Used 2016 Subaru WRX

2016 Subaru WRX
List price range
$23,000 - $36,999

Pros

  • Both the WRX and STI offer impressively quick acceleration
  • superb handling abilities and steering responses when going around turns
  • enhanced traction provided by standard all-wheel drive
  • many premium safety equipment options available.

Cons

  • Above average amounts of wind and road noise
  • aggressive suspension tune in the STI makes for a rough ride.

Used 2016 Subaru WRX for Sale

Subaru WRX 2016 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
20,146 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Limited
List$25,499
Est.Loan: $464/mo
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Subaru WRX 2016 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
37,332 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Limited
List$24,725
Est.Loan: $450/mo
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This car comes with the balance of its existing factory warranty. owned by a non-smoker. Very smooth ride! This is a one-owner car. A WRX in this condition, with these options and this color combination is an absolute rarity! Our 'Buy it Now' price is priced to move fast---act quickly! The WRX is the epitome of sports cars! The 2016 Subaru WRX: the perfect blend of daily driver and family hauler. We have all manuals and all sets of keys. This vehicle was used as a fair-weather car only. At Brown's Sterling Nissan, no matter what vehicle you are looking for, we can find it for you. Don't hesitate to contact Brown's Sterling Nissan. This Subaru WRX won't last long.
Subaru WRX 2016 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
33,493 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Limited
List$25,547
Est.Loan: $465/mo
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$300 Below Market
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OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
Subaru WRX 2016 STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
16,956 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
STI
CarMax
18 mi away
List$32,998
Est.Loan: $601/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Subaru WRX 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
29,254 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Base
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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***2016 SUBARU WRX SEDAN, CRYSTAL WHITE WITH A BLACK INTERIOR WITH RED ACCENTS, 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, ALL POWER, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, AM/FM CD PLAYER, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, REAR SPOILER, HOOD SCOOP, VENT VISORS, TINTED GLASS, AFTERMARKET DUAL EXHAUST, GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Subaru WRX 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
20 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Base
List$24,930
Est.Loan: $454/mo
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Subaru WRX 2016 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
34,635 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Premium
List$24,883
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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$695 Below Market
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2016 SILVER WRX MANUAL--CALL FOR DETAILS 301-881-4000
Subaru WRX 2016 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
22,872 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Premium
South Street Autos
27.6 mi away
List$26,799
Est.Loan: $488/mo
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Paddle Shift or Automatic, Bluetooth, Traction Control, Power Sunroof and More...
Subaru WRX 2016 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
11,568 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Limited
List$27,898
Est.Loan: $508/mo
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Subaru WRX 2016 STI Series.HyperBlue 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
33,327 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
STI Series.HyperBlue
Philmark Motorcars
35.3 mi away
List$36,999
Est.Loan: $674/mo
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Dealer Notes
We have expanded to serve you better!!! Come and visit our 8 conveniently located retail stores in the Washington DC Metro RegionLike new condition, this beautiful 2016 SUBARU WRX STI Series.HyperBlue presented in this amazing color combination with Blue exterior and interior does not get any better. This beauty has it all, 2.5L DOHC Intercooled High Boost DAVCS -inc engine with great low miles is ready for a test drive today! Looking for a superior vehicle quality and a hassle free experience? Here at MR CAR we are the Home of the ** GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL** WITH OVER 500 CARFAX CERTIFIED VEHICLES IN STOCK WE COVER IT ALL, FROM SUV'S TO PICK UP TRUCKS and WORK VANS, CONVERTIBLES, COUPES, SEDANS AND A TOUCH OF LUXURY IN OUR JUST OPENED CAMP SPRING'S STORE that HAS IT ALL. MD CERTIFIED INSPECTED VEHICLES, The best extended warranties available in the industry. Come in and experience why we are the leaders in the Region, with the best approvals that the competition can not touch.We have the vehicle that fits your needs and mostly your monthly payment needs... we will help you establish your credit at the same time and lead you to the path of success...come and check us out and you will see why when others say no...Mr Car says yes!!! Come and drive your new vehicle home today without drama and disappointments. YES! It's that easy..Apply online at www.mymrcar.com and find out how easy we will get you driving today!! Hablamos Español!! Contact our Sales Team at 855-546-7227 / 301-277-4480
