2015 Subaru WRX Consumer Review: WRX long term - a drivers car

2015 Subaru WRX - Consumer Review

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Limited Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual)

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WRX long term - a drivers car
By szr1 on


2015 Subaru WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Over the last 22,000 miles the 'Rex' continues to shine with strong performance, excellent response to even moderate tuning, good MPG and reliability.
The WRX really shines when given a COBB Stage 1 tune. Power delivery is smoother and more robust at the same time. In Stock tune the car has a light switch throttle, fast, but not smooth. Road holding is amazing - and to stress the traction limits of the car - one should be at a track. Excellent in wet and light snow conditions (only has about 5" of clearance). Car has proven a good people mover, able to take 4 adults and luggage. Ride can be rough, especially loaded with people. MPG remains higher than EPA estimates. Reliability is good, paint job is not as good as peers. Coverage is good, but paint quality to soft and chips easily. It does have rally car roots and can be taken down a gravel road (with proper training) at speeds faster then any car in its class- and most others well above it in price. Infotainment on the 2015 is mediocre compared to many - but bought the car for its simplicity and performance. Overall, still very pleased with the Rex. If you want a fast all weather, people moving, safe machine (with great resale value) - and don't want allot of electronic whiz-bang the WRX is hard to beat.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Rear seats
  • Getting in out
  • Front seats
  • Instrumentation
  • Quality of materials
  • Cargo storage
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission

Worst Features

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By stivt1962
on 02/24/15 02:06 AM (UTC)

Yeah, as a 50 something I can relate! I want a precision AWD car without too much boy racer image - I like a sleeper type car. This one comes closer than previous gens. I test drove this and agree with your assessment - handling is first rate - totally different than previous WRX's. No need to buy an Audi or BMW when this is available. I'd do a little more to reduce road noise. Seats were awesome and supportive of the lower back. Yes, it will take a LOT of restraint to break this in. The first 1000K I go real easy. I usually wait until 3K and an oil change to start getting much into boost or higher than 3K. Good luck waiting!

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