The 2017 Subaru WRX is heading to dealership stores and the model is priced slightly higher when compared to the outgoing one.
The increase is a meager $100 which is not going to be a deal breaker for anyone planning to buy the car.
The engineers who worked on the model didn’t change much in the 2017 edition because they probably believed that if it is not broken, there is no point in trying to fix it. The motto will work as it enabled them to keep the pricing of the car as low as possible making it a viable alternative against their competitors. There will be three different trim lines to choose from similar to the 2016 edition and many of the features were already available in the older version making the new WRX quite predictable.
The 2017 Subaru WRX will be available in Standard, Premium and Limited variants. Tricot headliners is an exclusive new addition to the next gen car. Bundled features in the base model include an autonomous headlight which switches on and off without the driver’s intervention. It works only when the car is in auto mode. The windshield wiper works the same way. When you opt to go for the more expensive model, the Premium, it brings a power tilt sliding moon roof. The car is priced at $29,815.
Buyers can choose between a six speed manual gear transmission system or pay the price tag of $31,015 to add CVT to it. The Limited trim line variant is the most expensive and the top of the line offering from Subaru. It uses LED powered low beam headlights combined with leather trimmed upholstery and an 8-way power driver’s seat. There’s also a welcome mood lighting which changes according to the time and sets the right mood.
The WRX Limited model is equipped with reverse auto braking which is part of the EyeSight safety package. The pricing of the particular trim line is set at $31,815 with a manual transmission system while the CVT is at $33,015. STI models are being offered in two different options, the standard and the limited. Base price for the model is $36,015 which is $525 higher than the 2016 edition.
Changes are minimal as WRX still uses the 2.0-liter flat four engine delivering 268 horsepower and the STI delivers bit higher power when compared to the other base models. For new buyers, the 2017 edition is a good choice as it offers some noticeable changes.