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Optional Satellite Radio and Navigation package...integrates the Audyssey MultEQ audio enhancement
WRX Sedan Premium is an excellent choice for drivers seeking four-door fun without breaking the bank
The 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX lineup is a bit pricey, even in base form, but reviews read by TheCarConnection.com indicate that you get a lot of bang for your buck.
The standard Subaru Impreza WRX is, by most accounts, a pretty well-equipped vehicle. Jalopnik reviewers remark that the standard "Stereo with Aux input sounds pretty good...but you won't want to turn it on [since] it covers up the engine noise," which they happen to be quite fond of. ConsumerGuide lists some of the Subaru Impreza WRX's standard features, such as "automatic climate control, tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, digital-media player connection, [and] air conditioning," which you would expect on a car with a base MSRP well over $20,000. Other standard features on the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX include full power accessories, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, and a trip computer. For those interested in the high-powered Subaru Impreza WRX STi, ConsumerGuide states that the standard features list grows to include "Leather/Alcantara upholstery, AM/FM radio w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3 changer, [and] steering wheel radio controls." The base stereo, according to Edmunds, features "80 watts stereo output [and] four total speakers," as well as "speed sensitive volume control."
In addition to the standard features on the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX, there is a lengthy options list that, while appealing, can drive the price north in a hurry. The major optional item, according to ConsumerGuide, is the "Satellite and Navigation Package" for $2,000 that adds a "navigation system, satellite radio, [and] wireless cell phone link" for Bluetooth-equipped phones. One of the more unique features of this setup, as noted by Jalopnik, is that, "with the navigation system, the center console provides an input for MP3 players as well as RCA-type video jacks that can accommodate portable gaming devices," which display on the navigation screen anytime the vehicle is parked. Edmunds lists other optional features for the Subaru Impreza WRX STi and WRX lineup as a "subwoofer/amplifier, and security system shock sensor" that come as part of Popular Equipment Group 4, while the Subaru Impreza WRX STi gets an "auto-dimming rearview mirror/compass with Homelink" as part of Popular Equipment Group 3. ConsumerGuide points to a "BBS Wheels Package," which adds "fog lights [and] unique alloy wheels," available for the Subaru Impreza WRX STi.
Now that a nav system is available, the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX offers all of the most popular features and options.