Thrilled to have spent more time with the new WRX -- again on a racetrack!
Pretty lucky chap.
And this time, we came back thrilled. Absolutely floored with love for the WRX.
This test car was a manual versus the automatic. The differences could not be more stark - with big engine burble, more playful handling, and feeling like it has and extra 100 horsepower versus the pokey auto.
Check out the full drive video below. It picks up about 3-minutes in.
The 2015 Subaru WRX is really a terrific car: much more rigid chassis, same awesome handling, but now much better-looking and far more liveable on a daily basis.
The regular WRX is also darn close to the STI in the official sprint times: 5.2s for the WRX plays about 4.8-seconds for the STI.
This test car is the automatic, which is a CVT this year with six-speed or eight-speed paddle-shifter settings available.
Unfortunately, the automatic WRX did not feel quite as peppy as the manual cars' times suggest above: we estimate this automatic WRX to hit 60-mph in about 6.2 seconds.
The standard six-speed manual will be the one you pick anyway, so what is left to choose? There are three trim levels: standard, Premium and Limited.
The upgraded trims bumps pricing from about a $27,000 out-the-door base price into the high 20's and $30,000 even -- but can be worth it for the enhanced cabin features they bring - including a better stereo and navigation.
The LED headlights that are an STI feature otherwise.
We have a full review coming soon -- but until then, what color is right for your 2015 WRX? Check out all the options below...
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INTERIOR ANIMATED SPINNER - WRX Limited
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