Subaru WRX was first launched in 1992 in Japan. It was the original turbocharged “pocket rocket” and since then, the Subaru WRX has become a global phenomenon. WRX stands for World Rally Experimental. Subaru WRX is a rally-inspired Compact car. It catches all the enthusiast’s attention. WRX has been a hit since it was launched globally and with the 2022 model, things got even more interesting. Subaru WRX is a fun compact car that you can use as a daily driver. You can go to the office and come back home and when you are bored with your daily routine you can even take this fun compact Japanese car to track. Subaru has launched two generations of WRX with Impreza badge and two without. So here is all you need to know about the 2022 Subaru WRX as per HotCars.
2022 Subaru WRX is fully ready to compete with its modern rivals as now it looks more modern than before. The Interiors match today’s modern standards. You will not feel like you are sitting in an old machine. It is underpinned under Subaru’s new Global platform. It now comes with a slightly more powerful 2.4-liter flat-four turbocharged engine. There are many variants on offer. The best trim among all is Limited model with a manual 6-speed gearbox. It feels like a good all-around package.
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Exterior & Interior
Its design is not completely changed from the previous gen. It has a resemblance to previous gen. you can easily tell that it is a Subaru. Designers have given this car a bold and adventurous design. It looks better in person than in photos. Like all previous gen, it has a big air scoop on its hood to push air through the engine’s top-mounted intercooler.
Its interior feels modern. The first thing you will notice after sitting in it will be its big vertical 11.6-inch infotainment system which is not very fluid to use. Its 10-way adjustable driver’s seat feels comfy and holds you tight while you are pressing hard on the accelerator. The visibility through the windscreen is good. You will not find any difficulty while cruising. There is plenty of space inside. The leather-wrapped steering wheel feels good to hold.
Engine & Performance
Subaru WRX Limited comes with a 2.4-liter turbocharged FA24F Boxer engine that produces 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It has a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is an exciting turbocharged engine with an all-wheel drive that provides a nice grip. Its engine redlines at 6,100 RPM. The Clutch is on the lighter side. Its exhausts will give all the pops and bangs to satisfy your heart. It goes from 0-60 Mph in 5.5 sec which is not the fastest Subaru record. From being stationary to reaching a quarter mile it takes 13.9 sec. Subaru WRX achieves a top speed of 145 MPH.
When you are cruising on the highway, you will get around 28 mpg. If you are driving it in the city you can expect up to 19 mpg. It is a heavy drinker. Its competitors are more fuel efficient. However, it requires premium fuel to drive it on its peak performance which will cost some extra money.
This limited model costs $35,995 for manual transmission and $38,245 for automatic. However, if you want the Premium trim, it comes for $31,605 for a manual gearbox and $31,605 for an automatic gearbox.
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