When the WRX first appeared here in 2002, we found this rally-car inspired version of the Impreza sedan very engaging: a genuine sports car with tons of power and super-sharp handling, lodged within a mild-mannered, all-wheel drive, four-door sedan. The redesigned 2015 "Rex" carried on that tradition and tested out very well in some areas.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Love the power when I need it."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Great!"

Paul J., PA (2015 Subaru WRX)

"The STi is essentially a house-broken race car; always entertaining as a daily driver as well on track days."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Subaru WRX)

"A super fun car to drive, turns are precise, and it absolutely goes where you point it. Love the way the hydraulic steering feels, so neutral. What a thrill to drive and maneuver. This car never disappoints, although it does have turbo lag that can be overcome. Shifting is precise and easily controlled. Sport Sharp is aggressive and fuel consumption does suffer markedly in that mode around town, but what a blast!"

Brady B., OH (2015 Subaru WRX)

"everything! no lag, very responsive (immediate)"

Susan T., BC (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Hugs the road, great in curves and the best breaks."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Great handling and acceleration. Excellent winter handling"

Anonymous, NS (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Exhilarating! The car is just fun to drive."

Anonymous, UT (2015 Subaru WRX)

"The car is quick, handles very well, and includes all wheel drive at this price point."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Subaru WRX)

"It is very quick with firm suspension but some passengers find it a bit rough."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Great performance Poor phone connectiviy"

Jim D., OH (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Absolute joy to drive! Powerful acceleration, rock solid handling, great traction in all weather conditions. Very hard not to get speeding tickets as 90 mph in a STi feels like 60 mph in a 'regular' car. Does need lots of oil changes & care to keep it's high performance engine in top shape."

Kyle E., GA (2015 Subaru WRX)

"I love the acceleration and Handel I g."

Teresa C., WV (2015 Subaru WRX)

"I love driving this car. It's quick enough to be fun to drive and handles better than most other sedans at any price. To get better handling you would need a dedicated sports car."

Tim R., NC (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Awesome Handling and power"

Anonymous, BC (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Good acceleration and passing power, great handling and an all around great driving car"

Anonymous, NE (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Extremely fun car to drive! Made my hour commute to work much more bearable, even in traffic."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Fun driving and dynamics. No need to worry when merging onto the highway and when you want to have some fun, it's easy to do. Great in the snow and with snow tires it's great!"

Joseph M., NY (2015 Subaru WRX)

"This 2.0L engine has turbo lag with little torque below 3500rpm but it is fun to drive in mid to high rev range. The car stays flat and in control around corners but the electric assist steering numbs the driving feel somewhat. The brakes are not as firm as I would like in a sporty car but overall it is a great car and enjoyable to drive, especially in the winter."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Subaru WRX)

"It is a fun car to drive"

Michael H., NS (2015 Subaru WRX)

"A driver's car, very controllable , excellent braking, cornering, acceleration. Very involving driving experience."

Brady B., OH (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Acceleration is rocket like and handling leaves nothing to be desired."

Timothy E., NY (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Excellent launch and handling even at high speeds. An excellent driving experience."

Trent H., TX (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Good acceleration, but only average braking for a "sports car""

Anonymous, NE (2015 Subaru WRX)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are abit stiff. Not as comfortable as even an economy Toyota."

Anonymous, HI (2015 Subaru WRX)

"They say overshoot the correction in this model, way too stiff track suspension. Previous model had it roght."

Matthew M., MN (2015 Subaru WRX)

"This car has very good seats and there is plenty of room in this car. There is a very good amount of trunk space as well. There are things that squeak and rub and it's very hard to find out what those items are."

Joseph M., NY (2015 Subaru WRX)

"The A pillar covers and read parcel shelf tend to rattle quite a bit. The rear parcel shelf was replaced by the dealer. It still rattles. The doors could use a bit more sound dampening. I understand Subaru wanted the car to be as light as possible though."

Anonymous, UT (2015 Subaru WRX)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"It's a rally car! Fun on country roads, great handling."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Subaru WRX)

"surprisingly agile handling given its height (much higher than a lot other sports cars in the market therefore car is far easier to get in and out of), plenty of power when needed, just a joy to drive - handling, cornering, speeding..."

Susan T., BC (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Reliable vehicle, reasonable service costs, sporty, handles well in all weather.Fast!"

Paul J., PA (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Driving experience is fantastic. Winter driving is excellent"

Anonymous, NS (2015 Subaru WRX)

"I love to drive and this is the best/only performance sedan at this price point. Besides that it has plenty of room and gets decent gas mileage."

Tim R., NC (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Excellent price for a sporty vehicle that still gets nearly 30 MPG."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Subaru WRX)

"Great performance and driving experience for the price and one of the best all wheel drive systems available. The car stays well planted in the iciest conditions and the stability control keeps the car balanced with even the most spirited driving. The base model's interior feels dated compared to some other vehicles in a similar price range."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Subaru WRX)

"The car has great safety featuresand an impeccable reliability record. Together with low maintenance cost makes this car a great value"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Subaru WRX)

"The WRX is well engineered achieving good power and performance at a reasonable price."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Subaru WRX)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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