Subaru Unveils 2022 WRX Pricing; Starts at $30,100
Subaru has unveiled the pricing of the 2022 WRX, which enters its fifth generation with an updated model starting at $30,100.
That starting price is for the base model WRX with a six-speed manual transmission; it also includes the $995 destination and delivery fee. All 2022 WRX’s are powered by a new 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder BOXER engine, able to put out 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque through its standard all-wheel drive system.
An optional Subaru Performance Transmission (SPT) is available on all trim levels, serving as the model’s CVT automatic transmission. If equipped on the base model WRX, the MSRP rises to $31,950 with destination fees.
Other standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in summer performance tires, Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control w/ Track Mode, Welcome Lighting, and two all-new 7-inch touchscreen displays. The top screen controls the various infotainment features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the bottom provides vehicle and climate control settings.
The next grade up is the WRX Premium which starts at $32,600 with the 6-speed manual or $34,650 with the SPT automatic. It boasts a variety of interior and exterior accouterments. Dark gray 18-inch wheels and LED fog lights are among the most noticeable features, along with a low-profile rear spoiler painted to match the vehicle’s primary body color.
Premium models also come with Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, premium seat fabric, Dual Automatic Climate Control with Voice Activation, and an All-Weather Package. That means heated front seats and side mirrors, plus a windshield wiper de-icer.
The Premium model’s infotainment system is bumped up to an 11.6-inch tablet-style touchscreen, containing all of the controls the aforementioned dual-screen setup encompassed; however, it can be customized with a split-screen option to show two different types of information at once. An available package also adds an 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and power moonroof for $1,875.
The third trim is the WRX Limited which, when equipped with the 6-speed manual, starts at $36,990 or $39,240 when optioned with the SPT automatic. The Limited adds Subaru’s Steering Responsive LED headlights, capable of pivoting headlight beam angle in tandem with steering inputs, Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and integrated side mirror turn signals.
Inside, the Limited is upgraded by way of Ultrasuede trim both front and rear. The driver’s seat becomes 10-way power adjustable, and the previously available Harman Kardon sound system and power moonroof are now standard. Voice-activated navigation via Subaru’s STARLINK is also included, plus 3-year free map updates.
The final trim is all new for the 2022 model year: the WRX GT. This starts at $42,890 with the STP automatic-- the only transmission available for the GT.
GT models benefit from electronically controlled dampers, programmable for Comfort, Normal or Sport performance. A new Drive Mode Select allows the driver, according to Subaru, to configure up to 430 different options for steering feel, damper settings, SI-Drive settings and more. These are also accessible via the 11.6-inch tablet touchscreen display.
The driver and front passenger are bolstered by Recaro Performance Design seats, trimmed with black Ultrasuede and red stitching; the driver’s seat is 8-way power adjustable. Other trim-unique features include 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels finished in matte gray, wrapped in summer performance tires.
The 2022 WRX is expected to reach dealers sometime spring 2022.