Flat grey is an efficient shade on vehicles, it seems, whether or not that automotive is an Audi TT or a Ferrari 488 or a Subaru WRX. And having a very good shade on a automotive that’s in any other case visually awkward is a pleasant option to mix the shape into the background and let the angle of the colour and the car’s stance take heart stage. That’s precisely the pose the limited-edition WRX Sequence.Grey strikes, and it’s much more endearing than the usual WRX.
Except for the very earliest generations, the Subaru WRX is and just about has all the time been a standard-bearer for not judging a e-book by its cowl. Does it appear like an ungainly, cheap econo-box draped in a seemingly unrelated array of ostensibly aerodynamic flaps, scoops, and park benches? Sure. Nevertheless it doesn’t drive like one. Under no circumstances.
It may not be the precision scalpel that’s the Honda Civic Kind R, however at a number of grand much less (the WRX Sequence.Grey is priced from $33,480) it’s a relative deal, and other than the Kind R, there aren’t many vehicles south of $50,000 that’ll run with the Subie. However that’s not distinctive to the Sequence.Grey, which will get a good listing of upgrades over a typical WRX along with being restricted to only 750 models. The present WRX is, typically, a heck of a enjoyable automotive for the cash.
Driving the WRX Sequence.Grey round city for many of per week, essentially the most stunning factor was that it turned heads. Not all of them, by any means, and even lots of them, however it did flip some—and in car-weary Los Angeles, turning even a single head is a feat for something in need of a brand-new supercar. We chalk that as much as nothing however the easy impression of a flat-gray paint job. The least stunning side of our time with it was that it was a wonderfully cozy, succesful metropolis runabout. Its guide transmission and punchy turbo torque made for an amazing traffic-hopper, too, when the temper struck, though with extra considerable turbo lag than you’ll discover in most fashionable vehicles, brisk driving can require a little bit of planning.
The particular Sequence.Grey package deal builds on the WRX Premium with 18-inch black wheels, Crystal Black Silica badges, the grey paint, microsuede-trimmed Recaro sport seats (eight-way energy adjustable for the driving force), upgraded entrance brake pads, a moonroof delete, LED headlights that flip whenever you steer, LED fog lights, and keyless entry with pushbutton begin. When you go for the Sequence.Grey package deal on the WRX STI (simply 250 of which is able to attain America), you’ll additionally add 19-inch wheels, particular silver and black remedy for the Brembo calipers, and a revised tune for the STI’s Bilstein dampers. The WRX STI Sequence.Grey begins from $40,580. For these hoping to snag a WRX Sequence.Grey with the CVT—and who’re you individuals?—you’re out of luck, as this enthusiast-focused model is simply out there with a six-speed guide.
Given the nice manners and nice worth of a typical WRX, is the value of entry into the Sequence.Grey membership price it? Maybe not, on condition that any WRX Premium could be geared up with a package deal that features the Recaro seats, upgraded entrance brake pads, and moonroof delete for $33,315. However simply an extra $165 will get the Sequence.Grey and its particular exterior shade (not out there in any other case) and all the remainder. Not dangerous in any respect.
So should you’re into the WRX Sequence.Grey it is best to undoubtedly purchase one. Is it the perfect manner you can spend your cash? Possibly not. However is it an effective way to spend your cash, and one you’re unlikely to remorse? Completely. And keep in mind: Automobiles should not like marriage. You don’t must really feel dangerous about buying and selling out for a unique mannequin each few years.
2019 Subaru WRX Sequence.Grey Specs
$33,480/$32,205 (base/as examined)
2.0L turbocharged DOHC 16-valve inline-Four; 268 hp @ 5,600 rpm, 258 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Four-door, 5-passenger, AWD sedan
21/27 mpg (metropolis/hwy)
L x W x H
180.9 x 70.7 x 58.1 in