2020 Subaru WRX

2020 MODEL
$27,495 - $33,995
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2020 Subaru WRX Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 18, 2020
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WRX stands for World Rally Xperimental, and that's what defines the legacy of this car. The Subaru WRX is an exceptional vehicle that was primarily built to dominate the rally universe, and it did stand strong on the expectations. The WRX went ahead to create several records and alongside that also established a huge fanbase. Eyeing this fanbase, Subaru came to feast upon the opportunity and revealed the WRX for the public. The first Subaru WRX was launched in the year 2014, for the 2015 model year. 

Speaking of the 2020 Subaru WRX, it is pretty much the same car as its predecessor. The 2L turbocharged 4 cylinder Boxer engine makes its reappearance for the year 2020. However, the new WRX gets an optional Sport Lineartronic CVT which was absent until last year. The optional Performance package available for the Premium trim now adds Recaro driver’s seat which is 8-way power-adjustable. The brakes are also upgraded to Brembo four-piston calipers in the front and Brembo Dual-piston calipers on the rear. 

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Pros

Excellent Handling

Powerful engine

Standard AWD

Both manual transmission and CVT are available

Aggressive pricing

Cons

Restricted rear-seat legroom

Small cargo space

Fuel economy lesser than the competitors

What's New?

Optional Sport Lineartronic CVT

The upgraded Performance package for the Premium Trim


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27495

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

268 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

258 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.4/12.4

dimensions

wheelbase

104.3 in.

length

180.9 in.

width

70.7 in.

height

58.1 in.

curb weight

3294 lbs.

ground clearance

4.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

96.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

12 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

payload capacity

1115 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/27/23 mpg

highway range

429.3 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Crystal White Pearl

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Ratings

Features

6.4

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.8

Competition

8.6

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Subaru WRX Base

Base

power
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$27,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $27,495 MSRP (21/23/27) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, flat 4, premium unleaded (required)
6-Speed Manual all wheel drive 5

2020 Subaru WRX Premium

Premium

power
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$29,795 - $31,695


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $29,795 MSRP (21/23/27) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, flat 4, premium unleaded (required)
6-Speed Manual all wheel drive 5
Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $31,695 MSRP (21/23/27) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, flat 4, premium unleaded (required)
Continuously Variable w/Manual Shift all wheel drive 5

2020 Subaru WRX Limited

Limited

power
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$32,095 - $33,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $32,095 MSRP (21/23/27) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, flat 4, premium unleaded (required)
6-Speed Manual all wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $33,995 MSRP (21/23/27) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, flat 4, premium unleaded (required)
Continuously Variable w/Manual Shift all wheel drive 5

2020 Subaru WRX Premium w/Performance package

Premium w/Performance package

power
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$32,645


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/Performance Pkg (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $32,645 MSRP (21/23/27) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (required)
6 speed automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.1

Overall Rating


The major ingredient of the WRX mix is undoubtedly the performance it brings with it. However, it's not just performance that makes the WRX one of the best sedans from the house of Subaru. The WRX offers a lot of practicality, along with performance. While the WRX can accommodate 5 passengers with the utmost ease, the 268 hp 2L turbocharged 4 cylinder Boxer engine is accompanied by a number of electronics such as Vehicle Dynamic Control, electronically assisted steering wheel, and much more to enhance the ride's performance quotient. 

The Subaru WRX bombards 2020 with a total of 3 trims under its portfolio- the basic WRX, WRX Premium, and the top of the line WRX Limited.  While this Subaru has everything it takes to raise the adrenaline levels, the ride faces stiff competition from some major players of the Sports Sedan segment such as the Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, and Ford Focus. So now the question remains, how well will the WRX be able to fare against these mighty names? Scroll down to find out. 

2020 Subaru WRX Angular Rear View
2020 Subaru WRX Angular Front View

6.4/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.2/10
Interior

 

6.0/10
Exterior

 

7.8/10
Safety

 

8.6/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Subaru WRX Features

6.4/10

The 2020 Subaru WRX is segregated into 3 trim levels for the year 2020, which are WRX, Premium, and Limited. The prices for the 2020 WRX start at $27,495 for the basic trim and go up to the tag of $32,095 for the top of the line Limited trim. All the trims of the WRX get the same 2L Turbocharged 4 Cylinder Boxer engine, churning out 268 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The only difference lies in terms of the features that these trims offer. All the trims offer a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard transmission panel. However, the Premium and the Limited trims also give you the option of deploying a Sport Lineartronic CVT transmission. 

