The 2020 Subaru WRX is a familiar friend, and not just because the current model has been around for seven model years. With its sharp reflexes, turbo thrust, spacious interior, and occasional rough edge, the WRX is a go-to flannel shirt that just fits and seems to get better every time it’s run through another wash cycle. Or, in the WRX’s case, maybe it’s a pair of track running shoes.
Changes this year are modest and do little to alter our 6.3 out of 10 score for both the WRX and the racier WRX STI. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
Base, Premium, and Limited trim levels are on offer, with prices that start around $28,500 and top out about $14,000 later.
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The base WRX can handle daily-driver duties where its 268-horsepower flat-four barely breaks a sweat. The standard 6-speed manual suits it far better than the optional continuously variable…