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WRX

Starting from R581 400

Crystal Black Silica

WRX

Starting from R581 400

Crystal White Pearl

WRX

Starting from R581 400

Dark Grey Metallic

WRX

Starting from R581 400

Ice Silver Metallic

WRX

Starting from R581 400

Lapis Blue Pearl

WRX

Starting from R581 400

Pure Red

WRX

Starting from R581 400

Blue Pearl

Subaru WRX Line Up

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RangePrice
2.0 WRX Premium ManFrom R581 400
2.0 WRX ES Premium CVTFrom R631 400

Exterior and interior features

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Subaru WRX Interior
Interior

Refined cabin built for functionality and comfort, with a full leather interior to indulge in.

Subaru WRX Muffler
Tail Muffler

Rear Diffuser and Twin Dual Tail Muffler

Subaru WRX JJURID Brake Pads
JURID Brake Pads

The JURID brake pads offer a consistent pedal feel for a satisfying driving experience. Sporty red calipers accentuate the WRX's high-performance look.

Subaru Benefits
Benefits

When you buy a WRX, you buy into Subaru's rally-winning heritage boasting three Manufacturer WRC titles and three WRC Drivers titles.

Subaru Expandable Boot
Expandable Boot

460ℓ boot space with the ability to fold down the seats for additional storage.

Subaru WRX Engine
Engine

Powerful 2.0ℓ DIT Boxer engine delivering 197kW and 350N m of power.

Multifunction Display

5.9" Multifunction display unit with turbo boost gauge.

LED Lights

LED Steering Responsive Headlights with High Beam Assist actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. If you’re approaching oncoming traffic at night, auto high beams will sense the road ahead and automatically switch to low beam.

Technology

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The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are purebred performance cars enabled by some of the most advanced automotive technologies the world has to offer, including Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time All-Wheel Drive for superior control and the Subaru Boxer engine for dynamic response. These advances have been placed in a superstrong chassis and are supported by a rally honed, fully independent suspension system to ensure unmatched cornering capability, precision and stability on any type of road surface – under all possible conditions.

Subaru WRX All-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

With the superior grip of the legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (SAWD) System, the Subaru WRX is ready for any road or rugged mountain ahead. It grips the road with all four wheels, all the time, giving you double the traction capability, greater precision and even more cornering power, unlike other 2WD competitors.

Subaru WRX Impact Design
Impact Design

This proprietary advanced frame design strengthens the passenger compartment by linking the roof to the side pillars and the floor. As a result, impact energy coming from all directions is dissipated and then diverted away from the passenger cabin.

Subaru Turbocharged SI-DRIVE
Turbocharged SI-DRIVE

The turbocharged Subaru WRX adapts its driving styles to suit your day, thanks to Subaru Intelligent Drive. Choose from Intelligent mode for everyday driving, Sport mode for enhanced acceleration and sporty performance, and Sport Sharp mode for a truly exhilarating drive.

Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection
Rear Vehicle Detection

Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection features Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It monitors rear blind spots for danger, makes lane changes safer and can also warn you of a potential collision. For example, when your reverse into a street with passing traffic.

Subaru Side View Monitor
Side View Monitor

While you’re reverse parking, the side view monitor indicates the distance from the pavement or a parked vehicle. The rear-view camera scans the road behind you and alerts you if anything is in the way. And for optimal front visibility, we have equipped the WRX with an additional front-view monitor.

Subaru Built for Speed
Built for Speed

Chassis designs for the WRX feature exceptional stability and lightning quick response. The high-tensile steel frame and the suspension system – fine-tuned with stiffer stabilisers, quicker spring rates and stiffer pillow ball bushings – offer better overall control. The result is an unprecedented connection between driver, car, and the road.

Subaru Boxer Engine
Engine

The impressive Boxer engine performance of Subaru WRX is at the core of its appeal. Sitting lower and flatter in the engine bay, the famous Subaru Boxer engine is designed to create less noise and vibration in the cabin, while the lower centre of gravity improves stability and traction on the road – meaning you can corner with even more confidence.

Subaru Impact Absorption
Impact Absorption

In the event of a head-on collision, the Subaru Boxer engine and transmission are designed to absorb impact and then break away from the vehicle structure and drop below the passenger cabin for added protection.

Safety

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Subaru WRX Side Mirrors
Side Mirrors

Using radar sensors and a visual indicator in each side mirror, this system warns the driver if another vehicle is positioned in the blind spot.

