2021 Subaru WRX

2021 Subaru WRX

Key Figures

  • Price range in Canada: $29,995 to $47,895
  • Price range in the United States: $27,495 to $41,495
  • Two engine choices with output ranging from 268 to 310 horsepower
  • Combined fuel economy: 10.4 L/100 km to 12.8 L/100 km, 18 to 23 mpg

The 2021 Subaru WRX is a compact-sized performance four-door sedan destined to specifically rival the Honda Civic Type R, the Hyundai Elantra N and the Volkswagen Golf R.

The WRX is equipped with a turbocharged and intercooled 2.0L horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, which develops 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual transmission or a sport-tuned, continuously variable automatic transmission that includes a manual shift mode and pre-programmed fixed gear ratios.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Subaru WRX STI boasts a turbocharged and intercooled 2.5L flat-four that develops 310 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque, managed exclusively by a six-speed manual. While both WRX variants feature a full-time all-wheel drivetrain, the STI’s setup includes a helical-type limited-slip differential up front and a Torsen limited-slip differential at the rear, in addition to a Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Centre Differential. A Brembo high-performance braking system is available on uplevel variants as well.

In Canada, the WRX is offered in base, Sport and Sport-tech trims, while the WRX STI is available in base, Sport and Sport-tech variants as well. The U.S. market gets base, Premium and Limited editions for the WRX along with base and Limited trims for the WRX STI.

When equipped with the continuously variable automatic, which Subaru calls Sport Lineartronic, the WRX includes the brand’s EyeSight safety suite that comprises adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and pre-collision throttle management. Automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also included on select trim levels.

Meanwhile, many comfort and convenience items are standard or optional, such as dual-zone automatic climate control, an intelligent key, adaptive swivelling headlights, a power sunroof, a windshield wiper de-icer, leather or Ultrasuede upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, Recaro seats and a nine-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system. A Subaru Starlink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration come standard, while a larger 7.0-inch display is available, along with embedded navigation.


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2021 Subaru WRX Pricing In Canada

Trim LevelBody StyleMotorTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
baseSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual$29,995$1,725$31,720
SportSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual$33,795$1,725$35,520
Sport with EyeSightSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVT$36,095$1,725$37,820
Sport-techSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual$37,495$1,725$39,220
Sport-tech with EyeSightSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVT$39,495$1,725$41,220
STISedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual$40,395$1,725$42,120
STI SportSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual$42,895$1,725$44,620
STI Sport-tech with Wing SpoilerSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual$47,895$1,725$49,620
STI Sport-tech with Lip SpoilerSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual$47,895$1,725$49,620

2021 Subaru WRX Pricing In The United States

Trim LevelBody StyleMotorTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
baseSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual$27,495$925$28,420
PremiumSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual$30,045$925$30,970
PremiumSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVT$31,945$925$32,870
LimitedSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual$32,095$925$33,020
LimitedSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVT$33,995$925$34,920
STISedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual$37,245$925$38,170
STI LimitedSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual$41,945$925$42,870

2021 Subaru WRX Powertrains In Canada

Trim LevelBody StyleMotorTransmissionDisplacementPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
baseSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual1,998268 @ 5,600258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
SportSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual1,998268 @ 5,600258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
Sport with EyeSightSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVT1,998268 @ 5,600258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
Sport-techSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual1,998268 @ 5,600258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
Sport-tech with EyeSightSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVT1,998268 @ 5,600258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
STISedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual2,457310 @ 6,000290 @ 4,000 to 5,200
STI SportSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual2,457310 @ 6,000290 @ 4,000 to 5,200
STI Sport-tech with Wing SpoilerSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual2,457310 @ 6,000290 @ 4,000 to 5,200
STI Sport-tech with Lip SpoilerSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual2,457310 @ 6,000290 @ 4,000 to 5,200

2021 Subaru WRX Powertrains In The United States

Trim LevelBody StyleMotorTransmissionDisplacementPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
baseSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual1,998268 @ 5,000258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
PremiumSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual1,998268 @ 5,000258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
PremiumSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVT1,998268 @ 5,000258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
LimitedSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manual1,998268 @ 5,000258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
LimitedSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVT1,998268 @ 5,000258 @ 2,000 to 5,200
STISedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual2,457310 @ 6,000290 @ 4,000 to 5,200
STI LimitedSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manual2,457310 @ 6,000290 @ 4,000 to 5,200

2021 Subaru WRX Fuel Economy In Canada

Trim LevelBody StyleMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity L/100 kmHighway L/100 kmCombined L/100 km
baseSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manualPremium11.78.710.4
SportSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manualPremium11.78.710.4
Sport with EyeSightSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVTPremium12.99.711.5
Sport-techSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manualPremium11.78.710.4
Sport-tech with EyeSightSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVTPremium12.99.711.5
STISedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manualPremium14.410.812.8
STI SportSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manualPremium14.410.812.8
STI Sport-tech with Wing SpoilerSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manualPremium14.410.812.8
STI Sport-tech with Lip SpoilerSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manualPremium14.410.812.8

2021 Subaru WRX Fuel Economy In The United States

Trim LevelBody StyleMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPG
baseSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manualPremium202723
PremiumSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manualPremium202723
PremiumSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVTPremium182421
LimitedSedanTurbo 2.0L H46-speed manualPremium202723
LimitedSedanTurbo 2.0L H4Automatic CVTPremium182421
STISedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manualPremium162218
STI LimitedSedanTurbo 2.5L H46-speed manualPremium162218

2021 Subaru WRX Competition

The 2021 Subaru WRX competes with the following models in the compact car category:
Honda Civic, Honda Insight, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai IONIQ, Kia Forte, Mazda3, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta.