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    The 2024 Subaru WRX will arrive in Australian showrooms in April with long-awaited safety upgrades, more technology and a limited-run performance variant.

    Subaru had already confirmed just 150 examples of the new WRX Club Spec sedan would be coming to local shores, bringing back the name once affixed to special edition Australia-only variants.

    It has now confirmed pricing for the limited-run model, plus the wider WRX range.

    All manual WRX models receive long-awaited safety upgrades, gaining standard autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and a leading vehicle departure alert.

    The addition of the safety tech has resulted in a $1500 price increase for three-pedal WRXs, which now start at $47,950 before on-road costs with the six-speed manual – while the cheapest CVT auto remains at $49,990 before on-road costs.

    WRX Sportwagons have also gone up by $800, owing to the standard fitment of a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with an amplifier.

    All variants are now equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    The 2024 Subaru WRX is due in Australia throughout April.


    Pricing for the 2024 Subaru WRX range is as follows:

    WRX Sedan

    • 2024 Subaru WRX manual: $47,490 (+$1500)
    • 2024 Subaru WRX auto: $49,990
    • 2024 Subaru WRX Club Spec SE manual: $52,590 (NEW)
    • 2024 Subaru WRX RS manual: $52,990 (+$1500)
    • 2024 Subaru WRX RS auto: $55,490
    • 2024 Subaru WRX tS auto: $57,990

    WRX Sportswagon

    • 2024 Subaru WRX auto: $51,790 (+$800)
    • 2024 Subaru WRX GT auto: $57,290 (+$800)
    • 2024 Subaru WRX tS auto: $59,790 (+$800)

    All prices exclude on-road costs


    All examples of the Subaru WRX sedan and WRX Sportswagon are powered by a turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine, producing up to 202kW of power and 350Nm of torque.

    A six-speed manual transmission is available only in sedan models, which can also be had with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The latter is mandatory in the Sportswagon.

    In all models, an all-wheel drive system with torque-vectoring delivers power to the road.


    Subaru claims the WRX consumes 8.5L/100km on the combined cycle when equipped with the CVT auto and 9.9L/100km with the manual transmission.

    A minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded fuel is required, and the fuel tank can store up to 63L.


    The Subaru WRX sedan measures 4670mm long, 1825mm wide and 1465mm tall on a 2675mm wheelbase – offering 414L of boot space in base guise, or 411L in the RS, Club Spec and tS.

    The Subaru WRX Sportswagon measures 4755mm long, 1795mm wide and 1500mm tall on a 2670mm wheelbase – with 492L of cargo space, expanding to 909L with the rear seats folded, or 1430L if measured to the roof.

    A space saver spare wheel is located under the boot floor of all examples.

    Servicing and Warranty

    As with all Subaru models sold in Australia, the WRX is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    The WRX’s service intervals are 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    Subaru has not yet updated its capped service pricing from 2023. The first five services were capped at $378.33, $517.96, $453.19, $792.10 and $394.78 for the CVT variants. 

    Manual versions of the WRX follow the same pricing, save for the third service (48-month/60,000km) which is priced at $859.19.


    The current generation Subaru WRX is yet to be tested by ANCAP, and therefore doesn’t have a safety rating.

    A comprehensive update has resulted in the WRX’s manual variants gaining a large number of safety systems previously reserved for the CVT auto.

    As such, all Subaru WRXs are now equipped with:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Emergency lane-keep assist
    • Lane-keep assist with lane centring
    • Leading vehicle departure alert
    • Autonomous emergency steering
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane-change assist
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
    • Driver’s knee airbag and front passenger seat cushion
    • Reverse camera

    It’s understood driver attention monitoring remains as an RS and above feature, while automatic grades add an intelligent speed limiter, traffic sign recognition and automatic high-beam headlights.

    Standard Equipment

    The 2024 Subaru WRX is fitted as standard with the following features:

    • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (now wireless in addition to wired)
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Automatic LED Steering Responsive Headlights
    • Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp drive modes
    • 11.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Cloth upholstery
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Split-fold rear seats (60/40 in sedan, 40/20/40 in Sportswagon)
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Electronic parking brake with auto hold (auto models)
    • Paddle shifters (auto models)
    • Automatic stop-start (auto models)

    The base Sportswagon also includes:

    • Harman Kardon 10-speaker and amplifier sound system (new)
    • Reclining and one-touch electronic folding rear seats
    • Dual rear charge ports
    • Ambient lighting

    The limited edition Club Spec adds:

    • Matte grey 19-inch wheels (with Bridgestone S007 tyres)
    • Brembo brake calipers (six-piston front, two-piston rear)
    • Tuned steering and suspension
    • STI style rear spoiler
    • Recaro front seats 

    GT and RS models add (on top of base):

    • Satellite navigation
    • CD player
    • Sunroof
    • Ultrasuede (sedan) or leather (Sportswagon) upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated rear outboard seats
    • Eight-way power driver seat
    • Electric driver lumbar support
    • Eight-way power passenger seat
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors with auto-dipping (auto models only)
    • Ambient lighting
    • LED puddle lights
    • Dual rear charge ports
    • Front and side view monitors
    • Driver Monitoring System
    • EyeSight Assist Monitor (auto only)

    tS models also include:

    • Electronically controlled dampers
    • Comfort, Normal, Sport, Sport+ and Individual drive modes
    • Ultrasuede upholstery


    The range of exterior colours comprises:

    • Crystal Black
    • Sapphire Blue
    • WR Blue
    • Magnetite Grey
    • Ignition Red
    • Ice Silver
    • Ceramic White
    • Solar Orange (WRX sedan only)
    • Asteroid Grey Pearl (WRX Sportswagon only)

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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