Subaru Announces 2015 WRX and WRX STI Pricing

The wait is over for cheap-speed buyers anxiously looking forward to Subaru's next-generation performance-oriented Impreza. An automatic transmission and sedan-only body styles may make brand loyalists' cringe, but the pricing remains familiar for the WRX and WRX STI scheduled to hit dealerships this spring.

2015 Subaru WRX at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show

Pricing only increases $300 for a 268-horsepower 2015 WRX base model with a six-speed manual, which starts at $27,090, including a $795 destination charge. The 2015 WRX features a larger interior, larger front brakes, stiffer chassis, standard backup camera and improved fuel economy over the previous WRX. Head over to the WRX STI and pricing for the more-potent 305-hp sedan is unchanged for 2015, starting at $35,290.

The 2015 WRX is available in base, Premium and Limited trims with a standard six-speed manual transmission replacing the old five-speed unit while a new continuously variable automatic transmission option joins the manual in Premium and Limited trims only.

A WRX Premium adds $2,200 to the base model's pricing and includes an All-Weather Package with heated front seats and heated side mirrors; it also has a moonroof and fog lights. The Limited bumps pricing $1,500 over a Premium and includes everything from the Premium plus leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver's seat and LED low-beam headlights — the high-beams remain halogen. Opting for the automatic transmission adds $1,200.

Available packages for both WRX and WRX STI include a navigation and Harman Kardon audio package for $2,000, the same package with keyless access for $2,500, and a navigation and keyless access and start package for $1,500.

2015 Subaru WRX STI at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

STI Limited models gain leather seating, an eight-way power driver's seat, moonroof and upgraded Harman Kardon stereo over the base STI. Besides the base STI and STI Limited trims, a Launch Edition commemorates the STI's debut featuring Subaru's World Rally Blue Pearl color and gold-painted 18-inch BBS wheels along with a unique blue-highlighted interior and short-throw. Only 1,000 units are planned for production.

All prices include a $795 destination charge:

WRX with manual transmission — $27,090
WRX Premium with manual transmission — $29,290
WRX Premium with CVT — $30,490
WRX Limited with manual transmission — $30,790
WRX Limited with CVT — $31,990
WRX STI with manual transmission — $35,290
WRX STI Launch Edition with manual transmission — $38,190
WRX STI Limited with manual transmission — $39,290 photo by Steven Pham

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