The 2018 Subaru WRX Starts at $27,855

For the 2018 model year, Subaru's performance cars get incremental price increases along with a host of new features.


The and needed a little goose to keep them competitive until their replacements, built on the Impreza's Subaru Global Platform, arrive on the scene, especially with the in stores and a new soon to follow. We've detailed the spate of updates applied to the 2018 WRX and STI , and now Subie has released pricing for the freshened rally boys.

The base WRX is only available with a six-speed manual transmission and begins at $27,855. Those who favor something a little less bare-bones will need to go for the Premium model, which starts at $30,155 and nets you a Starlink head unit with a 7.0-inch screen. Going Premium offers the opportunity to purchase a Performance package for $2050, which adds Recaro seats with eight-way power adjustment for the driver, upgraded brake pads, red calipers, and a sunroof delete. For those who are more interested in the WRX for its peppy turbo boxer and all-wheel drive, one can spend $31,355 for a CVT-equipped WRX Premium, which cannot be upgraded with the Performance package.

Shell out $32,455 for a WRX Limited with a manual, and you get a 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar adjustment, adaptive LED headlights, and LED fog lights. Keyless entry, push-button start, PIN-code access, automatic wipers, and automatic height-adjustment control for the LEDs also are included. For an additional $2100, the navigation package includes a Harman/Kardon sound system, automatic high-beams, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert. Choosing the CVT Limited, which starts at $33,655, means you can add Subie's EyeSight driver-assistance system, as well as navigation, for $3300.

STI heads, take note. If you want in on the winged-wonder action, you'll be ponying up $36,955, but if you're willing to crest the $40K mark, for $41,755, the STI Limited's additional equipment includes eight-way power adjustable Recaro seats, leather trim, a power sunroof, the 7.0-inch multimedia head unit, navigation, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry, and crucially, a driver's seatback pocket. You also have the option to ditch the wing in favor of a more discreet spoiler. Subaru has yet to announce a plan to donate the deleted wings to an organization that specializes in constructing LEED-certified animal shelters from found materials, but we're sure that's only a matter of time.

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