Competes with: Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, Ford Focus ST, Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Looks like: The Impreza sedan hit the gym
Drivetrain: 268-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: 2014
The WRX is a Subaru icon and for the 2015 model year, it has been completely redesigned. Based on the latest generation of the automaker's Impreza platform, the WRX gets new performance technology, all-new styling and a smaller turbocharged engine that's more powerful and more efficient.
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Though the 2015 WRX is based on the Impreza compact sedan, it gets quite a few unique body panels and trim pieces. The scooped hood, bulging front fenders, rear doors and quarter-panels are new. The bumpers and lights are unique, too. Subaru says the headlights "evoke a raptor's stare"… we'll let you be the judge of that.