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Overview 

With refined styling, the latest tech features, and the powerful feel of a sports car, the 2019 Subaru WRX is a compelling entry in the compact sedan category. The WRX provides a comfortable, powerful drive, complete with a wide array of available amenities, starting at $27,195.*

The 2019 Subaru WRX is a four-door, five-seat compact sedan. It’s offered in five trim levels (WRX, WRX Premium, WRX Limited, WRX STI, and WRX STI Limited). The standard WRX includes highlights such as heated side mirrors, a rearview camera, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker media system with touchscreen. The top-of-the-line WRX STI Limited models build off of the baseline model's offerings with optional Recaro® performance front seats, blind-spot monitoring, and a harmon/kardon® audio system with navigation.

The Perfect Ride for... 

Drivers with a need for speed, but also practicality. The WRX offers the sporty handling you desire with the functionality of a daily driver. It can transition easily from dropping the kids off at school to cruising the city streets for a night out. And with its wide variety of standard and optional technology and convenience choices, you'll never have to worry about staying entertained on the go.

Drive & Handling 

The 2019 WRX base level is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine that receives an impressive 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, along with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Subaru WRX STI models come equipped with an even more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine, which receives 310 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Whichever model you choose, you’ll be sure to have the performance to back up your desire for speed.

The EPA-estimated fuel economy of the entry-level WRX with manual transmission is 23 mpg combined. When the 2.0-liter engine is paired with Subaru’s Sport Lineartronic transmission, fuel economy is slightly reduced to an EPA-estimated 21 mpg. The STI models are rated at 19 mpg combined.* Those are great fuel economy ratings for a vehicle of the WRX’s caliber and are sure to please just about any consumer. 

Key Features 

SUBARU STARLINK™

This multimedia system comes standard on a high-resolution LCD touchscreen display, including compatibility with your smartphone through Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto. Its suite of apps is impressive, including Pandora®, HD Radio® with iTunes® tagging ability, Bluetooth® audio streaming, SiriusXM® All Access Radio, and Aha™ smartphone app integration. You’ll never have to worry about staying connected (or entertained) inside the cabin of your Subaru WRX.

STARLINK™ Safety and Security

Available on the WRX Limited and above, this safety system comes with Automatic Collison Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery, as well as diagnostic, security, and remote services functions. Paired with the STARLINK™ tech features, you’ll be good to go wherever your heart desires.    

Alternative Options 

If a sportier crossover feel is more your style (and you need a little extra cargo room), then you can opt for the Subaru Crosstrek. This sleek compact crossover has agile handling with a quick-ratio steering to make every reaction as fast as you'd like. But if you're in the market for a more traditional sedan, then check out the Subaru Legacy. Safe, dependable, and well-equipped, the Legacy is popular as both a family vehicle and a personal one.

No matter which Subaru you choose to drive, know that you'll be getting a safe, comfortable, and dependable ride, every time you slip into the cabin.

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* Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

** EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.

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