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2015 Subaru WRX
2015 Subaru WRX
Available Price Range $20,975-$29,287 Trims3 Combined MPG 24 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2015 Subaru WRX

Our Take

The WRX is a Subaru icon and for the 2015 model year, it has been completely redesigned. Based on the latest generation of the automaker's Impreza platform, the WRX gets new performance technology, all-new styling and a smaller turbocharged engine that's more powerful and more efficien... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • CVT operation in most situations
  • Road and engine noise
  • Choppy ride on rough pavement
  • Small trunk
  • Sound quality of standard stereo

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2015
  • Based on fourth-generation Impreza
  • Manual or new CVT automatic
  • Sedan only
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder, all-wheel drive

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The 2015 Subaru WRX remains one of the quickest all-wheel-drive cars you can buy for less than $30,000, but automatic-transmission shoppers will have to settle for a disappointing new CVT. Redesigned for 2015, the WRX catches up to the fourth-gen Impreza on which it's (finally) based. The current Impreza went on sale in October 2011; its turbocharged sibling remained based on the prior gen... Read full review for the 2015 Subaru WRX

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 12 reviews

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Excellent Choice

by Vulcan-Hawk from NC on August 19, 2015

I have had this car for a lttile over a year now. No issues to report, no problems except a stubblorn gas lid door (fixed under warrenty). The car corners like it has spikes. It can actually seat 4 Am... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Subaru WRX Base

Front
G
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Subaru WRX Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
G
Retraints and dummy kinematics
G
Structure and safety cage
G

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
A
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2015 Subaru WRX.


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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