Subaru announced the US pricing list of its revised WRX model, available at the retailers starting his month. The 2017 WRX continues in standard, Premium and Limited trim lines, starting at an MSRP of $26,695, just a $100 increase over the previous model.
The Japanese sedan has a 268 hp, 2.0-liter direct injection turbo boxer engine and standard Symmetrical All Wheel Drive, the rally-bred WRX is a performance and value benchmark in the high-performance AWD sport-compact segment. The 2017 WRX comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and offers an optional performance automatic transmission, the Sport Lineartronic with manual mode.
The 2017 Subaru WRX offers the company’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, one of the highest-rated front crash prevention systems by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). EyeSight, which is integrated with Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure warning, uses Subaru-developed stereo camera technology. Reverse Auto Braking is included on 2017 WRX Limited models equipped with EyeSight.
EyeSight is available for the WRX Limited (with Sport Lineartronic transmission) in a package that also includes Navigation and Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This comprehensive technology upgrade package also includes a harman/kardon amplifier and 9-speaker premium sound system plus Keyless Access and Push-Button Start with Pin Code Access.
Models equipped with EyeSight also come with Steering Responsive Fog lights. This feature (which works when the fog lights are turned off) activates the left or right fog light independently, depending on the vehicle speed and steering angle, to provide enhanced illumination in the direction of the turn.
The standard WRX has Starlink 6.2inch Multimedia system featuring touch screen display, AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio, Radio Data Broadcast System, single-disc CD player, connectivity with Aha and Pandora smartphone integration, iHeart Radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod control capability, a USB port and auxiliary input jack. A rear vision camera is standard on all trims.
The top-of-line Limited trim builds on the Premium, bringing luxury to the WRX with leather-trimmed upholstery, an 8-way power driver’s seat and Welcome Lighting. Exclusive to the WRX Limited, LED low-beam headlights provide a unique look and enhanced visibility. The high beams are multi-reflector halogen units, and the system includes automatic off/on. Pricing on the Limited trim begins at $30,995.