2022 Subaru WRX vs Subaru BRZ Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

Subaru prides themselves on having one of the most diverse arrays of vehicles to choose from. Whether you want a simple sedan or a full-size SUV, there's a Subaru for you. If you're in the market for something with a little more punch and power, maybe something meant for the track as much as the suburbs, Subaru has two great options: the BRZ and the WRX. Both of these vehicles have been redesigned for 2022, and to show you what's different this year, and what differentiates them from each other, we've put them side-by-side right here.

2022 Subaru WRX vs Subaru BRZ Exterior

Design & Interior

Both the 2022 Subaru BRZ and the WRX have sporty and sleek designs that set them apart from the rest of the Subaru lineup, and from each other. The BRZ has a low profile silhouette that sits close to the ground with standard 17-inch wheels and a standard trunk spoiler. Meanwhile, the all-new WRX stands in a wider and more aggressive stance than ever before. Sporting standard 17-inch wheels and an overall aerodynamic design with a broad front hood scoop and air outlets next to the front wheels. Both vehicles also come with LED headlights and a rear spoiler that helps cement these cars' sporty nature.

Each vehicle strives to reinforce its high-powered, sporty aesthetic with a striking, driver-focused interior. To start, the all-new 2022 Subaru WRX has an all-black interior with contrast red-stitching and carbon fiber accents throughout. Also featured is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a digital instrument cluster display. In the 2022 BRZ, you'll find standard cloth upholstery, with available Ultrasuede leather, and also a leather wrapped steering wheel. The digital display of the BRZ features configurable Normal, Sport, and Track modes.

At first glance at both the 2022 Subaru BRZ and WRX, there aren't a ton of differences. Besides a slightly different body style, the WRX is just a few inches taller than the BRZ, and they both sport standard 17-inch wheels and Steering Responsive Headlights. However, while raised roof rails are available for upgrade on the WRX, they come standard with retractable crossbars on the BRZ. The BRZ also has a few more cubic feet or storage capacity than the WRX. Both vehicles also offer an available panoramic moonroof, heated seats, and leather trimmed upholstery (although, only the BRZ offers Nappa Leather upholstery.)

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2022 Subaru WRX vs Subaru BRZ Interior


Both of these sports-cars come with some of the most cutting-edge multimedia technology that Subaru has to offer. The STARLINK Multimedia system allows for hands-free smartphone integration and access to your favorite apps and music through either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Also featured through STARLINK is access to several proprietary, cloud-based apps, and a trial subscription to SiriusXM and SiriusXM Travel Link. The differences in these systems between the two vehicles lie mostly in touchscreen size. The 2022 Subaru BRZ features an 8-inch touchscreen, and the all-new WRX has an 11.6-inch -- the WRX also offers available navigation capabilities.


Something that Subaru does so well in comparison to their competitors is vehicle safety. Their innovations and engineering have earned them more IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards than Toyota, Hyundai, and Ford as of September, 2021, and all the evidence that you need to understand what makes Subaru vehicles so safe is on display in these vehicles. Available on the 2022 WRX and the BRZ is the EyeSight Driver Assistance Technology with lane centering. The WRX also offers available Automatic Emergency Steering, and the BRZ offers High Beam Assist. Besides these technologies, each vehicle sits on the bleeding edge of vehicle engineering and supplemental restraint systems.

2022 Subaru WRX vs Subaru BRZ Features


All Subaru vehicles are high-performance machines, but as the two available sports models, the 2022 BRZ and WRX exist in a class all their own. Both vehicles offer a 2.4-liter Direct Injection BOXER Engine-- although the WRX engine is turbocharged. The BRZ can generate up to 228 horsepower with 184 lb-ft of torque, while the turbocharged WRX pumps out up to 271 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 BRZ doesn't come with Symmetrical All Wheel Drive like WRX, but the BRZ does come with TORSEN limited-slip rear differential and Vehicle Stability Control with Track Mode. Additionally, the all-new Subaru BRZ is the only Subaru that's rear-wheel drive and doesn't come with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

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Overall Value

With how powerful each of these sporty sedans are, you might expect quite a hefty price tag, but of course, Subaru loves to defy expectations. The all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ comes with a starting MSRP of $27,995, and the WRX also gives you an incredible bang for your buck. If you have any questions about either of these vehicles, give us a call today. Or come down and take a look at them with your own eyes -- and maybe even talk to a member of our staff about taking one on a test drive!  We're located at 1207 South Main St in Salt Lake City, UT.

Feature2022 Subaru BRZ2022 Subaru WRX
Standard Engine2.4-Liter Direct Injection BOXER2.4-Liter Turbocharged Direct Injection BOXER
Performance228 Horsepower w/ 184 lb-ft of Torque271 Horsepower w/ 258 lb-ft of Torque
Symmetrical All Wheel DriveNot AvailableStandard
Standard Wheel Size17-Inch17-Inch
STARLINK Touchscreen8-Inch11.6-Inch
Harman Kardon Audio SystemNot AvailableAvailable
Vehicle Stability Control w/ Track ModeStandardNot Available
EyeSight Driver AssistAvailableAvailable
Automatic and Manual TransmissionBoth AvailableBoth Available
Ultrasuede Leather UpholsteryAvailableNot Available

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.