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SUBARU WRX Used Car Review

The WRX holds cult status in Australia thanks to its affordable marriage of all-wheel-drive traction and turbocharged power. Its reputation was also formed from the success of the Impreza WRX in the world rallying championship during the 1990s, where it became particularly famous in the hands of late Scottish rally legend Colin McRae. The fastest version is badged STI - for Subaru Tecnica International. The latest generation model, launched in 2014, dropped the Impreza part of the name.

Pros

Cons

  • Potent combination of all-wheel drive and turbo power
  • WRX STI's rapid performance
  • WRX's relatively comfortable ride
  • Great value performance package
  • Interiors lack premium feel
  • Turbo lag can affect initial throttle response
  • Understeer at faster cornering speeds
  • Notchy manual gearshift action
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2015 Subaru WRX MY16 Premium (AWD) Blue 8 Speed CVT Auto 8 Speed Sedan

  • 65858 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2015 Subaru WRX MY16 Premium (AWD) Blue 8 Speed CVT Auto 8 Speed Sedan

$36,980
Brookvale, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2015 Subaru WRX Premium AWD Red 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 38150 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

SEDAN! MANUAL! LEATHER! SUNROOF! 2015 MY16 SUBARU WRX PREMIUM - RED IN COLOUR - BLACK LEATHER - MEDIA SCREEN - SAT NAV - TURBO PETROL - CAMERA - CLIMATE CONTROL - 5 SEATS - MANUAL - LOW KMS - BLUETOOTH - CRUISE CONTROL - FIRST TO SEE WILL BUY WE ARE LOCATED JUST 30 MINUTES FROM THE MELBOURNE CBD IN THE SOUTH EASTERN SUBURBS OF MELBOURNE. DEAL WITH THE BEST! Amazing vehicles PRICED RIGHT! Enquire now to discuss how we can make this process as simple, easy and enjoyab

$41,888Drive Away^
Wantirna, VIC

Dealer used
25/06/2022

Top2017 Subaru WRX STI AWD Premium White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 87400 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

This 2017 Subaru WRX STI has been kept in superb condition by the previous owner. With thousands spent such as a chargespeed style front splitter, a Perrin trunk handle, Halo fog lights, Whiteline lowering springs, an Invida catless downpipe, a Tomei Ti Extreme cat back exhaust, GFB Respons blow off valve, Cobb SF intake, Cobb accessport tuned by Evolution R (2 maps, normal and pops) DBA T3 4000 slotted rotors + Street performance brake pads and a quality mechanical service history plus a 130 p

$52,950
Morley, WA

Dealer used
25/06/2022

Top2012 Subaru Impreza G3 MY12 WRX AWD Blue 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 97405 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

CHECK OUT THIS WRX!! 2012 SUBARU WRX PREMIUM IN WR BLUE WITH LOW KM'S! - COLD AIR - CRUISE CONTROL - LEATHER INTERIOR - SUNROOF - POWER STEERING - LOW KM'S - GOOD TYRES WE CAN ARRANGE YOUR FINANCE WE CAN ARRANGE DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR WE CAN APPRAISE YOUR TARDE OVER THE PHONE MOST OF ALL WE MAKE IT EASY CONTACT ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY STAFF NOW! THIS WILL NOT LAST!

$27,990Drive Away^
Emerald, QLD

Dealer used
13 hours ago

Top2020 Subaru WRX MY20 STI (Wing) (AWD) Red 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 17050 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

MUST BE SEEN! This 7/20 STi is like new and will suit collector! This is the end of an era and this is your opportunity to secure one of these before they become unatainable. Stacks of NC Warranty, incredible vehicle to drive, fully workshop approved, priced to sell immediately and will not last! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically in

$82,988
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
25/06/2022

Top2020 Subaru WRX Premium Lineartronic AWD Black 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 32619 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2020 SUBARU WRX AWD, 2 KEYS, LEATHER APPOINTED INTERIOR WITH HEATED FRONT SEATS, LANE DEPARTURE WARNINGS, BLIND SPOT MONITORING, ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL, FORWARD COLLISION MITIGATION, MEMORY SEAT PROFILES AND A HARMAN KARDON SPEAKER SYSTEM!!! All government charges are included, and the price is drive away. If the vehicle is un-registered at the time of purchase, 6 months rego will be included in the sale price. Purchase with confidence, all vehicles are sold with a 100-point safety check and r

$53,990Drive Away^
North Lakes, QLD

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2013 Subaru Impreza G3 MY13 WRX AWD Silver 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 112015 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2013 Subaru Impreza G3 MY13 WRX AWD Silver 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

