2017 Subaru WRX Release Date, Review and Specs

You’ll realize the new 2017 Subaru WRX has the right stuff when you take it out for a spin. For starters, the WRX is a blast to drive thanks to the intelligent all-wheel drive system, sharp handling, and turbocharged power. Some of the notable features that make it appealing include tons of premium safety equipment options available, an enhanced all-wheel drive system for added traction, superb handling and steering responses, and impressively quick acceleration. Its release date and price structure are already out, read on to keep abreast.

2017 Subaru WRX exterior, blue color, grille

First things first though, what has really changed? As a first, the new model gains automatic headlights and auto-up front window switches, and a reverse automatic braking system that joins the rest of the technologies bundled under the EyeSight safety package. The 2017 WRX appeals to shoppers looking for a wide range of uses, such as those interested in: a grocery-getting sedan, reserved demeanor, exhilarating driving experience, comfortable everyday drivability, and fuel efficiency. All these features are made possible by WRX’s group of virtues – precision handling and steering, beefy turbocharged power, and a raucous rally-based heritage.

2017 Subaru WRX side view, blue color, alloy wheels

Under the hood, the new 2017 Subaru WRX comes with a brawny turbocharged 2.0L, horizontally opposed inline-4 engine good for 268 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque. With this power tucked beneath its hood, the Subaru WRX 0-60 mph takes just 5.4 seconds with the manual transmission, and 5.9 seconds with the CVT-equipped versions. Those looking for even more power have the 2017 Subaru WRX STI option that gets its motivation from a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 305 horsepower and 290 lbs. ft. of torque. 5.0 seconds is all you need to get from 0-60 mph. Even with such a mind-boggling performance, fuel economy rating for the STI stands at 19 mph for combined city/highway cruising, and 23 mpg for the regular model.

2017 Subaru WRX STI rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

See, the 2017 Subaru WRX is performance oriented and that comes with several detriments more often than not. Creature comforts suffer the most, as is the interior build quality. But if you’re willing to live with those shortcomings, rest assured of an all-rounded performance from the 2017 WRX. As is evident, the simple question that you should ask yourself before heading down to your local Subaru dealer is: Does trading a bit of practicality and comfort for fun make any sense?

2017 Subaru WRX front angle, headlights and grille

If it does, then go ahead and have some fun. But if it doesn’t, we highly recommend you look at the available competition that includes vehicles such as Volkswagen GTI and the Ford Focus ST. rivals for the more powerful 2017 WRX STI include Volkswagen Golf R, and Ford Focus RS.

2017 Subaru WRX rear angle, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Subaru WRX Release Date & Price

According to Subaru, pricing for the 2017 WRX is as follows: WRX STI Limited Sedan – $39,995, WRX Premium Sedan – $30,195, WRX STI – $35,195, WRX Limited – $30,000, and WRX Base – $26,695. All pricing is based on MSRP and is inclusive of the destination charge.

2017 Subaru WRX release date

2017 Subaru WRX Exterior

As can be seen from the pictures, the exterior design of the new model is aggressive yet refined. The WRX Base comes with 17-inch wheels, and a trunk lid spoiler. The WRX Premium gets eighteen-inch wheels, a sunroof, and foglights. The WRX Limited gains LED low-beam headlights, while the top-of-the-line WRX STI model gets unique eighteen-inch BBS wheels, a sunroof, Brembo brakes, and rear limited-slip differentials.

2017 Subaru WRX rear angle, blue color, taillights

2017 Subaru WRX Interior

The interior evokes a performance spirit with the driver’s seat design like a cockpit. Some of the standard features available include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, a CD player, HD and satellite radio, Subaru’s Starlink six-speaker infotainment system, and a 6.2” vehicle information display.

2017 Subaru WRX STI steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

Premium features include auto-dimming rearview mirror, interior lighting accents, carbon fiber trim, premium audio system with navigation, and a 7-inch Starlink touchscreen display.

2017 Subaru WRX interior, leather seats

Available Trims

Five trims are offered for the 2017 Subaru WRX Hatchback: Limited, Premium, Base, WRX STI, and the WRX STI Limited.

2017 Subaru WRX STI side angle, alloy wheels and headlights

Engine Specs

Powering the base WRX is a 268-horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired to a manual transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The performance-oriented WRX STI gets a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine good for 305 horsepower and 290 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Subaru WRX engine


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 0.9 in. (180.9 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.7 in. (70.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 108.6ft³
Cargo volume: 12.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3269 lbs
Top Speed: 144 mph
0-60: 5.0 sec
MPG: 17/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Lapis Blue Pearl, Pure Red, Crystal White Pearl, WR Blue Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Ice Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety Review

2017 Subaru WRX lcd screen

In Subaru’s own conducted crash impact safety assessment, the Subaru WRX achieved a five out five star rating. Well, inasmuch as we have to wait a bit longer to get official results from the NHTSA, shoppers who’re eyeing the WRX should rest assured it offers upscale safety to all occupants.

