Posted Friday, August 18, 2023 at 11:15pm

Streetwise Road Test: Subaru WRX

For decades, the Subaru WRX has been the go-to car for boisterous but controlled handling in a well-rounded sport compact. The latest version, introduced in 2022, retains the world rally-inspired DNA and continues to be a driver’s car. There is no STI version for 2023 and really no performance-enhancing updates for a car that has matured well in its marketplace segment. It is also a segment where the competition has caught up to the Subaru’s benchmark for AWD-inspired handling. The WRX is assembled at Subaru’s main plant in Gunma, Japan, and the engine is assembled at the Oizumi plant, also in Gunma.