Although we expected the Subaru WRX to get a complete redesign this year, our hopes have actually been dashed, at least for the 2019 model year. In the meantime, buyers thinking about either the WRX or WRX STI will need to be content with modest updates and a new scandal sheet.
2019 Subaru WRX Design
No major changes are can be found in terms of exterior appearance. Nevertheless, Subaru will offer new WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray scandal sheets that will come in Cool Gray Khaki with unique badging and 18-inch wheels with a black surface.
The base 2019 Subaru WRX now comes requirement with the company’s 6.5-inch Starlink touchscreen infotainment system, which has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Last year, the base WRX had a 6.2-inch touchscreen without those features. Going up the trim roster, the WRX Premium and Limited continue to use a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The WRX had not formerly offered CarPlay and Android Auto, even though other newer Subarus like the Crosstrek and Impreza had included it.
Another change for this year’s WRX is that the EyeSight active security system is now standard on the Premium and Limited models when they’re geared up with a constantly variable transmission; formerly it was a paid choice on the Limited trim. The EyeSight suite integrates adaptive cruise control, precollision warning and braking and lane-keep help. Basically a version of the Premium grade, Series. Gray WRX likewise gets Recaro seats with ultrasuede, LED headlights, push-button start and more. Subaru will build just 750 WRXs and 250 STIs in this type.
2019 Subaru WRX Engine
As had been reported, for the 2019 WRX STI, Subaru took lessons learned from the Type RA and applied them as standard. The turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine gets harder pistons, a new consumption and exhaust and a reprogrammed computer to increase output from 305 to 310 horsepower. The six-speed manual transmission’s 3rd gear ratio has likewise been tweaked to improve acceleration– once again, just like in the Type RA. Safety ought to be more powerful selling point with Subaru EyeSight requirement on Premium and higher trims with a CVT transmission. However, this variation only adds vehicle hold, a help display and an electronic parking brake.
2019 Subaru WRX Trim Levels
The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI likewise provide a new Series Gray trim package. It follow in the steps of previous special-edition models like the BRZ Series Blue and Series Yellow. The cars use Cool Gray Khaki exterior paint, black badges, black wheels and ultrasuede-trimmed Recaro seats. On the WRX, the Series Gray constructs on the WRX Performance package, plus features LED fog lights and push-button start, for a sticker price of $37,480 with destination. The STI Series Gray also boasts Bilstein suspension dampers and push-button start, with a beginning rate of $40,580.
2019 Subaru WRX Release Date and Price
The 2019 Subaru WRX is because of get here by this summer season. Official pricing will start at $28,080 including destination for the WRX and $37,480 for the STI. The new Series.Gray WRX has actually been priced from $33,480 while the STI will call in at $40,580. Competitors to the WRX consist of the Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST, while the STI is more closely matched with the Honda Civic Type R and future discontinued Ford Focus RS.