Subaru WRX

Price $32,495 – $43,395
Fuel consumption 9.0 – 12.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 78%(view ratings)
While some performance enthusiasts are still mourning the loss of the WRX STI, the base WRX continues to shine with a turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that serves up 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. Surprisingly, models equipped with the manual gearbox have better fuel consumption ratings than those featuring the CVT. The cabin puts the driver in an ergonomic position, and most of the controls can be found on the available 11.6-inch touchscreen.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 78%
Fuel economy 5/10
Reliability 5/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 9/10
Overall 8/10
Compact sport cars
The Car Guide rating 82%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability N/A
Safety N/A
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 9/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2023

No major change.


  • Enjoyable driving all year round
  • Performant powertrains
  • Comfortable and practical cabin
  • Flawless ergonomics, quality and visibility


  • Driving assistances sometimes annoying
  • Footrest narrow up
  • Unoriginal rear design
  • Narrow trunk opening