Subaru has noticed the changes in the trend with the automotive industry and it seems like they are now moving on from powerhouse cars to better performance cars, the 2016 Subaru WRX specifically.
The new 2016 Subaru WRX is now a lot more fuel efficient than its previous model which may be because Subaru has realized they might be able to do better in sales if they go with a new angle when marketing their cars. In terms of looks, they haven’t made any major alterations to it. However, with a combination of the exterior and interior looks, and the engine which is said to have been improved in performance, this new model is a great new car to go for.
Taking a look at the exterior looks, Subaru has kept most of it the same. The grille has that same pentagonal shape with the Subaru logo placed right at the centre of it and ultimately at the centre of the front view of the 2016 Subaru WRX. The indents on the hood of the sedan are pointing directly at the logo which is now the focal point of the entire car. Moving on to the headlights, again, it is the same design as the previous model. General sized headlights are what is used, nothing seems so fancy with them. As we move to see the rear view of the sedan, it seems very normal and boring. Nothing really special is going on in the back of the WRX. The tail lights seem very standard and with a slight spoiler on top of the cargo door, the 2016 Subaru WRX has a very normal exterior look.
The interior also doesn’t seem that extravagant. With a centre console right at the middle of the front, buttons and other functions under it, and plastic looking material everywhere, the interior designs for the WRX isn’t that appealing. In terms of space, they have hit that point by including a decent amount of space both for front passengers and rear passengers when it comes to legroom and headroom. Some features that are included are cruise control, pre-collision braking and lane-departure warning, along with lane-keep assist, Harman Kardon amplifier and speakers, keyless access and start and blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert.
Under the hood we can see Subaru is using a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder outfitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger and intercooler as well as direct injection. The engine will be able to push 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be run on either a manual or a continuously variable transmission that will be all wheel drive. In terms of fuel efficiency, the WRX will require about 12 litres for every 100 kilometres driven in the city, 9 litres for every 100 kilometres driven on the highway, and with a combination of driving both on the highway and in the city it will require about 10 litres.
It is safe to say after analyzing the exterior and interior look, and the engine, the 2016 Subaru WRX isn’t all that and could be improved in many different ways. For starters, the car in general seems very standard and normal. There is nothing in this model that would want someone to go out of their way to buy this.
2016 Subaru WRX
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Rating: 8.3 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|6MT||$29,995||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|CVT||$31,295||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Sport Package 6MT||$32,795||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Sport Package CVT||$34,095||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Sport-Tech Package 6MT||$36,095||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Sport-Tech Package CVT||$37,395||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Drive Train||4X4 Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
The WRX's 2.0-liter turbo four is a tart performer, waking up every joint in the car's suspension and using every gear cog (or virtual gear). The four's horizontally-opposed cylinders lie flatter and lower, giving it more weight closer to the ground—and all the while, those pistons are turning gas into 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, peaking on a wide plateau from 2,000 to 5,200 rpm thanks to different cams and valve springs versus the non-turbo four.
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|Interiors and Special Features:|
As in the Impreza, the WRX and STI cabins are functional and straightforward. There's some mild relief from past WRXs and Imprezas: the dash isn't so fashionable as in a Sonic or Cruze or Elantra, but it's at least functionally well conceived, with a cowl over the primary gauges and a smaller one over the multi-function LCD display that rests in the middle of the dash. There's some light matte-silver painted trim to break up the vast expanses of black, and for the most part it comes off handsomely if generically. STIs get a bit more dress-up in the form of Alcantara accents and some different trim.
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Subaru's camera-based EyeSight safety suite is now available on the WRX Limited with Lineartronic CVT, enabling adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keep assist. It is bundled in a package that also includes navigation and blind-spot detection, lane-change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. Although EyeSight is not available on the WRX STI—it's not compatible with manual-transmission vehicles—the Limited STI adds blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert.
Boosting its safety over the last WRX, the new edition adds a driver knee airbag to its standard-equipment list, as well as a rearview camera.
Subaru also improved outward visibility with the current design, by slimming the pillars; and with a relatively high front seating position and somewhat low shoulder line, there's now good visibility in most directions. The side-mirror design introduced in 2012 is also 20 percent larger, providing a full field of rear view.
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Dark Grey Metallic
Cyrstal Black Silica
World Rally Blue Pearl
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front|
|Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted|
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen|
|4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|Brake assist system|
|Painted front and rear bumpers|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,650.00|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Mobile Integration Other|
|Navigation via mobile phone|
|2 12V in front|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming|
|Voice activating system; includes radio and phone|
|Entertainment display screen located in front 6.2 and touch screen|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Front reading lights|
|Cargo area light|
|Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|Rear camera parking distance sensors|
|4 passenger assist handles|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 340|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,595, overall width (mm): 1,795, overall height (mm): 1,475, wheelbase (mm): 2,650, front track (mm): 1,530, rear track (mm): 1,540 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,800|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,010, rear headroom (mm): 942, front hip room (mm): 1,326, rear hip room (mm): 1,348, front leg room (mm): 1,105, rear leg room (mm): 900, front shoulder room (mm): 1,412, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,377 and interior volume (litres): 2,744|
|Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged|
|Body colour exterior door handles|
|Emissions data: CO2: 4,600 kg/yr|
|Engine: 2.0L SUBARU BOXER horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) with VVT|
|Performance: maximum speed (km/h): 232 and acceleration 0-100 km/h (secs): 5.4|
|Power: 268 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 258 ft lb of torque @ 2,000 rpm|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 11.3 ; highway= 8.4 ; combined= 10.0 ;|
|Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)|
|Fuel system: gasoline direct injection|
|Fuel tank: 60 litre capacity|
|Multi-function display screen 6.2, touch screen and 2|
|Main dashboard display|
|Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range|
|Luxury trim: leather on shifter, alloy look on center floor console, carbon fiber look on dashboard and none|
|Floor covering: none|
|Carpet floor mats|
|Daytime running lights|
|Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens halogen|
|Headlight control with dusk sensor|
|Remote keyless power locks|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|Driver knee airbags|
|Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Good, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA and 4|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre|
|2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats|
|Front side airbags|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Seating: 5 passengers|
|Front seat centre armrest|
|Rear seat centre armrest|
|Front driver seat : heated, sports ; details: manual height, front passenger seat : heated, sports|
|Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three|
|Intermediate service 10,000 and 6,214|
|Power steering type|
|Leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment|
|Cupholders in front row and rear seats|
|Dashboard console with open storage, full floor console with covered storage|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs|
|4.110:1 axle ratio|
|Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive full-time 4WD drive|
|Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor|
|Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)|
|Front electronic limited slip differential Active Torque Vectoring, centre mechanical limited slip differential|
|Ventilation system with cabin filter|
|Air conditioning with automatic control|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Version information 04 May 2015|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable|
|Rear view mirror|
|Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows|
|Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe|
|Windscreen wiper de-icer|
|Rear window with defroster|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ Unlimited km|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60, 100,000 and 62,137|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM 36, 60,000 and 37,282|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,483 and Manufacturer’s own|
|Front and rear conventional tires 235/45/W|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|
|Front and rear alloy wheels: 17"x 8.0"|