2022 Subaru WRX Review: All-Season Performance

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Standard All-Wheel Drive
As with all Subaru models except BRZ, all-wheel drive is standard on the WRX. With the 6-speed manual transmission, the continuous all-wheel drive features a viscous coupling locking center differential that distributes torque 50:50 front to rear under normal circumstances. When wheelslip occurs the system can transfer more torque to the wheels with best traction. When equipped with the Subaru Performance Transmission, the variable torque distribution all-wheel drive uses a planetary-gear-type center differential and an electronically controlled hydraulic transfer clutch to manage torque distribution between front and rear wheels. The normal torque distribution is 45:55 front to rear, and the system continually optimizes torque distribution based on driving conditions with input from steering wheel angle, yaw and lateral g-force sensors.

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