Subaru WRX 2016 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
26,083 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Limited
Sharrett Subaru
40.3 mi away
List$26,844
Est.Loan: $489/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Isn't it time you got rid of that old heap and got behind the wheel of this superb WRX.. Very Low Mileage: LESS THAN 27k miles!! New Inventory... Subaru CERTIFIED*** CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee** All Wheel Drive!!!AWD* Right car! Right price!! Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights...Other features include: Leather seats, Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Heated seats...Subaru Certified Pre-Owned means that you not only get the reassurance of a 7-Year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, but also a 152-point inspection, roadside assistance, and CARFAX vehicle history report.Standard features include: Leather seats, Bluetooth, Remote power door locks, Power windows with 1 one-touch, Heated drivers seat, Sunroof - Express open/close glass, Manual Transmission, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Compressor - Intercooled turbo, Air conditioning with climate control, Audio controls on steering wheel, Traction control - ABS and driveline, 8-way power adjustable drivers seat, Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row, Passenger Airbag, Heated passenger seat, 2 liter flat 4 cylinder DOHC engine, 268 hp horsepower, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate, Power heated mirrors, 4 Doors, All-wheel drive, Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 27 and EPA city (mpg): 20, Front fog/driving lights, Tachometer, External temperature display, Self-leveling headlights - Self-leveling, Front seat type - Sport, Rear bench seats, Intermittent window wipers, Privacy/tinted glass, Rear spoiler - Lip, Heated Windshield Washer Jets - Wiper park, Boost gauge, Clock - In-dash, Overhead console - Mini, Speed-proportional power steering, Trip computer, Video Monitor Location - Front...
Subaru WRX 2016 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
44,692 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Limited
Tate Used Cars
47.3 mi away
List$24,931
Est.Loan: $454/mo
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Subaru WRX 2016 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
22,100 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Premium
Autoleader
47.6 mi away
List$24,500
Est.Loan: $446/mo
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Subaru WRX 2016 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
27,354 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Limited
Bob Bell Ford
47.8 mi away
List$24,646
Est.Loan: $449/mo
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CALL BRUCE HARTZ FOR UPDATED PRICING AND AVAILIBILITY AT 1-800-417-5352
Subaru WRX 2016 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
35,417 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Limited
List$23,991
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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We are excited to offer this 2016 Subaru WRX. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. When driving an all wheel drive vehicle, such as this Subaru WRX Limited, superior acceleration, traction, and control come standard. The WRX Limited has been lightly driven and there is little to no wear and tear on this vehicle. The care taken on this gently used vehicle is reflective of the 35,414mi put on this Subaru. More information about the 2016 Subaru WRX%3A The Subaru WRX and STi compete against a variety of machinery across several segments. The Subarus are fast and handle very well, with the STi being in direct competition with sports cars such as the Nissan 370Z. However, they offer a degree of practicality that puts them up against many compact, similarly priced European cars like the MINI Cooper and BMW 2-series. The WRX starts at just over %252426,500, while the more powerful STi has a base price just under %252434,500. 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Subaru WRX 2016 STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
20,274 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
STI
CarMax
54.5 mi away
List$31,998
Est.Loan: $583/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Subaru WRX 2016 STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
36,156 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
STI
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
List$28,995
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Subaru WRX 2016 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
39,226 miles
Used 2016
Subaru WRX
Limited
CarMax
87.2 mi away
List$25,998
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in PA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $118 Document Preparation Charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

