2017 Subaru WRX

The following 2017 Subaru WRX review offers everything there’s to know about the model in terms of performance, interior and exterior updates, and specs. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017, at least for the 2017 market.

When it comes to power and handling, the Subaru WRX 2017 is simply the model to go for. Throw in a standard all-wheel drive system, lots of premium safety technologies, enhanced traction, superb handling, and a strong acceleration, and you’ve got yourself a perfect mix for a superb vehicle.


For 2017, Subaru has only offered its newest model subtle changes owing to the fact that the model redesign only took place two years ago. This should however be taken to mean that the vehicle is dated. In stark contrast, it comes with plenty of contemporary features and technologies that will in no doubt help the vehicle stage a competitive front against its traditional rivals.

It offers the best-in-class engine that offers a whopping 268 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque and which consequently enables it hit 0-60 mph in just 5.4 seconds with the manual WRX. More oomph is provided by the high-performance 2017 Subaru WRX STI model which zips from 0-60 mph in a blistering 4.8 seconds.

Thanks to the standard all-wheel drive system, the WRX offers nimble handling and precise steering even when the road gets twisty. The ante is further taken a notch higher by the 2017 Subaru WRX STI Limited model.

Unlike before, the WRX interior has been improved and now features modern amenities and technologies that help keep the vehicle in the modern age. However, not everything on the model is a bed of roses. There are lots of wind, tire, and road noise in its cabin, the interior appointments relative to the competition are subpar, and the STI’s track-tuned suspension system is rather stiff.


Who gives a darn anyway! That’s dependent on your priorities, though. Some of the rivals here include the Ford Focus ST, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mini Cooper JCW, and the VW GTI.

2017 Subaru WRX Review of Trims

Three trims can be had by the Subaru WRX 2017: Premium, Limited, and base model. Opting for the high-performance WRX STI gets you the Limited and base trims.

The latest Subaru WRX STI hatchback release date is expected sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model. Some of the STI specs include standard eighteen-inch wheels and summer performance tires, a blind spot detection system, Eyesight Driver Assist, and Subaru’s StarLink Multimedia touchscreen infotainment system. The 2017 Subaru WRX STI 0-60 takes a blistering 4.8 seconds, and achieves a top speed of about 174 mph.

2017 Subaru WRX Interior & Exterior Changes


Some of the standard features available for the base model include a 4.3” vehicle information display, a 6.2” touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a height-adjustable driver seat, seventeen-inch wheels, HD radio, a six-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split foldable rear seatbacks, cruise control, a trunk-lid spoiler, and sport front seats.

The 2017 Subaru WRX Premium gets you a leather-trimmed upholstery, a power sunroof, eighteen-inch wheels, keyless ignition and entry, windshield wiper de-icer, and heated exterior mirrors.

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI is the top-of-the-line model and, in addition to what the WRX limited and Premium trims offer, adds a rear limited-slip differential, blind-spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, Brembo brakes, driver-selectable modes, a sunroof, a seven-inch StarLink screen, and keyless entry and ignition. A sunroof is added and a premium audio system is added for the STI Limited trim model.


2017 Subaru WRX Specs For The Engine

Two engines are offered beneath the hood of the Subaru WRX 2017: a 268 hp- and 258 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 and a 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 305 horsepower and 290 pounds-feet of torque.

The 2017 Subaru WRX mpg with the 2.0L CVT-equipped models stands at 18/24/21 in the city/highway/combined, and 17/23/19 mpg with the 2.5L STI.


2017 Subaru WRX STI Release Date & Price

Rumors allege both models will be offered sometime in early 2017, at least for the USA market.

The 2017 Subaru WRX sedan price starts from an MSRP of $26,595, the WRX STI Series.HyperBlue from $38,995, the WRX STI Limited from $39,995, and the WRX STI sedan at $34,695.

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