2015 Subaru WRX – Ruge’s Subaru – Autoblog

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2015 Subaru WRX

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By Brandon Turkus

Posted Nov 20th 2013

2015 Subaru WRXSubaru has just taken the wraps off of the new, 2015 WRX at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The totally redesigned sedan – the five-door option won’t be offered – is more powerful, more fuel efficient (with the right transmission), better looking and more intelligently designed than the car it’s replacing.

A new 2.0-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged flat-four sits thumping away under the hood, its top-mount intercooler getting force-fed air by a rather prominent hood scoop. Power output sits at 268 ponies and 258 pound-feet of torque, accessible between 2,000 and 5,000 rpm. While the new car only has a three-horsepower advantage on the current Impreza WRX, it delivers 14 more pound-feet of torque and delivers peak output across a much wider swath of the rev range (the old car netted 244 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm). All this extra grunt comes at a negligible weight penalty – a 2015 WRX with the six-speed manual is just 59 pounds heavier than a 2014 model.

As we said, a six-speed manual is will be available, and as a bonus, it packs one additional cog over the current, 2014 WRX’s five-speed DIY transmission. So equipped, the WRX will scamper to 60 in just 5.4 seconds. As for the previously-confirmed continuously variable transmission, it will come with both six- and eight-speed manual shift modes, but will take half a second longer to get to the magical 60-mile-per-hour mark.

Interestingly, the CVT is actually projected by Subaru to get worse fuel economy than the manual. The 6MT is projected to return 21 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while the CVT can net just 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Depending on which transmission you opt for – remember, the CVT is slower and less fuel efficient… – you’ll be getting a different all-wheel-drive system. The 6MT will use a continuous AWD setup and feature a 50:50 torque split, while the CVT variant will use Subaru’s Variable Torque Distribution, with a 45:55 split.

The new shape, which despite the WRX now being its own model, separate from the Impreza, looks a lot likewe’d expect an Impreza WRX to look. That is to say it’s businesslike, if not a bit conservative. As for the interior, traditionally one of the weakest points on the WRX, it looks like a massive improvement over the 2014 model.

A thick-rimmed, flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel is the center piece, while the central stack features a pair of displays, with the top-most showing what we’re guessing is performance data while the lower screen shows the more mundane information. It looks like there’s also a display in the instrument cluster. Overall material quality looks notably improved, as well.

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One Response to “2015 Subaru WRX – Ruge’s Subaru – Autoblog”

  1. Tom Mison January 9, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    Nice blog! Thanks for sharing with us good information about 2015 Subaru WRX. I liked your blog and i will bookmark it. This is a wonderful car which has excellent features and options.

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