2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    19-21 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    265-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

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

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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.

(Skip to details on the: WRX STI)
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 differential...
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.

(Skip to details on the: WRX STI)
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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Latest 2014 Impreza WRX Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(3.4)
Comfort
(3.9)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fun to drive yet still functional

by Rylan89 from Grande prairie alberta on June 18, 2018

These cars are definitely a unique experience. All the functionality of a standard sedan but with the experience of driving a rally car. Definitely a must try for those that have not been in one . ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best handeling car iv ever owned

by Best AWD system from Ortonville MI on February 28, 2018

Best awd syshem you can buy and the roll cage is very strong for being stock. Good car for safe driving and good on gas. Also very good car for tuning or just having a little fun stock Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Subaru

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance and Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original date of first use. Roadside assistance: 1 year from date of purchase
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 152 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Impreza WRX received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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