Performance of the 2018 Subaru WRX



If there is one thing that everyone knows about WRX vehicles, it is that they're not only fast, but they perform efficiently and consistently. This especially holds true with the 2018 Subaru WRX. This vehicle gives you plenty of options to get the most out of your machine, and brings a new-generation of technology to help further the rally-bred performance car. For those reasons, we're going to be showing you the different points that make up the extraordinary performance available with the 2018 WRX. If you're interested in learning about the BOXER engine, the high-performance chassis, and the symmetrical AWD and Active Torque Vectoring, then you need to continue reading down below!

What engine is in the 2018 WRX?

The 2018 Subaru WRX comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder BOXER engine. This engine works in conjunction with an intercooler, a twin-scroll turbocharger, Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System, high compression, and direct fuel injection. The amount of power produces with this engine is around 258 lb-ft of torque and 268 horsepower. The transmission that comes with this engine is the Sport Lineartronic CVT. This transmission allows you to have the choice between automatic shifting 8 pre-selected ratios, along with six-speed and eight-speed manual shifting modes with wheel paddle switches. You can also choose between three modes, Intelligent, Sport, and Sport Sharp. When you choose Intelligent mode, SI-DRIVE gives you a more relaxed throttle response curve, which is perfect for commuting. There are many ways to enjoy this engine and transmission, and all of them put the power in your hands.

What can I learn about the high-performance chassis?

In order to continue making the WRX the rally-bred performance car to beat, Subaru is continually changing and re-imagining things. One such aspect that has been changed is the chassis. This chassis uses high-tensile steel along with special stiffening elements at different locations. The aluminum alloy lower control arms work with pillow ball-type joint mounts and pillow ball-type join bushings. If you buy the WRX you'll immediately feel the steering response as soon as you touch the steering wheel, and that is all thanks to the evolutionary steps carried forward by Subaru. 

What are the two types of symmetrical AWD and Active Torque Vectoring?

When the powerful engine that runs the WRX is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, this vehicle uses Continuous AWD. This means that a viscous coupling distributes torque 50:50 to the front and rear. This system works with Vehicle Dynamics Control to provide traction control and added stability. Even if something like slippage occurs, the system can transfer torque to wheels that have the most traction. The other transmission, the Sport Lineartronic CVT, works with Variable Torque Distribution. This planetary gear-type center differential manages distribution throughout the vehicle. Usually the distribution is about 45:55, with the rear wheels having more torque for the best handling agility. This system optimizes torque distribution depending on driving conditions, along with yaw and lateral g-force sensors. Active Torque Vectoring itself is a yaw-control system that employs the front brakes. That means that whenever cornering, the system puts pressure on the inside front wheel in order to enhance response and reduce understeer.

If you're looking for a rally-bred vehicle with off-the-charts performance, then you need to check out the 2018 Subaru WRX. Subaru has continued to innovate new technology to make this vehicle better than ever. For more information you can send in your questions, or you can check out inventory of 2018 Subaru WRX vehicles!

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