Subaru WRX STi 2024 Release Date, Specs, Redesign – Rally-inspired sport compact vehicles are on the edge of extinction, but the new 2024 Subaru WRX wants to rekindle enthusiasm for this enthusiast-focused type. The 2024 WRX promises to be an upgrade over the previous iteration with the adoption of a new architecture targeted at better driving characteristics and the addition of a more powerful 271-hp turbocharged flat-four engine.
The Subaru WRX is one of those machines entirely focused on the driving experience. However, the band never bothered to address areas where it genuinely failed in the competition. But no more, as finally, the 2024 Subaru WRX is coming back with more competitive looks and design.
Subaru WRX 2024 Redesign
The 2024 WRX is not as aggressive as the STI that we analyzed separately from the Subaru WRX. For example, it does so without the large, ungainly rear wing, making its appearance slightly more modest. It’s not as dreary as the Impreza sedan, though. It’s the right subtle combination, suitable for the gearhead who wants to raise his family game. It still retains quad exhausts at the back and a working hood-scoop at the front. The base model gets 17-inch wheels, while 18s are added to the mid-spec and top-spec models. They look sporty, plus they allow for a somewhat higher profile tire, unlike the STI, which has a lick of rubber painted straight on the metal.
As per the projected continuance of the same proportions, the WRX will have 0.8-inch less ground clearance than the Jetta GLI. On the different hand, it will also have a 300-pound lighter curb weight than the Stinger, assisting the former in lower forward mass transfer. The following is a list of prominent external features:
Even though the 2024 Subaru WRX’s interior has an entirely new design, it still bears the Subaru logo. This bag has red contrast stitching on its blacked-out interior trim. The cabin’s carbon fiber patterns are further enhanced by using complementary practices throughout the interior. The GT model also comes with special Recaro Performance Front Seats that aren’t found on other models.
Five adults can fit in the Subaru WRX sedan. They’ll have an abundance of legroom and headroom in there as well. There is a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat on the lowest two trims and a 10-way power seat for the WRX Limited, making it easy for the driver to find a comfortable position while driving. It’s simple to enter, and exit and visibility are excellent. The legroom in the front of the WRX is 43.3 inches, while the rear legroom measures 35.4 inches. There are 39.8 inches of headroom in the front and 37.1 inches in the back of the sunroof that is not installed.
The WRX has a turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four-cylinder engine under the hood. For the 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque it produces, you can choose between a conventional six-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Every WRX is equipped with all-wheel drive, as has been customary. If you choose the automatic, you’ll keep the option of three different driving modes, which you can set via the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Adaptive mufflers are also included in GT’s auto-only model. In addition, a pair of 17 or 18-inch wheels shod with high-performance summer tires is also offered.
Because Subaru’s boxer engines are notoriously inefficient, adding a CVT doesn’t do much to improve things. The manual WRX has a 365-mile range on a single fill-up of its 15.9-gallon gas tank. It gets 18/24/21 mpg in the city, highway, and mixed driving with the CVT model. The manual is somewhat better, with EPA estimates of 20/27/23 mpg.
2024 Subaru WRX Release Date and Price
The Subaru WRX’s high price is a good indicator of its value for money. The standard WRX is priced at $27,495 off-the-shelf. Because there’s little you can do to the automobile, that’s the price you’ll pay. The WRX Limited retails for $32,095, while the WRX Premium costs $30,045. An additional $1,900 charge for the CVT transmission on the Premium and Limited models. You’ll also have to pay $925 for shipping and handling if you purchase any items.