Trim

WRX

WRX Premium

WRX Limited

MSRP (AWD)

$27,495

$29,795

$32,095

Key Features Track-tuned suspension Adds/Upgrades to WRX Adds/Upgrades to WRX Premium

 

SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration

18-inch alloy wheels

SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security

 

Symmetrical AWD

Available power tilt/sliding moonroof

Keyless Access with Push-Button Start

 

Climate control

All-Weather Package w/ heated front seats

LED Steering Responsive Headlights

 

19-inch alloy wheels

Available Sport Lineartronic transmission

10-way power driver's seat

 

Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring

Available Performance Package

Available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology

 

 

SUBARU STARLINK 7-inch Multimedia with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration

Available GPS navigation system

    Brembo performance brakes 

Power-tilt/sliding moonroof

Which trim do we recommend?

We recommend you go for the Premium trim of the WRX with the performance package as this specification adds Recaro driver’s seat which is 8-way power-adjustable along with Brembo brakes, thus giving you enhanced performance and comfort. 

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2020 Subaru WRX Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Subaru is a master in building Boxer engines and along with Porsche, are the only car manufacturers that still use a Flat engine in its cars. The Boxer engines have considerably more torque as compared to its Inline counterparts and are much better in dissipating heat. The turbocharged 4 cylinder Boxer under the hood of the 2020 WRX churns out 268 hp and has a maximum torque output of 258 lb.ft. which kicks in at 2000rpm.

The turbocharged 4 cylinder Boxer under the hood of the 2020 WRX churns out 268 hp

This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The manual transmission lets the driver have total control over the power output and handling of the car. Since the WRX is a performance-oriented sedan, we understand and appreciate Subaru’s decision to offer manual transmission as standard. There is also an option for a Sport Lineartronic CVT for those who are not very keen on shifting that stick. 

Models

Subaru WRX Limited

Nissan Altima Platinum VC-Turbo

Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T*

Ford Fusion Titanium*

MSRP

$32,095

$35,180

$33,020

$35,335

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Variable Compression Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain AWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

CVT Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

6-speed automatic 

Power (hp @ rpm)

268@5,600 

248@5,600

245@6,000 

245@5,500

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

258@2,000

273@4,000

260@1,350

275@3,000

*2019 Model year Figures used for comparison purposes only

The WRX has the most powerful engine in the pack as evident from the table. The turbocharged Inline 4 of the Altima is a powerful unit too but is coupled with a CVT gearbox that takes away the sporty characteristic from the driving experience. The Hyundai Sonata and the Ford Fusion get similar turbocharged 2L 4-pot engines, churning out 245 ponies each. 

How fast is the WRX?

The 2020 Subaru WRX is the fastest car in the lot. The Boxer powering the WRX lets this car do 0-60mph in less than six seconds. That’s easily the fastest timing in the segment and on par with some of the German cars that comes with a price tag almost double to that of the WRX. 

The Boxer powering the WRX lets this car do 0-60mph in just 5.2 seconds.

The WRX clocks in the quarter of a mile distance in 13.7 seconds, at a speed of 99.5 mph. The AWD configuration that is offered in WRX as the standard drivetrain contributes majorly towards enhancing the acceleration, lending such blazing sprinting figures to this sedan. 

Models

Subaru WRX Limited

Nissan Altima Platinum VC-Turbo

Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T*

Ford Fusion Titanium*

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.2

5.9

7.4

6.8

Quarter Mile (sec)

13.7

14.6

15.3

15.1

Top Speed (MPH) 150 140 130 N/A

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Variable Compression Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Emission 

(Tons/yr of CO2Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 

9.3

5.6

6.8

7.1

However, if you opt for the CVT, the acceleration of the WRX takes a slight hit with 0-60mph timing of close to 6 seconds and completes a quarter-mile in 14.5 seconds. The WRX manual is leaps and bounds ahead of its competition in terms of outright acceleration. The closest any car can get to the WRX in terms of the 0-60 dash figures is the Nissan Altima VC-Turbo

How's the braking performance?

Not just acceleration, the 2020 WRX is also the champion in terms of braking. The WRX gets ventilated disc brakes on all its wheels and brake assist. The WRX gets 12.4-inch rotors on its front wheels and 11.3-inch ones towards the rear. The Premium and Limited trims further amplify the ride's halting capabilities, as they get Brembo 4-piston front and 2-piston rear calipers. 

The 2020 WRX gets 12.4-inch front brake rotors

The standard brake override system also makes sure that if the accelerator and the brake pedal are pushed simultaneously, the implication of the accelerator is cut out to stop unintentional acceleration. The braking arrangement on the WRX inspires a high degree of confidence. There is not the slightest hint of fade under panic braking conditions and the brake pedal is also quite easy to modulate. 

