2017 Subaru WRX – Review

In one form or another, the Subaru WRX has been around since 1992 (since 2001 in the US) which means it’s actually got some history now. There really aren’t too many compact, AWD sedans/hatchbacks, especially on our shores. That’s why it’s garnered an almost cult following over the years. Rally enthusiasts have given the model a staying power, propelled by their enthusiasm for its boxer 4-cylinder turbo and always-available manual transmission. While not as extreme as the WRX STi version, the standard WRX does a nice job of striking a balance between the standard Impreza and the wilder bigger brother. It’s really the combination of AWD and manual transmission, a homage to the World-Rally Championship heritage of the model, that keeps buyers coming back. In fact, WRX stands for ‘World Rally eXperimental,’ memorializing the connection between the brand’s longtime involvement in Rally racing and commitment to performance. This current model WRX is a real refinement of that original idea in a somewhat-tired wrapper at this point. Design-wise, the WRX has always had a similar theme, and the current one has some small refinements. Subaru constantly changes its designs, probably more than any other company, sometimes tweaking several small things each model year. Over the years, the WRX has become softer and more understated in design, and that’s a good thing. It strikes a handsome profile, with very clean lines and deliberate intent. The slightly-flared fenders and more-aggressive fascias are a giveaway that this is the mid-grade WRX… Read more at www.mychinews.com/cars/2017-subaru-WRX

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