7/31 New 2009 WRX details announced. It's official, and the first 09 will be shown at the Los Angeles X Games July 31.
The 2009 WRX is expected September 2008.
The tweaked 09 WRX will have a larger turbo with more boost, and an easier flowing catalytic converter, making 265horsepower@6000rpm and 244 ft torque @4000rpm, up from 224hp@5200rpm, 226torque@2800rpm.
I'm calling it the 09 WRX.5 (half way to an STI).
The 09 WRX also gets revised suspension with larger stabilizer bars and stiffer springs, lower profile Summer Performance Tires Dunlop SP Sport 1 225/45R 17" tires (so you may want to buy All Season tires) with new gray 12 spoke alloys, standard mesh grill, upgraded tilt/telescoping leather wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, side moldings, and carbon black checkered cloth with red stitching.
The aero package is now standard on all models. The 4 door spoiler is now standard, the 5 door gets the STI rear spoiler.
The 09 Premium package picks up a new sunroof, plus fog lights, All Weather package with heated seats, defrosting mirrors and front wiper de-icer, aero package, upgraded stereo..
All new 2.5GT Premium 4 and 5 door models have the automatic 4speed Sportshift trans, active all wheel drive, all season tires, and the 224hp and 226ft torque like the 08s. 2 piece heated front bucket seats with adjustable active headrests (not Performance front buckets). No Aero package on the GT, it has , same cloth, same front grill and bright headlights as the on the Outback Sport. The 2.5GT doesn't get the STI spoiler.