The New Subaru WRX: The Peak of Performance for Road Vehicles

The new Subaru WRX boasts sharp reflexes, quick responses, and impressive acceleration. The Subaru WRX is 100% worthy of this description. The Subaru WRX is an extraordinary vehicle and feels like it is built for racing, the WRX handles day-to-day activities with the same ease that it handles sharp corners and slippery roads.

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What is New with the 2021 Subaru WRX

When it comes to performance, you are in the right spot with the Subaru WRX. Not only does it feel powerful, but it also makes some significant upgrades to its design as well. The Performance package adds Brembo brakes with red calipers for a sporty appearance. The driver's seat comes with an eight-way power-adjustable function to let you find your sweet spot.


As is standard on all Subaru models, the WRX is equipped with Subaru's famous symmetrical all-wheel drive. The standard turbocharged engine produces an astonishing amount of power. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, but higher trims feature a CVT. The Subaru WRX is undoubtedly designed for performance. Based on the Subaru Impreza, the WRX builds on the looks, performance, and refinement of the Impreza.

The most significant impression one gets inside the WRX is the subtle hum of the engine. The Subaru WRX is designed to allow a fraction of engine noise into the cabin. This feature enables Winter Haven drivers to enjoy the sound of the engine as it revs and shifts. Driving the Subaru WRX is an experience of a lifetime.

The Subaru WRX is designed with rally-inspired technology and features. It comes powered by a 2.0L turbocharged boxer 4-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower and 258 pound to feet of torque. The standard transmission is a six-speed manual that delivers power to all four wheels. A continuously variable transmission is available with paddle shifters for more economical and enthusiastic drivers.

The boxer engine features horizontally opposed pistons and cylinders, which lower the overall center of gravity. This engine design, combined with the symmetrical all-wheel drive, give the Subaru WRX unprecedented stability. The WRX sticks to the road like glue, allowing the driver to zoom confidently into corners. In wet weather, the all-wheel-drive system redistributes power to maximize traction, giving you a more connected feeling to the road in Plant City.

The Subaru WRX also features a track-tuned suspension, rear anti-roll bars, a double-wishbone rear suspension, and reinforced suspension mountings. To sharpen the cornering response for tighter lines, the WRX features Active Torque Vectoring and Vehicle Dynamics Control systems. These systems reduce understeer and improve vehicle handling.

The WRX STI is the most powerful in this impressive lineup. It comes powered by a 2.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that is undoubtedly more powerful than the base WRX. It produces an impressive 310 horsepower and 290 pound-to-feet of torque. The WRX STI is tuned for extreme performance. As it features a stiffer suspension and a driver-adjustable center differential, but the WRX STI may feel a bit stiff for day-to-day driving in Lake Wales. However, it is perfect for off-road ventures and tight cornering. The Subaru WRX STI feels right at home on the rally track.


With immense power and speed comes massive safety concerns. However, the Subaru WRX does a whole lot to mitigate the effects of an accident or prevent one from happening entirely. The WRX comes standard with a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, a traction control system, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an impressive seven airbags. A rear vision camera and daytime running lights are also standard features on the WRX. A brake assist system detects how quickly the brake pedal is pressed and immediately applies maximum brake pressure.

Other features are available at an additional cost. These include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and pre-collision braking. More safety features are available in Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist technology, which optimizes cruise control and monitors traffic movement through Lakes Wales. It also warns you whenever you sway out of your lane.


The Subaru WRX is not just built for performance. It is spacious and comfortable as well. The WRX offers 39.8-inches and 37.1-inches of headroom and 43.3-inches and 35.4-inches of legroom in the front and rear, respectively. A power moonroof and heated front seats are available on the WRX Premium and higher trims.

The Subaru WRX comes standard with a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, which is designed for performance. Cloth upholstery is standard on the base trim, but higher trims offer Ultrasuede and leather-trimmed interiors. Aluminum alloy pedal covers are standard on all trims. For additional interior cargo space, the rear seats split and fold while standard roof rack brackets allow for exterior storage.


The base model features a USB port, automatic climate control, and a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The WRX Limited features leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, a power moonroof, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The WRX Limited features a high-quality Harman Kardon audio system with nine speakers that produce precise surround sound and magnificent acoustics. These features elevate your every mile in Polk County.

Trim Levels

The Subaru WRX is available in several trim levels. These include:

  • Subaru WRX: The base trim starts things off on the right foot with a driver-friendly six-speed manual transmission mated to the 368-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The Starlink infotainment system brings you a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android integration, and satellite radio.
  • Subaru WRX Premium: The second member of the team brings you a larger, seven-inch touchscreen and heated front seats. You can add on the CVT transmission and the Performance package, which brings your Brembo brakes and Recaro Sport Seats
  • Subaru WRX Limited: This trim adds a great power tilt/sliding moonroof for your adventure. Leather upholstery and a power-adjustable driver's seat add to the elegant performance. Feel free to add extra safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Navigation is also available for your travels.
  • Subaru WRX STI: The STI levels add in a thunderous 310-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and sport suspension. Feel at home in the leather and suede seats. Dual-zone automatic climate control offers a relaxing environment.
  • Subaru WRX STI Limited: This athletic road demon adds Recaro sport seats to the package, while the STARLINK system throws in the integrated navigation system and a nine-speaker Harman Kardon stereo.

In summary, the Subaru WRX is a high-performance vehicle. It is nimble and agile, while steering is perfectly tuned to be soft and responsive. The turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is audible and powerful. The Subaru WRX is equipped with a myriad of safety features to mitigate the effects of an accident or prevent one from happening entirely. The interior is spacious and comfortable, and the exterior is well-designed and attractive. If you want to check out the new or used Subaru WRX, visit us here at Cannon Subaru serving Central Florida and Eastern Hillsborough County to speak to a member of our friendly sales staff and schedule a test-drive.

Once you have selected a Subaru WRX model that suits your driving style, you can fill out our finance application.  And when you need maintenance performed, our parts and service centers will be there to assist you.


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