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Get to Know the New 2019 Subaru WRX in San Jose!

From normal morning commutes around San Jose and Santa Clara, to off road adventures on the outskirts of Mountain View and Sunnyvale, the new 2019 Subaru WRX is built to do it all. While the new 2019 WRX stands out from the pack thanks to its sporty engine, appearance, and legendary all-wheel drive capability, its comfortable seating for five passengers, surprising trunk space, and high level of features and technology integrated throughout also make it both practical and fun.

This year's 2019 Subaru WRX adds onto its already iconic status by adding a new limited-edition model, upgrading the Starlink multimedia system, and making the Eyesight Driver Assist Technology system available across more models. And with an enhanced engine offered on all new WRX STI models, you're sure to have more fun behind the wheel than ever before!

What's New in the New 2019 Subaru WRX Lineup?

The 2019 WRX receives notable upgrades and enhancements across the board. The all-new limited-edition Series Gray model is now available, offering unique styling and upgraded equipment, including a gray khaki paint with black badging and alloy wheels, while also coming with standard LED steering responsive headlights and LED fog lights. The standard Starlink multimedia system now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all models, while the Eyesight Driver Assist Technology system is now standard on Premium and Limited trims.

2019 Subaru WRX: Performance

Under the hood, the new 2019 WRX continues to come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 268-horsepower. All WRX STI models come equipped with an enhanced 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 310-horsepower, which is five more horsepower than previous model years. Both engines are paired with a choice of a six-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission, allowing you to choose the performance that fits your driving preferences best. All models come equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, providing you with optimal traction, handling, and balance on any driving surface, letting you experience exhilaration both on the city streets around San Jose and off the beaten paths in California.

2019 Subaru WRX: Interior Features and Technology

The WRX offers comfortable seating for five passengers and 12 cubic feet of trunk space, allowing you to not only enjoy a sporty performance and stylish build, but also everyday functionality. Every model comes equipped with a Starlink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless connectivity to your mobile device, and with an available GPS navigation system, you'll never get lost on your way to Mountain View.

2019 Subaru WRX: Safety Features

The WRX now features the Eyesight Driver Assist Technology system on more models, providing you with safety technology like pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist. Other available safety features include blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and LED steering responsive headlights, providing you with peace of mind every time you take to the streets in Cupertino or Sunnyvale.

2019 Subaru WRX: Trim Levels

  • WRX
  • WRX Premium
  • WRX Limited
  • WRX STI Limited

Test Drive a New 2019 Subaru WRX Model Today Near Santa Clara!

With such an athletic and fun performance to offer throughout the entire lineup of new 2019 Subaru WRX models, the only way to understand the level of enjoyment that the new WRX can provide you with is to drive one and experience it for yourself! We welcome drivers from all over the greater Cupertino, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale areas to join us in San Jose at Stevens Creek Subaru to test drive a new WRX model and get a feel for excitement it can provide you with today!

2018 WRX Details

2018 Subaru WRX Cars for Sale in San Jose Near Santa Clara

Subaru has made their name on their rugged, reliable models. Drivers everywhere know that a Subaru is safe, and (with the exception of the Subaru BRZ), it will come with standard all-wheel drive. However, this isn't all the 2018 Subaru WRX has to offer. It offers plenty of the rugged Subaru reliability we all know and love, but with another major draw: the 2018 Subaru WRX can haul.

Power and Performance

Subaru gives you plenty of power right out of the gate with the 2018 Subaru WRX. It features a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which gives out 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is standard, with an available efficient continuously variable transmission. For even more power, Subaru offers an available turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which gives out an increased 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Of course, since it's made by Subaru, the 2018 Subaru WRX has standard symmetrical all-wheel drive, perfect for all of your Mountain View adventures.


The 2018 Subaru WRX offers plenty of power, but it doesn't skimp on the safety. Subaru is famous for their auto safety commitment, and the 2018 Subaru WRX received a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. You're in good hands wherever you go throughout Santa Clara and Cupertino with this sedan. Subaru also offers several available safety technologies for the 2018 Subaru WRX, to help give you an extra set of eyes on the road... not to mention another foot on the brake pedal. Available Subaru EyeSight adds adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, and more.


The standard 6.2-inch infotainment touchscreen on the 2018 Subaru WRX is convenient and easy to use. It features Bluetooth connectivity, which makes it easy for you to connect your favorite compatible devices up to the standard six-speaker sound system. The available seven-inch touchscreen is even easier. Audiophiles will be drawn to the available nine-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, which delivers even better audio quality. For those who struggle reading a roadmap, the 2018 Subaru WRX offers an available navigation system that will help you find your way to any destination in Sunnyvale or beyond.

