2017 Subaru WRX Limited for sale in Billings MT

ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE WRX LIMITED
2017 Subaru WRX Limited 4-Door Sedan
Exterior Color:      Dark Gray Metallic
Interior Color:      Carbon Black
Stock Number: P2150B
Mileage: 13,396
Engine: 2.0L Turbo H4 268hp 258ft. lbs.
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
Warranty: Remainder of Factory Warranty
Title: Clear
VIN: JF1VA1J64H9803595
Internet Price: $29,995
Vehicle Description
Edmunds


For 2017, the Subaru WRX receives reverse automatic braking as part of its optional EyeSight safety package. All WRXs now have automatic headlights and auto-up window switches for the front windows.




vehicle overview


If you're looking for a grocery-getting sedan with best in-class fuel economy, a comfortable driving experience and a reserved demeanor, you've come to the wrong review. The 2017 Subaru WRX is as akin to those things as Congress is to bipartisan deal-making. Instead, this is a compact four-door offering an entirely different group of virtues: a raucous rally-based heritage, beefy turbocharged power and precision handling and steering.

The WRX and even-faster WRX STI are powered by turbocharged, four-cylinder engines. Both offer decent fuel economy but place the emphasis on power: 268 ponies in the regular WRX and 305 hp in the STI. You can make the most of this power, too, thanks to the extra traction provided by the WRX's sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. Hit the gas exiting a tight turn and the WRX won't lose any power due to overzealous wheelspin. Of course, there's the traditional benefit, too: all-wheel drive provides extra traction in wet weather.

Precise steering and track-worthy handling are other WRX hallmarks. Unfortunately, this focus on performance comes at the detriment of some modern creature comforts. The WRX interior is outfitted with decent tech, but it's not going to wow you with superb build quality, low levels of road noise or stylish design. Granted, those concerns fade away pretty quickly when you're testing the limits of grip along an empty canyon road on your day off. It's therefore a simple question you need to ask yourself: Are you willing to trade a bit of comfort and practicality for fun?

Before you answer that question, though, you should take a look at what the competition is up to. The standard WRX goes up against cars like the Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen GTI. All three are quick and reasonably priced, but the ST and GTI are a bit more grown up. Their interiors and on-road performance are a bit more refined, and they offer enhanced practicality thanks to their hatchback body styles. On the downside, though, their front-wheel-drive layouts don't give you as much performance potential.

If you're looking for rivals for the more powerful WRX STI, you'll again be seeing Ford and Volkswagen badges. This time, it's the Focus RS and Golf R. Both share the same benefits noted above, but they have all-wheel drive to put them back in the running, along with some serious power upgrades of their own. Overall, we think the 2017 Subaru WRX is undoubtedly fast and fun to drive, but that competition is stiff. A test-drive is probably the best way to figure out which is your favorite. Just be sure to ask for a route with plenty of curves.




trim levels & features


The 2017 Subaru WRX is only available as a sedan. There are a total of five trim levels when you split up the standard WRX and the more powerful WRX STI. The standard WRX can be had in base, Premium and Limited trims; the WRX STI comes only in base and Limited trim levels.

The base WRX comes with 17-inch wheels wrapped in summer performance tires, a trunk-lid spoiler, cruise control, sport front seats with cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, a 6.2-inch vehicle information display, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth connectivity and Subaru's Starlink six-speaker infotainment system with a 6.2-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, CD player, USB and auxiliary inputs and smartphone app integration.

Next up the trim ladder is the WRX Premium, which adds 18-inch wheels (also with summer tires), foglights, a sunroof, heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icers and heated mirrors.

The WRX Limited model adds to that with an eight-way power driver seat, leather-trimmed upholstery, LED low-beam headlights, keyless ignition and entry and a 7-inch Starlink touchscreen.

WRX Premium buyers who stick with the manual transmission can also get the optional 7-inch screen, plus a premium nine-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

The WRX Limited with a manual transmission can be ordered with navigation and the premium nine-speaker media system, plus optional blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert systems. Limited buyers who select the continuously variable transmission (CVT) can also get those features, plus Subaru's optional EyeSight front collision mitigation system. It includes adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking and lane departure warning/intervention systems, plus an electronic parking brake and steering-responsive foglights that help illuminate corners and curves. The EyeSight system is not available with the stick shift, though.

WRX STI base models come with all the WRX Premium items except the sunroof. The base STI also adds a more powerful engine, Brembo brakes, front and rear limited-slip differentials, driver-selectable modes for the center differential, a more aggressively tuned suspension and dual-zone automatic climate control. Step up to the STI Limited and you'll get back the sunroof and add unique 18-inch BBS wheels, keyless ignition and entry, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and the premium audio system with navigation.

Optional for the STI Limited is the no-cost choice between the iconic rally-style tall wing spoiler and a low-profile trunk lip spoiler. Note that EyeSight is not offered for the WRX STI.

