The previous WRX TR was a more affordable stripped-down version of the WRX; however, the current one is almost as pricey as the WRX GT trim level, which is the highest level of specification.
All of the 2024 WRX models’ prices have been announced by Subaru. With a starting price of $33,855, the base model is priced competitively, but the new TR trim is significantly more expensive at $42,775—almost matching the top-tier GT, which is exclusively available with a CVT—. Because of its expensive price tag, it goes head-to-head with popular models like the Volkswagen Golf R and Toyota GR Corolla.
Lots of people were understandably disappointed when Subaru said the new WRX wouldn’t have a STI trim level. The business is rebranding itself after an earlier moniker, but this time it’s more upscale.
When it was last in use, the TR name meant “Tuner Ready.” Now, the carmaker is looking back to 2006 to bring it back. There was a time when it was a simplified model that clients may alter. It was equipped with basic seats, an unpainted mirror cap, and a non-leather steering wheel, and it was $1,000 cheaper than the regular WRX.
The 2024 WRX TR is an unconventional vehicle. The original brakes have been swapped out with Brembo six-piston up front and two-piston down back. The brake master cylinder has also been enlarged, and the pads and rotors have been upgraded. Subaru claims that they have retuned the damping rates and made the TR’s springs firmer than before. According to Subaru, the TR’s improved body control, steering response, and ride comfort are the result of a retuned steering rack and a redesigned suspension configuration compared to lower trims.
This time around, the TR exclusively comes with manual transmissions, although it retains the powerful but mundane powerplant found in lower grades. There are 271 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque from the turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four engine. The new trim level is accompanied by unique 19-inch multi-spoke wheels finished in satin gray. These wheels come with a set of 245/35 R19 Bridgestone Potenza S007 tires for enhanced traction. The EyeSight driver-assist system from Subaru is also installed in the vehicle.