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Subaru WRX Powertrain and Chassis Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2015 - 2018 Subaru WRX Reliability by Generation2015 - 2018 Subaru WRX
82.571428571429% Best 182% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Subaru WRX

Subaru WRX Reliability And Durability: Neutral
2015 Some people will buy a Subaru WRX instead of a Volkswagen GTI because of the brands' disparate reliability reputations. But VW reliability has been improving, while Subaru's record is not spotless. Specifically, new Subaru engine designs often have first-year faults (some 2008 WRXs suffered crankshaft bearing failures, 2011 Forester engines are prone to valve cover leaks), and it remains to be seen whether head gasket leaks are entirely a thing of the past. Both cars are new this year, and it remains to be seen how they'll hold up. This said, the current Impreza, on which the WRX is based, was introduced three years ago and has been highly reliable so far. full 2015 Subaru WRX review