Although we anticipated the Subaru WRX to get a total redesign this year, our hopes have been dashed, a minimum of 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 coming in regards to exterior look. However, Subaru will use 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 surface.
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 support. 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 use a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The WRX had actually not formerly offered CarPlay and Android Auto, although other more recent Subarus like the Crosstrek and Impreza had actually added it.
Another change for this year’s WRX is that the EyeSight active security system is now basic on the Premium and Limited models when they’re geared up with a constantly variable transmission; formerly it was a paid option on the Limited trim. The EyeSight suite combines adaptive cruise control, precollision caution and braking and lane-keep assist. 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 construct simply 750 WRXs and 250 STIs in this type.
2019 Subaru WRX Engine
As had actually been rumored, for the 2019 WRX STI, Subaru took lessons gained from the Type RA and used them as requirement. The turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine gets tougher pistons, a new consumption and exhaust and a reprogrammed computer system to increase output from 305 to 310 horsepower. The six-speed handbook transmission’s third equipment ratio has also been tweaked to improve velocity– once again, similar to in the Type RA. Safety should be more powerful selling point with Subaru EyeSight standard on Premium and higher trims with a CVT transmission. Nevertheless, this version 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 offer a new Series Gray trim plan. It follow in the steps of previous special-edition models like the BRZ Series Blue and Series Yellow. The cars wear Cool Gray Khaki exterior paint, black badges, black wheels and ultrasuede-trimmed Recaro seats. On the WRX, the Series Gray develops on the WRX Performance bundle, 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 price of $40,580.
2019 Subaru WRX Release Date and Price
The 2019 Subaru WRX is because of arrive by this summer. Main rates will start at $28,080 consisting of location for the WRX and $37,480 for the STI. The new Series.Gray WRX has been priced from $33,480 while the STI will sound 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 soon-to-be stopped Ford Focus RS.