Subaru Says New WRX 2.4L Engine Has Significantly Improved Fuel Consumption
With rising gas prices, performance enthusiasts will be happy to hear that the 2022 Subaru WRX with a larger 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer engine will achieve better fuel mileage compared to the outgoing 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain. The 2022 Subaru WRX will be need for premium gas to run at maximum efficiency, and the price nationwide is around $ 4.05 per gallon.
Subaru Corporation claims that the new 2022 WRX S4 2.4-liter turbocharged engine gets about 18/30 mpg city / highway and 27 mpg combined. Estimates are from Japan Ministry of Territory, Infrastructures, Transport and Tourism. The mileage increase is an improvement over the 2021 WRX 2.0-liter engine which gets an EPA rating 20/27 city / highway mpg and 23 mpg combined.
The EPA has not released fuel consumption estimates still for US 2022 WRX performance models, but they should be similar. The 2022 WRX S4 has more torque than the 2.4-liter engine in American models.
Subaru claims that the 2022 WRX S4 produces a maximum torque of 375 Nm (276 lb-ft) between 2,000 and 4,800 rpm. The WRX 2.4-liter turbocharged US Spec 2022 Boxer has a wider torque curve with 258 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 5,200 rpm, but 18 lb-ft of torque less than the S4 .
We don’t expect a big difference in fuel mileage from the WRX S4, but the new 2022 WRX 2.4-liter engine gets a significant improvement in highway and combined mpg over the Boxer engine of 2. , 0 liters outgoing.
Like the WRX 2021, we expect the 6-speed manual transmission sedan to get better mileage than the CVT automatic models. The WRX 2.0-liter engine with the 6-speed manual transmission gets an EPA estimated mpg of 20/27 city / highway and 23 mpg combined with 91-octane super fuel. The WRX with a transmission Automatic CVT gets 18/24 city / highway and 21 mpg combined.
The fuel consumption figures released by Subaru Corporation for the WRX S4 are for the STI Sport version with the new Subaru Performance automatic transmission. The 2022 Subaru WRX with a 6-speed manual transmission should be even better.
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