Subaru Impreza WRX

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $33,995
MPG 20.0
Styles Reviewed
Show all styles SedanSedan

Wall Street Journal

10/02/10
2010-10-02
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Dan Neil Dan Neil 8.6 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

The metabolism of the new WRX STi feels more acute, more present, focused like a preschooler on Adderall. The steering was heavy and accurate, with tons of road-reading feedback. The ride was stiff but well-planted. The brakes are heroic. The sport seats are some of the best in Christendom.

Detroit News

10/30/10
2010-10-30
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

It may not have the boy-racer performance of the Impreza WRX STI, or the more polished looks of the Outback, or the unisex blandness of the Forester, but somehow, the WRX finds the perfect balance. This is the car Goldilocks would drive off in because it’s just right.

Boston Globe

06/28/11
2011-06-28
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Clifford Atiyeh Clifford Atiyeh 7.3 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

The man who buys a WRX STI knows he’s getting a street-legal race car, and all the gut-wrenching performance of a Porsche 911 for half the price. At the right moments, it’s an utterly outstanding piece.

New Car Test Drive

11/04/10
2010-11-04
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Sam Moses Sam Moses 7.2 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

The Subaru Impreza offers excellent value. The engine and all-wheel-drive are proven, the handling is secure, the maneuvering is tight, and its safety tops the charts.

MotorWeek

01/24/11
2011-01-24
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI seems to have both further matured and gained confidence. The STI’s jagged edges are long gone. But, it remains one super sharp ride.

LeftLane News

02/15/11
2011-02-15
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

Subaru’s legendary WRX continues to improve. Clearly, it is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it offers an exhilarating, if thrumming ride, that depending on your age, both chronologically and emotionally, might be just what the doctor ordered.

MSN Autos

09/19/10
2010-09-19
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Evan Griffey Evan Griffey 7.0 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

Subaru has a potent one-two punch in the WRX and WRX STI; the only question is how sharp do you want the tip of your spear to be?

Car and Driver

07/20/10
2010-07-20
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
David Gluckman David Gluckman 6.6 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

For 2011, the Subaru Impreza WRX gets new bodywork, wider wheels and tires, stiffer rear subframe bushings, and… not much else. We’re not complaining.

Jalopnik.com

07/19/10
2010-07-19
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Sam Smith Sam Smith 6.6 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

The Subaru WRX STI is still the most approachable and user-friendly all-wheel-drive speed demon on the market, a go-anywhere, do-anything piece of all-weather genius that wants to be your friend in a million different ways. The suspension updates merely sharpen the knife.

MotherProof.com

09/01/10
2010-09-01
82
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kristin Varela Kristin Varela 6.6 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi exists in a world less centered on booster seats than rally racing heritage. I tried to make the two worlds coexist harmoniously during my one-week test drive, but the truth is the Impreza WRX STi isn’t exactly a car you’d go out and buy for a growing family.

Car and Driver

10/06/10
2010-10-06
81
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Gillies Mark Gillies 6.6 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

The 2011 Subaru WRX STI is marginally better than the old one. The car’s real problem is the existence of it’s sibling WRX, which is still quicker and is still $8500 cheaper before options are added. On top of that, the WRX now looks like an STI, too.

AutoBlog.com

07/19/10
2010-07-19
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

We have to congratulate Subaru for rearming the STI. In a world of ever eroding performance in favor of poseur looks and not much else, the company has done an intelligent job of refocusing the car toward what made it a success to begin with.

MotorMouths Newsletter

Get the latest reviews,
buying advice, deals &
more. Sent once a month.