New Subaru WRX TR Starts at $42,775; Full ‘24 Pricing DetailedJanuary 2, 2024
Subaru announced the return of the WRX TR trim last October; and while we had a pretty good grasp of what TR entailed for the 2024 model year, we had to speculate where it would fall in the WRX lineup. Well, now we know: Near the top, starting at $42,775, including Subaru’s $1,120 destination charge.
The TR enhances the experience with a whole bunch of performance goodies. You can check out our previous report, but some of the highlights include Brembo brakes with larger pads and rotors, supported by a larger master cylinder; stiffer springs with revised damping rates; a returned dual-pinion steering rack; and Bridgestone Potenza S007 summer performance tires. It still uses the same 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER 4-cylinder found in all other fifth-gen WRXs, supplying 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque to the standard all-wheel drive system, and a six-speed manual is the only transmission option here.
That final detail is in contrast to the automatic-only GT trim, which still reigns at the top of the WRX lineup, starting at $45,335. It packs all the frills, including the Recaro seats and Ultrasuede material with red stitching also found in the TR, as well as a 11.6-inch STARLINK infotainment screen found in all 2024 models. We do wish the top-trim GT could come equipped with the six-speed manual, but the TR more than makes up for that. But you don’t need to step all the way up to the top to row the gears yourself, nor do you need to even option the third pedal at all, as the WRX is standard equipped with the six-speed manual even in its most basic form.
And that starts all the way down at $33,855 for a base WRX, incorporating the 11.6-inch infotainment screen, LED lighting and enough amenities to satisfy most entry-level buyers. Jumping one level up to the Premium trim means 18-inch wheels (one inch more than the base model’s offerings), heated front buckets, LED fog lights, and a body-colored rear spoiler. It starts at $35,755, and an available option pack, costing $1,865, adds an 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and a power moonroof. Opting for the automatic transmission will bring the WRX Premium up to $37,105.
One grade higher is the Limited. That Harman Kardon sound system is included here, as are a few more amenities and the aforementioned Ultrasuede and leather-trimmed upholstery. It also brings WRX pricing over the 40K mark, starting at $40,135 and $41,685 with the automatic. Again, these prices all include Subaru’s $1,120 destination charge.
When we first tested the fifth-gen WRX, we concluded that it retained much of what made the previous generations so great, all while bringing in more power, precision and technology. And back then, a base WRX started at $30,065, topping out at $42,855 for a GT; and last year those models started at $31,625 and $44,415 respectively. So yes, the WRX may not be immune to inflation either, but we’d still call it a fair deal for enthusiasts looking to get into a fun four-door with a respected pedigree. And while the TR isn’t exactly the stripped down “Tuner Ready” of old, the performance add-ons are certainly appreciated– and we can’t wait to take one for a spin.