Over the past several years, the Subaru brand has become synonymous with dependable driving. The brand makes a host of utility vehicles and a few sedans that are versatile, capable, spacious and, above all, dependable, as mentioned. But through all of those years, one vehicle transcends the lineup as an icon of sports cars. First introduced back in 1992 as a variant of the long-running Impreza Sedan, the true Subaru WRX was introduced in 2014 when it become its own model and nameplate. If we get a used Subaru vehicle in our showroom here in North Miami Beach FL, there’s a very good chance it’s going to be a WRX.
We won’t focus too much on its history as a trim level for the Impreza, although the bulk of its history was spent being just that. From the beginning, the Subaru WRX was offered in two major variants, the regular WRX and the high-performance WRX STI. The standard WRX was powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder twin-turbo engine capable of generating 295 horsepower alongside 258 pound-feet of torque, while the WRX STI features a host of performance upgrades and a larger engine – a 2.5L twin-turbo that increases power to 305 hp alongside 290 lb-ft. of torque.
The vehicle has been offered in a whole host of special edition models through the years, however. This all kicked off with the WRX STI Launch Edition in 2015, which has been followed by the WRX STI S207, Hyper Blue, S208, Diamond Edition, Type RA, RA-R, TC380, S209, Kanrai Edition, EJ20 Final Edition, as well as the WRX Raiu Edition, Series.Gray and Series.White.
In either 2021 or 2022, the WRX and WRX STI will be redesigned, with new production models most likely being based on the Viziv Performance Concept that the company unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, though this is speculation right now.
If you’re in the market for a Subaru WRX, don’t hesitate to check out our inventory and see what’s available. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let us know so we can keep our eyes peeled!