2017 Subaru WRX

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$26,695

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2017 Subaru WRX
2017 Subaru WRX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Comfortable seats
  • Visibility
  • Handling and acceleration
  • Relatively affordable
  • Highway poise

The bad:

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

3 trims

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Notable features

  • EyeSight active safety features available
  • Touch-screen multimedia system standard
  • Manual or CVT automatic
  • Sedan only
  • All-wheel drive standard

2017 Subaru WRX review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What is it:  The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are performance cars based on the company’s Impreza compact sedan. They have turbocharged engines, performance-oriented all-wheel-drive systems and racy bodywork. Both models were redesigned last year.

(Skip to details on the: WRX STI)

New for 2016The EyeSight active safety system, which includes adaptive cruise control, precollision braking, and lane departure warning and prevention, is now available. A blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert are also available. A 6.2-inch touch-screen stereo with Pandora integration, Bluetooth audio streaming and iPod connectivity is now standard.

Significant Standard Features

  • 268-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • LED taillights
  • Automatic climate control
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • 6.2-inch touch-screen stereo with Pandora integration, Bluetooth audio streaming and iPod connectivity

Significant Available Features

  • Leather upholstery
  • EyeSight safety system with adaptive cruise control, precollision braking and lne depature warning
  • Heated front seats
  • Power moonroof
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with multitouch gesture controls, iTunes tagging capability and two USB ports
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

WRX STISubaru’s racing-inspired WRX STI features a 305-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It also includes other high-performance hardware like Brembo-brand brakes and a driver-controlled center differential that’s part of the standard all-wheel-drive system.

What’s Special

  • Limited trim level now offers low-profile rear spoiler
  • Active torque vectoring
  • Six-speed manual transmission only
  • Flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Alcantara simulated suede and leather upholstery

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

The most exhilarating compact sedan you will drive

The Subaru WRX lost its signature subie rumble when it was redesigned with the all new FA20DIT engine. However, don't let that deter you from this Subaru WRX because what it lacks for in noise it more than makes up for in the performance department. The instant turbo spool and glorious turbo noises that come from under the hood can be only described as HEAVEN. The car offers more performance than what can legally be had on the streets and that is ok with me. The perfect car that doubles as a family sedan.

4.9

Awesome car and value!

If you Live in Michigan this is car will be the perfect car for you as a daily. Its powerful and handles very good. And in the winter its a beast. You will never be scared of Michigan winters ever again.

4.6

Just bought '17 wrx

Purchased a 17' black wrx, I absolutely love it..was a strict nissan guy, but one day in this car changed my entire outlook, LOVE IT!!!!

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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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