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2022 Subaru WRX STI: Everything We Know So Far

2022 Subaru WRX STI

Subaru is the brand of choice for many, more so those who want a well-performing car with a slight hint of sportiness. The sporty element receives a further boost when you look at how its consumption values are economical. Among the standout models under this Japanese manufacturer’s catalog is the Subaru WRX STI. It is the true definition of a versatile car with a sporty touch that can be used in a circuit racing session. Its performance is excellent and is a feature in several auto rallying scenes. Recently there was a spoiler of the release of the 2022 Subaru WRX STI, and this has sent many of this model's enthusiasts in a frenzy. There are several expectations of the 2022 edition, and we will look at some of the specifics of the vehicle that are clear so far.

A Classy Exterior

A look at some of the pictures circulating of the 2022 edition of this Subaru model, gives you a spoiler of how classy it will look. A sneak at the photos of the car on Car and Driver, you see that it will look more of a futuristic muscle car. It puts more emphasis on the aerodynamics aspects, as you can note from its sleek and edged frame. The headlights, the wheels, and even the grille have a sporty touch to them, a hint at how sports-oriented the WRX STI will be. From its outside features, the 2022 WRX seems to be easily customizable if you want to add some tunings to meet your preference. In short, the exterior is a massive upgrade from the 2020 edition of the Subaru WRX STI, more so when you focus at the more pronounced edges.

The Interior

2022 Subaru WRX STI interior

At the moment, there is no concrete information that points to how the interior of the 2022 WRX STI will look like. However, having the 2020 version is its benchmark, then the expectation is higher when it comes to comfort and space. The latest edition features Ultrasuede or a leather interior, and considering how luxurious these materials are; the 2022 unveil will most probably bank on these materials for its interior. The seats may take on a more circuit-relevant since the to-be release will be sportier.


One of the awe-inspiring aspects of the 2022 Subaru WRX STI is its performance. According to Torque News, the car will be powered by the Ascent-sourced 2.4- liter turbocharged Boxer engine. It is the same engine that the new age Legacy and Outback models rely on for power. Speaking of power, the engine will have an impressive strength showcase of 400 horsepower and a torque of 361 pounds per feet. The Boxer engines that the Subaru models use presently have a lower endurance limit of 261 horsepower. It means that the engine will feature some tunings to make it more robust - such as having a boosted turbocharger. There is a high possibility that it will feature a six-speed manual transmission. For its power train, there may be the all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive versions.


2022 Subaru WRX STI side

The to-be-unveiled Subaru will lie more on the sports car category; as such, its suspension needs to be top-notch. Here, it will require a sturdier suspension with reliable brakes and wide wheels with a firm grip. Its lower stature will have the center of gravity in check and work towards having proper traction as it generates the impressive speeds on the asphalt surface.


The consumption of the 2020 model is at 22 miles per gallon on the highway and 17 miles on city roads. Seeing that they will have almost the same power, the 2022 model may exceed the value by two or three units.

Use Of The Platform As Part Of The Subaru Global Platform

2022 Subaru WRX STI back

The WRX platform will be the foundation of the developing Subaru global platform. As from Subaru's official website, the platform features new-generation technologies representing the brand's evolution over the years it has been in existence. These are passenger-targeted features that look at the comfort element for the best overall driving experience. The platform will focus on various safety aspects such as chassis rigidity and strength, lightweight, and rolling resistance. All of these factors, toped up with better steering response, make up for a fulfilling driving experience.

Date Of Release And Target Market

The date of release is still not definite, though there are speculations of late 2021 unveil. If the plans for its release go accordingly, then we might see the car in showrooms early to mid-2022. However, the latest we can expect it in the market is in 2023. The target market for the 2022 Subaru WRX STI is auto-sport lovers who are adrenaline junkies. For long, this has been the target market for Subaru, and it seems the feat will focus on retaining it.


2022 Subaru WRX STI 1

The cost of the 2022 WRX STI will probably be about $40000. The 2020 edition is currently going for$36000, so the newer make will most probably go for a higher price due to its better specifications. At the quoted price, it will still be a worthy bargain if you consider how robust it is.

Final Remarks

The news of a 2022 release of the Subaru WRX STI is good news to Subaru enthusiasts as they await a robust auto-engineering feat. The new model promises raw power when it comes to the tarmac, with a 400-horsepower value and 361 Lb-ft of torque. Its exterior gives it the machismo of a muscle car, and it will be the time for Subaru fans to get their bragging rights in the auto-sport scene. Above are some of the aspects of the upcoming Subaru that are evident. All that is left is to wait for its release and take note of its physicality. In case you are interested in acquiring or learning more about this car, you can keep checking Subaru’s official website to see if there’s any update about it.

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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