Frequently-Asked-Questions about the Subaru WRX

Being the #1 WRX dealer in Michigan, Sellers Subaru gets asked lots of questions about Subaru's flagship sports car. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about the Subaru WRX:

  • What is the top speed of the WRX?
    The top speed for the Subaru WRX is 155 mph and 174 mph for the WRX STi.

  • What is Subaru WRX Stage 1? Stage 1 refers to the first step taken to modify a stock engine to generate better power output. This typically can be accomplished with an add-on package like the COBB Stage 1+Big SF, which is a simple bolt-on and engine tuning solution. Check with your Subaru service center before you make any aftermarket engine modifications.

  • What is Subaru WRX Stage 2?
    Stage 2 refers to a more advanced modification of the WRX's base engine to increase power output, both in terms of horsepower and torque. This modification can be accomplished with an add-on package like the COBB Stage 2 Power Package, which includes a bolt-on and tuning solution. Check with your Subaru service center before you make any aftermarket engine modifications.

  • What engines are in the Subaru WRX and the WRX STI?
    The Subaru WRX has a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer-4 engine that makes 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission of a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The Subaru WRX STI has a 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer-4 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. The STI is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.

  • How safe is the Subaru WRX?
    The Subaru WRX, and Subaru models in general, receive top safety ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Subaru's EyeSight® suite of driver assist technologies is available on the WRX Limited with a continuously variable transmission, and includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist.

  • How does the Subaru WRX perform in snow?
    The WRX performs great in the snow. The Subaru WRX, like all Subarus, has symmetrical all-wheel drive (AWD) as a standard feature. Symmetrical all-wheel drive provides better traction, stability and control in all weather and road conditions, by providing power to all four wheels all the time.

  • How much horsepower does the Subaru WRX have?
    The Subaru WRX has a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer-4 engine that makes 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

  • What are the different models or versions of the Subaru WRX?
    The WRX is available in a base model, or in Premium and Limited trim levels. The WRX Premium includes 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, the optional Sport Lineartronic™ Transmission with paddle shifters, six- and eight-speed manual modes and SI-DRIVE; fog lights; power-tilt/sliding moonroof; and the all-weather package. The WRX Limited adds L.E.D. low-beam headlights; auto-on/off headlights; leather-trimmed upholstery; eight-way power adjustable driver's seat; a four-way manually adjustable front-passenger's seat; and welcome lighting.

  • Is there a Subaru WRX that has an automatic transmission?
    Yes, the Subaru WRX Premium and WRX Limited can be equipped with the optional Sport Lineartronic™ Transmission with paddle shifters, six- and eight-speed manual modes and SI-DRIVE.