VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL WITH ACTIVE TORQUE VECTORING
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring sharpens cornering response for tighter lines through every turn. It actively reduces understeer so the apex of every corner is just an easy turn of the wheel.
SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction. It makes for improved handling, efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions.
DIT SUBARU BOXER® ENGINE
Drawn from over 40 years of intelligent performance, the unique SUBARU BOXER® engine has pistons that move side to side, cancelling out each other's vibrations so it can run smoother and more efficiently. This horizontal layout also offers better balance while delivering a maximum transfer of power.
The WRX features a 268-horsepower Direct-Injection Turbocharged engine, coupling the power of an intercooled turbocharger with the efficiency of direct injection. It also delivers 258 lb-ft of torque across a flat plateau from 2,000 to 5,700 RPM, providing power on demand at almost any engine speed.
QUICK STEERING RATIO
The WRX features quick electric power steering with either a 14.3:1 or 14.4:1 ratio for sharper turn-in and better on-center feel. It reacts in as little as 100 milliseconds to steering inputs, giving you precise control of cornering lines.
The track-tuned high-performance suspension on the WRX features aggressive spring and damper rates, large front and rear anti-roll bars and higher-performance summer tires for tremendous grip and control. WRX Premium and Limited models also feature inverted dampers.
The stiff unibody provides a solid basis for body control and helps the suspension perform optimally, while also reducing interior noise.
The WRX is available with a Sport Lineartronic® transmission with 6- or 8-speed manual modes and paddle shifters. It perfectly blends the convenience of an advanced automatic transmission with the ability to manually control shifts for ideal control.
With an available Power tilt/sliding moonroof, you can let the sky in while you open things up on the road.
SPORT-DESIGN ELECTROLUMINESCENT GAUGES
Add some flash to go with that speed. The instrument panel available on WRX and STI models features sport-design electroluminescent gauges, delivering all your details sharply and clearly, night or day. It also features a center-mounted color LCD display to help keep you up to speed.
Along with a big dose of performance, WRX also features over 96 cubic feet of interior volume. Add in a standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback and 12.0 cubic feet of trunk space with a flat load floor, and you've got the versatility to carry a full set of wheels or your crew.
SUBARU STARLINK™ IN-VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
New SUBARU STARLINK™ in-vehicle technology brings smartphone entertainment and communication to your dashboard, with an available 7-inch in-dash touch-screen and voice controls.
SUBARU STARLINK™ SAFETY AND SECURITY CONNECTED SERVICES
The STARLINK Safety connected services includes Automatic Collision Notification, which alerts an advisor in the event of an emergency, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance. And the STARLINK Safety and Security package adds remote services, enabling you to lock or unlock your vehicle using your computer or mobile device.
WRX models equipped with the Sport Lineartronic transmission feature SI-DRIVE. SI-DRIVE allows the driver to tailor throttle response and shift modes to the situation at hand. Sport and Sport Sharp modes feature aggressive response for 6- and 8-speed manual modes. When you want to be more fuel-efficient, select the Intelligent mode for improved mpg.
Bluetooth® hands-free technology lets you manage your phone and audio system by voice and controls on the steering wheel. Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones link directly through the Subaru audio system.
PREMIUM AUDIO AND SIRIUSXM™SATELLITE RADIO
To match the soundtrack power to your performance, some WRX models are available with a 9-speaker STARLINK™multimedia audio system with Harman Kardon speakers and amplification, USB port/ iPod® control, and a 3.5 mm auxiliary audio jack. Also available is SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio, offering up to 170 channels of music, sports, news, weather, talk, and comedy in high-quality digital sound.
VOICE-ACTIVATED GPS NAVIGATION
With a 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen and voice activation, let the available STARLINK™ multimedia navigation system know where you're going, and it does the rest.
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
Every WRX features standard CFC-free automatic climate control. The WRX STI dual-zone automatic climate control allows you and your passenger to set your desired temperature and let the system do the rest.
LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE (LED) HEADLIGHTS
Available LED headlights produce a brighter output than traditional halogen lamps while using less energy to do so. Oh, and they look pretty cool, too.
KEYLESS ACCESS AND START
The available Keyless Access with Push-Button Start features touch-activated door unlock and one-touch start functions. It allows you to unlock, enter, and start the car without the key ever leaving your pocket.
A standard rear-vision camera enhances rear visibility when backing up. It even displays guide lines to help you see the vehicle's path and judge distance to other objects.
EYESIGHT® DRIVER ASSIST TECHNOLOGY
The available EyeSight driver assist technology monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. It can even help slow down the car when danger is lurking. Another way Subaru designs vehicles with your safety in mind.
SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive flows power to all wheels simultaneously for maximum traction. And in slippery conditions, it instinctively sends power to the wheels with the best traction, helping you stay on the road and on course.
VARIABLE TORQUE DISTRIBUTION AWD
WRX models equipped with the Sport Lineartronic transmission feature Variable Torque Distribution All-Wheel Drive, using a computer-controlled planetary gearset center differential with a rear-biased torque split of 45% front and 55% rear. This advanced system provides outstanding driving dynamics that actively respond to changing road conditions and improves handling.
SMART BRAKING SYSTEMS
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) prevents wheel lock-up and helps maintain driver control. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) balances braking, while Brake Assist can sense a panic-stop situation and apply full braking force to help stop faster.
SUBARU BOXER® ENGINE
The horizontal layout of the SUBARU BOXER® engine allows for a low center of gravity for improved handling response. It also sits low in the frame, helping it to drive under the chassis in a front-end collision to protect the passenger area.
ADVANCED PROTECTION SYSTEM
WRX and WRX STI feature a total of seven front, driver knee, front seat-side pelvis/torso, and side-curtain airbags. The advanced system uses an array of sensors to help deploy the airbags in the most effective way possible.
The ring-shaped reinforcement frame is designed to shield and protect in a collision. Made of high-tensile strength steel, it directs impact energy around the passenger compartment, rather than through it.
Using radar sensors, the Blind Spot Detection system warns you if it senses a vehicle within your blind spot. Rear Cross Traffic Alert lets you know if there is traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, while Reverse Automatic Braking can automatically apply brakes to help prevent a backing collision.