2022 Subaru WRX Model Research

For 30 years, the Subaru WRX has been one of the most affordable and fun sports cars on the market. Its rally car-inspired design makes it a unique and fun-to-drive car, drawing on the heritage of Subaru rally cars for high-octane performance and nimble handling. Now, the redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX has arrived as the fifth generation of the Subaru sports car with even more performance and style.

In this model research page, you'll learn what's new and different about the 2022 Subaru WRX from new design elements to its new engine and technology features. There's a lot to cover, but we'll give you the key information you need to know to make an informed decision about whether the 2022 Subaru WRX is right for you. Preview specifications and features of the new 2022 Subaru WRX, below.

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2022 Subaru WRX: New Design

The Subaru WRX has a classic and recognizable design, and the all-new 2022 model brings that aesthetic to today's standards. The 2022 Subaru WRX features a revamped design with a greater focus on aerodynamics for a sports car that cuts through the wind like it's not even there. The 2022 Subaru WRX still has the wide-body stance but with improvements like air outlets on each side of the rear bumper and behind the trailing edge of the front wheel for less air resistance. The 2022 Subaru WRX also has an integrated low-profile rear spoiler on its rear deck lid for form and function as well as LED headlights on its front so you can see clearly while driving in even the darkest circumstances.

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2022 Subaru WRX: Technology

Inside, the 2022 Subaru WRX is designed entirely around the comfort and feel of the driver's cockpit, including the technology features. The standard SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia system comes with a high-resolution touchscreen and features like Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ for seamless smartphone integration.Upgrade to a higher trim of the 2022 Subaru WRX to get the newly available 11.6" touchscreen and voice-activated navigation so you don't have to fiddle with putting in an address while you're driving. There's also the available Harman Kardon® Sound System with GreenEdge™ amplifier and Clari-Fi™ technology delivering a richer, clearer, and superior sound quality.

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2022 Subaru WRX: Safety & Driver Assist

The 2022 Subaru WRX may be a sports car that turns heads with its style and performance, but don't overlook the wealth of safety features and driver-assist technologies it offers. The available EyeSight Driver Assist system includes Pre-Collision Braking, which can apply braking to come to a full stop in emergency situations, and the Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, which can adjust steering, braking, and throttle control to maintain your set speed and distance to the vehicle in front of you. Brand new for 2022 is the Automatic Emergency Steering, an innovative feature that can assist in emergency situations by steering the 2022 Subaru WRX away from oncoming obstacles when there's a clear path. Whether you're on the highway or city roads, the 2022 Subaru WRX offers technology to give you an extra set of eyes and hands.

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2022 Subaru WRX: Performance

Perhaps the most exciting change for the 2022 Subaru WRX is its brand-new engine: a 2.4-liter direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER. This finely-tuned engine gives the 2022 Subaru WRX 271 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque for a thrilling driving experience. The suspension of the 2022 Subaru WRX has also been retuned for sharper handling, better balance, and more control when cornering. Newly available for 2022 is the Subaru Performance Transmission with automatic downshift blipping control for 30% faster upshifts and 50% faster downshifts. Practically every part of the 2022 Subaru WRX that has to do with performance has been upgraded and revised to create a stronger and more in-control sports car.

Go Even Further with the 2022 Subaru WRX GT

The 2022 Subaru WRX also features an all-new trim: the 2022 Subaru WRX GT. When you're looking to get the most for your money, the WRX GT is the model for you.The 2022 WRX GT is the first-ever trim to offer electronically controlled dampers to adjust the dynamic performance of the WRX GT to different drive modes like Comfort, Normal, and Sport. Plus, the 2022 Subaru WRX GT ups the style with Recaro® performance front seats that are as stylish as they are comfortable. The 2022 Subaru WRX GT embodies the track-ready sports car inside and out.

The 2022 Subaru WRX is due to arrive at dealerships nationwide in early 2022, but you can learn more about the 2022 Subaru WRX by getting in touch with our staff at Shingle Springs Subaru or by stopping by our location at 401 N. Hamilton Road in Columbus, Ohio.

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Spec / FeatureAll-New 2022 Subaru WRX
Standard Horsepower271 
Standard Torque258 lb/ft 
Symmetrical All-Wheel DriveStandard 
Standard Wheels17" Alloy 
LED HeadlightsStandard
Satellite RadioStandard
11.6" Tablet-Style TouchscreenAvailable 
New Subaru Performance Automatic TransmissionAvailable
SI-Drive Performance Management SystemAvailable
Electronically-Controlled Suspension DampersAvailable