The 2022 Subaru WRX arrival is just around the corner, and Subaru of America just activated the new website for you to start your build. After choosing a trim level and options, check out the features and see how much the sport-tuned WRX will cost.
J.D. Power just picked the 2022 WRX as the best sports car for retaining its value. The WRX projects to hold the highest percentage of the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) after four years. ALG and iSeeCars also say WRX retains its value best.
What's new for the 2022 WRX model change?
With minor power upgrades, all 2022 WRX get a new FA24 2.4-liter direct-injection turbocharged Boxer engine. The outgoing FA20 2.0-liter engine produced 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The all-new 2.4-liter DIT 2022 WRX turbocharged flat-four Boxer gets a small bump in power and now comes with 271 horsepower and the same 258 lb-ft of torque. You can check out the WRX fuel mileage here.
The WRX comes with 6-speed manual shifter refined for improved shift quality and a new Subaru Performance Transmission (automatic), which Subaru says "offers up to 30 percent faster upshifts (2nd to 3rd) and 50 percent faster downshifts (3rd to 2nd)." The new Subaru Performance Transmission (SPT) is available on all trim levels (standard on GT trims).
The other new 2022 WRX improvements include a tablet-style 11.6-inch Starlink Multimedia Plus infotainment system and the latest generation EyeSight driver assist technology. The next-generation WRX rides on the Subaru Global Platform with increased rigidity.
The WRX also gets new exterior upgrades to the front and rear. At the front, the hexagonal grille is widened and paired with compact LED headlights and a broad hood scoop. Subaru says the rear taillights are designed to glow with a look reminiscent of volcanic magma.
A new GT trim level
The 2022 WRX gets a new GT trim level with electronically controlled dampers with Comfort, Normal, and Sport settings. A new Drive Mode Select allows the driver to configure up to 430 customization options for steering feel, damper settings, and SI-Drive settings. The settings are configured through the 11.6-inch touchscreen multimedia display.
The GT trim gets Recaro performance front seats trimmed with black Ultrasuede with contrasting red stitching and embossed the "Recaro" logo on the seatbacks. The performance seats feature black Ultrasuede throughout the interior. The driver's seat includes 8-way power adjustments.
What is the price of the 2022 WRX?
The 2022 WRX comes in four trim levels: Base, Premium, Limited, and new GT. The 2022 WRX 6-speed manual trim level starts at $30,100. The WRX with Subaru Performance Transmission (SPT) is $31,950, WRX Premium 6-speed manual is $32,600, WRX Premium SPT is $34,650, WRX Limited 6-speed manual is $36,990, WRX Limited SPT is $39,240, and WRX GT is $42,890. Pricing includes destination and delivery fees ($995).
Also exclusive to the GT trim level are 18-in aluminum alloy wheels in the matte gray finish wrapped in 245/40 R18 summer performance tires.
When will the 2022 Subaru WRX arrive in the U.S.? The 2022 WRX arrives in the U.S. this Spring. Check out the online configurator here.
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