• (4.4) 24 reviews
  • Available Prices: $15,842–$32,334
  • 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
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

What We Don't Like

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

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 Reviews

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

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


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Great All-Around Sports Car

by Sevigs1 from Lancaster, California on November 15, 2017

Best all around cheap sports car money can buy. It may not be the best in any one thing but it does everything well. Holds five people with plenty of headroom, has enough cargo space move a college st... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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