The base 2023 Subaru WRX will cost $1,525 more in 2023 than it did in 2022. This is due to an MSRP increase of $1,500 and a destination fee that costs $25 more in the next model year.
Overall, customers will be required to pay a total of $31,625 ($30,605 + $1,020 destination fee) for the warm-up sedan, which is largely a carryover for the 2022 model. As was the case last year, the Subaru WRX will be offered in four trim levels. Different: WRX, WRX Premium, WRX Limited and WRX GT.
They will all be powered by the same 2.4-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder boxer engine that develops a maximum power of 271 hp (202 kW / 275 PS) at 5,600 rpm and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque between 2,000 and 5200 rpm. Active torque vectoring is also standard across the range, and a six-speed manual transmission is offered alongside a CVT transmission for all models, except for the top-trim GT, which can’t be purchased with the standard transmission.
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The CVT transmission adds $1,850 to the price of the base WRX model, and it brings Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology and adaptive cruise control. With the option, the model starts at $33,475. Either way, it comes with 17-inch alloy wheels as well as dual 7-inch infotainment screens with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, among other features.
The WRX Premium, meanwhile, starts at $34,125, and adds 18-inch alloy wheels with dark gray paint wrapped in summer tires. It also has LED fog lights, a lower-profile rear spoiler, premium seat fabric, dual-zone climate control, more USB ports, and heated front seats. It also gets an upgraded 11.6-inch multimedia screen as standard, and an 11-speaker Harman Kardon speaker system and sunroof can be added for another $1,875.
The WRX Limited builds from there, adding steering-responsive LED headlights, blind-spot detection, lane-change assist, ultrasonic-contoured seats, and a power driver’s seat. An 11-speaker Harman Kardon speaker system comes standard, as does navigation on the 11.6-inch infotainment screen. Pricing for the model starts at $38,515.
Finally, the WRX GT is the most luxurious model, which is why it only comes with a CVT transmission. It also comes with exclusive electronically controlled dampers that can be set for Comfort, Normal or Sport through the infotainment screen, which can also control many other aspects of the vehicle’s performance.
It comes with eight-way power-adjustable Recaro Performance Design front seats in Ultra Black. The car also gets 18-inch alloy wheels painted in matt gray and is paired with 245/40 R18 summer performance tires. A full suite of Subaru’s advanced safety technologies is also offered. Pricing for the model starts at $44,415.
The 2023 Subaru WRX is scheduled to reach dealerships this coming spring.