Models

Subaru WRX Limited

Nissan Altima Platinum VC-Turbo

Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T*

Ford Fusion Titanium*

Brake Rotors Front (in)

12.4

11.65

12

11.8

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

11.3

11.50

11.2

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs)

3294

3436

3527

3676

60-0 MPH (ft)

112

116

118

116

The WRX can come to a complete stop from 60 mph in just 112 feet, which is the shortest distance in the segment. Apart from the efficient braking system, the curb weight of the 2020 WRX also plays a huge role in ensuring the proper braking performance of the car. At 3294 lbs, the WRX is one of the lightest cars in the segment and hence will have comparatively lower momentum than a heavier car moving at the same speed. 

How fun to drive is this car?

The handling of the WRX always had polarizing reception among the masses. While a section of the folks loves the sporty nature of the car, others complain about its difficulty in daily driving. The handling of the 2020 Subaru WRX is no different from its predecessors. 

The 2020 Subaru WRX handles curves and corners like a pro. 

The sport-tuned suspension means the sporty and athletic handling of the WRX is better suited to handle sharp turns of a race track than override the bumps on the way to your office. Active Torque Vectoring works in tandem with VDC applying braking power to the inside front wheel, resulting in sharper turn-in, more neutral steering, and higher cornering limits when turning. 

Don’t rule out the WRX as a daily driver just yet. The CVT ensures a linear power delivery and adjustable center differential allows the driver to further fine-tune the chassis by varying the drivetrain's front-to-rear torque split. The electronically assisted steering wheel is also quick to respond and offers very good feedback in city driving conditions. While we agree that the WRX is not the best family daily driver, it’s an excellent daily driver for an enthusiast. 

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2020 Subaru WRX Fuel Economy

4.0/10

All the extra power and the sporty handling of the 2020 WRX reflects on its fuel economy. The flat-four motor powering the Subaru is not the most efficient engine out there as it's an old motor showing its age. The Flat-four configuration itself is not the most efficient design when compared to the inline-four and loses out on the reliability factor as well, which is the reason why most manufacturers run away from this design.

Models

Subaru WRX Limited

Nissan Altima Platinum VC-Turbo

Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T*

Ford Fusion Titanium*

MPG (City)

21

25

23

21

MPG (Highway)

27

34

32

31

MPG (Combined)

23

29

26

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.9

16.2

18.5

16.5

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

334/430

405/551

426/592

347/512

If you choose to opt for the available CVT, the fuel economy will further go down with figures of 18 MPG for the city and 24 MPG for the highway. The Nissan Altima has the best engine and gearbox combination in terms of fuel efficiency. Despite having a CVT coupled with the inline-four, the Altima returns the best efficiency figures.

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2020 Subaru WRX Interior

8.2/10

The 2020 WRX's cabin is more spacious than you’d expect and can accommodate 5 passengers with ease. All trims get sporty front seats that are 8-way power-adjustable. The performance package available for the Premium trim adds track-ready Recaro bucket seats which have extra bolstering than the regular ones. The lower seating position accounts for an indulgent driving experience. Thin thin pillars add to the roominess of the cabin apart from offering a great view of the road. 

The 2020 WRX has a cabin that is more spacious than you’d expect and can accommodate 5 pass.

The rear seats offer enough space for two adults. The lower seating position might be an issue for some as ingress and egress need some effort. Also, you have to do with cloth upholstery apart from the top of the line Limited trim which gets leather-appointed seats. 

Models

Subaru WRX Limited

Nissan Altima Platinum VC-Turbo

Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T*

Ford Fusion Titanium*

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.8/55.6/43.3

38.0/58.2/43.8

40.4/ 57.9/45.5

39.2/57.8/44.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/54.2/35.4

36.7/57.1/35.2

38.0/56.5/ 35.6

37.8/56.9/38.3

The Subaru WRX offers decent space in the first and second row of seats, however, it's the Ford Fusion that welcomes the occupants with the greatest warmth. The Fusion has the most spacious front and rear seats. Speaking of the quality of materials inside the WRX, the build is good and most of the materials, including the Recaro seats, emit the sporty character of the ride. Though there are a few noticeable plasticky bits up front, yet the insides of the WRX feel fine and sporty. 

What's there to entertain you?

