2018 Subaru WRX  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#56 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#122 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Subaru WRX
The WRX, a mainstay of Subaru's lineup since 2002, is a midsize sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The WRX has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Subaru WRX has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 Subaru WRX is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2018 Subaru WRX has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.047%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.2%.

We estimate that the 2018 Subaru WRX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0548% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2626%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0548% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2626% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Subaru WRX is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Subaru WRX is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Subaru WRX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8666Subaru WRXHyundai TucsonKia CadenzaFord MustangKia SorentoFord EscapeVolkswagen TiguanFord FusionKia SportageToyota RAV4V. Golf SportWagenJeep CherokeeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Subaru WRX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 86. The 2018 Subaru WRX is less safe than the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, the 2018 Kia Cadenza, the 2018 Ford Mustang, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the 2018 Toyota RAV4, the 2018 Kia Sportage, the 2018 Ford Fusion, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2018 Ford Escape, and the 2018 Kia Sorento.

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