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2017 Subaru WRX limited, blue color, exterior

2017 Subaru WRX spy photo

2017 Subaru WRX STI front view, grille and headlights

2017 Subaru WRX rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Subaru WRX STI blue color, front view, headlights

2017 Subaru WRX interior, gear shift knob and steering wheel

2017 Subaru WRX STI interior, leather seats and steering wheel

2017 Subaru WRX sedan interior, back seats

2017 Subaru WRX trunk

2019 Subaru Ascent

News About the Release Date of the 2019 Subaru Ascent

The newest 2019 Subaru Ascent should bridge the gap missing in the US market. Namely, there was a growing interest with snowmobile vehicles that at one point Americans had interest in. This brought a lot of car manufactures’ attention into the market and caused them to give their own ideas and release vehicles there. This of course resulted in the market getting over-stored. And if  they don’t release them in a specific time, the vehicles would fail. Thus Subaru’s last attempt which featured the Tribeca model did not go so well.

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is another go in order to make it in the American market. It is built on the same global platform that the latest Impreza model is and is supposed to continue the momentum that the newest Subaru models have been making. All in all, the Ascent is a lot different compared to the Tribeca and has fixed all the flaws which the previous model has received critics for.

The release date of the 2019 Subaru Ascent could be the start of 2019. However, latest information state that we might get it even earlier than that. You can hope to see the release of these vehicles maybe even by third quarter of the 2018 model year, but it will still carry the label of a 2019 version.

What is the Price of the 2019 Subaru Ascent?

A new vehicle also means a new price and the 2019 Subaru Ascent is going to change a little bit. Because they added some new elements and decided to go with an entirely new platform, price changes were bound to happen. Whether this is good or not it remains for us to see. But there is no doubt that the car has great potential. The starting price estimate goes to about $35,000. This is not that expensive for the segment. But it also remains to see if the fans are going to show interest in it so much. Keep out on the lookout for the new model and we are certain that it will be a popular choice about the newest buyers.

2019 Subaru Ascent Latest Rumors

The rumors about the 2019 Subaru Ascent emerged once the car maker decided to update their roster of vehicles. The Ascent will be a part of a vast and innovative setup of cars which are supposed to grace the pavement of the streets throughout the world. Subaru is launching an all new lineup of cars. Much of it are updated vehicles but it is still an improvement which benefits the car industry and the manufacturer.

The Ascent’s update was probably not an initial model and was not in plans for Subaru. But once they decided to update and bring a completely new line of new cars they include it as well. The cars will be characterized with a completely new platform and a specific design language which Subaru is using and entering into the coming period.

A Unique Exterior Style for the 2019 Subaru Ascent

With the newly introduced 2019 Subaru Ascent, there are going to be some changes for the exterior. First of all, the outer part of the car is going to be based on the recent “Dynamic x Solid” theme. This will distinguish the Ascent when compared to other Subaru products. The front end of the car is going to add a massive grille with some C-shaped headlamps on the side. The bumper will be flared and will include a different kind of an arrangement and will make this model look like more of an SUV car.

From the side, the 2019 Subaru Ascent seems similar. But there is a part which will help it to be unique compared to other models in the lineup. The beltline is different and designed quite awesomely. It descends from the front fenders and goes all the way underneath the door handles as a deeply sculptured crease. It finally disappear somewhere in the rear haunches.

The rear end of the car has quite a dominating chrome strip just above the license plate. There is also a very sporty looking spoiler which is placed on the top of the tailgate. The bumper is made to look like your standard SUV one and is very stylish and sporty. The back end of the new Ascent helps it be one of the better looking crossover models in the class.

Newest Color Pallets

With the announcement of the 2019 Subaru Ascent coming, there were no news about the potential color changes. This is something which is bound to happen and in order for the fans to become happy it will most probably need to. We are not going to get a care without a color change and the Ascent is probably going to offer a few choices which will be innovative and which will update the vehicle’s look. For now we are expecting a few color palettes to be added in order to update the vehicle’s look and demeanor.

Is the 2019 Subaru Ascent Going to Change Dimension?

