It’s a long and fast sweeping left-hander that splits into two lanes and funnels traffic from one Los Angeles freeway to another. The ramp is uphill at first, crests as it bends and becomes a downhill dragstrip before the eventual merge onto eight-lane concrete super slab known as the 405 freeway. In the 2018 Subaru WRX, it becomes a racetrack. And you should have seen the look on the guy’s face when a Subaru passed his BMW M3 on the outside.
German luxury automakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz may have invented the high-performance sport sedan, but the WRX, which is engineered and built in Japan, is one of the best. And at well under $30,000, it’s a high-performance bargain. It competes with the new Honda Civic Si sedan and with hot hatchbacks like the Ford Focus ST and VW Golf GTI.