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2022 Subaru WRX

2021 Subaru WRX

2.4L Turbo 4-Cyl
2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl

271 hp
268 hp

19/26 *
MPG (City/Highway)
20/27 *

11.6 inches
Max Touchscreen Size
7.0 inches

2022 Subaru WRX vs 2021 Subaru WRX Serving Charlottesville, VA

The 2022 Subaru WRX has arrived, and it comes with a host of new exciting features and changes. However, the 2021 Subaru WRX still maintains its iconic status and impressive performance and styling features. There are a few key differences between the two vehicles regarding styling, performance, and tech features. The new model also retains some features from its predecessor, such as the drivetrain and passenger capacity. Here are some key differences between the 2022 Subaru WRX and the 2021 Subaru WRX.


The 2021 Subaru WRX has an all-wheel drive system with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The base version is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat 4-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower. The vehicle offers a balanced ride and handling with an EPA-estimated rating of 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the 2022 Subaru WRX comes with a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat 4-cylinder engine that produces 271 horsepower. It still maintains the all-wheel drive system and 6-speed manual transmission. A continuously variable automatic transmission option is available, just like in the 2021 version. The vehicle offers a smooth, quiet and refined ride while delivering a pleasant driving experience. With a top speed of 144 mph, the 2022 Subaru WRX accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.


The 2021 Subaru WRX has a mildly aggressive exterior with a quad-tip exhaust system and flared fender. It has a sporty appearance with LED front fog lamps and roof carrier brackets that make it easy to attach or remove a roof carrier. You also get 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels which give it an iconic look and boost its performance. The 2022 Subaru WRX comes with a distinctive exterior styling. Some of the changes from the 2021 version include a wider grille and narrower headlamps. Its new updated look gives it a wider body appearance. The base version comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, and features flared fenders. This sports sedan has a rally-inspired design with an athletic stance. Other exterior features include a low-profile spoiler and air outlets.


The 2021 Subaru WRX has many features that enhance comfort, convenience, and safety. Standard features include a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth, and heated seats. Safety features include automatic emergency braking, automatic emergency braking in reverse, and lane-keeping assist. Meanwhile, the 2022 Subaru WRX comes with updated features, including an 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen. It also retains some elements from the 2021 version, including Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration and heated mirrors. Safety features include lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and traction control.

For more information on the availability of both the 2021 and 2022 Subaru WRX, contact our dealership directly and speak with a member of our friendly staff.



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