The general news about the 2019 Subaru Ascent is that it is not going to tamper with its size. The vehicle is pretty much established and its size has been rewarding with the customers and all the people alike. We have been really happy with how the previous generations of the Ascent models have updated and decided to adapt the dimensions.

This is not going to change now as why would you change something which fits perfectly. All in all, the car is going to be work really well and provide the passengers with the necessary spacing inside. The length of the car is 198.8 inches. The wheelbase is going to be 117 inches. While the height and width also remain the same at 72.4 inches and 78.3 inches respectively.

Newest 2019 Subaru Ascent Interior Redesign

The pictures of the 2019 Subaru Ascent’s interior have only been recently released. Through them we are able to see that this car is going to have a very modern look on the inside. The dashboard has a stylish design and the tall center console is there to separate the passenger’s and the driver’s side. The center of the dashboard should house a big lit screen. They designed it so it does not takes away from the spacing. And there is enough room for the passengers in the front to set their feet.

The company also changed the new digital cluster and this is very helpful. It helps to display all kinds of information and is really useful to have now. The buttons on the door panels have also been replaced with touch controls. You will also notice the high quality appearance of the inside of the cabin with is further made with the two-tone upholstery which is designed in a very exquisite way.

The part which makes the 2019 Subaru Ascent special is its seven seat configuration. There is quite enough room and the passengers in the front have quite enough of space to use. The second row is the most comfortable part of the car with enough headroom and legroom. As for the back end, the two seats are as comfortable s the front ones are.

2019 Subaru Ascent Engine Specs

Because of the fact that the latest 2019 Subaru Ascent is using the same platform as the Impreza, it makes it a bit limited. It will probably fit the 2.0-liter flat-four which the Impreza has. Although there were mentions of an all-new turbo boxer engine that they will add. But the revised engine from the Impreza is enough to power the vehicle and give it everything it needs. The model is going to throw in a CVT automatic and will also use an all-wheel-drive which should be available as standard.

2019 Subaru Ascent 0-60 mph and Top Speed

The information about the output and the speciation for the 2019 Subaru Ascent are still not available. It will take some more time until they decide to make these information public. But it seems that it is fairly certain that the model is probably going to have similar specs as the Impreza in terms of output. These numbers are going to translate in a different way to acceleration capabilities and the top speed. But we might just get a better mode if the information about the improvements and the updates about the engine are true. For now it seems that the 2019 Subaru Ascent has taken a good path.

Fuel Economy Specifications for the 2019 Subaru Ascent

Another thing that we are waiting for is the fuel economy for the 2019 Subaru Ascent. It is not mystery that the current car has a decent range. But it could be better. There is always time for improvement and with the vehicle released in America there could be more. For now the fuel economy is probably not going to be as impressive as you would hope it would. But it is seemingly enough to satisfy the average buyer.

2019 Subaru Forester

When is the Release Date for the 2019 Subaru Forester?

The newest 2019 Subaru Forester is continuing the update that the Japanese company is making. They have been planning it for quite some time and they are finally putting it into effect. Much of its lineup is subjected to change and it all starts with the inclusion of the Subaru Global Platform. This platform was designed with a purpose to be used across the lineup where the majority of the vehicles that come under the Subaru guise will be updated with. For now we saw the new Impreza and the Ascent, while finally the time has come for the 2019 Subaru Forester to show its colors.

The newest model has been spotted very much recently even though it still wears a lot of camo, it gives us an impression of a vehicle which is going through a lot of change. There are still many points that need to be discovered and some which will probably come soon. But for now the Forester will keep us guessing towards what it plans to give us. This is why the release date of the car is still not familiar and has not been established. There is a great possibility that the model appears by the end of 2018. This seems like a plausible option as we are basing out thoughts on the current design.

2019 Subaru Forester Potential Price

Based on the latest news the 2019 Subaru Forester will have a competitive pricing compared to its rivaling cars. There are a lot of competing vehicles to consider here. Much of them are very much established in the market. The thing about the Subaru Forester is that its design is getting pretty old. They had to do something and update it so it makes up for the lack of new additions for it in recent years. All in all, it does not hurt to update this car as it desperately needs a change.

When it comes to the price, luckily it is not going to change so much. Even with various design changes that the car is going through, the price is not affected that much. There are a few pieces of the model which are going to affect the new price, but basically it is still stable when viewing other models on the market. The 2019 Subaru Forester is expected to start at a base MSRP price of $22,600. It is very cheap compared to other models. Still it is only an estimate as the car is still a long ways off for tis release.