There are also several dealer-installed options available for both the WRX and STI, including a performance exhaust (for the base WRX), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, short-throw shifter, various carbon-fiber trim, unique shift knobs and interior lighting accents.




performance & mpg


For the standard WRX, power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter, horizontally opposed four-cylinder "boxer" engine that puts out 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive and a manual transmission are standard.

A CVT with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is optional for WRX Premium and Limited trim levels. Those paddles let the transmission impersonate either a six- or eight-speed automatic, depending on driving mode.

When we tested the standard WRX with the manual transmission, it went from zero to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. Subaru says the WRX with a CVT takes 5.9 seconds to cover the same distance. For some perspective, a VW GTI we tested (with the DSG automated transmission) took 6.1 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph. A Ford Focus ST takes 6.4 seconds to get to 60 mph.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the WRX with a manual transmission is 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway), while CVT-equipped models are rated at 21 mpg combined (18 city/24 highway).

Power for the STI comes from a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine rated at 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. A beefed-up six-speed manual is the only transmission you can get with the STI. In our testing, the STI accelerated to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds. That's quicker than a Golf R with the manual (5.3 seconds), but a Golf R with the DSG automatic rocketed to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds in our testing.

EPA fuel economy for the STI is 19 mpg combined (17 city/23 highway) for the STI.




safety


Every WRX model gets standard traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, a rearview camera, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning systems are optional.

Subaru's EyeSight is optional on the WRX Limited with a CVT. The package adds automated pre-collision braking (both forward and in reverse), lane departure warning and intervention systems and independently operating, steering-responsive foglights to help illuminate curves.

In Edmunds brake testing, a WRX with summer tires stopped from 60 mph in a short 106 feet. A slightly heavier (by about 100 pounds) STI actually took a tiny bit longer at 108 feet in our test. To its credit, the STI's upgraded brakes didn't fade as much after multiple panic stops, compared to the regular WRX.

The WRX received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest rating of "Good" for small overlap and moderate overlap frontal-offset collision tests, as well as a "Good" score in the side-impact, roof-strength and seats/head restraints (whiplash protection) tests. The WRX's EyeSight option received the highest possible rating of "Superior" for its optional crash avoidance and mitigation technology.




interior


With the WRX, the emphasis is clearly on the performance, not the interior. As a driver's car, the driving position is spot on, as are the firm, nicely bolstered sport seats. Thin roof pillars provide for excellent outward visibility, and large side mirrors make it easy to monitor conditions to the sides and rear.

Interior design and layout are basic, with simple and easy-to-use controls, but not much in the way of frills. Audio quality and infotainment usability were previously sore spots for Subaru, but with this generation of WRX, things have improved quite a bit. Especially improved are the base audio system and the standard 6.2-inch screen.

The WRX has 12 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk. This is below average for a small sedan. Also, most of the WRX's rivals are offered as more versatile hatchbacks (the GTI can hold up to 22.8 cubic feet of cargo behind its rear seats, for instance).




driving


Regardless of engine/transmission choice, the WRX is a blast to drive. It steers nimbly and sharply, and you can utilize the all-wheel-drive system to put the power down a lot more quickly coming out of a turn than you can in a front-drive rival like the Focus ST. The WRX does exactly what Subaru meant it to be: it's a thrill machine that grips and rips with enthusiasm.

The standard WRX's turbocharged 2.0-liter engine bogs down a bit if you try to pull away quickly at low rpm, but it's strong throughout the rest of its operating range. There's a big surge of turbocharged power in the midrange that becomes quite addicting. The manual transmission's clutch is tricky to modulate smoothly, but given the overall enjoyment to be had from shifting your own gears, it's a small price to pay, in our opinion. If you don't want to row your own, the CVT is a good consolation prize, with steering-wheel-mounted shifter paddles and driver-selectable operating modes to present plenty of opportunity to make the most of the engine's output.

The more powerful, larger engine in the WRX STI raises the bar a few more pegs. Combine it with limited-slip differentials, hefty Brembo brakes and a beefed-up six-speed manual and you've got a truly serious performance sedan. It's a blast to drive and makes the most of its all-wheel-drive traction. The STI has a very stiff ride quality, however, which is jarring even for this class of car.
 
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Contact Information
Dana Motors   —
Main: (406) 656-7654
Pre-Owned: (406) 545-4700
Vehicle Features & Options

