High performance is the top priority for the 2019 Subaru WRX, a fact that’s made clear by this compact sedan’s powerfully effective engine and track-tested handling abilities. The Subaru WRX can more than keep up in the technology department, too, featuring an array of infotainment and safety features to enhance your experience behind the wheel.
Performance and handling
The 2019 Subaru WRX is built for high performance. It’s equipped with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine that puts out 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This efficient and powerful engine can be paired with either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available Sport Lineartronic® transmission with paddle shifters. Also standard for the WRX is Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which distributes power among the axles to create maximum efficiency and traction. Meanwhile, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring delivers nimble cornering, and the track-tuned suspension provides firm grip on the pavement.
Infotainment and safety technology
The 2019 Subaru WRX is packed with technology to keep you informed, entertained and safe. It features a standard STARLINK® Multimedia system with a 6.5-inch color touch screen (which can be upgraded to 7 inches). This system includes standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility, along with Bluetooth® streaming audio, SiriusXM® All Access Radio, HD Radio® and hands-free phone connectivity. Audio is routed through a standard six-speaker system, or you can upgrade to the available nine-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system.
The WRX’s standard safety technology includes Brake Assist, Daytime Running Lights and a Rear-Vision Camera, along with Subaru’s advanced frontal airbag system. The WRX also offers a number of available active safety features. Blind-Spot Detection and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert keep you protected as you maneuver through traffic. Meanwhile, EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology monitors traffic conditions, optimizes your cruise control speed and provides pre-collision braking capabilities.
STI and STI Limited
All 2019 Subaru WRX models deliver outstanding performance, but the WRX STI and WRX STI Limited take it to the next level. These models feature a 2.5-liter DOHC turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 310 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque. WRX STI models also feature Brembo® performance brakes, a specially designed steering ratio for high-performance handling and a Driver Controlled Center Differential for greater control over torque distribution. STI models have the looks to go with their cranked-up performance, too, featuring 19-inch alloy wheels, a trunk spoiler, an STI-design leather wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, Recaro® performance front seats and STI sport-design electroluminescent gauges.
The 2019 Subaru WRX puts performance front and center, as one outing behind the wheel will make clear. Whether you’re driving a regular 2019 WRX model or an STI, you’ll enjoy agile handling, responsive power and high-tech features that keep you secure and connected along the way.
This article is presented by Autoteam Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware.