2024 Subaru WRX TR Gives Enthusiasts Exactly What They Want

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

It might not be an STI, but this is as close as we’re gonna get.

Subaru’s taken the wraps off its WRX TR production model, and it looks like they’re finally giving the enthusiasts everything they’ve asked for – a more focused WRX, with the proper three-pedal setup. Subaru has done some key upgrades to the WRX TR to make it that much more engaging to drive compared to the standard model.

The brand started by revising the WRX’s braking system. These six-piston front calipers, and two-piston rears done up by Brembo, squeeze bigger pads and rotors. They’re also served by a bigger master cylinder. Subaru says this greatly enhances stopping power, and feel compared to the standard car. Then, Subaru worked on the car’s handling. The WRX TR has stiffer springs, updated dampers, and a revised steering rack. The 245/35 R19 Bridgestone Potenza S007, should make for a more responsive car, too.

Now, the WRX has been criticized for being a little antagonistic toward car enthusiasts. Some say the car is inherently soft. Then, there’s the fact that the upgraded performance bits on upper trims remove the option of the manual transmission. It wasn’t a great time for a Subaru WRX owner.

Not so, with the WRX TR. The WRX TR is available with a manual transmission, and it comes with Subaru’s Eyesight ADAS features. True, as a performance-oriented vehicle it doesn’t have all the creature comforts like, say, a sunroof, but it doesn’t seem like this car will need it.

Pricing for the WRX TR is expected to be announced later this year, with sales to commence in early 2024.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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  • Pbug56 Pbug56 on Oct 08, 2023

    Sunroofs are not comfort features, they are oversized leak opportunities that like to break. Would have been nice if the article listed what real comfort features are missing. When you think about it, you realize that there is nothing in the article except for the brakes that informs in terms of performance, and even that is just a hint.