2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

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$25,995

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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Engine performance
  • Handling
  • Adjustable center differential (STI)

The bad:

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

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Based on previous-generation Impreza
  • Sedan or hatchback body style
  • 265-hp WRX or 305-hp WRX STI
  • Brembo-brand brakes (STI)
  • Standard all-wheel drive

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Based on the previous-generation Impreza compact car, the five-seat performance-oriented WRX is available in sedan and hatchback body styles. If you’re looking for more power, Subaru also offers the WRX STI. Competitors include the Mazdaspeed3 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

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New for 2014
The available navigation system now includes Aha-based smartphone integration.
Exterior Highlights

  • Wide fenders
  • Functional hood scoop for intercooler
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Rear roof spoiler (hatchback)
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available heated side mirrors

Interior Highlights

  • Sport seats with black cloth upholstery and red accent stitching
  • Aluminum pedals
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • USB port and MP3 jack

Under the Hood

  • 265-horsepower, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Engine uses premium gas
  • All-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtains airbags that protect front and backseat occupants against head injury
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system

WRX STI
The STI version of the WRX comes in sedan or hatchback form. Its suspension is tuned with higher spring rates and thicker stabilizer bars. It remains a step firmer and more performance oriented than the regular WRX.

  • 305-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual
  • All-wheel-drive system with limited-slip front and rear differentials
  • Center differential has three driver-selectable performance modes and variable torque distribution settings
  • Brakes use Brembo-brand four-piston front and two-piston rear calipers
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Quad exhaust tips
  • Wing spoiler for sedan

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 3.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Great Car - Tons of bang for your buck!

The WRX was an amazing performance car to own. It easily outfoxes many much more powerful cars through it's incredible handling. Without traction control it is a beast and a true performance machine - you don't buy a WRX for the interior - it's for one reason - it's fast as xxxxx.

5.0

Perfect bridge of old and new Subarus

I purchased this car (a 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI) as part of a trade-in on a 2017 Subaru WRX, after losing my project/daily driver (a 2002 Subaru WRX) to a hit-and-run incident. This car is the perfect balance of the two; all the amenities of a new car (Bluetooth, Nav, heated leather seats, dynamic throttle and center differential controls, etc.), with all the character and styling of the older Subarus to go with it. Never before have I felt so comfortable, while having a smile from ear to ear, as I make my way around winding back-roads. The car is stunning in just about any color, but the Crystal White Pearl (CWP) on my specific vehicle was as bright and vibrant as the newer 2017, despite the 3 year difference between them. Though I found my listing with only 9k miles (extremely low for this make/model), the car still felt as tight and fresh as a brand new car off the showroom floor. While this car is currently my daily driver, it will soon be replaced in that role by a much cheaper (less precious to me) daily to help preserve the fantastic condition I found it in.

4.7

Best car ive owned 0 issues

Great in the snow and fast when it is dry out perfect car for any occasion that I could have used it for. Blutooth connection to the stereo was the only problem sometimes out cut out but very rarely

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
Powertrain
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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