2022 Subaru WRX All You Need to Know

2022 Subaru WRX – The fifth generation of all-wheel-drive Subaru WRX is finally here. The car debuts today, sporting an updated look both inside and out. It is coupled with a completely fresh platform and engine. The car is a bit familiar from the first look however, Subaru has made some changes to boost its performance, which goes not just by adding more power. Subaru is also launching an all-new top-of-the-line GT trim in 2022.

2022 Subaru WRX
2022 Subaru WRX

2022 Subaru WRX Specs

Subaru expands the 2022 WRX’s turbocharged flat-four engine to 2.0 to 2.4 Liters. The new engine has 271 horsepower (202 Kilowatts) and 258 pounds-feet (349 Newton-meters) of torque between 2,000 and 5,200 RPM. The torque is the same as the fourth-gen model, however, the new WRX has three more horsepower. The new engine comes with either a manual six-speed or Subaru Performance Transmission – a CVT that provides power to Subaru’s AWD system. The CVT features an eight-speed manual mode accessible through the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. An external cooler for transmission fluid is available.

Engine

The new engine may be disappointing for some, however, the 2022 WRX runs upon the Subaru Global Platform, bringing many enhancements. This new platform is stronger than it was before, with a 28 percent increase in the overall torsional stiffness and a 75 percent increase in the suspension mounting point rigidity. Additionally, it assists in lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity. Subaru is also now able to mount bars for rear stabilization on the body, instead of the subframe.

Exterior

The 2022 Subaru WRX’s design could be termed modern, but it’s entirely new. New LED headlights are set to be paired with the distinctive hexagonal grille of Subaru, which is wider than the model’s fourth generation. The hood’s wide, large scoop accents the model’s broad stance. The same is true at the rear, with new taillights designed to shine like volcanic magma – showcase the new style elements. Subaru introduced a few subtle modifications, such as making use of aluminum for the front fenders. This cuts off five pounds.

2022 Subaru WRX Specs
2022 Subaru WRX Specs

It’s only available as an automatic transmission, but it comes with electronically controlled dampers. There are three settings available three settings – Comfort Normal, Comfort, and Sport. It comes with a brand-new Drive Mode Select that gives users 430 options for customization. Recaro seats are only available to this model. They include an eight-way power driver’s seat. It’s upholstered by black Ultrasuede with contrast stitching in red. The model also has exclusive 18-inch matte gray wheels fitted with 245/40 R18 summer performance tires. Non-GT models have 18-inch or 17-inch alloy choices.

Interior

Inside the cabin, it’s inside. 2022 WRX will welcome passengers with a brand-new layout. It has an 11.6-inch informationtainment display. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and other features are available. The options include the 11.-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The WRX also comes complete with Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.

2022 Subaru WRX Redesign
2022 Subaru WRX Redesign

2022 Subaru WRX Price & Release Date

Subaru hasn’t released any pricing details, however, the 2021 model is priced at just under $27,000. The price may increase some however we don’t think that it will be a huge price increase. With the brand new WRX finally out it’s time to look forward to looking forward to the more powerful WRX STI variant. It is expected to debut in the summer of next year.