The base trim of the WRX comes with a 6.5’’ touchscreen while the top two trims are equipped with a 7’’ touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across all trims which ensures seamless connectivity of your smartphone with the car. The UI of the Subaru’s infotainment system has a striking resemblance with an android phone home screen. The WRX comes with a standard 6 speaker system, however, there is also an option of upgrading to 8 Harman Kardon speakers which delivers an excellent audio output with perfect balance.

The base trim of the WRX comes with a 6.5’’ touchscreen while the top two trims are equipped with a 7’’ touchscreen

Infotainment features on offer in the Subaru WRX:

  • 6 speakers
  • Stand-alone navigation mirroring app
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • STARLINK smart device integration
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Radio data system
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player
  • Speed-sensitive volume

How much stuff can it store?

While the 2020 WRX does everything right on the practicality front, it takes a hit on one of the most important factors, the cargo space on offer. The WRX has a default cargo space of 12 cubic feet which is smaller than the most cars in the segment. While it can handle your daily needs, you will definitely run out of space during a weekend trip or a cross country journey.

The 2020 WRX has a default cargo space of 12 cubic feet

The rear seats of the Subaru WRX can do a 60/40 split in order to compensate for the low cargo space to some extent, and stow in longer items such as a surfboard for you. The Hyundai Sonata offers the best in class cargo space of more than 16 cubic feet. The Ford Fusion makes a close chase, closing in at dot 16 cubic feet of space. The Nissan Altima rakes in the third spot with 15.4 cubic feet, finally followed by the WRX.

Models

Subaru WRX Limited

Nissan Altima Platinum VC-Turbo

Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T*

Ford Fusion Titanium*

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

12.0

15.4

16.3

16

What creature comfort features do we get?

  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Performance-design front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks
  • Leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel with red stitching
  • Leather-wrapped shifter handle
  • Aluminum-alloy pedal covers

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2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Front seats
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Front seats
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan interior
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan interior
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan seats
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan seats
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Dashboard
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Dashboard
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Steering Wheel
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Steering Wheel

2020 Subaru WRX Exterior

6.0/10

The WRX looks like a regular mid-sized sedan until you turn on the ignition. While all other sedans in the segment have an athletic design language, the simplistic exterior shell of the WRX sets it apart. Not much has changed for the WRX in 2020 on the form front, as it has the same design and dimensions as its predecessor.

2020 Subaru WRX sedan 3 Quarters View

The hood scoop is an indication that the WRX is not your ordinary sedan. The dug in headlamps results in a prominent snout that houses the signature Subaru grille. The toned lines on the side would have made for a dull profile for the WRX if not for the 17” or 18” black alloys. The large fender complements the wheels. The black exhaust to back is the only differentiating attribute of the WRX from the Impreza

Models

Subaru WRX sedan

Nissan Altima Platinum VC-Turbo

Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T*

Ford Fusion Titanium*

Curb Weight (lbs)

3294

3436

3527

3676

Length (in)

180.9

192.9

191.1

191.7

Width (in)

70.7

72.9 

73.4

75.6

Height (in)

58.1

57.1

58.1

58.1

Ground Clearance (in)

4.9

5.1

5.3

7,8

Wheelbase (in)

104.3

111.2

110.4

112.1

The WRX is one of the smallest cars in the segment with a bumper to bumper length of 181 inches. The wheelbase of the 2020 WRX is just 104.3 inches. On the contrary, the Altima is the longest car in the segment with a length of 192 inches and 111.2 inches of wheelbase. While the shorter wheelbase translates to a comparatively cramped cabin, it also accounts for more agile and nimble handling. Meanwhile, the low ground clearance improves the WRX's stability, giving it a more planted and stable feel. 

What are the highlights of the design?

The Subaru WRX may not have a very eye-catching design, but there are certain elements that portray the potent nature of this ride. Some of the most noteworthy exterior features of the 2020 Subaru WRX are:

  • Projector low-beam and multi-reflector high-beam halogen headlights
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)
  • Halogen fog lights
  • Front and rear under spoilers
  • Low profile trunk spoiler 
  • Exhaust system with quad stainless-steel outlets
  • Two-speed windshield wipers

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2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Front View
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Front View
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan 3rd Quarter View
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan 3rd Quarter View
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Exterior
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Exterior
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Front View
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Front View
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Exterior
2020 Subaru WRX Sedan Exterior

2020 Subaru WRX Safety

7.8/10

The 2020 Subaru WRX absolutely nails it in the safety tests conducted by IIHS and NHTSA. The ride gets a 5-star safety rating from NHTSA, owing to the safety features on offer in the 2020 WRX, which are in abundance. The ride offers SUBARU STARLINK as a standard highlight across the entire trim lineup, which is a suite of driver-assist features. Some of the other most eminent safety features on offer in the 2020 Subaru WRX are:

Safety Features

  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake Assist
  • Subaru advanced frontal airbag system (SRS)
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Side-curtain airbags
  • Front-seat side pelvis/torso airbags
  • Whiplash-reducing front seats with height and tilt-adjustable head restraints
  • Height-adjustable 3-point front seatbelts
  • LATCH System
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame body structure

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2020 Subaru WRX Competition

8.6/10

Subaru WRX vs Nissan Altima

Both of these Japanese sedans are good in their own ways. The WRX is the sportier car between the two. Hence, if agility and sporty ride quality is your priority and can ignore the smaller cargo space and lower fuel economy, then the WRX is the car for you. On the other hand, if space and composed ride quality are your priorities, the Nissan Altima is your perfect match. 

2020 Nissan Altima Sedan

Subaru WRX vs Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata is an in and out family sedan. There is nothing sporty about it. The exterior styling is elegant with a practical interior layout. The ride quality is smooth and composed and this car is perfect for the daily city commutes. The WRX is the polar opposite of the Sonata in terms of handling. While it can manage itself in the city traffic, its natural habitat is the open expressways and the twisties. Thus, choosing a car between the two should be an easy task given you have your priorities sorted. 

2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

Subaru WRX vs Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is a practical, spacious and very nimble car. The cabin on offer in the Ford Fusion is one of the best in the business. However, the ride's engine is its major downside. The 2.5L four-pot engine of the fusion does not push this sedan as well as other competitors and is absolutely nowhere near the Subaru WRX. So in case, all you are looking for is a plush family hauler, the Fusion can be considered, but if there is an aficionado within you that knocks from time to time with its lust of pace, then the WRX is a tailor-made match for you. 

2020 Subaru WRX Final Verdict

The Subaru WRX is a car that has a definitive fan base. This is a car for enthusiasts who love to turn heads while on their way to the office. This is a car for the ones who love to take their car for a spin around the twisties on the weekends rather than “Netflix and chill”. This machine is meant for the folks who love a car that is always ready to misbehave. If you are one of those guys, the 2020 Subaru WRX is made for you.

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Randall D. Davis

Randall D. Davis 2020 Subaru WRX Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

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Posted On: June 11, 2020

Best performer at this price

Overall Review -

8

Overview Rating

The beast that no one talks about. There is no vehicle that can beat it in sheer performance at this price.

8/10

Features

8/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

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Thomas L. Ginter

Thomas L. Ginter 2020 Subaru WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: July 11, 2020

Perfect vehicle!!

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9

Overview Rating

A car with a manual gearbox is a rare sight these days. People who run away from manual don’t know the real joy of driving. Gearstick is a source of confidence. It means you are the one who has the control and not a computer.

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

1/10

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James L. Smith

James L. Smith 2020 Subaru WRX Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 11, 2020

Love this car!

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

It has been 4 months since I bought it and I have never been bored while driving this. It is so fun to drive. The buttery smooth engine paired with a 6-speed manual is a match made in heaven. It has an excellent throttle response. To sum up- the best car I have ever driven!

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

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Top User Reviews


8

User Overall Rating

"Best performer at this price"

The beast that no one talks about. There is no vehicle that can beat it in sheer performance at this price.
by Randall D. Davis

9

User Overall Rating

"Perfect vehicle!!"

A car with a manual gearbox is a rare sight these days. People who run away from manual don’t know the real joy of driving. Gearstick is a source of confidence. It means you are the one who has the control and not a computer.
by Thomas L. Ginter

10

User Overall Rating

"Love this car!"

It has been 4 months since I bought it and I have never been bored while driving this. It is so fun to drive. The buttery smooth engine paired with a 6-speed manual is a match made in heaven. It has an excellent throttle response. To sum up- the best car I have ever driven!
by James L. Smith

8

User Overall Rating

"2020 Subaru WRX Limited has everything!"

Only if the gas mileage would have been similar to other trims, I would not have been here writing all this up. Its weird how other trims with manual transmission and same engine configuration is returning with more gas mileage. One of my colleagues has this 2020 WRX and I was baffled when he mentioned his gas average of 23 which sounds like a dream for my 19 best.
by James A. Wilkins

9

User Overall Rating

"Old school"

No wonder why Subaru still fancies the boxer setup. Linear power delivery, great handling and even better reliability. The only downside is that it is significantly louder but that's covered by the manual stick and I'm happy with the whole package
by Paul O. Bryant