When you take a spin in a 2016 Subaru WRX, you can tell right away that it has the right stuff. It's a blast to drive thanks to its turbocharged power and sharp handling, and the standard all-wheel drive is a definite bonus if you live in a place with a lot of wet weather. Learn more about what else we like about this sport sedan below.

vehicle overview

After its complete redesign for 2015, the 2016 Subaru WRX offers the same heaps of power and performance as before, for a relatively affordable price. The base engine is one of the strongest in its class, with sub 6- second 0-60 acceleration even in the base model with the optional continuously variable automatic transmission. The WRX is a lot of fun when the road gets twisty, too, thanks to its precise steering, nimble handling and standard all-wheel drive. The upgrade STI version simply ups the ante.

Unhappily, though, the WRX interior appointments and design remain pretty middle-of-the-pack, and the cabin isn't as insulated against high-speed wind and road noise as much as we'd like. Many will find the STI's track-tuned suspension still a bit too stiff for comfortable daily driving as well.

The 2016 Subaru WRX carries on from last year's redesign with just a few changes.

But will you really care? That depends on your priorities. The closest competition for the WRX has traditionally come from the Mitsubishi Lancer, but the Ralliart and Evolution are discontinued for 2016. Instead, look to hot hatchbacks from Ford and Volkswagen. Ford offers its front-drive, 252-horsepower Focus ST and all-new all-wheel-drive Focus RS, while VW builds the Golf GTI and all-wheel-drive Golf R. All four deliver stellar performance along with high-quality interiors. The Mini Cooper JCW hatchback remains one of our favorites in the sport-performance class as well. But overall, the 2016 Subaru WRX remains hard to beat if performance and fun top your list of desires for an affordable performance car.

trim levels & features

The high-performance 2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI are available only as five-seat sedans. The WRX can be had in base, Premium and Limited trims; the WRX STI comes only in base and Limited trim levels.

Standard WRX features include 17-inch wheels and summer performance tires, a trunk-lid spoiler, cruise control, sport front seats, automatic climate control, a 4.3-inch vehicle information display, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and Subaru's Starlink six-speaker infotainment system with 6.2-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, CD player, USB interface and auxiliary input and smartphone integration.

Stepping up to the WRX Premium gets you 18-inch wheels and summer tires, foglights, a power sunroof, heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icers and heated outside mirrors. The Limited model adds to that with an eight-way power driver seat, leather-trimmed upholstery, LED low-beam headlamps and keyless ignition and entry.

WRX Premium buyers who stick with the manual transmission can get the optional 7-inch Starlink screen and premium nine-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, bundled with navigation. Limited buyers who select the CVT can get the navigation and premium audio system bundled with Subaru's optional EyeSight front collision mitigation system. It includes adaptive cruise control, automated pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assistance systems. The package also includes an electronic parking brake, blind spot detection, navigation, rear cross-traffic alert and steering-responsive foglights that help illuminate corners and curves.

The WRX Limited with a manual transmission can be ordered with the optional blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert systems bundled with navigation and the premium nine-speaker media system. The EyeSight system, though, is not available with the stick shift.

The 2016 WRX STI model comes with all the WRX and WRX Premium items except the sunroof but adds a more powerful engine, Brembo brakes, front and rear limited-slip differentials, driver-selectable modes for the center differential and a more aggressively tuned suspension. Dual-zone climate control is also standard. Step up to the STI Limited trim level and you'll get back the sunroof and add keyless ignition and entry, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and the premium audio system with navigation and the 7-inch Starlink screen.

Options for STI models are limited to a package for the base trim that includes keyless ignition and entry, navigation and the premium audio system. The only option for buyers of the STI Limited is the no-cost choice between the iconic rally-style tall wing spoiler or the new low-profile trunk lip spoiler.

There's also a limited edition of the STI available this year. Called Series Hyper Blue, it's essentially an STI Limited but with special exterior paint and interior trim.

performance & mpg

Subaru's 2.0-liter turbocharged, horizontally opposed four-cylinder "boxer" engine continues to power the 2016 WRX model in all three trim levels. Its 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque are directed to the all-wheel-drive system through a standard six-speed manual transmission. An optional CVT with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters that let the tranny impersonate either a six- or eight-speed automatic, depending on driving mode, is available for the WRX Premium and Limited trim levels. The WRX Premium and Limited trims also get inverted front struts for improved handling.

The 2016 Subaru WRX cranks out 265 hp, while the STI boosts it up to 305 hp.

In Edmunds testing, a manual-equipped WRX posted a speedy 5.4-second 0-60-mph run. Subaru says the WRX with a CVT needs 5.9 seconds to cover the same distance. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the WRX with a manual transmission is 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway), while CVT-equipped models are unchanged at 21 mpg combined (18 city/24 highway).

The STI steps up the game with a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine rated at 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. A beefed-up six-speed manual is the only transmission available. In our testing, the STI accelerated to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds. EPA fuel economy is 19 mpg combined (17 city/23 highway).

safety

Every WRX model gets standard traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, a rearview back-up camera, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning systems are options on the WRX Limited with either the manual or CVT, and are standard on the STI Limited.

