2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI Get Minor Price Increase

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2019 Subaru WRX will reach dealerships this summer.

Priced from $28,080 including destination, the 2019 Subaru WRX will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission paired to a 2.0-liter turbocharged Boxer engine with 268 horsepower, symmetrical all-wheel drive, and active torque vectoring. New for the 2019 Subaru WRX is the Subaru Starlink 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus system, which includes a high-resolution touchscreen, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Aha, Pandora, and Starlink Clouds apps. A rear vision camera, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD player, and SiriusXM All Access Radio and Travel Link are also standard.

The next trim up is the 2019 Subaru WRX Premium, priced from $30,380. The model replaces the 6.5-inch infotainment system with a Starlink 7.0-inch Multimedia Plus system, while adding voice-activated controls for the phone, NFC, 18-inch alloy wheels, all weather package that includes heated front seats and windshield wiper de-icer, fog lights, and power moonroof. The model is also available with an option CVT for $1,900 additional.

The Premium trim also has an optional Performance Package that includes Recaro performance design seats, eight-way power front driver seat, red-paint front and rear brake calipers with upgraded Jurid front brake pads, and gets rid of the moonroof to reduce weight. The package costs $2,050 and is only available with the six-speed manual transmission.

At the top of the WRX lineup is the Limited trim with a starting price of $32,680. The Limited models feature 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment, LED steering responsive headlights, and LED fog lights. The 7.0-inch Multimedia Plus system is part of an optional package that also includes blind spot detection and cross traffic alert for $2,100 on the manual variant. The CVT model adds reverse automatic braking and high beam assist to the package for $2,400.

SEE ALSO: Subaru WRX STI Getting More Power for 2019

The high-performance 2019 Subaru WRX STI gets a slight power boost to 310 hp, thanks to a new air intake, high flow performance exhaust, retuned ECU, and stronger pistons. Pricing for the standard WRX STI with a six-speed manual transmission starts from $37,480. Buyers can also opt for the WRX STI Limited, priced at $42,280. A low profile trunk spoiler is available for no additional cost.

All WRX STI models come with heated exterior mirrors, dual USB ports in the center console, rear seat armrest with cup holders, and off-delay for the audio system.

Subaru is also offering a Premium Series.Gray special edition model for both the WRX and WRX STI. On the WRX, it features a Cool Gray Khaki exterior with exclusive Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors, as well as 18-inch wheels. The WRX is priced from $33,480 and is based on the WRX Premium. It will be limited to 750 units.

The WRX STI Premium Series.Gray model will see only 250 units produced and adds 19-inch wheels with black finish, along with the exclusive badging, foldable mirrors, and Cool Gray Khaki exterior. The cabin gets black Ultrasuede with Carbon Black Leather bolster, Ultrasuede steering wheel with red stitching, and Recaro seats with eight-way power driver’s seat. The suspension is also upgraded with Bilstein STI sport-tuned suspension. Keyless Access with push-button start is also included with a starting price of $40,580.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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