• (4.5) 30 reviews
  • MSRP: $14,948$32,656
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 19-21
  • Engine: 265-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2013 Subaru Impreza WRX

Our Take on the 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX

Our Take

While the compact Impreza was completely redesigned for 2012, the high-performance WRX and WRX STI variants remain unchanged. The five-seat WRX is more powerful than the regular Impreza but not as unfettered as the WRX STI. Competitors include the Mazdaspeed3 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. The... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • WRX deserves a six-speed gearbox
  • STI sedan's giant wing spoiler

Notable Features

  • High-performance offshoots of the Impreza
  • Sedan or hatchback body style
  • 265-hp WRX or 305-hp WRX STI
  • Brembo-brand brakes (STI)
  • Standard all-wheel drive

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 30 reviews

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2013 WRX from dream car to reality

by Rahndo from Schofield, WI on June 29, 2013

The 2013 WRX is the most fun car for the money. I was able to lease on and get a great deal with awesome residual value for under 400 a month. Great credit pays big with Subaru leases. I have the limi... Read Full Review

9 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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