The Subaru WRX entered into the North American automotive market back in 1992. Since then, the sporty sedan has been changing the way we look at sportscars. The WRX has been known under different nameplates and variants over the years, but its purpose has remained the same. The Subaru WRX is a unique 4-door sedan that has ample room for five passengers to suit day-to-day practicality, and enough power and performance to qualify as a fun weekend sports car.
After receiving quite a facelift in 2015, the 2016 Subaru WRX has gained only minor changes. Included in those changes, is an even longer list of standard technology, that is enough to impress anyone who gets behind the wheel. For those who are seeking to really impress, can opt for the WRX STI Limited trim level, packed with everything you need, and then some.
Below all of its bells and whistles, lies a vehicle that was meticulously designed for style, power, and performance.
Due to the rather extensive facelift for 2015, the new 2016 WRX has a few changes, without going overboard. Most of the changes are technological in nature, which help drivers stay connected on the go.
Subaru has added its StarLink media and information system to the 2016 WRX. This advanced in-vehicle technology system comes standard on all WRX trim levels for 2016. Discover three ways that you can stay connected through the 2016 WRX StarLink system below.
For drivers who want the ultimate comfort, technology, and performance, the WRX STI Limited is the perfect solution. Starting just under $40,000, the STI Limited is also more affordable than comparable competitors - and truly delivers on a power-packed, amenity-full, fuel efficient, sedan.
The STI Limited delivers ultimate power with its standard 2.5-liter turbocharged Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder engine, that boasts 305 horsepower, and 290 lb.-ft. of torque. In true sportscar fashion, the 2016 WRX STI Limited comes with a fully-synchronized six-speed manual transmission with incline start assist. All wheel drive, vehicle dynamics control, traction control, and active torque vectoring, all come together to complete this powerhouse of a sportscar.
The exterior of the WRX STI Limited features stunning 18-inch 5-split-spoke BBS aluminum alloy wheels, which set it apart from all other 2016 WRX models. Standard LED headlights, tail lights, fog lights, trunk spoiler, and body colored side mirrors with built-in turn signals, round out the sporty, high-end exterior appearance of the WRX.
The interior of the WRX STI Limited boasts performance designed heated front seats, a leather-wrapped three spoke steering wheel with integrated controls, and leather trimmed upholstery, for a luxurious look and feel. The advanced dual-zone automatic control system is unique to the STI Limited model, as is the blind spot detection, and rear cross traffic alert system.
Like all 2016 WRX models, the STI comes standard with Subaru’s exceptional warranty system including a rust perforation limited warranty, a 3 year or 36,000 mile wear item limited warranty, and a new car limited warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles. Subaru will also cover your powertrain for up to 5 years or 60,000 miles.
When Subaru’s designers set out to form the WRX model, they went about it in all the right ways. The Japanese automaker ensured that every element of the WRX would promote the unique styling, impressive performance, and every ounce of ultimate power, that the sport compact could muster. See how the Subaru design team crafted the 2016 WRX so it would excel in every one of the above categories.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive - The uniform stability that accompanies this system helps to deliver the best possible distribution of power throughout the WRX. The result is improved handling, increased efficiency, and a faster response to changing road conditions.
Quick Steering Ratio - This electric power steering system can react in 100 milliseconds to a driver’s steering inputs, for a sharp turn in, and exceptional on-center feel.
Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring - Take corners tighter and more precise with this advanced technology. It works by reducing understeer, to even the tightest corner can be easily conquered.
Track Tuned Suspension - This aggressive high-performance suspension incorporates large front and rear anti-roll bars, incredible spring and damper rates, and high performance tires for better control and road grip. The WRX is a performance machine, thanks to this impressive technology.
Sport Designed Gauges - The electroluminescent gauges that are standard on all WRX models, transform the interior into an impressive sports car cockpit. The center mounted LCD display helps keep the driver updated on all of the important vehicle stats, in a convenient location.
Sport Transmission - The available Lineartronic transmission includes 6 or 8 speed manual modes, and paddle shifters. Drivers are in complete control, all at their fingertips.
Power Moonroof - Ticking off the “Styling” box, this luxury feature comes standard on Premium, Limited, and STI Limited trim levels. Featuring a tilt/sliding glass, this stylish moonroof will help bring the right amount of the outdoors, inside. An interior built-in sunshade accompanies the moonroof for added convenience and comfort.