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2015 Subaru WRX: LA Auto Show

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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

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What Is It?

The 2015 Subaru WRX is a sporty compact sedan with a powerful turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Available since 2002, the latest WRX marks the beginning of the model's third generation. Like previous WRX models, the all-new 2015 WRX is based on Subaru's compact Impreza sedan, which came out for the 2012 model year.

Under the 2015 WRX's hood, there's a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. While that's only a slight increase over the previous WRX (just 3 hp and 14 lb-ft), Subaru says the torque is available across a wider rev range. That means acceleration will undoubtedly improve.

As for transmissions, the WRX will offer two: a standard 6-speed manual or an optional CVT automatic. The manual will reach 60 miles per hour in just 5.4 seconds, though Subaru says the CVT -- which includes a manual shift gate -- will need another second to hit 60 mph. All-wheel drive remains standard -- and despite its increased size, Subaru says the latest WRX is just 59 pounds heavier than the outgoing model.

Subaru only showed a WRX sedan in LA. While the WRX lineup has traditionally included a hatchback, Subaru has not yet announced if the 2015 model will offer the 5-door body style. Subaru also hasn't revealed plans for an even sportier WRX STI, which is also usually included in the model's lineup.

How Much?

Pricing has not yet been announced, though we expect pricing for the 2015 WRX won't stray far from the current model. That means the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) will likely start around $26,500 with shipping.

When Can You Get It?

March 2014

Add It to Your Shopping List Because...

The 2015 Subaru WRX boasts more of what we've always loved about the sporty compact. There's a 6-speed stick, beefy styling, the signature hood scoop and standard all-wheel drive. And the 268-hp engine provides monstrous acceleration to boot. Best of all, the pricing and fuel economy are fairly reasonable, considering the car's performance potential.

Other Cars to Consider

Ford Focus ST -- Don't dismiss the sporty Ford Focus ST just because it has front-wheel drive. The ST offers tremendous handling, more than 250 horses and base pricing that's around $2,000 lower than the WRX.

Subaru BRZ -- Subaru's own BRZ may not be a sedan, but it offers WRX-level thrills for a similar price. It's also more adept at handling -- and we think it's pretty handsome, too.

Volkswagen Golf R -- Although the Golf R's last model year was 2013, we expect a new one to debut with the redesigned Volkswagen Golf. The 2013 model offered 256 hp, all-wheel drive and a high-quality interior.

Used Subaru Impreza WRX STI -- The 2013 STI boasts an impressive 305 horses, giving it a distinct advantage over the WRX. Of course, it's also more expensive -- but not if you go after a used model.

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2015 Subaru WRX: LA Auto Show