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Trim Levels

The 2018 Subaru WRX is available in five different trim levels: the base, Premium, Limited, STI, and STI Limited trims. Each one offers increased levels of comfort and capability; there is a right kind of 2018 Subaru WRX for every kind of driver.


  • Powered by the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Heated side mirrors won't fog up when you need them most
  • 17-inch wheels with performance tires


  • Sunroof lets in some extra light, making the trip more enjoyable
  • Heated front seats keep you comfortable on those chilly winter mornings
  • Larger 7-inch infotainment touchscreen


  • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat is comfortable for drivers of all shapes and sizes
  • Keyless entry and ignition make driving more convenient
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery adds an extra touch of class


  • More powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Front and rear limited-slip differentials
  • Largely similar to the Subaru WRX Premium

STI Limited

  • Navigation system helps you find your way around town
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Similar to the Subaru WRX Limited

Come See for Yourself

If you're interested in the 2018 Subaru WRX, come take the next step: taking it for a test drive. Reading about the 2018 Subaru WRX is one thing, but it can't compare to getting some firsthand experience behind the wheel. Give us a call today at (877) 869-0971 to get in touch, or come visit us in person right here in San Jose, CA. At Stevens Creek Subaru, we help drivers from all over the Santa Clara, Cupertino, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale areas. We can't wait to help you too.

How Does the WRX Stand Up Against the Competition?

The Subaru WRX vs. the Honda Civic Si

  • The standard engine in the base Subaru WRX is considerably more powerful than the standard engine in the base Honda Civic SI; compare 268 hp and 258 lb-ft torque in the former to 205 hp and 192 lb-ft torque in the latter.
  • Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in the WRX offers exceptionally more command on the road than the Civic Si's standard front wheel drive.
  • Climb inside and find that the WRX offers more front head and leg room as well as more rear head, shoulder, and hip room for a more comfortable ride than the Civic Si can offer.
  • A slightly larger cargo area in the WRX means you can carry that much more on your trips than in the Civic Si.
  • According to Edmunds.com, the WRX scored a higher Average Consumer Rating than the Civic Si for Performance, in which the WRX earned 5 stars.

The Subaru WRX vs. the Ford Focus RS

  • The WRX's starting price is exceptionally lower than the Focus RS' starting price; compare $27,515 MSRP to $36,995 MSRP respectively.
  • The standard engine in the WRX offers higher fuel efficiency than the Focus RS, both in the city as well as on the highway.
  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in the WRX offers a more balanced and stabilized ride than the Focus RS' all-wheel drive.
  • The WRX offers more front head and leg room as well as more rear shoulder, hip, and leg room for superior comfort over the Focus RS on even the longest rides.
  • Moving up to the highest trim levels - the WRX STI Limited and the base Focus RS (the only trim level) - you'll find that the WRX offers the following advantages: standard features like heated seating, power front seats, navigation, and a power glass sunroof, all of which are only options on the Focus RS; the same passenger space increases as stated above for a more comfortable ride than the Focus RS; a total of seven exterior color options, putting the Focus RS' four color options to shame.

The Subaru WRX vs. the Mazda3

  • Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in the WRX easily outpaces the Mazda3's standard front wheel drive.
  • The WRX's standard engine kicks out significantly more power than the Mazda3's standard engine; compare 268 hp and 258 lb-ft torque to 155 hp and 150 lb-ft torque, respectively.
  • Standard features in the WRX like automatic climate control, satellite radio, and alloy wheels are only optional or available on higher trims of the Mazda3.
  • You'll find more front head and leg room in the WRX, ensuring a more comfortable drive than the Mazda3 can offer.
  • At the highest trim levels - the WRX STI Limited and the Mazda3 Grand Touring - the WRX still offers all-wheel drive over the Mazda3's front wheel drive; the WRX has considerably more horsepower and torque than the Mazda3's engine; a 6-speed manual transmission in the WRX provides a more engaging and fun driving experience than the Mazda3's 6-speed shiftable automatic; the WRX offers standard navigation, which is only optional in the Mazda3; the WRX has more front leg room to help you stretch out on long drives; a lower ground clearance in the WRX gives a much sportier and aggressive appearance.

The Subaru WRX vs. the Ford Mustang Coupe

  • Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in the WRX provides more control than the Mustang's standard rear wheel drive.
  • The standard engine in the base WRX offers higher fuel economy in the city than the base Mustang's standard engine.
  • The WRX offers standard features such as automatic climate control, HD Radio, and satellite radio, which are only optional or available on higher trims of the Mustang.
  • More front head room and more rear head, shoulder, hip, and leg room in the WRX means even your tallest passengers will have no trouble getting comfortable compared to the Mustang.
  • According to Edmunds.com, the estimated overall 5-Year Ownership Costs of the WRX is more affordable than that of the Mustang - compare $323,981 to $33,039 respectively - sure to save you money in the long run.