It’s awesome, great speed without having to wring out the engine. Practical like a 4-door but feels/handles like a coupe. Really sporty while sacrificing some comfort for a very firm chassis.
My limited trim came with some things I love… the LED headlights and fog lights, sunroof, the key-less everything and push start. It also came with something I hate. The top-tier Starlink “infotainment” which is the worst infotainment ever. EVER EVER. It is not informative and it is terrible at being entertaining. And the upgraded Harmon Kardons are also hugely disappointing, unnecessarily hard to replace and make more rattles than music. I don’t want to hate on the speaker brand too much bc the stereo might be so bad nothing can sound good from it. Get a base, premium, or premium with performance pkg if you can live without the tech and put in your own stereo if you’re picky about your car audio.
I upgraded from a 2017 WRX, and a 2013 WRX and I adore this vehicle. The suspension geometery has been updated form the 2017 and it handles a bit better. The glass thickness has been increased and the road noise is much quieter. I spend 5-6 hours in the vehicle a day and the technology package is has all the features I need with an upgraded harmon kardon audio system.
The power delivery is updated from the 2011-2014 setup with the under slung direct injected turbo 2.0L. Power comes on considerably earlier in the RPM range and the control feels better as well.
Overall its a wolf in sheeps clothing, Without the big wing on the back it slide by under the radar and runs just as fast as always.
|EPA Classification||Compact Cars|
|MPG/MPGe||27 Highway / 21 City|
|Engine||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 2.0L/122 cu in|
|Drive Train||All Wheel Drive|