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2024 Subaru WRX Gets A Big Win From Consumer Reports

Is the Subaru WRX a reliable performance sports car? Consumer Reports says yes. It's now a recommended sports car for its improved reliability. See how it compares with other sports cars.

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There is good news for performance enthusiasts. The 2024 Subaru WRX is a newly recommended model with improved reliability. If you want to buy the new 2024 WRX TR, Consumer Reports says, the new WRX is now a recommended model with improved reliability.

How does the WRX compare with similar sports cars?

CR says the 2024 Subaru WRX gets a 78/100 score for predicted reliability. Compared to similar sports cars, the WRX has the best reliability. The Toyota GR86 has a 75/100 reliability score, the Mini Cooper 70/100, and the BMW 4 Series has a 63/100 reliability score. 

2024 Subaru WRX sitting on the track

Here are the results from Consumer Reports from owner surveys. 

Consumer Reports (CR) gathers auto-reliability data through online questionnaires sent to its members. "We ask about any problems members may have had in the previous 12 months with 20 aspects of their vehicles, including the engine, transmission, EV battery, and EV charging, as well as issues with body hardware, and paint and trim." 

CR says, "We predict that (the models below) will give owners fewer problems than their competitors based on data collected on more than 330,000 vehicles as reported by their owners, covering the 2000 through 2023 model years, including some early 2024 models."

2024 Subaru WRX is recommended by CR

The Subaru WRX performance sports sedan, BRZ sport coupe, Forester compact SUV, and redesigned 2024 Crosstrek subcompact SUV score above-average or well-above-average reliability.

How CR scores reliability

CR says they study 20 trouble areas, from nuisances—such as squeaky brakes and broken interior trim—to major bummers, such as potential expensive out-of-warranty engine, transmission, EV battery, and EV charging problems. "We use that information to give reliability ratings for every major mainstream model."

How does the WRX compare with other Subaru models? 

Consumer Reports had rated the WRX in the 2024 model year. The Subaru WRX is now the Japanese automaker's number three most reliable vehicle. WRX scores above average in reliability. 

The Crosstrek is Subaru's most reliable model, scoring 99. The Subaru Forester is the next most reliable model, scoring 82, followed by the WRX (78) and the Subaru BRZ (76).

The newest Subaru performance model is the WRX TR trim level. The top trim level will be available at U.S. Subaru retailers in the first quarter of 2024. Stay tuned for pricing.  

Thanks for reading, everyone. I hope you enjoyed this Subaru WRX story. See you tomorrow for my latest Subaru Report.

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NMK (not verified)    December 4, 2023 - 10:07PM

Sorry, but a wrx is not a sports car. Sub 300HP sedan that offers a CVT. 🤣
Just because you can get a manual, does not make it a sports car.

Dan (not verified)    December 6, 2023 - 2:32PM

The "win" for a reliable WRX will always be overshadowed by the HUGE "loss" of not having the STI. Coming from a VA STI, and looking to buying a VB STI, the cancelation of the STI steered me straight to Toyota's GR Corolla. Add the horrendous looks of the new WRX, and the fantastic job Toyota did, my Circuit Edition looks phenomenal, and spoiler alert, it's better than my STI, in every way, not just looks. I'm very happy with my decision to not downgrade to the VB WRX from the VA STI. There's a few colleagues at work that park their WRX's together, I always park my GRC with them. We get a good chuckle out of it. But they've all told me on seperate occasions that they'd trade for the GRC given the opportunity.