2020 Subaru WRX

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$27,495

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2020 Subaru WRX
2020 Subaru WRX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Comfortable seats
  • Visibility
  • Handling and acceleration
  • Relatively affordable (WRX)
  • Highway poise

The bad:

  • CVT operation in most situations
  • Small trunk
  • Sound quality of standard stereo

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Subaru WRX trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Manual or CVT (WRX)
  • High-output WRX STI model available
  • EyeSight active safety system available

2020 Subaru WRX review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Subaru WRX?

The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are compact performance sedans with room for up to five people. They have turbocharged engines, performance-oriented all-wheel-drive systems and racy bodywork. The WRX has a 268-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and the high-output WRX STI has a 310-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. It also includes other high-performance hardware like Brembo brakes and a driver-controlled center differential. The WRX faces competition from the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Golf GTI, while the WRX STI goes up against the VW Golf R and Honda Civic Type R.

What’s New on the 2020 Subaru WRX?

WRXs equipped with the available continuously variable automatic transmission come with Subaru’s EyeSight active safety technology, while the car’s optional Performance Package adds Brembo-brand brakes. The WRX STI, meanwhile, now has standard keyless access with push-button start.

What Features in the 2020 Subaru WRX Are Most Important?

Unlike many other compact sedans that have front-wheel drive, Subaru’s WRX and WRX STI are distinguished by standard all-wheel drive. Both cars still offer a standard six-speed manual transmission for those interested in shifting for themselves. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is available.

Should I Buy the 2020 Subaru WRX?

If you’re looking for entertaining performance and four-season usability in one car, the WRX and WRX STI are worth a look. That said, we’re not impressed with the automatic transmission, and trunk space is limited.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Great Car

I love the 2020 Subaru WRX - the car is the perfect balance of power and handling. Comfortable, and allows for personalization of many features. The sound of the car is the best.

5.0

Best bang for your buck hands down.

You enjoy driving a spirited car that responds to your input. : “check “ you need the room and versatility of a four door sedan. : “check” You need the all weather security of all wheel drive. : “check”. I don’t think there’s anything in the marketplace that checks all the boxes like a Subaru WRX.

5.0

Going to be a great daily car

Best bang for your buck. Great design inside out, handle flawlessly, very fun and I always looks back after parking it. Best upgrade is the Brembo brakes.

See all 12 consumer reviews

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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