Subaru Impreza WRX

Jan 24, 2011
Outside Magazine
Subaru Impreza WRX

Subaru Impreza WRX    Photo: Photo courtesy Subaru

THE SELL: With rally-car handling and AWD, it's a thrill to drive in any conditions.
THE TEST: Subaru made the WRX two inches wider than last year's model, slapped fatter tires on it, and beefed up the suspension for better handling. But it kept the four doors and the hatchback, so you can squeeze two bikes inside with the backseats down. With its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine pumping out 265 hp, I found it impossible to stay under the speed limit on switchbacks, freeways, and—sorry, neighbors—my block.
THE VERDICT: Porsche-like control and room for gear—at an impressively low price. $25,495; 19 mpg city/25 hwy;

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