2022 Subaru WRX® Release Date, Price, Specs

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A highly anticipated car of the coming year is the 2022 Subaru WRX®. It is one of the last to survive from the rally-car breed, but it hopes to change the game for these models and spark a comeback.

Unfortunately, all of the specs for this new vehicle have yet to be given to consumers. Subaru has announced that it will reveal new details at the New York International Auto Show, which means the official 2022 Subaru WRX release date is August 19, 2021.

However, you can make some assumptions about what changes may come to this new model. If you want to learn more about this vehicle's potential, read on to absorb new information.

Making the Switch to the Subaru Global Platform

The 2022 Subaru WRX® will be placed on the Subaru Global Platform. What does this mean for the Subaru WRX exactly? It indicates that the model will become more standardized as the company looks to the future of manufacturing.

This initiative has created a single design model for all Subaru vehicles, and from what they have revealed, this indicates a lower center of gravity and firmer chassis. Not only that, but all-wheel drive will now be standard in all vehicles along with other safety features.

You can also expect improvements to straight-line stability, noise and vibration suppression, and comfort with this new platform. It will have you looking forward to the new WRX inventory that is to come.

2022 Subaru WRX® Interior

While the 2022 Subaru WRX® interior has not been shown in the short and mysterious promo video that Subaru has given, you can guess that it will become even more luxurious with the new model.

You can also deduce that you will see more advanced interior technology and an increase in comfort. It is part of the reason why the 2022 Subaru WRX release date of August 19, 2021, is so highly anticipated.

A few of the features that the 2021 Subaru WRX currently has include STARLINK® Multimedia with wireless pairing and a seven-inch touchscreen. More trunk space might even be added, as well as more advanced safety technology to keep you even safer on the road.

More Powerful Engine

While the official 2022 Subaru WRX® specs are still a secret, you will know them soon after the 2022 Subaru WRX release date of August 19, 2021. You can expect to see a turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four engine based on other models, but it will be stronger than the previous 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of the 2021 models.

Once again, you will most likely have the option of a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The 2022 Subaru WRX STI® engine specs will be better than your base model, but with a rally car, you should be expecting this.

New Sleek Style

While the interior should see an overhaul, the exterior already looks like significant changes are coming its way. If you take a closer look at the promotional video Subaru released, you will notice the tail-lights are updated and appear similar to that of the Subaru BRZ®.

It is another reason to look forward to the 2022 Subaru WRX® release date, as a longer study is sure to reveal even more exciting changes. You might also be waiting to see if they have kept the same trims or decided to change that as well.

Look for It at Patriot Subaru in Saco, ME

When the 2022 Subaru WRX® is finally released, look to us here at Patriot Subaru in Saco, ME, and our inventory. It is still unclear when this vehicle will hit the lot, but you can be sure that we will have it in stock.

Need something to drive in the meantime? Contact us today and talk to our associates about one of our Subaru lease deals, so you can drive in style while you wait. We have new and used models for you to choose from, and a quick chat with our finance department can help you discover your options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for answers to more specific questions about the 2022 Subaru WRX® and its future? Keep reading to learn a few more facts about this new vehicle.

Is there a new WRX® coming out?

Yes, and more information will be revealed on the 2022 Subaru WRX® release date of August 19, 2021. You can learn more by keeping tabs on the New York International Auto Show, which is where this new model will make its debut.

How much will the 2022 STI® cost?

The 2022 Subaru WRX® price has not yet been released, but you can expect it to be more costly than the 2021 models when they were first released. The base model will probably start somewhere around $30,000 MSRP, while the 2022 Subaru WRX STI® will have a price of around $40,000 starting MSRP.1

This is only about a $3,000 price hike from the previous year, and Subaru is sure to make up the difference with new features and better performance.

Is Subaru bringing back the WRX® hatchback?

Currently, there are only rumors that Toyota and Subaru are teaming up to create a hatchback, and what the rumors have described sounds very similar to the former Subaru WRX® hatchback. There is some speculation it could be one of the 2022 Subaru WRX trim levels, but this is still unclear.

Don't get your hopes up for the comeback of this vehicle, but according to the Road & Track reports, this could be the real deal.


1Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.


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