New 2018 Subaru WRX Release Date and Info

 

When you take the 2018 Subaru WRX for a test drive, you can tell right away that it is made of the right ingredients. It comes with a standard all-wheel drive system, has a sharp handling, and has the blast of a turbocharged engine. What’s even more, it offers an impressive acceleration, has superb steering and handling abilities, and comes laden with many premium safety equipment options. The Subaru WRX 2018 release date should be expected sometime this fall, if we’re to assume the recent media reports to be credible.

For an affordable price point, the new model offers the same heaps of power as the model it is replacing. This is a vehicle that has been created with performance as its center-piece even for the base model. Acceleration is stupefying and is below the 6-second mark for a 0-60 dash.

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Even with such an electrifying performance behind the wheel, the 2018 Subaru WRX still manages to offer a fun driving demeanor thanks to the seamless combination of features such as a standard all-wheel drive that offers the much needed traction when the road gets twisty, nimble handling, and a precise steering feel. Opting for the 2018 Subaru WRX STI simply amps up the ante.

Unlike the previous model, the 2018 Subaru WRX interior is rather updated and offers plenty of bells and whistles than you’ll need. The dashboard layout has been created with the driver at heart, with the audio and climate controls placed in such a manner that is driver-oriented. But even with such a drastic improvement over the previous model, the new model is still quite noisy especially at high speeds. Who cares anyway! – depends on what you’re after though.

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Some of the available competition includes vehicles such as the Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Focus ST/RS, Volkswagen Golf GTI, and the Mini Cooper JCW.

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2018 Subaru WRX Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the new model comes this fall, at least according to latest media and pundits’ reports. Pricing is still under wraps, but sources inside say the new 2018 Subaru WRX price wont deviate much from the current base price that starts from an MSRP of around $26,595 for the Sedan, $38,995 for the WRX STI Series.HyperBlue, $39,995 for the WRX STI Limited, and $34,695 for the WRX STI hatchback.

2018 Subaru WRX Changes on Interior & Exterior

Both the 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI models are available as five-passenger sedans. The WRX STI is available in two trims: base and Limited trim versions, and the regular WRX in Premium, base, and Limited trim models.

 

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Some of the standard accessories available for the 5 door base model include cruise control, a rearview camera, satellite and HD radio, smartphone app integration, a 6.2” touchscreen interface, a height-adjustable driver seat, sport front seats, a trunk lid spoiler, seventeen-inch wheels, a 4.3” display, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB interface, a six-speaker sound system, fold-down rear seatbacks, an auxiliary audio jack, and Subaru’s Starlink infotainment system.

Upgrading to the 2018 Subaru WRX Premium offers you leather-trimmed upholstery, windshield wiper de-icer, a power sunroof, eighteen-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, LED low-beam headlamps, heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, foglights, and an eight-way power driver seat.

Some of the driver aides include a lane-departure warning system, front collision mitigation, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, automated pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, an electronic parking brake, and steering-responsive foglights.

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The WRX STI model comes all the standard features available for the WRX and WRX Premium plus a dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, a seven-inch Starlink screen, a blind-spot monitor, keyless entry and ignition, and rear-limited slip differentials.

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Exterior Subaru WRX colors: WR Blue Pearl, Lapis Blue Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Pure Red, Crystal Black Silica, and Crystal White Pearl. Changes can be expected on its release date though.

2018 Subaru WRX Engine Specs

Two engines are available under the hood of the 2018 Subaru WRX: a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 268 horsepower and 258 lbs. ft. of torque, and a 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder generating 305-horsepower and 290 pounds-ft. of torque.

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The 2018 Subaru WRX STI 0-60 mph takes a blistering 5.0 seconds with a beefed-up six-cylinder engine.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 0.9 in. (180.9 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.7 in. (70.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 108.6ft³
Cargo volume: 12.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3269 lbs
Top Speed: 144 mph
0-60: 5.0 sec
MPG: 17/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Lapis Blue Pearl, Pure Red, WR Blue Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

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