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2016 Subaru WRX Overview

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2016 Subaru WRX overview

The 2016 Subaru WRX

The 2016 Subaru WRX is back with more power and more style than ever before. Dominate the tracks or just enjoy a cruise on country roads with this performance beast.


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2016 Subaru WRX STI

What’s new for the 2016 Subaru WRX?

What’s New for the 2016 Subaru WRX

Though the Subaru WRX hasn’t undergone any major redesigns or refreshes for the 2016 model year, it does see quite a few updates. For starters, it gets Subaru’s EyeSight crash prevention system, and just in time for some updates to the system itself. This year, EyeSight adds Steering-Responsive Fog Lights to its suite of features, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Braking, Blind-Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. In addition, the WRX will benefit from Subaru’s STARLINK touchscreen system. Finally, Suabru will also offer Series.HyperBlue Limited Edition models for the WRX STI, with late availability.

The 2016 Subaru WRX will be available in five trim levels: WRX, Premium, Limited, STI, and STI Limited.

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2016 Subaru WRX Exterior

2016 Subaru WRX Exterior

The 2016 Subaru WRX base model sits on 17 x 8.0-inch 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with 235/45 R17 94W summer-performance tires. On the other end of the spectrum is the WRX STI Limited, which rides on 18 x 8.5-inch split-spoke BBS aluminum-alloy wheels. The WRX is 180.9 inches long, 70.7 inches wide, and 58.1 inches tall, with a wheelbase of 104.3 inches, weighing from 3,269 – 3,439 pounds, depending on trim.

Exterior color options include Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Pure Red, and WR Blue Pearl. Features range from LED headlights and heated side mirrors to a trunk spoiler and moonroof.

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2016 Subaru WRX Rear

Exterior on the WRX

  • Halogen headlights, LED taillights, Front and rear under spoilers, Rear bumper with integrated diffuser, Low-profile trunk spoiler, Quad stainless-steel exhaust outlets, Body-colored side mirrors

Exterior on the WRX Premium

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels, Foglights, Heated side mirrors and wiper de-icer, Power-tilt/sliding-glass moonroof

Exterior on the WRX Limited

  • LED headlights, Side mirrors with integrated turn signals

Exterior on the WRX STI

  • LED headlights, Side mirrors with integrated turn signals

Exterior on the WRX STI Limited

  • Power-tilt/sliding-glass moonroof, BBS alloy wheels

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2016 Subaru WRX Wheel

2016 Subaru WRX Performance

Under the hood of the WRX, the WRX Premium, and the WRX Limited lurks a 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged engine, mated to a fully-synchronized six-speed manual transmission. (Premium and Limited are available with a Sport Lineartronic transmission with paddle shifters.) This dynamic powertrain is good for 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

The WRX STI and the WRX STI Limited are motivated by something a little more powerful: a 2.5-liter DOHC turbocharged engine. The engine is paired with a fully-synchronized six-speed manual transmission. Power is increased to 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. Subaru Intelligent Drive is standard on the STI models.

Of course, all WRX trims are built on Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive platform.

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2016 Subaru WRX Steering Wheel

2016 Subaru WRX Efficiency

The 2016 Subaru WRX, WRX Premium, and WRX Limited all yield 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission. The Premium and Limited get 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with the Sport Lineartronic gearbox.

The STI models earn 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

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2016 Subaru WRX Interior

2016 Subaru WRX Interior

The base WRX boasts 39.8 inches of headroom in the front and 37.1 inches in the rear, with 43.3 inches of legroom in the front and 35.4 inches in the back. Passenger volume is rated at 96.6 cubic feet, and trunk volume sits at 12.0 cubic feet. The WRX STI Limited knocks front headroom down to 37.2 inches and passenger volume to 93.1 cubic feet.

The only interior color option available is Carbon Black Leather.

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Interior on the WRX

  • Performance-design front seats, 60/40-slit flat-folding rear seatback, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, Cloth upholstery, Aluminum-alloy pedal covers, Automatic climate control
  • Multi-function display, STARLINK™ 6.2-inch Multimedia with HD Radio, Six-speaker system, Bluetooth® audio streaming

Interior on the WRX Premium

  • Heated front seats, SI-DRIVE mode display
  • Available STARLINK 7.0-inch Multimedia Navigation with Harman Kardon sound system

Interior on the WRX Limited

  • Leather-trimmed upholstery, Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Keyless Entry with available keyless start

Interior on the WRX STI

  • Leather-trimmed upholstery, Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Keyless Entry with available keyless start

Interior on the WRX STI Limited

  • Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • STARLINK 7.0-inch Multimedia Navigation with Harman Kardon sound system, Voice-activated GPS system, Hands-free phone

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2016 Subaru WRX Infotainment

2016 Subaru WRX Safety

The all-new WRX offers a slew of active and passive safety technologies, either as standard or available, to keep drivers and passengers safe. Among them are the obvious, like traction control, daytime running lights, and a rear-vision camera. EyeSight is available only on the WRX Limited.

Standard Safety Features

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control with Active Torque Vectoring
  • Traction Control and Brake Assist
  • Tire-pressure monitoring
  • Rear-vision camera
  • Advanced airbag system
  • Anti-theft with engine immobilizer

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  • John Adams

    John Adams is the Director of Business Development at Heuberger Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Heuberger Motors is a new and used Subaru dealership, just a short drive from Denver. With its wide selection of Outback, Forester, and Crosstrek vehicles, Heuberger Motors is consistantly one of the largest volume Subaru dealers in the nation.