$31,990Drive Away^
Deer Park, VIC

Dealer used
52 minutes ago

SUBARU WRX 2014

  • 89000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

UNDER 100,00ks Barely used since purchased in 2020 and kept in great condition. 89000ks Had it checked by a mechanic recently, back 2 tires are balding so will need replacing. Automatic / paddle shifts. Rego is out on the 5th of august

$35,000Negotiable
Gosnells, WA

2 hours ago

2019 Subaru WRX MY19 (AWD) White Continuous Variable Sedan

  • 35652 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

** One owner with a full service history ** ** Balance of 5 Year Manufacturers Warranty Until July 2024 ** Please do not hesitate to contact us we understand that in tough times we have to change and adapt we offer no contact purchasing of a vehicle over the phone and internet through the form of thorough videos, pictures we can even face time you we have done it for years selling our vehicles to interstate purchasers. We have taken precautionary measures in upgrading our cleaning standards

$54,989
Melville, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2018 Subaru WRX MY18 Premium (AWD) White Continuous Variable Sedan

  • 95715 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Amazing car, just for you This stunning Subaru Wrx comes with a hefty 2 L engine providing 350 Nm Torque @ 2400rpm. Car is a 4WD with Petrol fuel system & Automatic transmission, and comes with 5 seats and 4 door configuration. With an ANCAP rating of 5, you can be sure of the safety and drive without worries! This car comes with a host of safety and convenience features including: - 18" Alloy Wheels - Power Sunroof - Bluetooth Connectivity - Side and Front Airbags - Brake Assist System -

$39,190
Brisbane City, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2016 Subaru WRX MY17 Premium (AWD) Blue Continuous Variable Sedan

  • 89731 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Amazing car, just for you This stunning Subaru Wrx comes with a hefty 2 L engine providing 350 Nm Torque @ 2400rpm. Car is a 4WD with Petrol fuel system & Automatic transmission, and comes with 5 seats and 4 door configuration. With an ANCAP rating of 5, you can be sure of the safety and drive without worries! This car comes with a host of safety and convenience features including: - 18" Alloy Wheels - Power Sunroof - Bluetooth Connectivity - Side and Front Airbags - Brake Assist System -

$34,390
Sydney City, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2013 Subaru WRX Premium AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 89986 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4

We are Multi Award winning Toyota Dealership located just One kilometre outside of the Perth City. All our vehicles have undergone a comprehensive 110 point service and safety inspection. We offer a wide range of Finance and Insurance options to be structured to your individual requirements. We also offer Top Dollar for all trade ins. Please call one of our friendly staff who will attend to your enquiry and make a booking for a test drive, inspection, alternatively we can come to you (condit

$31,888
Northbridge, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX Premium AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 147669 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Our Selected Used Vehicles all have: -Insurance history check -Stolen vehicle check -Odometre reading check -Finance Interest check We are a family business and we are dedicated to offering the best service and value to all of our customers. Our Service and Parts department can service most makes and models. Please visit www.countryautos.com.au for more of our great stock.

$32,990
South Tamworth, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX MY16 Premium (AWD) Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 153774 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Beautifully presented in Dark Grey with 18-Inch alloys and black leather interior with red accents. This 2015 WRX Premium is the perfect car if you are in the market for a sporty sedan with luxurious features both inside and out. A 265 HP 2.0L turbocharged boxer engine provides the heart and soul of this car which in this case is coupled with a desirable AWD 6-speed manual gearbox. The WRX is not just built to deliver on performance, it also comes with plenty of creature comforts including a po

$29,917
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2018 Subaru WRX STI AWD Blue 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 63664 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

This completely stock 2018 Subaru WRX STI has been kept in immaculate condition by the previous owner. With these vehicle's being discontinued they are only going up in value and this is your chance to purchase one that has been kept in the same condition as they came new. Enquire today to speak to one of our friendly and experienced sales people. Buy with added confidence with the knowledge that this vehicle has been through a comprehensive quality check- you wont get that from a private sale

$58,950
Morley, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX STI AWD Premium WR Blue Mica 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 85552 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

SUBARU WRX STI PREMIUM, GOOD KLM, FULL LEATHER TRIM SUNROOF, FULL SERVICE HISTORY, LOOKS AND DRIVES LIKE NEW, PRICED TO SELL, YOU WONT BUY A BEETR ONE , READY FOR IMMIDIATE DELIVERY. *** EOFY MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE 3 DAYS ONLY *** ### FREE $500 FUEL ON ALL VEHICLES ### +++ FREE 3 YEARS WARRANTY ON ALL VEHICLES +++ ALL PRICES HEAVILY MARKED DOWN!! HURRY SALE ENDS 5.00 PM THURSDAY 30TH OF JUNE, 2022!! DON'T MISS OUT!! + All Vehicles Workshop Tested, Current Roadworthy Provided + On The Spo

