2023 Subaru WRX price and specs
After a redesign last year, the Subaru WRX is going into 2023 unchanged except for a price increase.
Prices are up $1000 across the board, with Subaru citing increased production costs.
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Pricing for the sedan range starts at $45,990 pre-road for the base-model WRX, with the top-spec WRX tS Sport priced at $57,990 pre-road.
The base Sportwagon starts at $50,990 pre-road, with the top-spec tS priced at $58,990 pre-road.
A spokesman for Subaru Australia has confirmed that stock levels of its WRX range are strong and depending on specifications, customers may have to wait as little as a month before taking delivery.
Customers are encouraged to check with their local dealer for stock availability.
The WRX sedan continues to be available with either manual or automatic transmission options in base and RS trims, with the flagship tS being auto only.
All Sportswagons, on the other hand, are purely automatic cars.
- 2023 Subaru WRX Manual: $45,990 (+$1000)
- 2023 Subaru WRX Auto: $49,990 (+$1000)
- 2023 Subaru WRX RS Manual: $51,490 (+$1000)
- 2023 Subaru WRX RS Auto: $55,490 (+$1000)
- 2023 Subaru WRX tS Car: $57,990 (+$1000)
- 2023 Subaru WRX: $50,990 (+$1000)
- 2023 Subaru WRX GT: $56,490 (+$1000)
- 2023 Subaru WRX tS: $58,990 (+$1000)
All prices are exclusive of road costs
The Subaru WRX 2023 is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine that produces 202 kW of power at 5600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 2000 and 5200 rpm.
It’s mated to either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but the latter is the only choice for Sportswagon models.
Power is sent to all four wheels via an all-wheel drive system with active torque vectoring.
The 2023 Subaru WRX consumes 8.5 l/100 km in the combined cycle when equipped with the CVT and 9.9 l/100 km with the manual transmission.
The WRX requires 95 RON premium unleaded fuel and has a 63 liter fuel tank.
The 2023 Subaru WRX sedan is 4670mm long, 1825mm wide and 1465mm high with a wheelbase of 2675mm.
It offers 414 l of luggage space in the basic configuration and 411 l in the RS and TS.
The 2023 Subaru WRX Sportswagon is 4755mm long, 1795mm wide and 1500mm high with a wheelbase of 2670mm.
There’s 492 liters of cargo space, which expands to 909 liters with the rear seats folded. The total volume with the second row folded is 1430 l, measured up to the roof.
A 17-inch space-saving wheel is located under the trunk floor in all models.
Sedans have 135 mm ground clearance, sports cars have 140 mm.
service and guarantee
All WRX models are backed by a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Subaru offers five years of service at a limited price with intervals of 12 months or 15,000 km.
Prices have gradually increased since last year, with the top five services rising to $378.33 (+$23.10), $517.96 (+$36.31), $453.19 (+23, $80), $792.10 (+$55.88) and $394.78 (+$33.53) are capped.
Manual models have the same service prices, except for the 48-month/60,000km service which costs $859.19 (+$55.59).
The Subaru WRX has yet to be tested by ANCAP.
Manual models miss out on a wealth of safety gear that’s limited to CVT-equipped variants.
All WRX models are equipped with the following safety equipment as standard:
- Blind spot monitoring
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- lane change assistant
- Front, side and head airbags
- Driver knee airbag and passenger seat cushion
- backup camera
The RS adds driver alertness monitoring, while all car models include:
- Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
- Adaptive cruise control
- Emergency Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist with Lane Centering
- Departure alarm for leading vehicle
- Autonomous emergency steering
- Intelligent speed limiter
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Automatic high beam
Standard equipment on the base WRX includes:
- 18 inch alloy wheels
- Automatic LED steering headlights
- Driving modes Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp
- 11.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- DAB+ digital radio
- 4.2-inch instrument cluster display
- Sound system with six speakers
- fabric upholstery
- Keyless entry and start
- Two-zone automatic climate control
- Split-folding rear seats (60/40 on sedan, 40/20/40 on Sportswagon)
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Electrically folding exterior mirrors
- Leather covered steering wheel
- Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
- tire pressure monitoring
- Electronic parking brake with automatic holding function (car models)
- paddle shifters (car models)
- Start-stop automatic (car models)
The base Sportwagon also includes:
- Tilt and electronically fold rear seats at the push of a button
- Two rear charging ports
- ambient lighting
GT and RS models add:
- satellite navigation
- CD player
- Ultrasuede (sedan) or leather (Sportwagon) upholstery
- Heatable front seats
- Heated outer seats in the rear
- Eight-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
- Electric lumbar support for the driver
- Eight-way electrically adjustable passenger seat
- Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors with auto-dimming (car models only)
- ambient lighting
- LED puddle lighting
- Two rear charging ports
- Front and side view monitors
- driver monitoring system
- EyeSight Assist Monitor (automatic only)
Only the RS gets a 10-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system, while only the GT Sportswagon gets a hands-free power liftgate and driver’s seat memory.
tS models also include:
- Electronically controlled dampers
- Driving modes Comfort, Normal, Sport, Sport+ and Individual
- Ultrasuede upholstery
Color options vary based on body shape. The sedan offers eight color options, while the Sportswagon offers the same color palette except for Solar Orange.
- crystal black
- Sapphire blue
- WR Blue
- magnetite grey
- Ignition Red
- ice silver
- ceramic white
Only available for the WRX sedan:
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