The editors of Edmunds’ insideline.com consider the 2002 Subaru WRX one of the top 100 great automobiles. The website commended its turbocharging, and said that it made Subaru and its products “cool.” The WRX was listed number 55, between the 2005 Bugatti Veyron (number 56) and 1977 Lotus Esprit (number 54).
For a list of the 10 fastest cars that don’t cost a fortune, motorauthority.com chose the 2011 Subaru WRX. Horsepower, elapsed time from 0 to 60 miles per hour, manufacturer suggested retail prices, and personal opinion all were taken into account by the editors who assembled the list.
The digital enthusiast magazine Winding Road (www.windingroad.com) has cited the WRX STI as one of its top picks from Asia. In doing so, the editors noted the capabilities of its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the interaction between driver and driving dynamics using the car’s standard technology.