$49,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2020 Subaru WRX STI AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 12105 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Future collectors item: -Famous STI performance -Low KMs -Remainder of new car warranty We are Tasmania's largest and most reputable automotive dealer; stocking one of the largest ranges of vehicles throughout Australia. We have a variety of competitive finance and warranty options available and have an after sales team that provides service second-to-none. We welcome trade-ins and guarantee a competitive price for your existing vehicle or vehicles. Take delivery of your used vehicle at any

$99,990
Launceston, TAS

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX STI AWD Premium Blue 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 85344 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

****** Flagship WR Blue Sti to put a smile on your Dial ****** *Invidia full catback exhaust system *Cobb fuel pressure system *Cobb cold air intake *Lip kit V2 splitter kit *Rear defuser *Perrin engine covers *Strut bar *Stage one tune ***** All CARS SOLD OUT OF MIDLAND CITY TO WA CUSTOMERS WILL BE REGISTERED****** * Speak to one of our staff for a Comprehensive Video on this Vehicle! With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our

$49,500
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX STI AWD Red 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 129129 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

THIS VEHICLE REPRESENTS GREAT VALUE AND IS PRESENTED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR ITS AGE WITH LOW KILOMETERS FOR THE AGE!! VEHICLE COMES WITH MANY CREATURE COMFORTS, AIR CON, POWER OPTIONS AND MUCH MUCH MORE!! CALL NOW TO BOOK A TEST DRIVE!! DONT MISS OUT AS THIS WILL NOT LAST!! We are Located in Western Sydney. We are a family run business and have been serving the Sydney area for over 45 years. We pride ourselves in only re-selling the best quality second hand cars. Every one of our cars c

$42,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2020 Subaru WRX AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 11000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2020 Subaru WRX AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

$52,990Drive Away^
Nambour, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2020 Subaru WRX STI AWD Premium White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 23889 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

CHECK THIS OUT A 2020 Subaru WRX STI Premium in a white manual is a ONE OWNER with LOG BOOK SERVICE HISTORY is in IMMACULATE CONDITION with loads of great features for you to enjoy like: 19" Alloy Wheels, 8 Speaker Stereo, ABS (Antilock Brakes), Active Torque Transfer System, Adjustable Steering Col. - Tilt & Reach, Air Cond. - Climate Control 2 Zone, Air Conditioning - Pollen Filter, Airbag - Driver, Airbag - Knee Driver, Airbag - Passenger, Airbags - Head for 1st Row Seats (Front), Ai

$89,888
Penrith, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX MY15 STI Premium (AWD) Silver 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 86888 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

REAR SPOLIER AND MORE. 2015 SUBARU WRX STI PREMIUM MANAUL AWD SEDAN PRESENTED IN SILVER. HIGH SPEC ICONIC TURBO SEDAN THAT IS SURE TO IMPRESS IN PRISITINE CONDITION. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE THE GUEST ALWAYS COMES FIRST..... Rigorously inspected 100 point mechanical check. Note - all

$49,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2016 Subaru WRX Premium AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 51500 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

This powerful 197kw will make you love every drive with its features and exhilarating performance! Turbo-charged motor held to the tarmac by Subaru's patented and rally winning 'Symmetrical' AWD system has been carefully developed by Subaru's team of engineers to be as close to a full blown race car as a road registered vehicle can be! Add Leather 'Racing Inspired' seats, Factory fitted Sunroof, 8 speaker Harmon Kardon Premium sound, Climate control, Tuned Sports Suspens

$39,796
Glenelg, SA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2017 Subaru WRX Premium AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 99227 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

*** FULL SERVICE HISTORY ***

$39,888
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2014 Subaru WRX PREMIUM (AWD)

  • 155000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2014 Subaru Impreza wrx premium -Automatic - 2 keys - full log book service history - coilovers -18 inch work emotion mag wheels -leather trim -window tint -lowered -sun roof -excellent condition Trade in welcome Finance available 1-5 years warranty options with nationwide cover and unlimited claims. Call now to arrange a test drive with a hassle free sales environment makes buying your next car a pleasant experience. WE ARE LOCATED IN KENWICK CARZ HQ 1783 ALBANY HIGHWAY KENWICK 6107

$25,999
Kenwick, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2017 Subaru WRX Lineartronic AWD White 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 71601 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Real performance at an affordable price. Very well looked after and maintained. Subaru workshop tested and approved with 3yrs/175000klms warranty. Real performance at an affordable price. A real pleasure to drive. Come on in for a good test drive. If you cant come to us, we will come to you. NSW or ACT rego available. Very easy and competitive finance available. Phone applications welcome. Country callers welcome.

