Although we anticipated the Subaru WRX to obtain a total redesign this year, our hopes have actually been dashed, a minimum of for the 2019 model year. For now, buyers thinking about either the WRX or WRX STI will have to be content with modest updates and a new scandal sheet.
2019 Subaru WRX Design
No major changes are being available in regards to exterior appearance. Nevertheless, Subaru will use new WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray special editions 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 support. Last year, the base WRX had a 6.2-inch touchscreen without those features. Moving up the trim roster, the WRX Premium and Limited continue to use a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The WRX had not previously provided CarPlay and Android Auto, despite the fact that 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 basic on the Premium and Limited models when they’re equipped with a continuously variable transmission; formerly it was a paid alternative on the Limited trim. The EyeSight suite integrates adaptive cruise control, precollision caution and braking and lane-keep assist. Basically a variation of the Premium grade, Series. Gray WRX also gets Recaro seats with ultrasuede, LED headlights, push-button start and more. Subaru will construct just 750 WRXs and 250 STIs in this type.
2019 Subaru WRX Engine
As had actually been reported, 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 intake and exhaust and a reprogrammed computer to increase output from 305 to 310 horsepower. The six-speed handbook transmission’s 3rd gear ratio has actually also been tweaked to enhance velocity– again, similar to in the Type RA. Security ought to be stronger selling point with Subaru EyeSight requirement on Premium and greater trims with a CVT transmission. However, this variation just adds vehicle hold, an assist monitor and an electronic parking brake.
2019 Subaru WRX Trim Levels
The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI also use 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 wear 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 plan, plus features LED fog lights and push-button start, for a price tag 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 due to show up by this summer season. Main pricing will start 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 ring in at $40,580. Competitors 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 soon-to-be stopped Ford Focus RS.