2024 Subaru WRX
The 2024 Subaru WRX arrives on the market after a comprehensive redesign, ready to continue the legacy of Subaru's flagship performance model. This latest iteration brings advanced tech, improved features, and even better performance to the forefront, while retaining the characteristics that have made the WRX a favorite among driving enthusiasts. The 2024 model aims to deliver a driving experience that's both familiar to WRX fans and exciting to new buyers, positioning itself as a competitive player while delivering an unmatched level of value. And of course, being a Subaru, the new 2024 WRX is one of the most impressive vehicles you can buy in its price range for driving in the snow or on icy roads thanks to its advanced symmetrical all-wheel drive system.
The New WRX
What’s new on the 2024 Subaru WRX?
Subaru has taken a bold step with the exterior design of the 2024 WRX, crafting a more aggressive stance that reflects its enhanced capabilities. The redesign features a wider and lower front grille, complemented by the signature hood scoop for better airflow and engine cooling. Pronounced wheel arches add to the car's muscular profile, asserting its readiness for action. The lighting on the WRX sees significant upgrades for better visibility and safety. Automatic LED headlights adapt to changing conditions, while the steering responsive headlights on higher trims improve cornering visibility.
Every aspect of the WRX's exterior has been meticulously tuned for aerodynamic efficiency. From the sleek lines that guide airflow to the rear lip spoiler that enhances downforce and stability, each feature serves a purpose beyond aesthetics. The inclusion of integrated crossbar brackets adds a layer of practicality, allowing for easy installation of roof racks to support a versatile lifestyle.
In the wheel department, the WRX doesn't disappoint. All models come with lightweight aluminum alloy wheels, with the base model sporting 17-inch options and higher trims boasting 18-inch versions, all designed with performance in mind.
The interior of the 2024 Subaru WRX has undergone a transformation aimed at enhancing comfort and driving engagement. Subaru has reengineered the interior to provide a high level of refinement and style, suitable for both driving enthusiasts and those who appreciate a touch of luxury. The design prioritizes ergonomic seating positions and intuitive controls placement, making for a focused and enjoyable driving environment.
Drivers and passengers are greeted with a dual 7-inch infotainment system in the base trim, which includes modern necessities such as Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and steering wheel integrated controls for safe and easy operation. The system's six speakers deliver clear sound, and a free three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio adds to the entertainment options.
Upgrading to higher trims like the WRX Sport or Sport-tech brings an 11.6-inch infotainment system with a tablet-style touchscreen, offering improved visibility and ease of use. Connectivity is further enhanced with additional USB ports for both front and rear passengers, ensuring devices remain charged and integrated into the vehicle's systems.
In terms of practicality, the WRX doesn't fall short. The spacious and versatile interior is designed with ample shoulder and legroom, and the standard 60/40-split folding rear seats increase cargo capacity, complemented by a wide trunk opening that can accommodate a variety of passenger needs.
New Versions: The 2024 Subaru WRX RS
The 2024 lineup introduces the Subaru WRX RS, a sportier, track-ready version of the beloved performance sedan, exclusive to the Canadian market. Dressed in an RS-exclusive Sapphire Blue Pearl, the WRX RS is powered by the stock turbocharged 2.4L BOXER engine, delivering 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It comes equipped solely with a manual transmission, reinforcing its enthusiast-focused character. Performance enhancements include Brembo brakes with red calipers, stiffer springs, retuned damping rates, and revised steering for razor-sharp handling. The WRX RS rides on exclusive satin grey 19-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza performance tires, ensuring formidable grip and precision on the road and track. This new variant represents Subaru's commitment to drivers who prioritize performance without compromise.
Subaru continues to push the boundaries of in-car technology with the 2024 WRX. The WRX Sport models and above feature the advanced 11.6-inch infotainment system that serves as the command centre for both entertainment and vehicle settings. The system is not only a hub for audio and smartphone integration but also for the SUBARU STARLINK Connected Services, which offer convenience, safety, and security features such as Remote Engine Start/Stop, Remote Lock/Unlock, and Advanced Automatic Collision Notification with a free three-year trial subscription.
The commitment to technology extends to safety, with the EyeSight® suite offering advanced driver aids to assist in various driving conditions, enhancing the confidence and security of all occupants.
Subaru's focus on technology ensures that the WRX is as intelligent and connected as it is thrilling to drive, catering to the modern driver's expectation for a vehicle that is both a performance machine and a competent daily companion.
Engine and Powertrain
Underpinning the 2024 Subaru WRX is a powertrain engineered to deliver an engaging driving experience, merging power with efficiency in a seamless manner. The turbocharged 2.4L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine is a powerhouse, providing 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With direct injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger, this engine ensures a smooth, responsive drive, offering ample torque across a broad rpm range, enhancing both acceleration and day-to-day drivability.
The WRX offers two distinct transmission choices. The purist's favorite, a 6-speed manual, provides a tactile and direct driving experience, coupled with a viscous-coupling limited-slip centre differential AWD system for precise handling. This transmission setup has been refined for a sturdier feel, intensifying the connection between the driver, the vehicle, and the road.
For those favoring an automatic, the Subaru Performance Transmission® (SPT) is an adept alternative. It features a manual mode with paddle shifters for spirited driving and a variable torque distribution (VTD) AWD system that biases power to the rear wheels for a dynamic drive. The SPT also includes automatic throttle blipping for smooth downshifts, enhancing the sports sedan's performance credentials.
Fuel economy remains competitive, with the manual transmission offering 12.3/9.0 L/100 km city/highway and the SPT at 12.7/9.4 L/100 km. These figures reflect Subaru's efforts to balance exhilarating performance with everyday usability. Overall, the WRX powertrain is crafted to excite driving enthusiasts while offering the efficiency and refinement expected in a modern sports sedan.
Frequently Asked Questions about the 2024 Subaru WRX
When will the model arrive on the market?
The 2024 Subaru WRX is currently on sale.
How much will it cost?
The 2024 Subaru WRX comes in several versions, each with its own set of features and price points. The standard WRX starts at $34,791, offering a solid foundation with 271 horsepower and a 6-speed manual transmission. The Sport model increases the ante to $39,291, with the option to add EyeSight driver assist technology for $41,891, enhancing safety and driving dynamics. For the apex of luxury and tech, the Sport-tech is priced at $43,091, while incorporating EyeSight brings it to $45,691. Each version seats five comfortably and provides a cargo space of 354 litres, making the WRX a powerful, versatile vehicle for a variety of drivers.