2016 Subaru WRX is Still Very Much a Sports Car That Looks Like a Sedan

The 2016 iteration of the Subaru WRX is practically the same as its 2015 model, save for the addition of new infotainment features that mostly pushed the price of the vehicle a few notches higher.

Most sedans would like to have that sporty look to impress buyers because having that distinct sports aura immediately gives off the thought the car drives fast like a sports car.

The 2016 Subaru WRX, just like its predecessor was, is the opposite. It does not have much of the trimmings of the typical sports cars because it looks like the average sedan. But when it drives, it drives really fast, comparable in fact to the other sports cars above its class.

It’s a sports car that has the muscle under the hood to prove it. The sedan appearance also means that the 2016 Subaru WRX exude the typical driving and riding comfort quality as well as safety features, aspects where the vehicle has also been given by experts a very high rating.

The 2016 Subaru WRX comes in five different models, the standard WRX, the WRX Premium, the WRX Limited, the WRX STI, and the WRX STI Limited. The price range starts at $27,930 for the standard WRX model up to $40,790 for the WRX STI Limited.

What’s more the 2016 Subaru WRX is actually very economical for a sports car. It has an EPA rating of 21 miles per gallon for city driving and 28 miles per gallon for highway driving. The WRX STI variant is not as economical but still better for a sports car with an EPA rating of 17 miles per gallon for city driving and 23 miles per gallon for freeway driving.

All models of the 2016 Subaru WRX runs on symmetrical all-wheel drive that have become standard in all Subaru vehicles making it a blast to drive.


What makes the Subaru WRX a sports car in the guise of a sedan is its turbocharged engine. The same holds true for the Subaru WRX STI model.

Its engine is outfitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger and intercooler as well as direct injection. Maximum engine power is at 268 horsepower while maximum torque is 258 pound-feet delivered when the vehicle revs up from 2,000 to 5,200 rpm.

The Subaru WRX is also proud of its style, power and all-out performance. Apart from its distinct engine and the symmetrical all-wheel drive, the car also features vehicle dynamics control with active torque vectoring, all-new quicker steering ratio, high-performance suspension, sport Lineartronic transmission, power moonroof, sport-design electroluminescent gauges, and spacious interior.

The main difference between the WRX and the WRX STI models is the type of engine they’re using. WRX is powered by the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Subaru boxer engine while the WRX STI is being revved up the 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Subaru boxer engine.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine also comes with optional sport lineartronic CVT automatic in place of the standard six-speed manual transmission.

Extensive protection system

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Subaru takes safety of the passengers of its vehicles very seriously. It has made sure that the 2016 Subaru WRX exhibits the company’s commitment towards that end with its superb safety features to go with the vehicle’s Boxer engine and its symmetrical all-wheel drive.

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