We’re going to be discussing more about rallying in a moment on this Sunday of the Daytona 500, but first, let’s discuss a vehicle that can let you play race driver, or international rally star, to your heart’s content. Subaru builds an array of interesting vehicles, none of which can give you goosebumps like the new-for-2022 WRX compact. Regardless of trim and performance level, the WRX is still the closest thing to an all-out rally car that the authorities will let you slap with license plates. The pricing starts at an entirely reasonable $29,105.
We say so confidently because no matter which 2022 WRX you select, you’re in for a ride, because every WRX boasts Subaru’s turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four with 271 horsepower and an electronically managed wastegate, churning its fabled asymmetrical all-wheel drive with torque vectoring. A standard six-speed manual driveline is augmented by a fast-shifting Subaru Performance Transmission that’s standard on the new, line-topping GT level, whose own base MSRP begins at $41,895. This is a serious car, riding on the Subaru Global Platform and newly available with Eyesight driver-assist technology. In ascending order, the WRX levels are base, Premium, Limited and GT.