Ever since 2011, rumors have been swirling that once the new-era Impreza hits the market, Subaru will separate the Impreza and WRX models. After all, each will share the identical platform, however the WRX and the WRX STI versions might be radically modified and every half on it is going to be distinctive.

2015 - 2016 Subaru WRX
2015 – 2016 Subaru WRX

2015 – 2016 Subaru WRX

As no surprise, shortly after the WRX Concept was unveiled on the 2013 New York Auto Present, our spy photographers caught the manufacturing model testing across the Nürburgring race observe. Now, after many testing periods, teasers and speculations, the 2015 WRX made its world debut on the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The model affords a new design language, a powerful 4-cylinder engine — not as highly effective as hoped although, because it was rumored it’ll ship greater than 300 horsepower — and, for the primary time, the selection of two gearboxes: a six-pace guide transmission or a CVT.

2015 – 2016 Subaru WRX Exterior

The 2015 WRX presents a extra aggressive stance, due to a more subtle design theme. The entrance obtained a full revision, which making it bolder by the addition of a deep entrance spoiler and distinctive, hexagonal grille, plus a new hood specifically designed for the 2015 WRX. Additionally distinctive to the model are the entrance fenders, rear doorways and quarters, bumpers, headlights and taillight clusters.

2015 - 2016 Subaru WRX Exterior
2015 – 2016 Subaru WRX Exterior

Up entrance, the brand new WRX options new set of narrower headlights, a practical scoop that leaves a pleasant opening within the hood for the boosted 4-pot to breathe, fog gentle surrounds with a carbon-fiber-like sample and vertical entrance fender vents that characteristic a brilliant garnish and a mesh display.

When seen from the facet, you should have the impression that the automotive is nearer to the bottom, because of new aspect sill spoilers. You might also discover that the A-pillar appears barely longer, and you aren’t mistaken, as Subaru prolonged the A-pillar towards the entrance finish by about eight inches.

Round again, the again finish is up to date with LED taillights, a diffuser, LED heart excessive-mount stoplight (CHMS) and an out there lip spoiler.

2015 – 2016 Subaru WRX Interior

As a result of the 2015 WRX features a one-inch-longer wheelbase than the earlier model, the rear passengers get a virtually two inches of additional legroom. Different updates embody a extra raked windshield and elevated trunk capability.

The WRX’s interior additionally provides to the sportier feeling of the new WRX, because of its all-new, flat-backside, leather-based-wrapped steering wheel that gives built-in switches for audio and Bluetooth management. Subaru additionally added in some tender-contact supplies for the dashboard, door trim and middle console armrest, serving to rid the cabin of as a lot scratchy plastic as it will probably. For these of you who virtually dwell in your car, Subaru has additionally added quite a few storage compartments across the heart console, so you possibly can safely retailer your stuff.

2015 - 2016 Subaru WRX Interior
2015 – 2016 Subaru WRX Interior

New for 2015 is a 3.5-inch LCD central display screen that gives particulars on the oil degree, remaining washer fluid and chosen gear ratio, whereas a brand new multi-info central show, with a four.three-inch LCD display screen, presents particulars on the rear digital camera show, a lift gauge show, audio, Bluetooth and local weather-management settings. A harman/kardon audio system helps spherical out the inside and provide you with some good sound as you rip by way of the gears.

The entrance seats are wrapped in a new excessive-grip cloth, with leather-based being supplied instead. In addition they embody separate tilt- and top-adjustable head restraints.


015 Subaru WRX – Drivetrain Specifications

Engine 2.0-liter Horizontally-Opposed direct injection turbo DIT engine
Displacement 1,998 cc
Transmission options six-speed manual or Sport Lineartronic
Max output (HP @ RPM) 268 @ 5,600 rpm
Max torque (LB-FT @ RPM) 258 @ 2,000-5,200 rpm
2015 - 2016 Subaru WRX Drivetrain
2015 – 2016 Subaru WRX Drivetrain


Model/Trim Transmission Applicable Option Code MSRP MSRP + destination and delivery ($795)
WRX 6MT 01 $26,595 $27,390
WRX Premium 6MT 11, 12 $28,895 $29,690
WRX Premium CVT 11 $30,095 $30,890
WRX Limited 6MT 21, 22 $30,395 $31,190
WRX Limited CVT 21, 23 $31,595 $32,390

2015 - 2016 Subaru WRX Drivetrain Price


CODE 01 Standard WRX Model
CODE 11 Standard WRX Premium Model
CODE 12 Navigation + harman/kardon amplifier and speakers $2,100
CODE 21 Standard WRX Limited Model
CODE 22 Navigation System + harman/kardon amplifier & speakers + Keyless Access & Start + SRVD (Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert) $3,100
CODE 23 Navigation System + Harman/kardon amplifier & speakers + Keyless Access & Start + SRVD (Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert) + EyeSight $4,095
CODE 02 Standard WRX STI Model
CODE 03 Navigation System + harman/kardon amplifier & speakers + Keyless Access & Start $2,600