Although we anticipated the Subaru WRX to get a total redesign this year, our hopes have actually been dashed, a minimum of for the 2019 model year. For now, buyers considering either the WRX or WRX STI will have to be content with modest updates and a new scandal sheet.
2019 Subaru WRX Design
No significant changes are being available in terms of exterior look. However, Subaru will offer new WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray special editions that will come in Cool Gray Khaki with unique badging and 18-inch wheels with a black surface.
The base 2019 Subaru WRX now comes standard with the company’s 6.5-inch Starlink touchscreen infotainment system, which has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Last year, the base WRX had a 6.2-inch touchscreen without those features. Moving up the trim roster, the WRX Premium and Limited continue to provide a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The WRX had not formerly provided CarPlay and Android Auto, despite the fact that other newer Subarus like the Crosstrek and Impreza had actually included it.
Another change for this year’s WRX is that the EyeSight active safety system is now basic on the Premium and Limited models when they’re equipped with a constantly variable transmission; previously it was a paid alternative on the Limited trim. The EyeSight suite integrates adaptive cruise control, precollision caution and braking and lane-keep help. Basically a variant of the Premium grade, Series. Gray WRX also gets Recaro seats with ultrasuede, LED headlights, push-button start and more. Subaru will construct just 750 WRXs and 250 STIs in this kind.
2019 Subaru WRX Engine
As had actually been rumored, for the 2019 WRX STI, Subaru took lessons gained from the Type RA and applied them as standard. The turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine gets harder pistons, a new consumption and exhaust and a reprogrammed computer system to increase output from 305 to 310 horse power. The six-speed handbook transmission’s 3rd equipment ratio has also been modified to improve acceleration– once again, just like in the Type RA.
Security needs to be more powerful selling point with Subaru EyeSight requirement on Premium and greater trims with a CVT transmission. Nevertheless, this variation only adds vehicle hold, an assist monitor and an electronic parking brake.
2019 Subaru WRX Trim Levels
The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI also provide a new Series Gray trim plan. It follow in the steps of previous special-edition models like the BRZ Series Blue and Series Yellow. The cars use Cool Gray Khaki exterior paint, black badges, black wheels and ultrasuede-trimmed Recaro seats. On the WRX, the Series Gray builds on the WRX Performance bundle, plus features LED fog lights and push-button start, for a sticker price of $37,480 with destination. The STI Series Gray also boasts Bilstein suspension dampers and push-button start, with a beginning rate of $40,580.
2019 Subaru WRX Release Date and Price
The 2019 Subaru WRX is due to arrive by this summer. Main prices will start at $28,080 consisting of destination for the WRX and $37,480 for the STI. The new Series.Gray WRX has been priced from $33,480 while the STI will call in at $40,580. Competitors to the WRX consist of the Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST, while the STI is more closely matched with the Honda Civic Type R and future stopped Ford Focus RS.