Editors’ Picks: Top Cars We Drove in 2021

2022 Subaru WRX
Twenty years since the rally-inspired WRX first arrived for the U.S. market, the fifth-generation debuts for the 2022 model year, built on the stiffer Subaru Global Platform and powered by a turbocharged 2.4-liter flat 4-cylinder Boxer engine. With exclusive body panels no longer shared with Impreza, the evolutionary design features a larger hexagonal grille, a hood scoop, a revised front fascia, bulging fenders and somewhat controversial fender cladding. Subaru explains that the cladding improves aerodynamics, including its textured surface. The new design tapers at the rear with new connected taillights, rear spoiler and an aggressive quad exhaust. The 2.4-liter engine produces 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and gets combined with a standard 6-speed manual transmission or available CVT dubbed Subaru Performance Transmission.

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