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After killing off the STI moniker, which came much to the vexation of WRX fans, Subaru is trying to make up for their loss with the new WRX TR. Debuting at Subiefest Florida, the TR packs in all the goodies as the WRX's new range-topping trim level. However, Subaru is holding out from offering U.S. buyers an STI-style rear wing. Looks like you'll have to move to the other side of the world for that one.


Interestingly, this isn't the first WRX to wear a TR badge. The first one, offered from 2006 to 2007, ditched all of the extra niceties offered in the regular version, resulting in a bare bones sports sedan that stood for "Tuner Ready." By contrast, the 2024 TR replaces the need for tuners, packing in all the things they would have replaced themselves. As a result, it adds to the price rather than reducing it.




While the TR offers a plethora of mechanical upgrades, it delivers the same 271 hp from its familiar 2.4 liter turbocharged boxer engine. As you would have guessed, torque is still rated at 258 lb-ft. Power is routed to the wheels through a manual transmission, which is a win for WRX buyers considering that the current generation has been notorious for reserving its best features for the CVT transmission. This also gives Subaru customers a reason not to buy the automatic-only Nissan Z Nismo.


The real changes begin with stopping power, which has been improved with a new set of Brembo brakes. The updated braking system includes six-piston front calipers and two-piston rear calipers, both finished in red, along with with larger pads, rotors, and master cylinder. Aside from pure braking power, the improvements also help minimize fade and allow for a refined pedal feel.


Elsewhere, the suspension has been tweaked with new dampers, stiffer springs, and an upgraded steering rack. The TR also boasts more grip and improvements in steering response and body control with new Bridgestone Potenza S007 tires. Within the tight embrace of these tires sit new satin gray 19-inch wheels.



Inside, there are 8-way power-adjustable Recaro bucket seats with red stitching, while the remainder of the interior features a rather bland color scheme of gray and black Ultrasuede. It's also worth noting that the TR, along with other manual-equipped WRX models, gain Subaru's EyeSight driver assistance package. One thing the TR does lack, though––besides a huge rear wing––is a sunroof. Subaru says it opens up extra headroom for helmet use, and it also helps the TR shed some unnecessary weight.


The 2024 WRX TR will hit showrooms at the start of 2024, with official pricing to be announced later this year. We expect it to top the existing trims in terms of pricing, which means north of $45,000.


Does the TR change your mind about the current WRX?

Image Credits: Subaru
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Oct 7, 2023
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2024 Subaru WRX TR Gives Buyers All The Bells And Whistles, But No Wing

The brand looks to please disappointed fans by offering a manual with all the extra niceties.

After killing off the STI moniker, which came much to the vexation of WRX fans, Subaru is trying to make up for their loss with the new WRX TR. Debuting at Subiefest Florida, the TR packs in all the goodies as the WRX's new range-topping trim level. However, Subaru is holding out from offering U.S. buyers an STI-style rear wing. Looks like you'll have to move to the other side of the world for that one.


Interestingly, this isn't the first WRX to wear a TR badge. The first one, offered from 2006 to 2007, ditched all of the extra niceties offered in the regular version, resulting in a bare bones sports sedan that stood for "Tuner Ready." By contrast, the 2024 TR replaces the need for tuners, packing in all the things they would have replaced themselves. As a result, it adds to the price rather than reducing it.




While the TR offers a plethora of mechanical upgrades, it delivers the same 271 hp from its familiar 2.4 liter turbocharged boxer engine. As you would have guessed, torque is still rated at 258 lb-ft. Power is routed to the wheels through a manual transmission, which is a win for WRX buyers considering that the current generation has been notorious for reserving its best features for the CVT transmission. This also gives Subaru customers a reason not to buy the automatic-only Nissan Z Nismo.


The real changes begin with stopping power, which has been improved with a new set of Brembo brakes. The updated braking system includes six-piston front calipers and two-piston rear calipers, both finished in red, along with with larger pads, rotors, and master cylinder. Aside from pure braking power, the improvements also help minimize fade and allow for a refined pedal feel.


Elsewhere, the suspension has been tweaked with new dampers, stiffer springs, and an upgraded steering rack. The TR also boasts more grip and improvements in steering response and body control with new Bridgestone Potenza S007 tires. Within the tight embrace of these tires sit new satin gray 19-inch wheels.



Inside, there are 8-way power-adjustable Recaro bucket seats with red stitching, while the remainder of the interior features a rather bland color scheme of gray and black Ultrasuede. It's also worth noting that the TR, along with other manual-equipped WRX models, gain Subaru's EyeSight driver assistance package. One thing the TR does lack, though––besides a huge rear wing––is a sunroof. Subaru says it opens up extra headroom for helmet use, and it also helps the TR shed some unnecessary weight.


The 2024 WRX TR will hit showrooms at the start of 2024, with official pricing to be announced later this year. We expect it to top the existing trims in terms of pricing, which means north of $45,000.


Does the TR change your mind about the current WRX?

Image Credits: Subaru

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