The WRX variant of the Impreza debuted in Japan in 1992. Shortly after this debut, the WRX made its way to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Finally, in 2001, it found its way to the United States as a 2002 Impreza WRX model. The WRX has wider wheels, bigger brakes, lower profile tires, and a firmer suspension compared to the base Impreza model, and it's available in nine different trims in total. Prices for the WRX range from the mid-to-upper $20,000s, and the vehicle is available as a 4-door 5-door wagon or a 4-door sedan. The Limited edition of the WRX is near the higher-end in terms of the trim lineup, with the next-level WRX STI Limited having the most power and features. The 2012 WRX Limited starts at just under $30k at $25,095. Overall, this year's WRX is a great choice for drivers who desire a low price point, impressive safety features, and a comfortable ride- all with a bit more sportiness than the standard Impreza embodies. And while this vehicle certainly doesn't provide you with the most impressive features available, it does have an important place in the market. It gives Subaru drivers a lot of what they seem to continue to look for: reliability, safety, and comfort. And while the standard Subaru Impreza has been completely redesigned for the 2012 year, and now includes a more modernized cabin, a lighter and more fuel-efficient engine, and better styling, the Impreza WRX variant, has stayed basically the same as the 2011 model. There haven't been very many changes to the vehicle in general, but that's likely due to the favorable reviews the 2011 Impreza WRX received. With its standard AWD, sporty nature, and exciting drive, the WRX is a true sports car that helps its driver fully experience everything life has to offer. It does well both on-road and off-road, and provides a comfortable drive in both situations. This capability is another reason that the vehicle hasn't changed much since last year. Subaru finds packages that work, and then it sticks with them. The WRX is once again the fastest vehicle in its class this year with a zero to sixty time of less than six seconds. In review, it's a great option if you're searching for a little more performance without a huge increase in price.
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