2015 Subaru WRX Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
If absolute refinement is non-negotiable, the WRX is not for you. Don't bother reading any more reviews - go and buy a VW GTI!
Subaru have built a great car, but it is one with compromises. Ride quality is firm to rough. Wind and road noise (OEM-equipped Dunlop Sport Maxx RT rubber to blame) tend toward the higher end of the spectrum. Interior fit and finish is lacking. The cable-linkage shifter-feel is rubbery, loose and inconsistent. Throttle mapping is anything but linear - closer to binary or step function; expect a herky-jerky ride if less-than-spirited acceleration is demanded. Rev-hang is quite pronounced in 1st or 2nd gear, requiring slow clutch release when shifting while driving slowly (think stop-and-go traffic). My early manufacturing cycle specimen has a heavy clutch, necessitating greater finesse while shifting (this seems to have been fixed later on based upon driving a friend's late-2015 WRX). Steering is tight but somewhat vague. The general feel of the WRX gives the impression of a bigger, heavier car.
All that said, I wouldn't trade the WRX. The car driven is a raw experience but the extra effort required to drive it smoothly is very rewarding. Every (non-stop-and-go) commute is a blast; every heel-toe or shift nailed perfectly or the wave of acceleration following the lag leaves a grin plastered wide across my face. With the inevitable winter storms here in the midwest, inclement weather is joyfully anticipated once the Blizzaks have been slapped in place. Passenger comfort is quite good. Cargo space is sufficient for short car-camping trips for four. Fuel economy is solid at 27 mpg mixed. The WRX covers all bases while offering great entertainment as a daily driver.
2015 Subaru WRX Sedan Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
First I am a long term subaru owner. I have had a Forester, Outback, and 2 Legacy's in our family. First the items that i dont like which are few. The car will ride a bit rough. You can rectify this by switching out the tires. I have put Continental DWS's on and wow, it really is smooth. The car is a bit noisy. its a performance sedan. It's not going to like a 50, 000 dollar luxury sedan. On a road trip its perfectly fine. The stock radio/speakers are not so hot. its an very easy fix. buy a good aftermarket radio and speakers. The car is a blast to drive. i have the CVT. you can drive this car as an everyday commuter and get over 30 miles on the highway and average overall 27 miles to the gallon. if you shift in the sport modes this thing will knock you back in the seat with its power. you will not find anything on the market that will deliver all this for the price. The handling is superb. If you take this car on a road trip you can cruse at 75-85mph and not realize how fast you are going. This car delivers the goods. My advice get one!
2015 Subaru WRX Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Very fun car love the sound from the engine and that's a good thing because i rarely turn the stereo on its the worse I've ever owned the Bluetooth i don't use that's how bad it is too I use a head set instead
2015 Subaru WRX Sedan Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I loved the car stock but went to Stage 1 with Cobb intake and AccessPort it really woke up the car. It handles like a dream. I take corners like a mad man all the time. The basic sound system is not great and an absence of auto blinkers(where it blinks 3 times automatically) and 17 inch tires aren't great, but I still love this car. I owned a 2002 Mustang GT with alot of bolt ons and I'd pick this WRX in a heart beat. MPG's are great if you have a little self control, and the wife loves it which is a miracle. It's great for families with lots of safety and room. This car isn't perfect, but I love it. I hope to keep it for many years to come.