Subaru's EyeSight front collision mitigation system, however, is reserved for the WRX Limited with a CVT. The package adds adaptive cruise control, automated pre-collision braking, and lane keeping assistance systems and independently operating, steering-responsive foglights to help illuminate curves.

In Edmunds brake testing, a WRX stopped from 60 mph in a short 106 feet. An STI actually took a bit longer at 108 feet in our test, though its upgraded brakes showed superior fade resistance after multiple panic stops compared to the regular WRX.

The WRX received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest rating of "Good" for small overlap and moderate overlap frontal-offset collision tests, side impact resistance, roof strength and whiplash protection.

driving

The 2016 Subaru WRX's turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is muscular throughout its operating range and delivers a particularly addictive flood of midrange power. The manual is likely to remain the transmission of choice for true gearheads, despite its tricky-to-modulate clutch action. The CVT is more refined than most, and the steering-wheel-mounted shifter paddles combine with the WRX's driver-selectable operating modes to present plenty of opportunity to make the most of the engine's output.

As is only right and fitting for a car with World Rally Championship heritage, the WRX is tight and precise, devouring twists in the road with confidence. Subaru's big gun, the 2016 WRX STI, raises the bar a few more pegs with its more powerful engine, limited-slip differentials, hefty Brembo brakes and beefed-up six-speed manual. It's a blast to drive and makes the most of its all-wheel-drive traction, but the side effect is the stiff ride quality, which can be jarring even for this class of car.

interior

WRX interiors typically have taken a backseat to performance, and that's the case with the 2016 WRX. What you get is a pretty basic design and layout, but with simple and easy-to-use controls. The base audio system is improved this year, however, and now has a 6.2-inch screen.

Subaru improved the base audio system for the 2016 WRX, now with smartphone integration and a 6.2-inch touchscreen. A 7-inch screen is optional.

Seating is pretty roomy, as is the trunk, and while hatchbacks still have an edge, cargo space (12 cubic feet) is further helped by the fold-down rear seatbacks. The WRX is a driver's car and the driving position is spot on, as are the firm, nicely bolstered sport seats. Thin roof pillars provide for excellent outward visibility, and large side mirrors make it easy to monitor conditions to the side and rear.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Subaru WRX.

