2019 Subaru WRX  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#79 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#162 of all 2019 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. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Subaru WRX has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 Subaru WRX is below average 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 2019 Subaru WRX has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.046%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.1%.

We estimate that the 2019 Subaru WRX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.053% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0567%, meaning the average driver has a 0.053% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0567% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Subaru WRX is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Subaru WRX is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Subaru WRX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8763Dodge JourneySubaru WRXKia SportageHyundai TucsonFord MustangBuick EnvisionFord FusionV. Golf AlltrackFord EscapeChevrolet CamaroAcura ILXJeep CherokeeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Subaru WRX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 87. The 2019 Subaru WRX is safer than the 2019 Dodge Journey and less safe than the 2019 Buick Envision, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, the 2019 Acura ILX, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2019 Ford Escape, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, and the 2019 Ford Fusion.

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