Subaru Rear and Front View Cameras
Rear and Front View Cameras

Rear view and front view cameras ensure unlimited visibility.

Subaru WRX Safety Rating
Safety Rating

5-star safety awards from Euro NCAP, JNCAP, ANCAP.

Subaru WRX Airbags
Airbags

7 airbags standard, including a driver knee airbag.

Subaru All-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Our Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System provides unparalleled grip and control in all weather conditions.

Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control
Vehicle Dynamics Control

Vehicle Dynamics Control is an electronic device that prevents the car from skidding when it experiences a loss in stability.

Subaru Reinforcement Frame
Reinforcement Frame

The Subaru Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame sees the pillars, body-side frames and floor cross-members positioned in a ring-like layout, all connected together to form a super-strong, protective safety cell.

Model Specifications

2.0 Turbocharged MT
R581 400
2.0 Turbocharged Sports Lineartronic™ CVT
R631 400
Exterior
Auto On/Off LED Headlamps, Daytime Running Lights
Yes
Yes
Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)
Yes
Yes
LED Front Fog Lights
Yes
Yes
Satin Chrome Electrical Folding Mirrors
Yes
Yes
18-inch Aluminium Alloy Wheels (gun metal)
Yes
Yes
Power Sliding, Tilt-adjustable Sunroof
Yes
Yes
Sports Body Kit
Yes
Yes
Brake Calipers
Yes (red)
Yes (red)
Rear Diffuser
Yes
Yes
Automatic Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers
Yes
Yes
Seating & Trim
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel, Gear Lever & Park Brake
Yes (with red stitching on steering wheel)
Yes (with red stitching on steering wheel)
Leather Seats
Yes
Yes
8-way Power Seat – Driver
Yes
Yes
60/40-split Folding Rear Seats
Yes
Yes
Comfort & Convenience
Power Windows
Yes
Yes
Keyless Entry & Push-button Start System
Yes
Yes
Paddle Shifters
No
Yes
One Touch Lane Changer
Yes
Yes
Tilt-adjustable/Telescopic Steering Wheel
Yes
Yes
Steering Wheel-mounted Audio, Mobile Phone & Cruise Control Switches
Yes
Yes
Climate Control
Auto Dual Zone Automatic Air-conditioning System
Auto Dual Zone Automatic Air-conditioning System
Entertainment
6-speaker Audio CD/USB/AUX/RDS Receiver System with Multifunction Display (MFD) Integration & Steering Wheel Controls
Yes
Yes
5,9" Multi-function Display Unit with Turbo Boost Gauge
Yes
Yes
Voice Recognition & Siri Eyes Free
Yes
Yes
Auxiliary Audio Input & USB Ports
Dual
Dual
Safety
Front View Camera
Yes
Yes
Reverse Camera
Yes
Yes
High Beam Assist with Anti-dazzle Mirror
Yes
Yes
Blind Spot Monitoring with Lane Change Assist
Yes
Yes
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Yes
Yes
SRS Airbags: Front Driver & Passenger Airbags
Yes
Yes
SRS Airbags: Front Side Driver & Passenger Airbags
Yes
Yes
SRS Airbags: Driver's Knee Airbags
Yes
Yes
SRS Airbags: Dual Intelligent Side Curtain Airbags
Yes
Yes
Wiplash-reducing Front Seats
Yes
Yes
Side-door Reinforcement Beams
Yes
Yes
Safety Brake Pedal System
Yes
Yes
ISOFIX Adapted Child Seat Anchors (with tether anchors) for Infants & Children
Yes
Yes
Warranty & Maintenance
5-year/150 000km Warranty
Yes
Yes
3-year/75 000km Maintenance Plan (with extension options available)
Yes
Yes
Subaru Assist
Yes
Yes
15 000km Service Intervals
Yes
Yes
Engine & Performance
Type
Horizontally-opposed Direct Injection Boxer 4-cylinder, Petrol Engine
Horizontally-opposed Direct Injection Boxer 4-cylinder, Petrol Engine
Bore x stroke
86 X 86
86 X 86
Capacity
1998
1998
Compression Ratio
10,6
10,6
Fuel Tank Capacity (ℓ)
60
60
Maximum Power Output (DIN) (kW/rpm)
197/5600
197/5600
Maximum torque (DIN) (N m/rpm)
350/2400–5200
350/2400–5200
Acceleration (0–100km/h) (sec)
6
6.3
Max Speed (in top gear) (km/h)
240
240
Fuel Consumption (ADR81/02) (combined) (ℓ/100km)
9.2
8.6
C02 emissions (ADR 81/02) (combined) (g/km)
213
199
Drivability
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Type
Centre Differential with a Viscous Limited Slip Differential
Variable Torque Distribution
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) System
Yes
Yes
Intelligent (I) mode
No
Yes
Sport (S) mode
No
Yes
SportSharp (S#) mode
No
Yes
Active Torque Vectoring (ATV)
Yes
Yes
4-sensor/4-channel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Yes
Yes
Brake Assist System
Yes
Yes
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Yes
Yes
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Yes
Yes
Traction Control System (TCS)
Yes
Yes
Dimensions & Weight
Overall Length (mm)
4595
4595
Overall Width (mm)
1795
1795
Overall Height (mm)
1475
1475
Wheelbase (mm)
2650
2650
Front Track (mm)
1530
1530
Rear Track (mm)
1540
1540
Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)
135
135
Cargo Volume (rear seat up) (ℓ)
460
460
Tare Mass (kg)
1464
1522
Gearing & Drivetrain
Gear Ratio 1st
3.454
3,505 (S#: 3,505)
Gear Ratio 2nd
1.947
2,238 (S#: 2,405)
Gear Ratio 3rd
1.366
1,641 (S# 1,855)
Gear Ratio 4th
1.029
1,641 (S# 1,855)
Gear Ratio 5th
0.825
1,641 (S# 1,855)
Gear Ratio 6th
0.666
1,641 (S# 1,855)
Gear Ratio 7th
-----
(S#: 0,856)
Gear Ratio 8th
-----
(S#: 0,716)
Gear Ratio Reverse
3.636
2.345
Final Reduction Gear Ratio
4.444
3.9
Chassis
Steering
Rack & Pinion, Electric Power Steering System
Rack & Pinion, Electric Power Steering System
Minimum Turning Circle (m)
11
11
Front Suspension
MacPherson-type Struts, Lower L-arms, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
MacPherson-type Struts, Lower L-arms, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Double Wishbone, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Front Brakes
JURID performance brake pads
JURID performance brake pads
Rear Brakes
JURID performance brake pads
JURID performance brake pads
Brake Booster Type
Tandem
Tandem
Tyre Manufacturer
Dunlop
Dunlop
Tyres (width, profile, size, load index & speed rating)
245/40 R18
245/40 R18
Rim Size
18 x 8,5 J
18 x 8,5 J
Spacesaver Spare Wheel
Yes
Yes

