Subaru America, Inc. today introduced the 2019 WRX with new multimedia features and special edition Series.Gray with limited production of 750. The 2019 WRX will reach Subaru retailers this Summer.
With its 268-hp, 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged BOXER engine, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring, the 2019 Subaru WRX is a performance and value leader in the AWD sport-compact segment. The WRX comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and offers an optional performance automatic transmission, the Sport Lineartronic CVT with manual mode.
2019 SUBARU WRX SPECIFICATIONS
4-door sedan, 5-passenger
4-cylinder, horizontally opposed (BOXER), turbocharged/intercooled, aluminum cylinder heads and block
Bore x Stroke
86 mm x 86 mm
268 @ 5,600 rpm
258 @ 2,000-5,200 rpm
Chain driven Double Overhead Camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder, Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing on intake and exhaust valves
Fuel / Induction
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler
91 AKI required
Standard: 6-speed manual Optional: Sport Lineartronic CVT features SI-DRIVE performance management with 6-speed and 8-speed manual shifting modes and steering wheel paddle shift switches
M/T AWD system
Continuous All-Wheel Drive with viscous-coupling locking center differential and nominal 50:50 torque split; transfers more torque to wheels with best traction
A/T AWD system
Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) with planetary gear-type center differential and an electronically controlled hydraulic transfer clutch, 45:55 nominal torque split; transfers more torque to wheels with best traction
Vehicle Dynamics Control with all-wheel, all-speed traction control and Active Torque Vectoring
Unitized body construction, Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame safety structure
4-wheel independent; sport-tuned plus special chassis reinforcements
MacPherson-type struts (inverted struts for Premium and Limited) aluminum lower L-arms with pillow ball mounts and bushings, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Double wishbone with subframe, pillow ball bushings for lower lateral links, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Power-assisted 4-wheel disc with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and 4-channel / 4-sensor ABS, Brake Assist and Brake Override (plus switch-activated Electronic Parking Brake and Auto Vehicle Hold with EyeSight option)
12.4-inch ventilated discs dual-piston calipers
11.3-inch solid discs, single-piston calipers (11.8-inch with EyeSight option)
Rack-and-pinion with electric power assist
Premium, Limited and Series.Gray: 14.4:1
Base: 2.8 base
Premium, Limited and Series.Gray: 2.7
Base: 35.4 ft
Premium, Limited and Series.Gray: 36.0 ft
17 x 8-inch aluminum alloy in dark gray finish
WRX Premium and Limited
18 x 8.5-inch aluminum alloy in dark gray finish
18 x 8.5-inch aluminum alloy in black finish
235/45R17 94W summer performance
WRX Premium, Limited and Series.Gray
245/40R18 97W summer performance
Fuel Economy (mpg)
6-speed manual: 21 city/27 highway/23 combined
Sport Lineartronic CVT: 18 city/24 highway/21 combined
Zero to 60 mph
6.2 sec (manual transmission)
14.5 sec @ 94.2 mph
12.0 cu. ft
TRIM LEVELS & PRICING
New for 2019 Subaru WRX base this year is the SUBARU STARLINK 6.5” Multimedia Plus system that includes a 6.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Aha, Pandora and STARLINK Cloud Apps, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD player, SiriusXM All Access Radio and Travel Link (subscription required), and rear vision camera.
The 2019 Subaru WRX Premium now comes standard with the STARLINK 7.0” Multimedia Plus system with a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Aha, Pandora and STARLINK Cloud Apps, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, voice activated controls for phone, Near Field Communication, AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD player, SiriusXM All Access Radio and Travel Link (subscriptions required), and rear vision camera. The WRX Premium also features 18-inch alloy wheels, all weather package that includes heated front seats and windshield wiper de-icer, fog lights and power moonroof. The WRX Premium is available with CVT transmission and SI-Drive engine performance management system along with steering wheel paddle shift controls. All WRX models with CVT come standard with the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology system.
An optional Performance Package for the WRX Premium features Recaro performance design seats, 8-way power front driver seat, red-painted front and rear brake calipers with upgraded JURID front brake pads and deletes the moonroof to reduce weight. The Performance Package is offered exclusively on 6-speed manual transmission WRX Premium.
The 750 WRX Premium Series.Gray vehicles are available exclusively with the 6-speed manual transmission. The model offers a Cool Gray Khaki exterior with exclusive Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors as well as 18-inch alloy wheels with black finish. The Series.Gray WRX is based on the WRX Premium that includes the Performance Package with Ultrasuede-trimmed Recaro seats, 8-way power driver’s seat, JURID front brake pads and moonroof delete. It also adds LED Steering Responsive Headlights, LED fog lights and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start.
The 2019 Subaru WRX Limited comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and available Sport Lineartronic CVT. WRX Limited models feature 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment. The WRX Limited has LED Steering Responsive Headlights as well as LED fog lights to help improve nighttime visibility. An option package that includes the STARLINK 7.0" Multimedia Navigation system with a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and STARLINK cloud applications, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, SiriusXM All Access Radio, Traffic and Travel Link (subscriptions required), Near Field Communication, single-disc CD player, voice activated controls for phone and text, and voiced activated navigation powered by TomTom along with Harman Kardon audio and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Cross Traffic Alert is available on WRX Limited 6MT models. The CVT model adds Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist to this package.
Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is standard on WRX Premium and Limited with CVT. Included with EyeSight are Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH), EyeSight Assist Monitor (EAM) and an electronic parking brake. The EAM uses dual LED indicators to display EyeSight status and alerts on the windshield, allowing the driver to see them without diverting eyes from the road. The AVH feature replaces the Hill Holder and Hill Start Assist functions and offers greater functionality, holding the vehicle on all road grades, not only inclines.
In addition to Keyless Access with Push Button Start, the Limited offers automatic LED headlight low and high beam height adjustment control as well as auto-on/off headlights linked with windshield wiper operation.
MSRP for all 2019 Subaru WRX models is as follow
MSRP + destination and delivery
2019 SUBARU WRX OPTION PACKAGE
Performance Package: RECARO Front Seats, Red Painted Brake Calipers
Navigation System + Audio w/ Harman Kardon Amplifier and Speakers + Blind Spot Detection/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Navigation System + Audio w /Harman Kardon Amplifier and Speakers + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Auto Brake + High Beam Assist