Although we expected the Subaru WRX to obtain a total redesign this year, our hopes have actually been dashed, a minimum of for the 2019 model year. For now, purchasers thinking about either the WRX or WRX STI will have to be content with modest updates and a brand-new special edition.
2019 Subaru WRX Design
No major changes are coming in regards to exterior appearance. Nevertheless, Subaru will offer brand-new WRX and WRX STI Series. Gray scandal sheets that will come in Cool Gray Khaki with unique badging and 18-inch wheels with a black finish.
The base 2019 Subaru WRX now comes requirement with the company’s 6.5-inch Starlink touchscreen infotainment system, which has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto assistance. In 2015, the base WRX had a 6.2-inch touchscreen without those features. Moving up the trim roster, the WRX Premium and Limited continue to provide a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The WRX had not previously used CarPlay and Android Auto, despite the fact that other more recent Subarus like the Crosstrek and Impreza had actually added it.
Another change for this year’s WRX is that the EyeSight active security system is now basic on the Premium and Limited models when they’re equipped with a continuously variable transmission; previously it was a paid alternative on the Limited trim. The EyeSight suite integrates adaptive cruise control, precollision warning and braking and lane-keep assist. Essentially a variant of the Premium grade, Series. Gray WRX likewise gets Recaro seats with ultrasuede, LED headlights, push-button start and more. Subaru will develop simply 750 WRXs and 250 STIs in this kind.
2019 Subaru WRX Engine
As had actually been rumored, for the 2019 WRX STI, Subaru took lessons gained from the Type RA and used them as standard. The turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine gets harder pistons, a new intake and exhaust and a reprogrammed computer to boost output from 305 to 310 horsepower. The six-speed manual transmission’s third gear ratio has actually also been modified to improve acceleration– once again, much like in the Type RA.
Safety must be more powerful selling point with Subaru EyeSight standard on Premium and greater trims with a CVT transmission. Nevertheless, this version only adds vehicle hold, an assist monitor and an electronic parking brake.
2019 Subaru WRX Trim Levels
The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI likewise offer a brand-new Series Gray trim plan. It follow in the steps of previous special-edition models like the BRZ Series Blue and Series Yellow. The cars wear Cool Gray Khaki exterior paint, black badges, black wheels and ultrasuede-trimmed Recaro seats. On the WRX, the Series Gray builds on the WRX Performance plan, plus features LED fog lights and push-button start, for a price tag of $37,480 with destination. The STI Series Gray likewise boasts Bilstein suspension dampers and push-button start, with a beginning price of $40,580.
2019 Subaru WRX Release Date and Price
The 2019 Subaru WRX is due to arrive by this summertime. Main pricing will begin at $28,080 consisting of location for the WRX and $37,480 for the STI. The brand-new Series.Gray WRX has been priced from $33,480 while the STI will sound in at $40,580. Competitors to the WRX consist of the Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST, while the STI is more closely matched with the Honda Civic Type R and future stopped Ford Focus RS.