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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

180.3” x 58.1”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Engine performance
  • Handling
  • Adjustable center differential (STI)

The bad:

  • WRX deserves a six-speed gearbox
  • STI sedan's giant wing spoiler

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Based on previous-generation Impreza
  • Sedan or hatchback body style
  • 265-hp WRX or 305-hp WRX STI
  • Brembo-brand brakes (STI)
  • Standard all-wheel drive

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Based on the previous-generation Impreza compact car, the five-seat performance-oriented WRX is available in sedan and hatchback body styles. If you’re looking for more power, Subaru also offers the WRX STI. Competitors include the Mazdaspeed3 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

(Skip to details on the: WRX STI)
New for 2014
The available navigation system now includes Aha-based smartphone integration.
Exterior Highlights

  • Wide fenders
  • Functional hood scoop for intercooler
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Rear roof spoiler (hatchback)
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available heated side mirrors

Interior Highlights

  • Sport seats with black cloth upholstery and red accent stitching
  • Aluminum pedals
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • USB port and MP3 jack

Under the Hood

  • 265-horsepower, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Engine uses premium gas
  • All-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtains airbags that protect front and backseat occupants against head injury
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system

The STI version of the WRX comes in sedan or hatchback form. Its suspension is tuned with higher spring rates and thicker stabilizer bars. It remains a step firmer and more performance oriented than the regular WRX.

  • 305-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual
  • All-wheel-drive system with limited-slip front and rear differentials
  • Center differential has three driver-selectable performance modes and variable torque distribution settings
  • Brakes use Brembo-brand four-piston front and two-piston rear calipers
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Quad exhaust tips
  • Wing spoiler for sedan

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 3.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most recent consumer reviews


The nay-sayers are liars.

I absolutely love my 2013 WRX Hatchback. I got mine used at 80,000 miles and I've already put 13,000 miles on in less than 9 months. I RELIGIOUSLY let mine warm up before driving, I change oil every 3,500-4,000 miles, I CLEAN THE MAF SENSOR often (extremely easy), and I do not have any engine modifications done... This motor has been reliable through and through if you truly take care of it, just like any car... [I also suggest a good throttle-body cleaning, and I'm about to do my spark plugs soon too!] The cloth seat gets slightly uncomfortable if you're really moving your body around roughly, but 2.5 hour road trips don't bother me at all. The space on the hatchback model is legendary, it's ALMOST as good as my old 2009 Scion xB... Less headroom/height, but it is just as wide, and deep! The sound system is also mid-tier but that's easily fixable... Especially if you have a cat-back exhaust like me, then you'll never turn the radio on anyway LOL! My pops has a 930-WHP 6-speed Challenger Hellcat... So I can't necessarily call this car fast; But it is very quick for what it is regarding the price... It corners faster than the average person could ever handle, and off-road it is just as awesome as you would dream. [Coil-overs are a great upgrade for this car (or any car), in an effort to improve handling.] Of course, during some latter model years, all WRX's and STI's come with the wide-body... so the car just looks extremely beautiful in my opinion. I also put aftermarket LED headlights and taillights on mine to really seal off the look of the car! This was also my first manual car, which I really, really, REALLY love to drive... The shifter itself is a little 'clunky', but a Cobb aftermarket Short-Shifter+Bushings could easily fix that. The clutch has always felt perfect to me; Not too light, not too heavy... This car is great, and I hope you buy one to fall in love with too!


Great Car - Tons of bang for your buck!

The WRX was an amazing performance car to own. It easily outfoxes many much more powerful cars through it's incredible handling. Without traction control it is a beast and a true performance machine - you don't buy a WRX for the interior - it's for one reason - it's fast as xxxxx.


Perfect bridge of old and new Subarus

I purchased this car (a 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI) as part of a trade-in on a 2017 Subaru WRX, after losing my project/daily driver (a 2002 Subaru WRX) to a hit-and-run incident. This car is the perfect balance of the two; all the amenities of a new car (Bluetooth, Nav, heated leather seats, dynamic throttle and center differential controls, etc.), with all the character and styling of the older Subarus to go with it. Never before have I felt so comfortable, while having a smile from ear to ear, as I make my way around winding back-roads. The car is stunning in just about any color, but the Crystal White Pearl (CWP) on my specific vehicle was as bright and vibrant as the newer 2017, despite the 3 year difference between them. Though I found my listing with only 9k miles (extremely low for this make/model), the car still felt as tight and fresh as a brand new car off the showroom floor. While this car is currently my daily driver, it will soon be replaced in that role by a much cheaper (less precious to me) daily to help preserve the fantastic condition I found it in.

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Based on the 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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