2018 Subaru WRX consumer reviews

$26,995 starting MSRP
side view of 2018 WRX Subaru
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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5.0

Best handling car I've ever driven.

I get a lot of complements on my 2018 Subaru WRX Limited. I love how well it handles and it's quick too. I drive it daily and always look forward to getting behind the wheel.

4.1

Great fun to drive!

This car was exactly what I needed in a small, very sporty version. The strength of wheels could be improved. Infotainment system not fully compatible with Android phones. Electric requirements too much for the battery. Replaced 3 times in the first 36 months but at no cost to me.

4.7

5th Subaru so maybe I’m biased

Yup, I’m a Subaru fan boy, but a WRX has been on my bucket list for years & to finally drive one is awesome! The ride is definitely rougher than my outback, but the fun of driving it out-weighs all of that.

4.6

Extremely fun to drive. Value performance

For the money, the performance is amazing. Handling is hard to believe and motor is strong from low RPM. Seats are supportive in performance driving, steering and brakes very good.

4.3

Great enthusiast daily driver

What can I say about the 2018 subaru wrx? It is versatile for all your daily needs. It's just fun to drive! Taking the kids to school in a hurry, cruising the beach parking in the sand the awd will pull you right out. Cruising the mountain twisty roads in the fall hearing that turbo spool or hitting the slopes in winter with your friends. Even getting 26-30mpg everywhere. It does everything very well but some things could use a extra touch for instance it handles ok some antiroll sway bars could help for aggressive driving alot of body roll and chassis flex. Now my biggest complaint can be fixed with a cobb accessport if you dont mind voiding warranties. The 18 wrx has a weird factory tune. The powerband is irritating it peaks 22psi of boost @3000rpm to 4000rpm at part throttle and then gets pulled back to 16.5psi threwout no matter how hard you push the throttle down. It says let's play SIKE!!! It's a issue that can be resolved with a simple flash tune but those of us that want to keep the powertrain warranty are forced to live with it. So there you have it my pros and cons to the 2018 SUBARU WRX

4.4

Great car but needs to be tuned, Lots of potential

I love the looks, the comfort and reliability. So far it has been running great. But for a turbo 268hp car i feel like the power is held back by the stock tune. The power needs to be unleashed. Especially on 2nd and 3rd gear around 4k rpm you feel a huge rev hang like it wont accelerate faster it just hangs. Pretty disappointed but over all the looks and handling makes up for it. Spend the extra 1k if you want more performance from the STI or just aftermarket tune it.

3.6

Very fun car!

The low end torque makes it an enjoyable car for driving around town. The direct injection allows it to make great MPG on the highway. There is definitely still turbo lag however, and the stock tune is horrendous. It leaves you feeling like the car is loosing power in the higher RPMs and almost seems to come and go while under full acceleration. Thankfully, the handling is incredible and makes up for some of the flaws of the acceleration.

4.9

Joy to drive! Beautiful car

This car met all my needs, was a joy to drive, and is a great value for someone wanting a high-performance vehicle without spending a lot of money. I used it primarily for interstate commute and it adds a little fun to the daily drive to work and back.

4.1

We’ll built

Quality and performance are top notch but the infotainment system is third rate. Half the time Bluetooth won’t connect to my iPhone. When it does and I’m playing music, the song information won’t refresh. The only thing that works consistently is SiriusXM and local FM/ AM. The build quality is really good. The car is solid and seats are comfortable and the ride is acceptable for a performance vehicle.

5.0

Perfect car for me.

I wanted something that was sporty and economical. This is a great choice for a daily driver. I get a consistent 30 mpg on the highway, and it is very quick. I have three kids and it has plenty of room. I couldn’t ask for more at this price point. I put Blizzak snow tires on it and no longer have to shovel the driveway.