The Complete 2020 Subaru WRX Review

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Now is a great time to take advantage of the many deals that car dealerships have when it comes to financing. If you’re in the market for a new car, you may be considering a Subaru, and why not?

Did you know that Subaru outperformed other major brands earning more safety awards in 2019 than Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai? One of the cars that received high safety awards was the 2019 Subaru WRX.

To find out if the Subaru WRX has continued its safety trend, read on for our 2020 Subaru WRX review.

2020 Subaru WRX Reviews and Rankings

The 2020 WRX comes in a few different model types, each providing unique features and prices. Consumers have a choice between the 2020 WRX, the 2020 Subaru WRX STI, and the 2020 Subaru WRX Premium.

The MSRP for the 20202 Subaru WRX starts at $28,395 and climbs as high as $41,695 for limited options.

What Critics Liked

The 2020 Subaru WRX earns high safety ratings from the U.S. News Scorecard with a safety score of 9.5.

In addition to scoring high for safety ratings, it also receives high rankings for performance at 7.7 and a critic’s rating of 8.5.

Critics loved the 2020 WRX’s powerful engine and precision handling thanks to its all-wheel-drive that comes standard. This is not a feature that most competitors offer for their standard automobiles. It ranks low for interior and reliability, which brings the overall score down to 7.3.

Other mentions are the adult-friendly seating and intuitive tech features like a 6.5 touch screen display, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto that come standard.

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What Critics Felt Could Be Improved

Ranked 11th for compact cars by U.S News Scorecard falls below other rivals like the Volkswagen GTI and Honda Civic. They provide more extras for their interior sometimes, at a lower cost.

It also received low marks for its interior. Some critics mentioned the cramped trunk space when compared to its competitors.

Critics found the fuel economy to be less-desirable than its competitors, but this is most likely because of its all-wheel-drive function. Reliability also was a concern based on J.D. Power rankings.

2020 Subaru WRX Pros & Cons

Based on the information gathered from U.S. News, Edmunds, and Car & Driver, here is our list of pros and cons regarding the 2020 Subaru WRX.


  • Superior handling – thanks to the WRX’s all-wheel-drive
  • Incredible acceleration – great for drivers looking for performance
  • Comfortable seating – with generous legroom
  • User-friendly infotainment system – due to its large touch screen display and other tech features
  • Premium safety options – ranked high for crash testing


  • Low fuel economy – most likely due to its all-wheel-drive feature
  • Small Trunk Space – when compared to competitors
  • Interior Upgrades  – critics wanted more features for interior

The 2020 Subaru WRX is a great car for someone who likes performance, handling, and all-wheel drive capabilities. If you believe a car should perform first over having extras, this is your car.

Breaking It All Down

This concludes our Subaru WRX review. The WRX makes an excellent car for someone who craves speed, handling, and precision off-road capabilities. If you’re into extras, cabin comfort, and trunk storage, this may not be your vehicle.

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