Are the Subaru WRX and WRX STI the best new sports cars for the year 2021? According to a recent survey, Subaru is the best value brand.
Will you buy a Subaru WRX or a Subaru WRX STI in 2021? Subaru has won the Best Performance Brand of any automaker in the Kelly Blue Book (KBB) 2021 Brand Image Awards. According to KBB, Subaru of America is also the Best Overall Brand and Most Trusted Brand.
What does winning the award for best value brand suggest for sports car buyers? The 2021 Subaru WRX and 2021 Subaru WRX STI are the most famous and fastest-selling performance cars. It also has to do with Subaru’s efforts to promote the brand among performance enthusiasts.
“The KBB.com audience has dubbed Subaru tops in this category for the second year in a row, thanks in no small part to the WRX and WRX STI performance sedans,” according to KBB. Both of these models (as well as the BRZ sports coupe) are a blast to drive and provide thrills at a fair price.”
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Despite the fact that the WRX and STI are being completely redesigned, the current generation models are among the best performance values in North America and the world.
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There are a few reasons why Subaru takes home the KBB Best Performance Brand award again in 2021. The WRX and WRX STI offer all-wheel-drive as standard equipment, which sets the brand apart from all other automakers. When it snows, you won’t find the performance models sitting in the garage.
The WRX and STI are more economical than any other sports car, and they keep their value better than any other. The WRX received the best resale value prize, which you can read about here.
What would the Subaru WRX cost in 2021?
The 2021 WRX is available with a 6-speed manual transmission for $28,420, a Premium manual for $30,970, a Premium CVT for $32,870, a Limited manual for $33,020, and a Limited CVT for $34,920. Destination and distribution are included in the price ($925).
The base model of the 2021 WRX STI costs $38,170, while the WRX STI Limited with Wing or low profile trunk spoiler costs $42,870. Destination and distribution are included in the price ($925). Recaro front seats ($2,250) are the only option package provided by STI.
The sport-tuned 2021 Subaru WRX and performance-tuned 2021 Subaru WRX STI earn Subaru the Best Performance Brand title. They’re fun to drive, reliable, and outperform any sports car in terms of resale value.
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Denis Flierl has spent more than 30 years in the automotive industry as a consultant, collaborating with every major automobile manufacturer. He is a Rocky Mountain Automotive Press certified member. Visit Subaru Study, where he covers every model from the Japanese automaker.