2021 Subaru WRX

MSRP range: $27,495 - $41,945
4.6 out of 5 stars(7)
MSRP$29,313
Edmunds suggests you pay$29,736
Low supply is pushing the market average above MSRP.

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2021 Subaru WRX video

WILL KAUFMAN: Subaru fans rejoice. Subaru is finally bringing one of their limited run special edition STI models to the United States. And this one is a United States-only model. In recent years, it seems like the STI hasn't quite been getting the love it deserves. It's running an older engine on an older platform. In order to keep the car fresh, Subaru Technica International, Subaru's skunkworks, has gone over the car from nose to tail, making a bunch of changes to make it faster, more aggressive, better handling, and more desirable. From the outside, some of the changes are pretty obvious. Fender flares have been added, widening the car's track by about 1.7 inches. That means that this STI wears the widest tires on any Subaru yet. You'll also notice the carbon fiber roof to reduce weight, and the carbon fiber wing to increase downforce. Under the hood, you'll still find an EJ motor, but in S209, Subaru has added a larger HKS turbo charger. They've upgraded the intercooler. They've upgraded the pistons. They've done a lot of work to bring the power in this motor up to 341 horsepower. STI has also done a lot of work on this STI's suspension. They've overhauled a lot of the components under there. They've added bigger brakes for better stopping power as well. The only transmission you're going to find on an S209 is the six speed manual, which is the way things should be. Inside the, cabin along with some minor visual updates, you'll also find a little paddle on the steering wheel that lets you spray water onto the turbo intercooler, a nod to older STIs. Subaru is only going to be making 200 of the 2019 WRX STI S209. So if you want one, you should get in line now. For more information about the 2019 Subaru WRS STI S209, sure to check out our full first look on edmunds.com/roadnoise. And for more videos like this, stay tuned right here to YouTube. Make sure to like and subscribe.

2019 Subaru WRX STI First Look | NY Auto Show

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Subaru WRX, but since the 2021 Subaru WRX is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Subaru WRX a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 WRX both on the road and at the track, giving it a 6.9 out of 10. You probably care about Subaru WRX fuel economy, so it's important to know that the WRX gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 23 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the WRX has 12.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Subaru WRX. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Subaru WRX?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Subaru WRX:

  • Keyless entry and push-button start now standard on the Premium trim
  • Based on the fourth Subaru Impreza generation introduced for 2012
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Is the Subaru WRX reliable?

To determine whether the Subaru WRX is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the WRX. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the WRX's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Subaru WRX a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Subaru WRX is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 WRX and gave it a 6.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 WRX is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Subaru WRX?

The least-expensive 2021 Subaru WRX is the 2021 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $27,495.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $27,495
  • STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Wing (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $41,945
  • STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Low Profile Trunk Spoiler (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $41,945
  • STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $37,245
  • Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $30,045
  • Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $31,945
  • Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $32,095
  • Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $33,995
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What are the different models of Subaru WRX?

If you're interested in the Subaru WRX, the next question is, which WRX model is right for you? WRX variants include 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Wing (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Low Profile Trunk Spoiler (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M). For a full list of WRX models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Subaru WRX

2021 Subaru WRX Overview

The 2021 Subaru WRX is offered in the following submodels: WRX STI Limited, WRX Sedan, WRX STI. Available styles include 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Wing (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Low Profile Trunk Spoiler (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT). Subaru WRX models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 310 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Subaru WRX comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2021 Subaru WRX comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Subaru WRX?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Subaru WRX and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 WRX 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 WRX.

Pros

  • Spacious cabin with excellent visibility
  • Entertaining handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive can enhance traction and performance

Cons

  • Unrefined power delivery
  • Excessive wind and road noise
  • Interior quality lags behind competitors
  • STI's high-performance suspension makes for a rough ride

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Subaru WRX and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 WRX featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Subaru WRX?

2021 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

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We are showing 4 2021 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Subaru WRX Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

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2021 Subaru WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2021 Subaru WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Subaru WRX STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

2021 Subaru WRX STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Wing (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2021 Subaru WRX STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Wing (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Subaru WRXES are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Subaru WRX?

2021 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/27 highway MPG

2021 Subaru WRX STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Wing (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
18 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/22 highway MPG

2021 Subaru WRX STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Low Profile Trunk Spoiler (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
18 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/22 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume108.6 cu.ft.
Wheelbase104.3 in.
Length180.9 in.
WidthN/A
Height58.1 in.
Curb Weight3294 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Subaru WRX?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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