The perfect daily driver
Xavier Rodriguez, 8/20/2015
I've owned this car for a few weeks now and Now onto the pros. The first thing would be the engine, it's amazing! You have plenty of power down low in the rev band so getting the car up to speed is very easy. Also, there is plenty of torque so if you want to pass someone on the highway in 6th gear you can easily once boost kicks in. 0-60 times very close to the STi because you can get the 60 mph in 2nd gear. If you're into modifying your car, the FA20DIT engine takes mods on very well. If you look online you can see people with Stage 2 WRX's making very similar power to Stage 2 STi's. ETS has over a 400 whp WRX with a stock block, fuel pump, and injectors (try that with the EJ257). The next pro is the AWD system which is amazing for all four seasons. You get the excellent traction you would expect out of a Subaru during the winter months but also get the excellent traction on the dry pavement as well. Once you know how to launch an AWD car properly, this thing takes off like a rocket ship with barely any wheel spin like a FWD/RWD car would have. The MPG is very good if you stay out of the turbo, you can easily get 30mpg+ just cruising on the highway. Subaru also definitely stepped up their game in terms of interior material quality. The interior has much more soft touch points than in previous iterations of the WRX. The Premium model comes with nice features such as fog lights, cold weather package (heated seats, side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer), and sunroof. Now onto the cons. I am not a huge fan of the stock 6-speed transmission. I didn't get the STi short throw shifter so I can't speak on that but the stock shifter has pretty long throws and it's very notchy. I've also sometimes had difficulty going from 2nd to 3rd gear when driving the car quickly. I've grinded the gear before as well as sometimes accidentally go into 5th gear. Subaru has never been known for having great transmissions, but I wished they made this one a bit better. Another con is the stock sound system which is absolute garbage! I didn't get the H/K upgrade or the Kicker upgrade so I can't speak on those, but the stock speakers are just horrible. Very quiet with no bass. Definitely something I plan on upgrading as soon as possible. Another thing I don't like is that stock center armrest, I wish it was a bit higher. There is an extension you can get as well as a JDM center armest option you can buy online, but I wish they made it a bit taller from the factory. If you can deal with these cons which aren't a huge deal, then this is the perfect daily driver for someone who likes to have a bit of fun on their commute to work and back. The car is quick, practical, safe and reliable which will be tough to beat. If you want to leave it stock, you'll have fun. If you want to modify it, you'll have even more fun! I look forward going to work each day because I know I get to drive this car.
2016 base model WRX
Pearl White WRX, 8/1/2015
I went from a 2007 stage 2 STI to a bone stock 2016 WRX. During the 1st 1,000 miles it was hard to tell just how fast the WRX would end up being after break-in. The turbo spools so much faster than the STI but then I was shifting around 3k RPM. Luckily I had read many reviews about the touchy throttle, quick spool and then running out of steam around 5k RPM so I knew what to expect once I did get past the break-in. If you're looking for a dragster this is not the car for you, especially in stock form. The turbo spools very quickly and very suddenly, at 5,000-5,750 RPM there is a very noticeable dip in power and then it starts picking up again and then you have to shift. The stock tune is really my main complaint, but I understand Subaru intentionally tuned it very conservatively for longevity. It handles better than the 2007 STI without a doubt. The STI had very stiff suspension but noticeably more body roll and under steer. Where the STI could really stretch it's legs on a racetrack, the WRX really shines blasting through the canyons. With it's short gear ratios and instantaneous spool, the windier the road the better. My other critiques would be the gear shifter feel, the STI was not a smooth shifter either but the WRX is very notchy. The stock speakers and Bluetooth are not great, sometimes the stereo will refuse to connect to Pandora. The all black interior shows off every speck of dust no matter how often you clean it. The initial bite of the break peddle is not as good as the STI (but most cars aren't). The dreaded Rev hang is definitely noticeable but actually doesn't bother me at all, but it was weird at first. I know I'm way in the minority on this issue, but I think the stock exhaust is a little loud and boomy (my stage 2 STI was catted, resonated and I had the stock mufflers on it. I know, weak!) And seriously this is just nitpicking. 99% of WRX owners will replace the stock tune, shifter and bushings, add louder exhaust and upgrade the stereo. So basically all my "complaints" are extremely fixable. Now what I love about the WRX. The looks, I absolutely love this body style! The lip spoiler, the 17 inch dark grey stock rims. The interior is very well laid out and the steering wheel is awesome! It handles amazing, unbelievable for a $27k car! The fuel economy is great. The gauges and touch screen interface with the backup camera are really nice. The seats and the driving position are perfect in my opinion. The extra 2 inches of legroom in the backseat go a long way, 6+ feet tall passengers can comfortably fit back there now. The truck space and folding rear seat backs make it very practical. The outward visibility with the little split windows up front are great. Overall there is very little to dislike about the 2016 WRX base model. For a $27,000 non front wheel drive, 4 door, 6 speed manual sporty car, I couldn't find anything else I would rather have.
A blast to drive!!! 2016 base WRX
Josue Lopez, 12/30/2015
