The base 2023 Subaru WRX will cost customers $1,525 more in 2023 than it did in 2022. That’s because of an MSRP increase of $1,500 and a destination fee that is $25 more expensive in the coming model year.
In all, customers will be asked to pay a total of $31,625 ($30,605 + $1,020 destination fee) for the warmed up sedan, which is largely a carryover of the 2022 model. As was the case last year, the Subaru WRX will be offered in four different trim levels: WRX, WRX Premium, WRX Limited, and WRX GT.
All will be offered with the same 2.4-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder, boxer engine that makes a maximum of 271 hp (202 kW/275 PSW) at 5,600 rpm and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque between 2,000 and 5,200 rpm. Active torque vectoring is also standard across the lineup, and a six speed manual transmission is offered alongside a CVT transmission for all models, except the highest-trim GT model, which cannot be bought with the standard transmission.
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The CVT transmission adds $1,850 to the price of the base model WRX, and it brings with it Subaru‘s EyeSight driver assistance tech and adaptive cruise control. With the option, the model starts at $33,475. In either case, it comes with 17-inch alloy wheels as well as dual seven-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 a dark gray finish wrapped in summer tires. It also gets LED fog lights, a low-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 moonroof can be added for another $1,875.
The WRX Limited builds from there, adding steering-responsive LED headlights, blind spot detection, lane change assist, ultrasuede-trimmed seats, and a power driver’s seat. The 11-speaker Harman Kardon speaker system comes standard, as does navigation on the 11.6-inch infotainment screen. Prices for the model start at $38,515.
Finally, the WRX GT is the most luxurious trim, which is why it only comes with the CVT transmission. It also comes with exclusive electronically controlled dampers that can be tuned for Comfort, Normal, or Sport through the infotainment screen, which can also control several other aspects of the vehicle’s performance.
It comes with Recaro Performance Design front seats that are trimmed in black ultrasuede, and are power adjustable in eight directions. The car also gets 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels that are finished in matte gray and paired to 245/40 R18 summer performance tires. Subaru’s full suite of advanced safety technology is also offered. Prices for the model start at $44,415.
The 2023 Subaru WRX is set to arrive at dealerships this coming Spring.