The 2021 Subaru WRX
The best-handling, best-performing, WRX. Ever.

Specs at a glance

  • Starting at MSRP[1]


  • MPG[2] up to



  • Standard

    Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

  • Horsepower up to


    @ 5,600 rpm

  • Lb-ft torque up to


    @ 2,000 rpm

Exterior 360°

  • Pure Red
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Lapis Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • WR Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic

2021 WRX Limited shown


2021 Subaru WRX

2021 Subaru WRX

  • Track-tuned suspension
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • 268-hp direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia w/ Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration

2021 Subaru WRX Premium

2021 Subaru WRX Premium

Adds to WRX:
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Power-tilt/sliding moonroof
  • All-Weather Package w/ heated front seats
  • Available EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • Available Sport Lineartronic® transmission
  • SUBARU STARLINK® 7-inch Multimedia Plus w/ Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start

2021 Subaru WRX Limited

2021 Subaru WRX Limited

Adds to WRX Premium:
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Available SUBARU STARLINK® 7-inch Multimedia Navigation w/ Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Available Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

2021 Subaru WRX STI

2021 Subaru WRX STI

Adds to WRX:
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with Driver Controlled Center Differential
  • Track-tuned suspension
  • 310-hp turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine
  • 6-piston/2-piston Brembo® high-performance braking system
  • Available Recaro® performance front seats
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start

2021 Subaru WRX STI Limited

2021 Subaru WRX STI Limited

Adds to WRX STI:
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Recaro® performance front seats
  • Power-tilt/sliding moonroof
  • SUBARU STARLINK® 7-inch Multimedia Navigation w/ Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration
  • Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Optional large or small-type rear spoiler

All the fun the laws of physics allows.

The WRX® and WRX STI® are engineered to give drivers the perfect balance of raw power and precision steering. Each has been fine-tuned with decades of motorsport experience to be the best-handling WRX and WRX STI yet.

Confident Grip for Precise Cornering

A 2021 WRX on a mountain road.

Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction, which means you can confidently rocket out of corners on the track, kick up dirt on back roads, and head out on a road trip in all kinds of conditions.

Standard on: All WRX and WRX STI models

A 2021 WRX cornering on a race track.

Track-Tuned Suspension

The high-performance track-tuned suspension on the WRX features aggressive spring and damper rates, large front and rear anti-roll bars, and wide summer tires for tremendous grip and control. The double-wishbone rear suspension with pillow ball bushings enables flat cornering while the rigid unibody with reinforced suspension mounting points creates the ideal platform for the best-handling WRX ever.

Standard on: All WRX models

The 2021 WRX STI taking a sharp turn on a dirt road.

Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring sharpens cornering response for tighter lines through every turn. It actively reduces understeer so the apex of every corner is just an easy turn of the wheel away.

Standard on: All WRX and WRX STI models

A 2021 WRX on a mountain road.

Quick-Ratio Steering and Aluminum Front Lower Control Arms

Electric power steering with a quick 14.4:1 ratio creates a sharp turn-in and excellent on-center feel. Aluminum front lower control arms reduce unsprung weight and pivot on pillow ball bushings for almost-instantaneous response.

Standard on: All WRX models

High-Performance Thrills

A close-up of the SUBARU BOXER® engine in the 2021 WRX.

Direct-Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® Engine

Drawn from over 40 years of intelligent performance, the unique SUBARU BOXER® engine has pistons that move side to side, canceling out each other’s vibrations so it can run smoother and more efficiently. This horizontal layout also offers better balance while delivering a maximum transfer of power. The 268-horsepower direct-injection turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger for near-instant boost response and maximum power across a wide power band, delivering 258 pound-feet of torque from 2,000 to 5,200 RPM.

Standard on: All WRX models

A close-up of the shifter for the Sport Lineartronic transmission available in the 2021 WRX.

Sport Lineartronic® Transmission

The WRX is available with a Sport Lineartronic transmission with SI-DRIVE and paddle shifters. It perfectly blends the convenience of an advanced automatic transmission with the ability to manually control shifts in 6- or 8-speed manual modes for enhanced driver involvement.

Available on: WRX Premium and WRX Limited

Convenient and Connected Technology

A close-up of the SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia touchscreen.


The WRX and WRX STI feature STARLINK Multimedia with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration[3] . Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. Access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®[4] . A 7-inch touchscreen is available, as well as a built-in, voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom®.


Enough Room Inside for Any Outing

With a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback and a spacious 12.0 cubic-foot trunk, the WRX can fit enough gear for any expedition. Standard roof rack brackets allow for even more versatility.
A photo showing the 2021 WRX with blue shading to represent the Subaru EyeSight® sensors watching the road ahead.

EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%[5] .

Available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology [6] monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. [6] The automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations[7] .

Available on: WRX Premium and WRX Limited

Harman Kardon® Premium Audio

Your soundtrack should match your vehicle’s performance. That’s why the WRX features a Harman Kardon premium audio system that captures detail-rich acoustics through enhanced sound control and superior high sound output. At the heart of the system lies a high-performance 9-channel, class-D amplifier pumping out 440 equivalent watts of power. The amplifier works to efficiently distribute clean audio signals to the vehicle’s 9-speaker sound system – including a subwoofer. Harman’s Clari-Fi™ Technology restores and corrects audio fidelity, resulting in musical reproduction that sounds clearer, crisper, and more dynamic.

Standard on: WRX STI Limited
Available on: WRX Limited

A close-up of a speaker in the Harman Kardon premium audio system.