Standard Features

Air Conditioning:
  Air Filtration
  Single Front Air Conditioning Zones
  Automatic Climate Control Front Air Conditioning
  Second Row Rear Vents
Airbags:
  Occupant Sensing Passenger Airbag Deactivation
  Dual Front Airbags
  Driver Knee Airbags
  Front Side Airbags
  Front Side Curtain Airbags
  Side-Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor
Audio System:
  Diversity Antenna
  Bluetooth Auxiliary Audio Input
  MP3 Playback In-Dash CD
  Aha Internet Radio App
  Radio Data System
  AM/FM Radio
  Siriusxm Ready Satellite Radio
  6 Total Speakers
Brakes:
  4-Wheel ABS
  Braking Assist
  Cornering Brake Control
  Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  12.4 Front Brake Diameter
  Ventilated Disc Front Brake
  Power Brakes
  11.3 Rear Brake Diameter
  Disc Rear Brake
Comfort Features:
  Front Center Armrests
  Simulated Carbon Fiber Dash Trim
  Leatherette Door Trim
  Carpet Floor Mats
  Carpet Floors
  Front Floor Mats
  Aluminum Alloy Foot Pedal Trim
  Leather Shift Knob Trim
  Leather Steering Wheel Trim
Convenience Features:
  Removable Valet Additional Key
  Ambient Lighting
  Front Assist Handle
  Cargo Area Light
  Front Console With Armrest and Storage
  Door Courtesy Lights
  Cruise Control
  Front Cupholders
  Manual Day/Night Dimming Rearview Mirror
  Illuminated Power Window Switches
  Fuel Filler Door Release Multi-Function Remote
  2 One-Touch Windows
  Front Overhead Console
  Center Console Power Outlet(s)
  Power Steering
  Lockout Button Power Windows
  Front Reading Lights
  Retained Accessory Power
  Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
  Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
  Door Pockets
  Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Drivetrain:
  Full Time 4WD
  4.11 Axle Ratio
  Viscous Center Differential
Exterior Features:
  Front Underguard Bumper Detail
  Body-Color Door Handle Color
  Stainless-Steel Exhaust Tip Color
  Quad Tip Exhaust
  Body-Color Front Bumper Color
  Black Grille Color
  Black Headlight Bezel Color
  Hood Scoop
  Body-Color Mirror Color
  Body-Color Rear Bumper Color
  Body-Color Rear Spoiler Color
  Lip Rear Spoiler
  Black Window Trim
In Car Entertainment:
  Starlink Infotainment
Instrumentation:
  Clock
  Digital Odometer
  Driver Information System
  Electroluminescent Instrumentation
  External Temperature Display
  MPG Fuel Economy Display
  Tachometer Gauge
  Multi-Function Display
  Trip Computer
  Trip Odometer
  Lamp Failure, Low Fuel, Engine Oil, Coolant Warnings and Reminders
Lights:
  Daytime Running Lights
  Exterior Entry Lights
  Front Fog Lights
  Led Headlights
Mirrors:
  Manual Folding Side Mirror Adjustments
  Heated Side Mirrors
Roof:
  Power Glass Moonroof / Sunroof
Safety:
  Side Impact Door Beams Body Side Reinforcements
  Rearview Camera System
  Child Safety Door Locks
  Latch System Child Seat Anchors
  Front Crumple Zones
  Emergency Interior Trunk Release
  Energy Absorbing Steering Column
  Dual Front Impact Absorbing Seats
  Fuel Cut-Off Impact Sensor
  In Dash Rearview Monitor
  Safety Brake Pedal System
Seatbelts:
  Driver Emergency Locking Retractors
  3-Point Front Seatbelts
  3-Point Rear Seatbelts
  Front Seatbelt Force Limiters
  Front Seatbelt Pretensioners
  Front Seatbelt Warning Sensor
Seats:
  Height Driver Seat Power Adjustments
  Heated Driver Seat
  Adjustable Front Headrests
  Bucket Front Seats
  Reclining Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
  Heated Passenger Seat
  Adjustable Rear Headrests
  Split Rear Seat Folding
  60-40 Split Bench Rear Seat
  Leather-Trimmed Upholstery
Security:
  2-Stage Unlocking Doors
  Alarm With Remote Anti-Theft System
  Power Door Locks
Stability And Traction:
  Stability Control
  Traction Control
Steering:
  14.4 Steering Ratio
  2.7 Turns Lock-To-Lock
Suspension:
  Gas Front Shock
  Coil Front Spring
  Front Stabilizer Bar
  Inverted Front Struts
  Independent Front Suspension
  Lower Control Arms Front Suspension
  Gas Rear Shock
  Coil Rear Spring
  Rear Stabilizer Bar
  Rear Struts
  Independent Rear Suspension
  Double Wishbone Rear Suspension
  Sport Tuned Suspension
Telematics:
  Roadside Assistance Driver Assistance App
  Voice Operated Electronic Messaging Assistance
  Voice Guided Directions Satellite Communications
  Bluetooth Wireless Data Link
Tires And Rims:
  Inside Spare Tire Mount Location
  Temporary Spare Tire Size
  Steel Spare Wheel
  Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  Summer Performance Tire
  Multi-Spoke Wheel Spokes
  Alloy Wheels
Windows:
  Variable Intermittent Front Wipers
  Heated Windshield Wiper Rests
  Safety Reverse Power Windows
  Rear Window Defogger

Installed Options

Marketing Package:
  Wrx Sport Package - 18 Inch Wheels
Vehicle Condition & History
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Dealership Information
Dana Motors
Main:
(406) 656-7654
Pre-Owned:
(406) 545-4700
Email:
Business Hours
Weekdays:
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: CLOSED
Location
2046 Grand Ave.
Billings, MT 59102
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