2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Overview
- Standard all-wheel drive
- Functional hood scoop feeds the thirsty turbocharged engine
- 17-inch alloy wheels
The 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX soldiers on for one more year until a redesigned WRX hits dealerships for the 2015 model year.
The Impreza on which the WRX is based was redesigned a couple years ago but the WRX has soldiered on with the old platform for a few years longer. It is immediate distinguishable from regular Impreza models thanks to its large hood scoop and rear spoiler, as well as more aggressive fender flares. It is offered as a sedan or hatchback, and a power moonroof is optional.
Under the hood is a powerful 265-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. All-wheel drive is standard and the WRX takes premium fuel. Fuel economy figures check in at an estimated 17-19/23-25 mpg city/highway, depending on body style.
Inside, the WRX gets sporty decorations with red accent stitching on the seats and dash and aluminum pedals in the driver’s foot well. Automatic climate control, a USB port, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and power windows/locks come standard. A navigation system is optional and for 2014 adds Aha smartphone integration.
Six airbags are standard, along with the federally mandated antilock brakes and electronic stability system with traction control.