Although we expected the Subaru WRX to get a total redesign this year, our hopes have been dashed, a minimum of for the 2019 model year. For now, 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 being available in regards to exterior look. However, Subaru will provide 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 finish.
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 assistance. In 2015, the base WRX had a 6.2-inch touchscreen without those features. Moving up the trim lineup, the WRX Premium and Limited continue to offer a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The WRX had not previously offered 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 standard on the Premium and Limited models when they’re geared up with a continually variable transmission; formerly it was a paid choice on the Limited trim. The EyeSight suite integrates adaptive cruise control, precollision caution and braking and lane-keep help. Essentially a variation of the Premium grade, Series. Gray WRX also gets Recaro seats with ultrasuede, LED headlights, push-button start and more. Subaru will develop just 750 WRXs and 250 STIs in this kind.
2019 Subaru WRX Engine
As had actually been rumored, 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 intake and exhaust and a reprogrammed computer system to boost output from 305 to 310 horse power. The six-speed handbook transmission’s third equipment ratio has likewise been tweaked to enhance acceleration– once again, much like in the Type RA. Safety ought to be stronger selling point with Subaru EyeSight requirement on Premium and greater trims with a CVT transmission. However, this version only includes vehicle hold, a help 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 bundle. It follow in the steps of prior 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 price tag of $37,480 with location. The STI Series Gray likewise boasts Bilstein suspension dampers and push-button start, with a beginning cost of $40,580.
2019 Subaru WRX Release Date and Price
The 2019 Subaru WRX is due to show up by this summer season. Main prices will begin at $28,080 including 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 sound in at $40,580. Rivals to the WRX consist of the Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST, while the STI is more carefully matched with the Honda Civic Type R and soon-to-be discontinued Ford Focus RS.