I'm loving this car, I had a 2009 WRX and this car is completely different, interior, engine and suspension wise. This car turns flat there is no roll, the suspension is stiff, you feel like you are really driving a sports car. Tire and wind noise can be improved. Interior is a big improvement over old WRX's, now it is a nice place to be. Materials and design are much better and the sound system even though is not the best is much better than the one that I had before. ( Hate that sound system ). I got the short shifter and is also way better than the long throws of the old 5 speed WRX's. The engine delivers very good torque starting from 2300 RPM's. When driving on the highway on 6th gear you don't need to downshift to get the car going, with the old engine you had to wait until 4000RPM for it to really start moving. As one reviewer said on this new engine, it feels like in Research and Development stage. When you press the gas pedal halfway (maybe much less) from 2300RPM you feel like a nice surge of power that decreases around 4300RPM's it feels very nice and fast without using the whole tachometer. Now if you press the gas pedal all the way down there is no linearity in the power delivery, is like you can feel the turbo easing up then spooling up a couple of times before reaching redline. It is part of its personality. The sense of solidity and good grip give you a nice secure feeling. The WRX that i had got flooded 5 years ago with 7k and truth is I didn't like that car. After reading the reviews of the 2015 model year I decided to give it a shot , test drove it, like it, and now after 2k I want to go to work, and after work home just to drive it. It is not perfect but you learn to appreciate how good it is!!
Three months into this near-perfect sports sedan:
JayJayJay, 2/4/2016
Sure, there are a few minor ways this car could be improved. But first the good stuff (and there's a lot of good stuff). Here is what I love about my 2016 WRX Limited (manual). CORNERING: You haven't lived till you've taken this perfectly balanced, sport-suspension-having all-wheel-drive monster on a windy mountain road. The WRX grips the road astonishingly well in sharp turns, and handles gracefully ... and it really rockets out of the curves if you hit the accelerator in those moments ..... You will have immediate confidence in this car on twisty asphalt, and it will always put a grin on your face.... This is a 268-horsepower smile machine. ACCELERATION: While first gear has plenty of turbo-charged thrust and really catapults you off the line (especially if you drop the clutch in at high revs, the sweetest gears on this six-speed are second and third. Wow! You will NEVER tire of theawesome swoosh of acceleration you get in second from about 3K to 6K rpm. RIDE: Personally, I LIKE the sometimes "rough" ride the WRX's stiff chassis and tight shocks give you on a less-than-smooth road. Driving a 'Rex,you are really in touch with the topography, so to speak. The car communicates road info to you. However, I will say that driving four adults in this car on rough pavement is NOT fun. Also, you will feel emotional pain for your WRX if you hit a pothole —especially when it's loaded down in this manner, because the shocks are set so stiff (helping to deliver that amazing lateral grip I described earlier) that a pothole will translate into a big BANG through the frame .... The stiff suspension means cracks or holes in the pavement are to be avoided any and every time you can. LOOKS: From many angles, I find the car to be great looking, with sharp, smart-looking "eyes" (especially if you get the LED headlights that are currently only available in the top trim). But occasionally, from some angles, the WRX kind of looks to me like an odd-looking Impreza; a sedan with hopped-up Impreza body. I think there's definite room for improvement on the sheet metal on this WRX. (The 2015 concept was spectacular from every angle—hopefully Subaru can give us something similarly special in the next iteration.) C-LIGHTS: These lights look great in shape—aesthetically very pleasing to the eye—but they are significantly "dimmer" than those on Audi or or Dodge sedans, or mustangs, or even even some economy cars. Why are they dimmer than all other cars that have similar lights??! And they don't really run by themselves in the daytime, as they do on competing cars. These are not actual “LED daytime running lights.” Why not?! The WRX daytime C-lights should have the same magical brightness as all those other modes. I feel the WRX lags behind the competition in the "C-Lights department.” Update: I have noticed that new Subarus, such as 2018 models, DO now have bright daytime running lights. COMMUNITY: This is a true perk of owning this car—if you have this car, you are in an exclusive club; you understand the WRX's rally-care heritage, and you, like all other 'Rex owners, are in love with it's on-road superpowers, which means Other WRX drivers will usually give you a nice nod or thumbs-up when they see you on the road.... They'll probably be happy to "talk WRX" with you at a stoplight, etc. AWD: The all-wheel-drive on this car is not subtle; you will LOVE how it grips the road and you will hope you never have to go back to a 2 Wheel Drive or, gasp, front wheel drive car, and you will, in some situations, really "feel" each wheel gripping. One thing though: Sometimes, when I'm pulling into a rather steep curb cut (i.e. driveway) from an angle very slowly (so as to avoid scraping the low-hanging air foil in front) and turning, a weird phenomenon happens with the WRX's all wheel drive where there's this horribly unpleasant sound and sensation of one of the wheels grinding or skipping. I imagine it's something to do with the inside AWD front wheel not being able to go slow enough as I turn sharply into the angled driveway. Weird. TECHNOLOGY: The Harmon/Kardon stereo upgrade sounds great (ten times better than the stock stereo)..... Backup camera is great; cross-traffic warning beep helpful—even reacts to pedestrians, skateboarders, dogs. COOL. Voice command mode is very slow and I feels like it has very small vocabulary of words and phrase it understands, so I haven't been using it at all, Blind spot detection is excellent, but I am old school: I still have a hard time putting all my faith in these little reactor lights in the side mirrorswhen changing lanes. POWER SEATS: Love the Driver's power seat...... Wish one was available for the passenger, too. I am 6'1', and lowering it half an inch or so is great. I have come to discover The backs of the mirrors are not attached very well, I am at 32,000 miles, I might take the car to the dealer and have them Look at the mirror back’s
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
305 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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