2021 Subaru WRX VS 2022 WRX


With the Subaru WRX, you get an iconic car with a great style, all while enjoying impressive handling and enough power to do what you want to do. While the 2022 Subaru WRX is impressive, the 2021 Subaru WRX isn't exactly a bore to drive. Not only that, the new model retains some of its features and styles from its predecessor, well a lot actually. Subaru is often bold and daring when it comes to new years. They often have huge changes that may seem subtle to the layperson. However, Subaru fans who love boldness will love the 2022 WRX. Here is a look at the 2021 Subaru WRX VS 2022 WRX.

The 2021 Subaru WRX comes with an all-wheel drive system and a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The base version enjoys a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This produces an impressive 268 horsepower. The 2022 Subaru WRX, on the other hand, comes with a 2.4 liter turbocharged flat 4-cylinder engine that puts out a little more at 271 horsepower. It maintains both the all-wheel drive system and 6-speed manual transmission. Both offer a high top speed and great 0-60 times, all while offering a smooth experience, on and off the pavement.

The Subaru will continue to also offer the continuously variable automatic transmission option. If you want a boost in power and the price difference isn't a big deal or you want to drive the newer model, don't feel bad about investing a little more in getting the 2022 WRX; it will be worth it. Both models are great on and off-road, and the truth is, if you want to go in the mud with your WRX, the 2021 and 2022 models are both going to provide a safe, secure and above all else, very fun experience.

Drivers who own the 2021 WRX will notice it has a mild aggressive exterior. It offers LED front fog lamps and roof carrier brackets, which makes it easier to put on or take off a roof carrier. The 2022 Subaru WRX will enjoy a more distinctive exterior styling as it offers narrower headlamps and a wider grille. With the base version, you also get 17-inch alloy wheels and flared fenders. It is truly a sports sedan that has a rally-inspired design, and it shows the minute you get inside. Other exterior features that you'll enjoy are air outlets and a low-profile spoiler. This is an example of Subaru always making small changes to make the style and the feel of their cars even more superior.

The 2022 WRX offers a revised interior and a roomier cabin experience. With modernized tech, including a tablet-like display screen and an updated infotainment system screen, drivers swill feel in control of their life, even while on the road. Both the 2022 and 2021 WRX offer a push-button starter, an auto air conditioning system, USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery and much more gear. In a lot of ways, the 2022 and 2021 Subaru WRX haven't changed much when it comes to tech and safety. The motto, if it ain't broke, don't fix it applies here.

As far as trims go, both the Subaru WRX 2021 and 2022 versions have a lot to offer. The 2022 WRX has four trim levels, which include Base, Premium, Limited, and the new GT trim. All four trims have a boost in price over the previous year's models. The 2021 WRX only has three trims, which are the Base, Premium and Limited. All three models sport AWD performance, four doors and five seats. Both years offer the six-speed manual.

Without a doubt, if you are buying a car, you want it to be safe. Both in the sense that you will be protected in case of an accident and in order to avoid accidents altogether. Luckily, both the 2022 and 2021 WRX have you and your family covered. The 2021 Subaru WRX was a small car safety pick, by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It performed very well on all tests. The same is true for the 2022 model. However, it's not enough to simply offer safety. No, nowadays, if you manufacture a car, you must make it so that the driver has an easier time avoiding accidents.

Luckily, the 2022 Subaru WRX has a host of safety features that can help you avoid accidents in the first place. From the start, engineers at Subaru focused on developing technology to help give drivers increased confidence in all situations. Drivers will enjoy EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which helps the driver monitor traffic ahead with the help of two cameras. To protect pedestrians, especially young ones, there is also Reverse Automatic Braking, which automatically applies the brakes if risk of collision is high when reversing. Owners of the 2022 WRX will also enjoy High Beam Assist and Steering Responsive Headlights, along with High-performance Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection System (SRVD). There are a host of other safety features that keep the driver and his or her passengers, and the 2021 WRX also has a ton of safety features that help the driver prevent crashes in the first place. Simply put, both the 2021 and 2022 WRX will protect you and your family, and the IIHS rankings and all the technology Subaru offers proves it.

If you want to buy a 2022 Subaru WRX or a 2021 Subaru WRX, you should check either one out at Granite Subaru. By having an in-person look, you can get an idea on what works best for you. While the 2021 and 2022 models are both fun to drive and will give you many years of driving, you will certainly do better with the 2022 WRX, if you can afford it. Simply put, it's more fun to drive, faster and bolder. However, if budget is a concern, the 2021 WRX offers an amazing experience, because, hey, it's still a Subaru WRX. Either way, come to Granite Subaru to check one out for yourself.