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2016 Subaru WRX - Specs

2016 Subaru WRX

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Engine Specs
Drivetrain Specs
Weights and Trailer Towing
Exterior Dimensions
Interior Dimensions

Dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise specified.

Engine 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer Turbocharged 4-cylinder
Drive Type AWD
Type and Construction 4-cylinder, horizontally opposed (BOXER), turbocharged / intercooled, aluminum cylinder heads and block
Displacement (cc) 1,998
Bore x Stroke (mm) 86 x 86
Horsepower (hp @ rpm) 268 @ 5600
Torque ( lb.-ft. @ rpm) 258 @ 2000-5200
Maximum Boost (PSI) 15.9
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Valve System Chain driven Double Overhead Camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder, Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing on intake and exhaust valves
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler
Fuel Requirement 91 AKI recommended
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 15.9
EPA Fuel Economy
(city / hwy / comb) (mpg)
6-Speed Manual 20 / 27 / 23
CVT 18 / 24 / 21

Transmission (:1) Sport Lineartronic™ CVT 6-Speed Manual
6-Ratios (Intelligent and Sport Modes) 8-Ratios (Sport Sharp Mode)
Availability WRX - Standard
WRX Premium Available Standard
WRX Limited Available Standard
AWD system Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) with planetary gear-type center differential and an electronically controlled hydraulic transfer clutch, 45:55 nominal torque split; transfers more torque to wheels with best traction Continuous All-Wheel Drive with viscous-coupling locking center differential and nominal 50:50 torque split; transfers more torque to wheels with best traction
   1st 3.505:1 3.505:1 3.454:1
   2nd 2.238:1 2.405:1 1.947:1
   3rd 1.641:1 1.855:1 1.296:1
   4th 1.194:1 1.544:1 0.972:1
   5th 0.880:1 1.258:1 0.780:1
   6th 0.611:1 1.032:1 0.666:1
   7th - 0.856:1 -
   8th - 0.716:1 -
Reverse 2.345:1 2.345:1 3.636:1
Final Drive 3.90:1 3.90:1 4.11:1
Stability / traction control Vehicle Dynamics Control with all-wheel, all-speed traction control and Active Torque Vectoring
Stability / traction control Vehicle Dynamics Control with all-wheel, all-speed traction control and Active Torque Vectoring

Exterior Dimensions & Capacities 2016 Subaru WRX
Length (in.) 180.9
Height (in.) At roof 58.1
Width (in.) 70.7
Wheelbase (in.) 104.3
Track (in.)

Front 60.2
Rear 60.6

Interior Dimensions Front Row Second Row
Seating capacity 5 Passenger
2 3
Head room (in.) With moonroof 37.2 37.1
Without moonroof 39.8 37.1
Leg room (in.) 43.3 35.4
Shoulder room (in.) 55.6 54.2
Hip room (in.) 52.1 53.1
EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) With moonroof 93.1
Without moonroof 96.6
Trunk capacity (cu. ft.) 12.0
Trunk liftover height (in.) 27.0

Suspension 2016 Subaru WRX
Type 4-wheel independent; sport-tuned plus special chassis reinforcements
Front MacPherson-type struts; inverted struts for Premium and Limited, aluminum lower L-arms with pillow ball mounts and bushings, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Double wishbone with subframe, pillow ball bushings for lower lateral links, coil springs and stabilizer bar

Steering Base Premium and Limited
Type Rack-and-pinion with electric power assist Rack-and-pinion with electric power assist
Turns (lock to lock) 2.8 2.7
Steering Ratio 14.3:1 14.4:1
Turning diameter, curb-to-curb (ft.) 35.4 36.0

Wheels and Tires 2016 Subaru WRX
WRX Wheels Size (in.) 17 x 8.0
Material Aluminum-alloy wheels with dark gray finish
Tires Size 235/45 R17 94W
Type Summer-performance tires
WRX Premium / WRX Limited Wheels Size (in.) 18 x 8.5
Material Aluminum-alloy wheels with gray finish
Tires Size 245/40 R18 97W
Type Summer-performance tires

Brakes 2016 Subaru WRX
Type Power-assisted 4-wheel disc with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and 4-channel / 4-sensor ABS, Brake Assist and Brake Override
Front Type Ventilated discs dual-piston calipers
Size (in.) 12.4
Rear Type Solid discs, single-piston calipers
Size (in.) 11.3

Weights, Capacities 2016 Subaru WRX
Curb Weight, (lbs) WRX 3272
WRX Premium 3322
WRX Limited 3340

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