It’s always been hard to pigeonhole almost any Subaru model you see around Bassett, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro, and the 2024 Subaru WRX is no exception. Some will refer to the WRX as a compact sedan, but it’s so much more than that. The 2024 WRX is sporty, quick, and fun, but it’s also impressively safe and practical with its own unique style.
The 2024 Subaru WRX is available in four different versions that cover various specifications to suit different drivers and budgets. The range starts with the affordable entry-level WRX Base and then goes to the Premium, Limited, and top-of-the-line GT model. All four models are worth considering, and the entry-level model delivers Subaru fun, performance, and style for a very reasonable price. And as you would probably expect, all four trim levels get Subaru’s excellent all-wheel drive system as part of the standard specification.
Even though the WRX is effectively a performance version of the brand’s more mainstream sedan, the recent redesign of the WRX distinguishes itself with a more athletic stance and more expressive bodywork than its more sedate and sensible stablemate.
It’s hard to think how you could ask more from a car at this price point where performance is concerned. The 2024 Subaru WRX is a consummate performer in all weather conditions, with corner-hugging athleticism, rapid acceleration, and a comfortable ride. The AWD system doesn’t make the WRX into a mud-plugging off-roader, but it does deliver a driving experience, and performance rarely found elsewhere in its class.
All four trim levels get power from a 2.4-liter direct-injected turbo-four engine that develops 271 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The power gets to all four wheels through a fully synchronized six-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The Base, Premium, and Limited models get the manual as part of their standard specification, but the CVT that’s standard for the range-topping GT is available as an option for the other three models.
Which transmission you choose affects more than just how you drive the 2024 Subaru WRX. The standard six-speed manual delivers the kind of engaging driving experience you don’t quite get from an automatic, but you will sacrifice several safety features if you stick with the manual box. CVT-equipped versions of the 2024 WRX come with Subaru’s EyeSight package with automatic forward emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control that are unavailable for manual models.
All models are worth considering, and the Base model is excellent value for money. However, most retail shoppers will look to the Premium trim or higher. The Premium upgrades the Base model’s 17-inch alloy wheels to 18s, and it also comes with standard heated front seats, trunk spoiler, windshield wiper de-icer, aluminum-alloy pedal covers, keyless access, pushbutton-start, dual-zone climate control, and the Starlink infotainment system with an 11.6-inch touchscreen.
The 2024 Subaru WRX is a genuine driver’s car that is safe, comfortable, practical, and excellent value for money. Discover what the WRX offers with a test drive from Nelson Subaru located at 4730 Virginia Ave, Bassett, Virginia, or call us at (276) 647-1775 to book an appointment that fits your schedule.