Subaru has announced pricing for the 2023 WRX sedan. The new WRX, we recall, is no longer directly related to the Impreza model, but is built on the basis of the larger Levorg station wagon (WRX dimensions are 4669 x 1826 x 1468 mm; wheelbase is 2672 mm), although it is available exclusively as a sedan.
Under the hood is a 2.4-liter FA24 turbocharger, which develops 271 hp. With. and 350 Nm of torque. The motor works in conjunction with a 6-speed “mechanics” or a Subaru Performance Transmission (SPT) variator with eight quasi-gears that can be “switched” by paddle shifters. Of course, there is also permanent all-wheel drive with a center differential.
Sales of the sedan began in February 2022, and then the price list began at $29.1 thousand (excluding $995 for delivery). Now, another one and a half thousand have been added to the price tag (now – from 30.6 thousand dollars, and delivery has risen in price to 1020 dollars), although the equipment of the cars has not changed.
The base WRX can be identified by its 17-inch wheels, while the Starlink media system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support) is realized through two 7-inch screens stacked on top of each other. At the same time, only cars with a CVT ($1,850) will get EyeSight, adaptive cruise control, and an electronic parking brake with AutoHold.
The Premium package (starting at $33,105) will already have 18-inch wheels and an 11.6-inch vertical touchscreen of the Starlink infotainment system. The list of equipment will also include keyless entry, engine start with a button, LED PTFs, dual-zone climate control and heated front seats, exterior mirrors and wipers. For $1,875, you can buy an 11-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and a panoramic roof.
For the WRX Limited (starting at $37,495), these options are available as standard, with suede-cloth upholstered seats (driver’s seat with 10-way power adjustment, including lumbar support), and TomTom navigation with voice control will appear in the firmware of the media system. Outside, the pre-top equipment is distinguished by repeaters on the mirror housings and adaptive fog lights, the bundle of which follows the direction of the front wheels. CVT-equipped Limited trims (starting at $39,745) will get reverse collision avoidance.
At the top of the list is still the GT version, which is only available with the SPT CVT (starting at $43,395). For this money, the car will offer electronically controlled shock absorbers, 18-inch matte gray wheels and Recaro bucket seats with red stitching, as well as a switch for driving modes (Comfort, Normal and Sport), which differ in response to the gas pedal, CVT algorithms, damper stiffness and steering force.
Despite the price increase, the Subaru WRX is still a unique model for the US market: no one else has such powerful sedans with “mechanics” and all-wheel drive for $30,000. VW Jetta GLI (228 hp, 350 Nm; from 32.7 thousand dollars) will offer only front-wheel drive, and the base Dodge Charger (300 hp, 353 Nm; from 36.6 thousand dollars for all-wheel drive modification ) with a 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar is sold only with an “automatic”.
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