2016 Subaru WRX

Buyer's Guide

Subaru has a deep rally motorsport history, and in the all-wheel-drive WRX sedan that DNA runs loud and proud. This fourth generation WRX may be more civilized than any of its predecessors, but its stiff ride, raucous 268-hp turbocharged 2.0L flat-four and unbridled appetite for a twisty road will warm the hearts of the cognoscenti and scare off just about everybody else.

Available with a six-speed manual or a surprisingly well-tuned CVT with paddle shifters that call up “virtual” gears, the WRX shows its intent with blistered arches, aggressive snout, functional hood scoop and a small rear spoiler.

New for 2016, the WRX gets one-touch turn signal, updated steering wheel controls and standard 6.2-inch touchscreen with STARLINK smartphone integration.

WRX starts at $29,995, and for that we get fabric sport front seats, six-speed stick, and 17-inch alloys. Stepping up to the $32,795 Sport Package adds LED low beam headlights, sunroof, Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection System (SRVD), 8-way driver’s seat and halogen fog lamps. The $36,095 Sport-Tech Package ups the ante with 18-inch alloys, upgraded suspension, leather, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with navigation, proximity key with pushbutton start and Harman Kardon audio.

Still a little tame? Then you’re ready for the legendary WRX STI. This hyper version is solely focused on one thing – raw speed – be it in a straight line or more preferably, up and down, zigging and zagging, and dirty and sideways. Comfort, refinement and isolation be damned. The $37,995 entry fee nets a 305 hp, 290 lb-ft 2.5L turbocharged flat-four that sends its anger through a six-speed manual to all four wheel via a trick, adjustable AWD. The STI feels faster than its advertised power.

The $40,795 Sport Package apes that of the WRX - LED low beam headlights, sunroof, Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection System (SRVD), 8-way driver’s seat and halogen fog lamps. Plus a rear spoiler you can hang your laundry on. Luxury and tech goodies found in the $45,395 Sport-Tech package add a veil of civility to this highly focused instrument of speed.

New for 2016 is the limited edition $41,895 WRX STI Hikari. This one gets Hyper Blue paint, black-finish 18-inch forged BBS alloys, leather/Alcantara with blue stitching, sunroof and 6.2-inch touchscreen.

2016 Subaru WRX Specifications

There are 10 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $29,995 MSRP
9.9
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
268 hp @5600 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn Man $29,995 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man 268 hp @5600 rpm 258 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn Man
4dr Sdn Man Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Man
4dr Sdn Man
4dr Sdn CVT $31,295 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn CVT 268 hp @5600 rpm 258 ft-lb @2000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CVT 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn CVT
4dr Sdn CVT Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn CVT
4dr Sdn CVT
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport Pkg $32,795 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport Pkg 268 hp @5600 rpm 258 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport Pkg 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport Pkg
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport Pkg Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport Pkg
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport Pkg
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport Pkg $34,095 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport Pkg 268 hp @5600 rpm 258 ft-lb @2000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport Pkg 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport Pkg
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport Pkg Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport Pkg
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport Pkg
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport-tech Pkg $36,095 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport-tech Pkg 268 hp @5600 rpm 258 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport-tech Pkg 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport-tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport-tech Pkg Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport-tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Man w/Sport-tech Pkg
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport-tech Pkg $37,395 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport-tech Pkg 268 hp @5600 rpm 258 ft-lb @2000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport-tech Pkg 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport-tech Pkg
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport-tech Pkg Leather Seats
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport-tech Pkg
4dr Sdn CVT w/Sport-tech Pkg
4dr Sdn STI Man $37,995 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn STI Man 305 hp @6000 rpm 290 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn STI Man 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn STI Man
4dr Sdn STI Man N/A
4dr Sdn STI Man
4dr Sdn STI Man
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport Pkg $40,795 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport Pkg 305 hp @6000 rpm 290 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport Pkg 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport Pkg
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport Pkg N/A
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport Pkg
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport Pkg
4dr Sdn STI Man Hikari Edition $41,895 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn STI Man Hikari Edition 305 hp @6000 rpm 290 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn STI Man Hikari Edition 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn STI Man Hikari Edition
4dr Sdn STI Man Hikari Edition N/A
4dr Sdn STI Man Hikari Edition
4dr Sdn STI Man Hikari Edition
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport-tech Pkg $45,395 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport-tech Pkg 305 hp @6000 rpm 290 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport-tech Pkg 180.9" 70.7" 58.1" 104.3"
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport-tech Pkg
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport-tech Pkg Leather Seats
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport-tech Pkg
4dr Sdn STI Man w/Sport-tech Pkg

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Owner Reviews: 2016 Subaru / WRX

Average Rating

2007 Subaru WRX

by awsomeness on 06-24-2017
Very fun to drive , but parts a quite expansive but hey....
This is my second car , since I bought it , I never used my other sedan , its way more fun to drive on snow on gravel or asphalt , water , accidented roads . I feel safe while driving it , the way it holds onto the ground , you have total control of where you are going no matter what condition and weather. I can only complain about the parts being quite expansive , Japanese really made a masterpiece with this one , and I'm love with it . it drives like a go kart. I fell in love with that car , and I'm going to cherish it until it cant stand on its own , one of the rare cars to keep its value!

good acceleration - strong build - adaptive - confortable - beautiful - all wheel drive 4x4 - a bit hard to get used to the clutch - quite gas consuming but for those years its not that bad , all in all , good car , lot of potential ! I love it.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
2/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
3/5
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2004 Subaru WRX

by Driver12871 on 03-01-2016
Fun and Reliable
This has been my favourite car to own. It is fun to drive and has never let me down...excellent winter car. It starts up easily at any winter temperature and handles snow and ice conditions with no problems.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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