The 2021 Subaru WRX
The best-handling, best-performing, WRX. Ever.

Highlights
Specs at a glance

  • Starting at MSRP[1]

    $27,495

  • MPG[2] up to

    27/20

    Hwy/City

  • Standard

    Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

  • Horsepower up to

    268

    @ 5,600 rpm

  • Lb-ft torque up to

    258

    @ 2,000 rpm

Exterior 360°

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  • Pure Red
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  • Crystal White Pearl
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  • Lapis Blue Pearl
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  • Crystal Black Silica
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  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
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  • WR Blue Pearl
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  • Ice Silver Metallic

2021 WRX Limited shown

All the fun the laws of physics allows.

The WRX® and WRX STI® are engineered to give drivers the perfect balance of raw power and precision steering. Each has been fine-tuned with decades of motorsport experience to be the best-handling WRX and WRX STI yet.

Confident Grip for Precise Cornering

A 2021 WRX on a mountain road.

Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction, which means you can confidently rocket out of corners on the track, kick up dirt on back roads, and head out on a road trip in all kinds of conditions.

Standard on: All WRX and WRX STI models

A 2021 WRX cornering on a race track.

Track-Tuned Suspension

The high-performance track-tuned suspension on the WRX features aggressive spring and damper rates, large front and rear anti-roll bars, and wide summer tires for tremendous grip and control. The double-wishbone rear suspension with pillow ball bushings enables flat cornering while the rigid unibody with reinforced suspension mounting points creates the ideal platform for the best-handling WRX ever.

Standard on: All WRX models

The 2021 WRX STI taking a sharp turn on a dirt road.

Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring sharpens cornering response for tighter lines through every turn. It actively reduces understeer so the apex of every corner is just an easy turn of the wheel away.

Standard on: All WRX and WRX STI models

A 2021 WRX on a mountain road.

Quick-Ratio Steering and Aluminum Front Lower Control Arms

Electric power steering with a quick 14.4:1 ratio creates a sharp turn-in and excellent on-center feel. Aluminum front lower control arms reduce unsprung weight and pivot on pillow ball bushings for almost-instantaneous response.

Standard on: All WRX models

High-Performance Thrills

A close-up of the SUBARU BOXER® engine in the 2021 WRX.

Direct-Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® Engine

Drawn from over 40 years of intelligent performance, the unique SUBARU BOXER® engine has pistons that move side to side, canceling out each other’s vibrations so it can run smoother and more efficiently. This horizontal layout also offers better balance while delivering a maximum transfer of power. The 268-horsepower direct-injection turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger for near-instant boost response and maximum power across a wide power band, delivering 258 pound-feet of torque from 2,000 to 5,200 RPM.

Standard on: All WRX models

A close-up of the shifter for the Sport Lineartronic transmission available in the 2021 WRX.

Sport Lineartronic® Transmission

The WRX is available with a Sport Lineartronic transmission with SI-DRIVE and paddle shifters. It perfectly blends the convenience of an advanced automatic transmission with the ability to manually control shifts in 6- or 8-speed manual modes for enhanced driver involvement.

Available on: WRX Premium and WRX Limited

Convenient and Connected Technology

A close-up of the SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia touchscreen.

SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia

The WRX and WRX STI feature STARLINK Multimedia with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration[3] . Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. Access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®[4] . A 7-inch touchscreen is available, as well as a built-in, voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom®.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUBARU STARLINK® MULTIMEDIA

Enough Room Inside for Any Outing

With a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback and a spacious 12.0 cubic-foot trunk, the WRX can fit enough gear for any expedition. Standard roof rack brackets allow for even more versatility.
A photo showing the 2021 WRX with blue shading to represent the Subaru EyeSight® sensors watching the road ahead.

EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%[5] .

Available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology [6] monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. [6] The automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations[7] .

Available on: WRX Premium and WRX Limited

Harman Kardon® Premium Audio

Your soundtrack should match your vehicle’s performance. That’s why the WRX features a Harman Kardon premium audio system that captures detail-rich acoustics through enhanced sound control and superior high sound output. At the heart of the system lies a high-performance 9-channel, class-D amplifier pumping out 440 equivalent watts of power. The amplifier works to efficiently distribute clean audio signals to the vehicle’s 9-speaker sound system – including a subwoofer. Harman’s Clari-Fi™ Technology restores and corrects audio fidelity, resulting in musical reproduction that sounds clearer, crisper, and more dynamic.

Standard on: WRX STI Limited
Available on: WRX Limited

A close-up of a speaker in the Harman Kardon premium audio system.

WRX STI

The 2021 WRX STI driving down a highway street.

Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER Engine with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Packed with a turbocharger that works with a large-capacity intercooler to boost output and response, the WRX STI features a high-flow intake and low-restriction exhaust to deliver 310 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels for intense acceleration.

Standard on: All WRX STI models

6-Piston Front and 2-Piston Rear Brembo® Brakes

The Brembo performance braking system features yellow-finished 6-piston front and 2-piston rear monoblock calipers along with large cross-drilled rotors for excellent braking feel and fade resistance.

Standard on: All WRX STI models

A close-up of the Brembo performance brakes on the 2021 WRX STI.
A close-up of the Recaro performance front seats available on the 2021 WRX STI.

Recaro® Performance Seats

WRX STI models feature available Recaro performance front seats, including an 8-way power driver’s seat, to create a cockpit that elevates precision driving and ergonomic comfort.

Standard on: WRX STI Limited
Available on: WRX STI

A close-up of the 19-inch alloy wheels on the 2021 WRX STI.

Lightweight 19-inch Wheels

Standard 19-inch alloy wheels sport a striking Y-shaped spoke design and provide low unsprung weight for quick suspension response.

Standard on: All WRX STI models

2021 WRX STI driving on a race track with the headlights illuminated.

Ultra-Quick Steering Ratio

An STI-exclusive 13:3:1 steering ratio provides lightning-quick response with outstanding road feel and feedback.

Standard on: All WRX STI models

A close-up of the Driver Controlled Center Differential on the 2021 WRX STI.

Driver Controlled Center Differential

The Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) uses a fully electronic control system to vary the front/rear torque distribution for quicker and smoother response. The DCCD All-Wheel Drive system also incorporates limited-slip helical front and Torsen® rear differentials.

Standard on: All WRX STI models

Born From Rally Heritage

The WRX STI is inspired by generations of STI rally cars, which have carried Subaru Motorsports USA to 13 of the last 15 U.S. national rally championships and a rallycross championship in 2019.

WRX STI VT19x Rallycross Supercar racing on a dirt road.