Something of a rock star among affordable performance cars, the Subaru WRX has a long, deep, and broad fanbase of avid admirers. This is due in no small part to the wealth of performance potential in terms of the power and handling the model provides. If you enjoy the feel of a responsive automobile, the Subaru WRX is absolutely a car you should be looking into. Interestingly, while the WRX is based on Subaru’s Impreza lineup, this time around there is no mention of the Impreza at all in any of the model’s badging. Redesigned for the 2014 model year, the WRX has matured, but in a very good way. It’s styling is more sophisticated now, with more of a grown-up look. Further, the model has been recalibrated to put its best four feet forward on pavement. This is the best handling WRX Subaru has ever offered for the street. Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter horizontally opposed (boxer) four-cylinder engine. Output is 268 horsepower and 258 ft-lbs of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is the standard gearbox, while a continuously variable transmission is offered as the optional choice. All WRX models, as in fact do all of Subaru’s models (save one—BRZ) use all-wheel drive.