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Subaru WRX Trims and Packages

The Subaru WRX is a compact car. This vehicle is one of the more athletic compact car options out there with a couple of turbocharged engine options and some great handling. This vehicle not only offers you exciting performance, but there are also plenty of great technology features, and this vehicle offers you a very nice interior.

Overall, there is a lot to love about the Subaru WRX. However, there are several different models for the WRX, so if you are looking to purchase this vehicle, you will have to decide which trim level fits with your specific needs. There are five trims that can be found with the Subaru WRX. Learn more about all these different trims and what features can be found on them below.


The Subaru WRX is the base model. This base model is found with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This turbocharged engine produces 268-horsepower to give you a good performance. You also have standard all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission standard.

In terms of other features, this base model comes with cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo. You also get standard technology features like the StarLink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a rearview camera.

This base model for the Subaru WRX has a lot to offer you in terms of standard features, and it will come in at the most affordable price point, so it can be a great option.

WRX Premium

This model is not significantly different from your base model. It still gives you the same engine option and performance. You also get the same standard features with the addition of a couple of extra ones. For example, in the Premium trim, the 6.5-inch touchscreen is replaced with a 7-inch touchscreen to give you an upgraded StarLink infotainment system. You also get the upgrade of heated front seats in this Premium trim. On the exterior, you get 18-inch dark gray finish aluminum alloy wheels.

WRX Limited

The next step up for a trim is the Limited trim. This trim option offers you a few additional interior features to give you a slightly more luxurious and high-end type of feel. For example, the WRX Limited trim gives you leather upholstery to give you a high-end interior. You also get a power-adjustable driver’s seat. This vehicle also gives you a moonroof and push-button start standard.

This is a great option if you are looking to have a more luxurious WRX, but you don’t feel you need the upgraded engine. It offers you features like leather upholstery, but it will still be a more affordable option than the STI.


When you upgrade to the WRX STI, you are getting a more performance-oriented vehicle. This vehicle has an upgraded engine to give you a more powerful and exciting performance. You get a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 310-horsepower. This engine is paired with a high-performance sport suspension and Brembo brakes to give you a more exciting driving experience. You also get some performance styling like the rally-inspired rear spoiler. Other standard features with this vehicle include leather and suede upholstery and dual-zone automatic climate control.

If you are looking for a more powerful performance in your WRX, you will definitely want to upgrade at least to the STI trim to get the more powerful engine. However, the STI Limited trim also has that more powerful engine option. Learn more about that trim below.

WRX STI Limited

The Subaru WRX STI Limited is your final trim option. This trim will be the most expensive option, but it is also the trim that gives you the most standard features. In this trim, you also have the performance engine option that produces 310-horsepower. You also get the performance suspension and Brembo brakes like the previous STI model.

In addition to the features from the WRX STI, the STI Limited gives you features like Recaro front sport seats and an upgraded StarLink infotainment system. This upgraded infotainment system also gives you built-in navigation to help you get where you need to go. A nine-speaker Harman Kardon stereo also comes in this vehicle, which allows you to enjoy great sound when listening to music, podcasts, and more. This trim of the Subaru WRX also features a couple of safety technology features; these features are blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.

Which of These Trims is Best for You?

There are five trims found with the Subaru WRX. Which of these is right for you? It is important to think about your specific needs and wants when picking your next vehicle. How will you use your vehicle? Will it be for a daily commute, long road trips, or both? What features are most important for you to have in a vehicle? Some people really want technology features, for others safety and reliability are more important; maybe you want a little bit of everything.

The base model of the Subaru WRX will be the most affordable option, and it is a great option because it still comes with a lot of great features like an infotainment system and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability. The next trim up adds a larger touchscreen for the infotainment system, so if that is important to you, it could be worth considering. The middle Premium trim is great for those that want a more high-end WRX, but they do not want the more powerful engine option. If you are looking for a performance-oriented WRX, you will want one of the top two trims—the STI or STI Limited. Think about how you will use your vehicle and what features are most important to you.

If you have any questions about the Subaru WRX or any other vehicle, you can reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital. Our expert staff is knowledgeable in vehicles of all different makes and models, and our goal is to help you find the vehicle that fits best with your lifestyle and your needs. Let us know how we can help you with your next vehicle upgrade.

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