One of the quickest and most powerful sports compact available in its price bracket, the Subaru WRX returns in 2018 with a number of improvements.

It's not just the aesthetics that have improved, although the front end makes it look even more like a vehicle ready to aggressively power through traffic. Major refinements have been made to the handling too, meaning this long-time big-seller not drives with additional precision as well as impressive power.


The vehicle is powered by a  268-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that provides 258 pound-feet of torque. If you're after more power, upgrade to the faster Subaru WRX STI, which includes a 305-horsepower 2.5-liter turbo-four with 290 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is paired with both options as standard, although with the base WRX you can convert to CVT if you prefer.

The WRX boasts far more power than its rivals available in the same price bracket and you'll still manage to get 21 miles per gallon out of it in the city, or 27 miles per gallon on the freeway. This falls to 18mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the freeway if you opt for CVT.


Major refinements have been made to the electric power-steering and the suspension tuning, allowing you to zip through the city with even more precision. Regardless of the trim you choose, you'll appreciate these improvements.


You can choose from three trims with the 2018 WRX:  You can select the entry-level model, or upgrade to the Premium or Limited trims.

All trims come with a Starlink seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that connects with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto. 

The higher trims of the vehicle give you the option to add leather upholstery, climate control, an in-built sat-nav, and fog lights among other features.

The Safety Plus package includes automatic crash notifications and SOS calling, while the Security Plus package adds remote locking and a stolen vehicle recovery feature among other safety features.

If you want to test-drive the Subaru WRX in Highland Park, Illinois, you can do so by contacting the team at Muller Subaru today.


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