Subaru has announced that the 2017 WRX will start at $26,695, $100 more than last year’s car, and will top out around $33,000. The higher-performance WRX STI starts at $35,195 and rings up right around $40,000 with every option.
Here’s the big breakdown:
|Model/Trim||Trans||Option Code||MSRP||With destination/ delivery ($820)|
|WRX Premium||6MT||11, 12||$28,995||$29,815|
|WRX Limited||6MT||21, 22||$30,995||$31,815|
|WRX Limited||CVT||21, 23||$32,195||$33,015|
|WRX STI||6MT||02, 03||$35,195||$36,015|
|WRX STI Limited – Wing||6MT||21||$39,995||$40,815|
|WRX STI Limited- Low Profile Trunk Spoiler||6MT||21||$39,995||$40,815|
And how those trims line up with available options:
|CODE 01 Standard WRX Model|
|CODE 11 Standard WRX Premium Model|
|CODE 12 7.0” MultiMedia Audio w/harman/kardon amplifier and speakers||$1,600|
|CODE 21 Standard WRX Limited Model|
|CODE 22 WRX Limited Navigation System + harman/kardon amplifier & speakers + Keyless Access & Start + Blind Spot Detection+ Rear Cross Traffic Alert||$2,600|
|CODE 23 Navigation System + Harman/kardon amplifier & speakers + Keyless Access & Start + Blind Spot Detection + Rear Cross Traffic Alert + EyeSight||$3,795|
|CODE 02 Standard WRX STI Model|
|CODE 03 Base WRX STI Navigation System + harman/kardon amplifier & speakers + Keyless Access & Start + Blind Spot detection + Rear Cross Traffic Alert||$2,600|
|CODE 21 Standard WRX STI Limited Model|
The body style won’t change from the design that arrived for the 2015 model year, but a few dabs of farkle have been added to the options list. Blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert are new for 2017.
All WRXs are getting the “nicer” headliner previously only spec’d on the higher trims, and one-touch windows for both front doors are also new. The STI gets automatic headlights.
The WRX will run the same 268 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo boxer engine; the STI version gets the juiced 2.5-liter motor with 305 HP.
Not a lot to talk about from a performance standpoint, unless getting your windows up and down more easily will help your lap times somehow. But the Subaru WRX and its angrier STI-spec sister are still solid values for new and practical performance cars.
Now when’s the wagon coming back?