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The 2015 Subaru WRX: What the critics say

How did the new Subaru WRX fare with the critics? The estimated price is $28,000.

Edmunds.com
“At the risk of giving away the plot early, yes, this is easily the sharpest, most precise WRX ever.” A car that won the hearts of driving enthusiasts the moment it arrived in the U.S. in 2001, this low-cost, turbocharged sport sedan lost some of its edge as newer models appeared. That trend’s over now. “The 2015 WRX resets the clock.”

Road & Track
Granted, this edition “won’t make anyone weak-kneed at first sight.” But part of the fun of the WRX has always been the way it packs serious performance under “mundane sheet metal.” The new direct-injected four-cylinder is “only a tad more butch” than the engine it replaces, but the car turns out to be “exponentially more capable when the road twists.” Credit tighter steering, a stiffened chassis, and a very well-tuned suspension.

Autoblog.com
It’s “super sad” that Subaru is discontinuing the hatchback model, and inside the four-door’s cabin, “there isn’t anything to really rave about.” We’re pleased about the added sixth gear on the manual transmission, though, and the optional automatic is “surprisingly good.” Say what you want about its appearance. “As far as street-legal rally cars go, there’s still nothing better than a WRX.”

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