Latest Rumors and News

The rumors which are circulating about the 2019 Subaru Forester states that there is also an electric version in the making. Due to the new kind of platform that Subaru is importing for their new models, it opens up a possibility of adding an electric powertrain. No real confirmation has been made for now and there are no news about the potential engine nor its output. But the idea does sound appealing. It presents a way for the brand to become innovative and shows that they are gearing towards a better and improved future. Be on the lookout for these kind of changes which will give an entire new aspect for this model.

Talks about the Exterior Changes for the 2019 Subaru Forester

The exterior retooling for the 2019 Subaru Forester start with a new platform. The newest global platform that the entire Subaru lineup will be using is a basis for all of their newest products. It is supposed to shape the face of the brand and give us something new and exciting to hope for. When viewing the vehicle, one of the main parts of its redesign is the changes in dimensions. The vehicle is going to grow in size and will allow more interior roominess that way.

Based on the spy photos, the car is still pretty much covered with a lot of camouflage. But still some pieces are more than obviously noticeable. Like for instance keeping the similar glasshouse from before. Also, it is noticeably that the 2019 Forester will add more angels in order to make a more aggressive kind of a design. But the same kind of a boat-like bumper is kept. But it still helps with an approach angles which benefits the car. The back end is also similar to the proceeding model and this is a pretty strange part.

There is still much to be revealed here and the car will certainly show us more and more of its elements that we are going to get to enjoy. But either way, we feel that this model is going to offer a great display and will have a fabulous visual design which will help the car gain a far better position for the future.

2019 Subaru Forester New Colors

The newest 2019 Subaru Forester will be a completely new car in many ways. One of them includes the completely new usage of colors. They are still not displayed and we are awaiting to get added information about them, but there is no reason not to believe that the vehicle is going to provide us with a lot of new kind of color choices. All in all, expect that the designed of the vehicle is furthered with the newest use of colors.

The 2019 Subaru Forester Will Grow

One of the most important aspects of the 2019 Subaru Forester is that it will change its dimensions. It is actually going to be even bigger than the Subaru Ascent car. The vehicle will in this case add more comfort and will offer added interior spacing. This is a very thrilling as they are extending the wheelbase of the car and also the entire length of the vehicle grows as well. There are no official numbers or rates mentioned for now but it is more than visible that the vehicle is changing the dimensions based on the spy pictures. The current model is 181.5 inches long and has a wheelbase of 103.9 in. These numbers will extended for about a few inches giving the vehicle the needed spacing for the interior.

What is the Interior of the 2019 Subaru Forester Going to Look Like?

We still lack the pictures of the interior of the 2019 Subaru Forester. The vehicle is probably going to make sure that they give a very stable and balanced look when it comes to the interior. We are more than fortunate that they finally decided to update the dated look which the vehicle had both inside and out. As for as the interior goes, we are under the impression that they are planning to redesign it based on the current Impreza model. As they started updating this model first, it is much easier for them to simply transfer all the elements to the next batch of vehicles.

They are probably not going to change the entire 2019 Subaru Forester to look like the Impreza. We are expecting some similar dashboard elements. There are also going to be updated in the technological department. Expect new materials for the seats as well as for the entirety of the cabin. Finally, what makes a larger difference is all the spacing the vehicle is adding. It will expand and make this car the largest Forester model now. More data will be offered in the coming months.

2019 Subaru Forester Engine Specs

There are also changes for the engine of the 2019 Subaru Forester expected. It might even happen that the decided to drop the current engine completely in favor of some newer ones. Low-displacement 1.5 or 1.6-liter turbocharged flat-four is probably going to be utilized. With this kind of a setup there will probably be about 150 to 160 horsepower available for the car with 180 lb-ft of torque. As things are looking now, it is going to be enough to power this model. There are more things to consider here and they are keeping them all a secret for now. But as the release date gets closer we can hope to find out more elements about the future model. Also added would be a 6-Speed Manual and the car will use AWD as well.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

With the new engine for the 2019 Subaru Forester, there are also going to be some new specs. The engine is still a secret which makes it hard to determine what its specifications are going to be. This is going to change soon bur for now we are estimating that the vehicle will come with an acceleration to 0-60 mph of about 7 seconds while the top speed will reach at least 122 mph. We are getting up for expanded specs and new ones and there is no doubt that the new model will make everything look better.

MPG and Fuel Economy for the 2019 Subaru Forester

We were hoping that the newest 2019 Subaru Forester was made with better gas mileage. Unfortunately, the larger vehicles and more space are not going to allow it. So the current stats are 22 mpg city and 28 mpg on the highway. There are no special changes and the EPA rates will be similar.