Subaru

Subaru WRX

Price $29,995 – $45,395
Fuel consumption 8.4 – 13.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
An icon on the rally circuit, the Subaru WRX (and the STI) has been a separate model since 2015 rather than just a variant of the Impreza. The WRX typically comes with a turbocharged 2.0-litre 268-horsepower engine, while the STI offers a 305-horsepower 2.5-litre. In both instances, there's a factory-standard 6-speed manual transmission, but buyers can also opt for an automatic CVT, which is a first for this duo of all-season sports cars.

Tests and Features

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Special Events2021 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: One Final Lap
The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are getting old. The current generation was introduced for the 2015 model year and little has changed since then. While we eagerly await the redesigned models due for 2022, Subaru invited The Car Guide to Oro-Medonte, Ontario for a final lapping session. Wild Rally …
Test Drives2020 Subaru WRX Sport-tech RS: A Mighty Fine Driver’s Car
The WRX STI is Subaru’s halo car and its most desirable product—at least in the eyes of sporty driving enthusiasts. A bit less flashy and not quite as sophisticated from a technical standpoint, the base WRX is still a treat, not to mention that it’s perfectly suited to Canadian weather.
Special EventsSubaru Winter Experience: Mad Fun on Sheer Ice
EAGLE RIVER, Wisconsin— It’s a shame the Subaru Winter Experience is not offered in Canada. We bet you’d have a blast, too. Imagine spending one, two or three full days driving Subaru BRZ and WRX STI models equipped with studded tires through various courses on a frozen lake. You could …

News

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New ModelsAll-new 2022 Subaru WRX to Debut Soon With Sharper Looks
Can’t wait to see the next-generation Subaru WRX ? Great news: the world premiere is coming soon. The Japanese automaker has confirmed that its sporty compact sedan will be fully redesigned and reengineered for 2022, meaning the current WRX will retire after seven years on the market. Subaru made the …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Honda Civic Type R
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Sporty compact cars delight thrill seekers that still want a certain versatility. And once again this year there’s no better pick than the Honda Civic Type R . An accomplished …
BuzzThis Subaru Impreza 22B STi For Sale Costs Half a Million
As many JDM enthusiasts know, Subaru produced a two-door widebody variant of the Impreza WRX STi in 1998. Called 22B STi, this model commemorated the 40th anniversary of Subaru and its third consecutive manufacturer’s title in the World Rally Championship (WRC). The 400 units built for the Japanese market sold …
NewsRumour: 400-hp Engine Coming to Subaru WRX STI
A new generation of the almighty Subaru WRX STI is in the works and the latest details and rumours surrounding this model are quite exciting. As a reminder, the brand’s halo car received a few cosmetic tweaks this year, but its turbocharged 2.5-litre engine still produces 310 horsepower and 290 …
News2020 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Get Minor Updates
We’re anxiously waiting for the next generation of the Subaru WRX and WRX STI built on the new Subaru Global Platform and featuring a fresh new design. In the meantime, the wild twins are returning for 2020 with minor changes and tweaks to maintain interest among fans and potential customers.
RecallsSubaru Recalls 135,000 Vehicles With a Braking Issue
Subaru has announced a recall on 135,814 vehicles in Canada due to a problem with the braking system. More specifically, their brake lamp switch could fail, which would cause the brake lamps not to turn on when the brake pedal is depressed. Needless to say, a malfunction of the brake …
DetroitSubaru Launches the 341-Horsepower WRX STI S209
To start off the new year, Subaru unveiled an even more powerful version of its famous WRX STI. Baptized S209, it develops no less than 341 horsepower, 31 more than in the regular STI. It’s all generated by the same 2.5-litre, flat-four engine, but here, it benefits from a larger …
NewsSubaru Launches the Exclusive 2019 WRX Raiu Edition in Canada
A new, limited-edition variant of the sport sedan has been added to the Japanese brand’s line-up. As a matter of fact, the 2019 Subaru WRX Raiu Edition will be a Canadian exclusivity with only 100 units produced. Based on the WRX Sport-tech RS, the Raiu Edition—which means thunderstorm in Japanese—gets …

Videos

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Episodes
Motoring TV 2003 Episode 21
Volvo's R cars 2004 Subaru WRX STI should you top up oil levels between regular changes? Lexus RX330 would you believe an engine with 1.6 million kms? stop sign or red light -- why it's important to come to a full stop.
Video Reviews
Review: 2015 Subaru WRX STI
The Subaru WRX and WRX STI have had a loyal following around the world since Day 1. So when the brand set out to redesign the road-going rally king for 2015 it had one rule: "Make sure the new one doesn't screw up that loyal following." Thanks to a more …
Video Reviews
Two-Minute Test Drive: 2015 Subaru WRX STI
Subaru’s road-going rally king, the WRX STI, was redesigned for 2015, but is it still one of the baddest sport sedans on the market? That’s what Russ Bond looks to find out in this edition of the Two-Minute Test Drive. This segment originally appeared on Episode 1 of Motoring 2015.