What makes a WRX a WRX ? Its core is a three-part harmony of engineering : Subaru Symmetrical Full-time All-Wheel Drive , a turbocharged SUBARU BOXER ® engine , and the Subaru Global Platform . To make the 2022 WRX truly “ all-new ,” we honed these systems to work even closer in sync .
While the WRX is one of the last cars to offer the unique thrill of a manual transmission , you can also opt for the newly available Subaru Performance Transmission , designed for blazingly fast upshifts and downshifts . The system ’ s Shift Logic gives it the ability to downshift before a turn , hold a gear through the turn and upshift at precisely the right moment — all automatically .
Even the rally-inspired styling of the WRX is functional , with its air vents , cladding texture , and underbody covers all helping to improve aerodynamics .
1 Subaru Performance Transmission comparison to 2021 model when shifting from 2nd gear to 3rd gear . 2 Subaru Performance Transmission comparison to 2021 model when shifting from 3rd gear to 2nd gear .