Get to Know the New Subaru WRX at Jim Keras Subaru

When you're on the hunt for a vehicle that has the performance of a sports car and the space of a sedan, the Subaru WRX is probably on your list of possibilities. We understand why-with its bold, sporty style and impeccable Subaru engineering, the WRX brings the thrill back into driving.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Subaru WRX

Does the Subaru WRX offer all-wheel-drive?

Yes. All models of the WRX come standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive. This system uses a balanced design and layout to distribute weight and power evenly across the vehicle. That means that the WRX can send power efficiently to the wheels as needed to provide excellent traction. The careful balance also gives the car more stability; that means you can take sharp corners or drive in rough conditions with confidence.

Does the Subaru WRX offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto?

Every Subaru WRX has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both systems operate using the in-car Subaru STARLINK Multimedia system. When you connect your phone, the STARLINK screen displays a selection of apps; this enables you to choose music, get directions, send texts, and more without handling your phone. Instead, simply tap the touchscreen or use the voice-activation commands.

How many people can fit inside the Subaru WRX?

The WRX offers space for five people, including the driver. The WRX also comes with the LATCH system, so you can install a child seat safely.

Does the Subaru WRX have a backup camera?

All models of the WRX have a standard backup camera. The live video feed from the camera is displayed on your STARLINK multimedia screen as soon as you shift the WRX into reverse. When you shift into another gear, the camera feed disappears.

Does the Subaru WRX offer remote start?

No. The WRX is not available with remote-start but it does come with keyless entry and a push-button start.

Is the Subaru WRX good at driving in the snow?

Since each WRX is equipped with symmetrical all-wheel drive, it performs well in snowy conditions. The WRX also comes with a traction control system on all four wheels. When the system senses that one or more of your tires are losing traction on the roads of Memphis, it automatically applies your brakes to those wheels. Then, it cuts back on engine torque to help you stay in control - a beneficial feature in snow and ice.

What's more, the WRX also comes with vehicle dynamics control. This system keeps track of each function of your car from the steering angle to the yaw rate and G-forces. If you're driving in the snow and the car starts to travel off of your planned route, the VDC system engages to help you get back on track. Keep in mind that the WRX has a low ground clearance, which means that it performs best in light snow which makes it a great vehicle for the Germantown area.

Does the Subaru WRX require special fuel?

Yes. Every model of the WRX requires premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. The correct fuel is essential for the turbocharged direct-injection engines to function efficiently.

How many trim levels does the Subaru WRX offer?

There are five trim levels of the Subaru WRX. The first three are the WRX, WRX Premium, and the WRX Limited. These models all come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged Subaru BOXER four-cylinder engine, which delivers 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. If you want more power, you can choose the WRX STI or the WRX STI Limited; they feature a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, so you get 310 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque.

See the Subaru WRX for Yourself at Jim Keras Subaru

If the Subaru WRX seems like it might fit neatly into your life in Germantown, stop in to see our team. We're delighted to answer your questions about financing, schedule a test drive, and help you figure out which features will improve your commute to and from Bartlett.