2022 Subaru WRX
Motor Trend|December 2021
A bigger, more powerful fifth-gen WRX.
Bob Hernandez

FIRST LOOK

We’ve known since 2017 what the new 2022 Subaru WRX will look like: It’s a dead ringer for the Viziv Performance concept that appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show that year, right down to its relative proportions and character lines.

Every fifth-generation WRX is equipped with a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four engine that develops 271 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. That’s only 3 more horsepower and no more torque than the outgoing 2.0-liter boxer engine. But Subaru says bigger pistons and a turbo system outfitted with an electronically controlled wastegate and air bypass valves make it more responsive and give it a broader torque curve.

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