After the news that Subaru would not continue production of the WRX STI, fans were worried. However, rumors have reemerged that Subaru will continue to manufacture the 2024 Subaru WRX.
Well, Subaru looks set to have high hopes for the new 2024 Subaru WRX to rekindle people’s passion for rally car-inspired sports compacts. As we may already know, fans are getting tired of the presence of a rally-like sport compact with just common features. Even with Subaru, the automaker has even decided, whether there is a revision or not, not to give the 2022 Subaru WRX the next generation. The last series that received the most appreciation from fans was the 2017 Subaru WRX, which came with a flat-4 turbocharged engine.
The 2024 WRX Anticipation
Nowadays, automakers sometimes design their production cars only by focusing on improving the driving power aspect without really improving the features or areas that need attention. Subaru doesn’t seem to want halfway through the redesign of the 2024 WRX. The strategy that will be carried out by Subaru is to improve its appearance to make it appear more competitive and dependable.
The 2024 Subaru WRX is unlikely to be as aggressive as the STI model. The design of the 2024 WRX is expected to be more modest. Subaru will remove the wide back wing to accommodate a more flexible wind flow. Even so, removing it will not make the 2024 WRX any less attractive than the Subaru Impreza. This car is perfect for you who are a fan of advanced technology.
The 4 exhaust pipes will still be installed at the rear, as well as the airflow intake at the front. Base level trim will be fitted with 17-inch wheels. Meanwhile, the wheels for higher trim levels are 1 inch wider than the base trim level wheels. Ground clearance is estimated to be 0.8 inches lower than Volkswagen GLI. The weight of the new WRX will also be made lighter than KIA Stinger in order to reduce the mass transfer of the car’s front.
2024 WRX Interior Redesign
The interior of the 2024 Subaru WRX is expected to undergo significant changes to make it look fresher. The red stitching is in stark contrast to the black color that dominates the interior. In the cabin, the use of carbon fiber to present charming patterns adds to the aesthetics.
Moreover, the WRX 2024 seats can accommodate up to five adults. Even so, there are still headroom and legroom loose enough to make it easy for us to get out or get in the car. The front headroom measures 37.2 inches and the rear 37.1 inches. Both are the sizes if WRX 2024 does not have a panoramic roof.
The front seat legroom measures about 43.3 inches, while the rear is 35.4 inches. The driver’s seat on the bottom two trim levels will be implemented with a six-way manual system. As for the higher trim levels, the driver’s seat is equipped with a ten-way adjustment system.
2024 WRX Engines
In addition, the 2024 Subaru WRX carries a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat 4-cylinder engine. There are two options for the gearbox, namely a variable automatic transmission (CVT) or a six-speed manual transmission. All WRX trim levels will use the AWD system. If we choose to use the CVT system, we will be spoiled with 3 different driving modes that we can operate via the paddle shifter.
We will also be given the option of having special summer tires with 17 or 18-inch wheel sizes. Unfortunately, CVT does not immediately improve fuel efficiency. For manual transmission, we will get 20/27/23 mpg in terms of city/highway/combined. On the other hand, the CVT will get 18/24/21 mpg. For the manual transmission, the fuel tank has a capacity of about 15.9 gallons, which can be burned for a maximum distance of 365 miles.
2024 WRX MSRP
The price of the 2024 Subaru WRX is expected to be an indicator of both its capabilities and design. But for now, we can’t be too grandiose in determining the estimated price. The MSRP for the basic or standard trim level is estimated at $27,495. Meanwhile, the Premium level trim is priced at $30,045. Then, for the Limited trim level, $32,095 would be a fair price. If you want to try the CVT transmission, you have to pay $1,900 more expensive on the Limited and Premium trim levels. All prices mentioned do not include shipping fees.