Safety, Power and Great Looks In The 2015 Subaru WRX
The highly anticipated Subaru WRX has a lot to live up to, but from what we’ve seen so far, it definitely managed to surpass all expectations regarding power, looks and safety features. Even though this car is based on the famed Impreza model, the WRX is actually in a league of its own, boasting a generous amount of original design cues, even though most of them aren’t immediately noticeable to the untrained eye.
For example, the front end of the car now flaunts really big air intakes and bold fenders, but Subaru also outfitted it with new bumpers, a new hood, a 17-inch set of wheels and new LED low-beam headlights. In addition, the WRX car boasts an extra inch of wheelbase, which equals more space and extra comfort.
As far as safety is concerned, it’s a well-known fact that Subaru vehicles score very high on crash tests, and the WRX is no exception, since it features a special knee-airbag alongside the other standard ones. Other impressive standard features involve climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and a high-end steering wheel that is completely adjustable and comprises audio and phone controls. Furthermore, the buyer can also choose to outfit his or her new car with multiple optional extras such as a high quality audio system with 9 speakers, heated front seats, a sunroof, navigation or smartphone connectivity.
Last but not least, we’re going to tell you a bit about the impressive power capabilities of the WRX. This beastly sports-sedan flaunts a Turbo 2.0-liter Boxer engine that is able to dish out no less than 258 lb ft. of torque as well as 268 horsepower, all fed to all 4 wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. And since the WRX weighs no more than 3,267 pounds, it is perfectly capable of performing a 0-62 sprint in just 5.4 seconds.