2018 WRX vs Road From Hell

The atypical 0-100km/h test for the atypical sports car. These surface tests were conducted in Squamish, British Columbia on 16 and 17 June 2017. The time posted for each surface was the fastest of multiple runs.

Accessories

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STI Front Under Spoiler For WRX (Product code: AE2410VA000)

Rubber Mat Set Front (Product code: EJ501EVA000RH)

STI Rear Side Spoilers For WRX (Product code: AE5610VA000)

Local Mat Set (with boot mat) (Product codes: LJ5010VA000SSA M/T/ LJ5010VA100SSA CVT/ LJ5010VA200SSA STI)

WRX Sports Exhaust Kit (Product code: L44300VA000SSA)

STI Rear Spoiler For WRX (Product code: AE5610VA100)

STI Side Spoilers For WRX (Product code: AE2610VA000)

WRX Wheel Spacer Kit (Product code: LWheel Spacer 15MY)

Tow Bar Fixed (Product code: LL1010VA000-ST)

WRX Sports Exhaust Kit (Product code: L44300VA000SSA)

““The Subaru WRX will give drivers the confidence to drive like they always wanted to.” ”

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Michael Prinsloo

The sound it makes!.

WRX
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Ruan de Flamingh

I’ve always loved a Subaru. I was in matric when they released the 2007 Impreza WRX STI (Hawkeye) and I’ve been in love ever since. Now I drive my own Subaru WRX and it’s like I’ve conquered a mountain and taken my life to the next seven steps – just because I own this car. Truly a fantastic machine and the handling is superb. Just gotta loooooovvveeee that Boxer sound, haha!

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Daniel Mommsen

It’s like no other driving experience you’ve had! When you get in the car, it’s almost like getting behind the wheel of a rocket ship with the comfort of a Bentley. One thing all Subaru owners know is that we are like a family. I don’t see other car owners wave as they drive by… It’s like a connection! JDM all the way.

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