Subaru WRX 2.0 AWD CVT Review
Relax in this Rex

Wong C W
7 Jun 2014
 

Introduction

Subaru’s roots lie deep in rallying. All that hardcore driving across muddy and bumpy stages in varying conditions across the world has contributed to the creation of core sporty Subaru trademarks: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a turbocharged boxer four and sophisticated suspension setups.

Through the years, the genetic make-up of sporty Subarus has remained unchanged, although the cars have looked drastically different, evolving from saloon to hatchback and back again in the new WRX. However, while the broth has been made with the same ingredients, does it still taste as delicious as it had been?

As it were, new ingredients have been peppered into the broth. A key difference in the new WRX is the introduction of Sport Lineartronic, which is in essence a fancy name for a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Another difference, although perhaps a more delightful one, is the new 2.0-litre turbocharged boxer four which, curiously, is a newer engine than the 2.5-litre engine in the WRX STI. While the STI’s engine has done service in the previous generation car and comes unchanged, the WRX’s engine is completely redeveloped from ground up. 

After all that, more importantly, does the new WRX feel like a car borne straight out of the World Rally Championship (WRC)? Read on…

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Engine

Engine Capacity 1998cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Bore x Stroke (86x86)mm
Power 268bhp @ 5600rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 2400rpm
Power to Weight 175.3 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 6.3s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 240 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 11.6 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed CVT
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type Sedan
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4595 x 1795 x 1475) mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Turning Circle 5.5 metres
Kerb Weight 1529 kg
Boot Capacity 460 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs