It’s tough to believe Subaru’s venerable WRX can improve, especially in terms of performance. Overall, it now finds enhanced performance, improved styling and other updated features across the board.
Sprinting a respectable 0-60 in 6.2-seconds, power comes from a 268-horsepower 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged engine mated with either a six speed manual transmission or a sport-tuned Sport Lineartronic automatic transmission.
All of it riding on Subie’s standard all-wheel drive system.
Other major updates to the 2018 WRX
The big news here includes updated exterior looks with major revisions while the cabin finds more functionality; to ramp up the sportiness, a new optional RS Package is also available.
Inside, the WRX finds improved steering feel, revised suspension tuning and better noise reduction throughout the cabin.
All the trims also include an updated instrument panel and centre console trims, a new fold-down centre rear armrest with cup holders, a revised gauge cluster, and a new 5.9-inch high-resolution colour multi-function display with new menu screens.
When it went on sale in June 2017, the 2018 WRX sold for $26,995 US / $29,995 CAD for the WRX with manual transmission.