We all have to grow up sometime, and such is the case for the 2015 Subaru WRX.
Now a model line unto itself, for the 2015 model year, Subaru has dropped mention of the Impreza nameplate—the root from which the model is derived. The car is now simply known as the 2015 Subaru WRX. With that said, the maturation of the WRX is highly apparent in other ways as well.
The look of the car is more “adult” now. Which is to say, the WRX is still very potent looking, albeit considerably less flamboyant about it than the previous iteration of the Subaru. The hatchback option is no more; the only body for the WRX going forward will be the four-door sedan. A continuously variable automatic transmission is part of the package now, and the interior treatment has a newfound air of style and quality.
And, while the original WRX models were more of paean to Subaru’s World Rally heritage, making the car feel more at home on rough, uneven surfaces than pavement, this new model has been engineered to be the best-handling WRX ever on pavement.
A clean-sheet design, every major system responsible for making the 2015 Subaru WRX accelerate, corner, steer, and stop is new and improved. Now, for the record, while we’ve placed a lot of emphasis on the maturation of the 2015 Subaru WRX, please know, when it comes to performance, the all-new Subaru WRX is just as youthful as it ever was. It simply goes about handling its business in a significantly more polished and sophisticated manner now.