2018 Subaru WRX | Review of Features & Performance


The High-Performance Subaru WRX is Ready to take on 2018

Subaru's turbocharged WRX has been updated for 2018, and it's better than ever. At Irvine Subaru, we've always been big fans of the base high-performance Subaru WRX and it's even more powerful upper level, the WRX STI, and we're excited to see that they've both been updated and slightly revised for the newest model year.

2018 Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX is a rare breed in the automotive industry - it's a speed demon with the heart and soul of a race car, but with Subaru's signature all-wheel drive. It's a high-performance car you can enjoy driving to work in during the week and have fun in on the weekends.

For 2018, the sedan-style car that seats five retains its core personality, but Subaru has made a couple of changes. These changes include a redesigned front end, and updated suspension and steering tuning.

But, here at Irvine Subaru, we really enjoy the 2018 revision's thicker glass and insulation on the interior, making the ride a whole lot quieter in the cabin.

WRX Safety and Features Technology

The 2018 Subaru WRX is available in several trim levels, including:

  • WRX Base
  • WRX Premium
  • WRX Limited
  • WRX STI Limited

Depending on which WRX you go for, there are a couple different engines that are available, including a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers drivers 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque on the WRX, or a more powerful 2.5-liter engine with 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque on the WRX STI models.

Each WRX comes with great standard features, and you can add more and more as you go up trim levels. Every WRX comes with heated side mirrors, a rearview backup camera, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a rear seat that folds in a 60/40 split to expand cargo space.

The Subaru WRX models all come with the standard Subaru safety features people expect, including Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a comprehensive airbag system. Plus, most WRX models are available with the new Subaru EyeSight safety program, which uses a system of cameras to monitor traffic and avoid any possible accidents.

Shopping for the Subaru WRX in Lake Forest

If you're in the Lake Forest area, including, Orange County, Irvine, and Tustin, make a point of stopping by and seeing our new 2018 Subaru WRX collection. We think you'll agree that the new model year takes an already-great car and makes it even better.

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