Subaru WRX 2022 drive Motoring Minute Review

We drive the WRX Sportswagon on a road test review

Subaru WRX has been exciting bang for your buck buyers for nearly thirty years and the latest fifth generation WRX has just been launched and it’s the best yet.

2022 Subaru WRX - TS Sportswagon.

It’s an all new model based on the brilliant Subaru Global Platform which is quieter, smoother, tighter and more responsive than before.


2022 Subaru WRX - TS sedan.

Key highlights are

  • There are two body styles, the traditional sedan and a new sportswagon version.
  • All models get a new 2.4L turbo boxer engine that produces 202kW and 350Nm from as low as 2000 rpm.
  • There is a choice between a revised short shift 6 speed MT and a smooth and responsive 8 speed Subaru Performance Transmission with drive mode, that maximises the performance of the WRX
  • A new cockpit design features an intuitive layout with highly visible and readily accessible instruments and controls
  • Models feature the vertical central screen that first appeared on the Outback.

2022 Subaru WRX - TS and RS sedan.

Pricing is from $44,990 through to $57,990 plus the usual costs.

The pick for me is the top spec tS Sportswagon version that gets all the EyeSight safety features as well as  get Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive), Intelligent Driving Dynamics and Drive Mode Select.

This is the WRX that the family can buy and love.

This is a Motoring Minute

Im Rob Fraser

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2022 Subaru WRX AWD 2.4l turbo engine


Subaru WRX tS Sportswagon

Model Price From $37,990 MLP*
Engine 2.4L 4 Cyl Boxer Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain AWD 8 speed Lineartronic Sports Performance
Power 202kW at 5,600rpm
Torque 350 Nm @ 2,000 – 5,200rpm
Safety TBA
CO2 Emissions TBA
Economy ADR 8.5 L/100km  – 9.1L/100km over our test / 63L tank
Servicing 12Mth/15,000km Capped Price 5 years/75,000km
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Our Motoring Minute has an average daily audience of over 150,000 listeners. That’s over 750,000 listeners a week and are also syndicated through various news sites around Australia.

Additionally Motoring Minute is also broadcast as part of Overdrive Radio Program, which is broadcast through the Community Radio Network across Australia.

About Rob Fraser 1979 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.