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2020 Subaru BRZ Gets Spendier to Start, WRX and WRX STI Costs Creep Up

2020 Subaru BRZ tS

Pricing is now available for 2020 versions of Subaru’s three performance-focused models, the BRZ, WRX and WRX STI, each of which sees a small price increase for the new model year.

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Here’s how it breaks down for each model:

BRZ, BRZ tS

The BRZ drops a trim level for 2020. It used to start out at the Premium trim, but that version has disappeared, leaving the more upscale Limited as the starting point for the model now. It starts at $29,745 (all BRZ prices include a $900 destination charge). As the Premium started way down at $26,680, that’s technically a hefty $3,065 increase on the entry-level price tag, though only a $215 increase over the 2019 Limited model. If you want a six-speed automatic instead of the standard six-speed manual, it adds $1,100 to the price.

Returning for 2020 is the BRZ tS — tS stands for “tuned by STI,” and I thoroughly enjoyed the version I got to test in 2018. It comes exclusively in white paint and comes with 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires, suspension upgrades and Brembo four-piston calipers up front. Sadly though, the big wing has been reduced to a smaller, more low-profile wing — which is a bummer. Think of the tS as the ultimate performance version of the BRZ that you can get from the factory — without adding power, of course, which I think it still needs. The BRZ tS starts at $32,395 — and if you want one, you’ll have to move fast. Subaru says it’s only making 300.

2020 Subaru WRX

WRX

The WRX sees a small price increase, as well, starting at $28,395 with the $900 destination charge; that represents a $315 increase over the 2019 model. That doesn’t reflect a change in standard equipment, though the 2020 WRX does get an updated Performance Package. It’s only available on WRX Premium models with a manual transmission, and now includes Brembo four-piston front and dual-piston rear brakes in addition to Recaro performance seats. The package costs $2,850.

Here’s a full breakdown of the WRX’s pricing by trim:

  • WRX: $28,395
  • WRX Premium: $30,695
  • WRX Limited: $32,995

All of those prices are for models with the six-speed manual; upgrading to the continuously variable automatic transmission (only offered on Premium and Limited models) costs an additional $1,900.

2020 Subaru WRX STI

WRX STI

The WRX STI sees a few additions to its standard features list for 2020, adding keyless access with push-button start, new cooling ducts in the front bumper and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in a dark gray finish. The price has bumped up slightly, as well, with the WRX STI starting at $37,895 (a $415 increase over 2019).

On top of that, the WRX STI is offered in a Limited model, which adds Recaro front seats, navigation, a Harman Kardon speaker system, blind spot monitors and a power moonroof. You also get your choice of spoiler at no additional cost — a low-profile lip or a big rear wing (I’d choose the big wing, but I’m not what you’d call a subtle person). Limited models start at $42,595.

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