What Is the 2021 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 special bodywork.
The WRX has a 268-horsepower, turbocharged horizontally opposed 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and the high-output WRX STI has a 310-hp, turbocharged horizontally opposed 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Both versions come with a standard six-speed manual transmission, and a continuously variable automatic is available for the WRX. The STI 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 Honda Civic Type R.
What’s New on the 2021 Subaru WRX?
The mid-level Premium trim of the WRX gains keyless access with push-button start.
What Features in the 2021 Subaru WRX Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- Summer performance tires
- Automatic air conditioning
- Aluminum pedal covers
- 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
Available features include:
- Power moonroof
- Heated front seats
- 7-inch touchscreen
- Harman Kardon premium stereo
- Automatic emergency braking
- Lane-keeping assist
- Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
- Adaptive cruise control
- Reverse automatic braking
Should I Buy the 2021 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.