Although we expected the Subaru WRX to get a complete redesign this year, our hopes have been dashed, at least for the 2019 model year. In the meantime, buyers considering either the WRX or WRX STI will need to be content with modest updates and a new special edition.
2019 Subaru WRX Design
No major changes are can be found in regards to exterior look. However, Subaru will offer new WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray scandal sheets that will can be found in Cool Gray Khaki with special badging and 18-inch wheels with a black finish.
The base 2019 Subaru WRX now comes standard with the company’s 6.5-inch Starlink touchscreen infotainment system, which has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto assistance. In 2015, the base WRX had a 6.2-inch touchscreen without those features. Going up the trim roster, the WRX Premium and Limited continue to provide a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The WRX had actually not previously offered CarPlay and Android Auto, although other more recent Subarus like the Crosstrek and Impreza had included it.
Another change for this year’s WRX is that the EyeSight active safety system is now basic on the Premium and Limited models when they’re geared up with a continuously variable transmission; formerly it was a paid option on the Limited trim. The EyeSight suite combines adaptive cruise control, precollision warning and braking and lane-keep assist. Basically a version of the Premium grade, Series. Gray WRX also gets Recaro seats with ultrasuede, LED headlights, push-button start and more. Subaru will build just 750 WRXs and 250 STIs in this kind.
2019 Subaru WRX Engine
As had been rumored, for the 2019 WRX STI, Subaru took lessons learned from the Type RA and applied them as requirement. The turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine gets tougher pistons, a new intake and exhaust and a reprogrammed computer to increase output from 305 to 310 horse power. The six-speed handbook transmission’s 3rd gear ratio has also been fine-tuned to enhance velocity– once again, similar to in the Type RA.
Security needs to be more powerful selling point with Subaru EyeSight requirement on Premium and higher trims with a CVT transmission. Nevertheless, this variation just includes vehicle hold, a help screen and an electronic parking brake.
2019 Subaru WRX Trim Levels
The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI likewise use a new Series Gray trim plan. It follow in the footsteps 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 builds 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 likewise boasts Bilstein suspension dampers and push-button start, with a starting cost of $40,580.
2019 Subaru WRX Release Date and Price
The 2019 Subaru WRX is due to arrive by this summer. Main pricing will begin at $28,080 consisting of location 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. Rivals to the WRX include the Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST, while the STI is more carefully matched with the Honda Civic Type R and future stopped Ford Focus RS.