$39,990
Goulburn, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2017 Subaru WRX Premium Lineartronic AWD Grey 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 93521 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

***we are located in the south eastern suburbs of melbourne***2017 SUBARU WRX PREMIUM MODEL**** 2.0 LT TURBO PETROL, AWD, 4 DOOR SEDAN, GREY IN COLOUR, 93,000 KMS, 5 SEATER, 8 SPEED AUTO, ** ** COMES WITH BLACK SPORTS LEATHER SEATS, ELECTRIC SETTINGS, ELECTRIC SUNROOF, ***, HAS GOT BLIND SPOT WARNING,FORWARD COLLISION MITTIGATION WARNING,LANE DEPARTURE ALERT, SUB WOOFER WITH PREMIUM SOUND, DAY TIME RUNNING LIGHTS, FRONT AND SIDE VISION CAMERA, MULTI FUNCTION STEERING,HILL HOLDER, INTERNET

$44,490Drive Away^
Berwick, VIC

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2018 Subaru WRX Premium AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 78774 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

BALANCE OF 5YR UNLIMITED SUBARU WARRANTY, ONE OWNER, FULL SERVICE HISTORY!!! 2018 Subaru WRX Premium Sedan Manual AWD 2.0T available for sale. Our Drive away price includes statutory and government charges, transfer fees and registration. We are a large family owned company that offer high quality used vehicles priced to sell. We specialise in either interstate online sales or helping you in person purchase the right vehicle to suit your needs. All our vehicles come with a

$43,988Drive Away^
Springwood, QLD

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2016 Subaru WRX MY16 Premium (AWD) White 8 Speed CVT Auto 8 Speed Sedan

  • 60717 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Jump in and drive away! You'll love the features in this 2016 WRX like black leather interior, cruise control, phone connectivity, satellite navigation, reverse camera, electric sunroof, dual-zone climate control, electric windows and mirrors, huge boot space, sporty body kit, 18 inch STI wheels and so much more! Fully workshop approved and priced to sell, come in and take a look today. Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection p

$38,981
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2021 Subaru WRX STI AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 5644 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

This 2021 Subaru WRX STI has been kept in immaculate condition by the previous owner and since being discontinued this is the closest thing that you can get to new with demonstrator low kilometers and it's also one of the cheapest in Australia! With these vehicles quickly becoming collectables this is a great opportunity to get into one of cleanest STI's. Get your hands on one of the last of a fantastic Subaru Generation. Enquire today to speak to one of our friendly and experienced sales peopl

$87,950
Morley, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

Overview of the Subaru Wrx

Overview of the Subaru Wrx

The WRX holds cult status in Australia thanks to its affordable marriage of all-wheel-drive traction and turbocharged power.

Its reputation was also formed from the success of the Impreza WRX in the world rallying championship during the 1990s, where it became particularly famous in the hands of late Scottish rally legend Colin McRae.

The fastest version is badged STI - for Subaru Tecnica International.

The latest generation model, launched in 2014, dropped the Impreza part of the name.

SUBARU WRX GENERATIONS (SINCE 2000)

2000-2007

2007-2014

2014-onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo (WRX): 8.6 to 9.2 litres per 100km

2.5L 4-cylinder turbo (WRX STI): 10.4 to 11.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO SUBARU WRX

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: SUBARU WRX (2014-2017)

As with any other Subaru, the engines in these cars were extremely reliable provided they got the correct servicing and maintenance.

Dirty oil as a result of skipped services is the main offender and any Subaru engine with a ticking noise in the engine has already suffered. And the damage will eventually be terminal.

The CVT fitted to the WRX caused a few headaches for some owners who reported that the thing was very slow to select gears when taking it out of Park. Subaru dealers were able to reflash the computer to fix this, but even then some reports of the car returning to its old ways over time have surfaced.

A couple of recalls to be aware of: Subaru recalled the WRX to check for cracks in the intake manifold. If these occur, they can lead to a loss of engine power and can make the car stall.

The other recall concerned cars with the optional Harman Kardon sound system. In those vehicles, the subwoofer could overheat sufficiently to actually start a fire. Hottest 100 indeed.

A Subaru dealer will be able to identify affected vehicles and whether they've been fixed or not.