2020 Subaru WRX  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#69 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#158 of all 2020 vehicles

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

The 2020 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 2020 Subaru WRX has a score of 70, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.048%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.3%.

We estimate that the 2020 Subaru WRX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0555% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3383%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0555% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3383% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Subaru WRX is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Subaru WRX is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Subaru WRX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8766Subaru WRXHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekBuick EnvisionFord MustangJeep CherokeeVolkswagen TiguanFord FusionGMC TerrainChevrolet CamaroAcura ILXKia SportageComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Subaru WRX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 87. The 2020 Subaru WRX is less safe than the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2020 Buick Envision, the 2020 Ford Mustang, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the 2020 Kia Sportage, the 2020 Acura ILX, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2020 GMC Terrain, the 2020 Ford Fusion, and the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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