the 2022 Subaru WRX will have you effortlessly weaving past traffic and tackling dirt roads.
What's New On The Subaru?
In a bid to reignite the flames of rally car enthusiasts worldwide, the latest generation of the WRX has gotten a complete makeover by the Japanese manufacturer.
The bodywork has a fresher and faster look to it, which compliments all the work that has been done on the engine and transmission. The interior has also gotten an uplift, but the 2022 Subaru WRX has not lost any of the key attributes from its 30-year history.
The car still features a four-door and trunk configuration and boasts Subaru's Symmetrical Full-Time All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, keeping to its core ethos.
Engine And Performance
The 2022 WRX comes with a new Subaru Boxer engine which has been redesigned to offer improved acceleration and performance across the board. The 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine produces 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
Every WRX comes standard with all-wheel drive on all the transmission packages, but some considerable changes have been made. You can opt for the six-speed manual or the new automatic Subaru Performance Transmission (SPT), which comes with steering wheel paddle shifters and three driving modes incorporated in the SI-Drive system that switch you from super-efficient to ultra-quick. The GT trim comes only in auto and has adaptive dampers.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the manual WRX will get you 12.3L/100 km on city roads and 9.0L/100 km on the highway, while the automatic version will achieve 12.7L/100 km on the busier city streets and 9.4L/100 km on the highway.
The grille on the new bodywork is wider, and the iconic front scoop has been lowered and widened for improved driver visibility and an increase in airflow increase. It also gives the WRX a more aggressive look, which is complemented by the new 17-inch for the standard model or 18-inch alloys with summer performance tyres.
The LED headlights on all the models have an automatic on/off setting, and the WRX Sport-tech trim features steering responsive LED headlights.
Interior And Infotainment
The reworked WRX interior has a more driver-centred, fresher look, incorporating both functionality and comfort. The front seats have a three-stage heating function for those colder winter days, and the WRX Sport-tech trim seats have eight-way power lumbar settings.
The base model is the only trim with a seven-inch infotainment system, while the rest have an 11.6-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment display. It allows for Bluetooth phone connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Trims And Price
There are three models of the WRX available on the market:
The base model costs $30,995.
The Sport costs $35,495 and $38,095 for the one with EyeSight.
The Sport-tech costs $39,295 and the EyeSight option is $41,895.