CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — The 2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI sedans will arrive at Subaru dealerships this summer, featuring several upgrades, including the optional EyeSight system, which helps to prevent front crashes.
The base 2016 Subaru WRX with a six-speed manual transmission starts at $27,390, including a $795 destination charge, reflecting a $300 price increase over the 2015 model, according to a pricing release issued on Thursday.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Subaru WRX Limited with a continuously variable transmission starts at $32,390, including shipping, reflecting a $400 price increase over the 2015 model.
The 2016 Subaru WRX STI with a six-speed manual transmission starts at $35,490, including shipping, for a price increase of $200.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Subaru WRX STI starts at $40,790, including shipping, for a price increase of $1,500 compared to the previous top-of-the-line model.
Buyers get a choice of a new low-profile trunk spoiler as a no-cost option or the signature large wing on the WRX STI.
Among the biggest upgrades for the new model year is the addition of Subaru's EyeSight system.
It bundles adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and lane-departure warning, along with lane-keep assist. It is part of a $4,095 package that also adds a navigation system, Harman Kardon amplifier and speakers, keyless access and start and blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert.
Subaru said all 2016 WRX models feature "significantly upgraded infotainment capability." The base WRX gets a new Subaru Starlink 6.2 multimedia system featuring a long list of items. They include an AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth and iPod control capability.
A rearview camera is standard on all models.
Edmunds says: Buyers should be aware of the various price increases on the 2016 WRX and WRX STI as they compile their shopping lists.