One-Owner Lease Return, Sunroof, All-Wheel-Drive, Heated Cloth Seats, RearView Camera, Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection System (SRVD), 2.0L Direct Injection Turbo Boxer Engine, CVT Sport Lineartronic™ automatic featuring SI-DRIVE and paddle shifters, 17-inch Alloy Wheels, Quad-Tip High-Performance Exhaust; 4.3” Colour Multi-Function Display, AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Audio system with 6.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, USB port/iPod® control, Auxiliary Audio Input & Steering Wheel-Integrated Controls, Bluetooth Mobile Phone Connectivity, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Only 22,030 kms
If you’re looking for a grocery-getting sedan with best in-class fuel economy, a comfortable driving experience and a reserved demeanor, you’ve come to the wrong review. Instead, this is a compact four-door offering an entirely different group of virtues: a raucous rally-based heritage, beefy turbocharged power and precision handling and steering. The WRX offers decent fuel economy but places the emphasis on power: 268 ponies.
Subaru’s 2017 WRX Sport sedan delivers impressive performance on par with some of the best sports cars in the world, yet are priced within reach of the working class. Buried beneath the phalanx of modern driver-assist technology, integrated app and infotainment technology and creature-comfort technology is a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. With standard all-wheel drive, the 2017 Subaru WRX offers more grip than a VW GTI, Honda Civic Si or Ford Focus ST.
When you take a spin in a 2017 Subaru WRX, you can tell right away that it has the right stuff. It’s a blast to drive thanks to its turbocharged power and sharp handling, and the standard all-wheel drive is a definite bonus if you live in a place with a lot of wet weather. Who doesn’t love a powerful car with tenacious grip that is also a livable daily driver? The 2017 Subaru WRX’s Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) means everyone can be onboard for the fun, while all-wheel drive provides year-round driving confidence.
Driving Impressions: With the advanced CVT automatic, Subaru’s WRX for 2017 delivers focused performance and driving thrills few others in this price range can match. Credit goes in large part to Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system that helps keep the WRX calm in the most unnerving corners. Try as we may, we couldn’t get our WRX to surrender traction even when pushed to what we thought would be the car’s limits. Despite the electrically assisted power-steering setup, understeer (a car’s tendency to lose traction at the front wheels) went unnoticed. And, unlike so many of its rivals, the 2017 Subaru’s WRX doesn’t sacrifice a comfortable ride and all-weather drivability in pursuit of perfect cornering capability.
Sport Sharp (S#) Mode: Sport Sharp Mode extracts maximum potential from the SUBARU BOXER engine and the transmission — and provides the most immediate response to driver inputs. In this mode, throttle response is even more direct, precise rev control is maintained across the entire rev range and lower gears are held longer on models equipped with the CVT. The paddle shifters on CVT models also enable the driver to take even more control over performance with up to eight predetermined ratios that perform like an 8-speed transmission. Sport Sharp mode is ideal for tackling twisty roads and for confident highway merging and overtaking.
When you take a spin in a 2017 Subaru WRX, you can tell right away that it has the right stuff. It’s a blast to drive thanks to its turbocharged power and sharp handling, and the standard all-wheel drive is a definite bonus if you live in a place with a lot of wet weather.
The WRX is a blast to drive. It steers nimbly and sharply, and you can utilize the all-wheel-drive system to put the power down a lot more quickly coming out of a turn than you can in a front-drive rival like the Focus ST. The WRX does exactly what Subaru meant it to be: it’s a thrill machine that grips and rips with enthusiasm.