2022 Subaru WRX EPA Fuel Economy Sticker Disabled Over $11,000
If you buy a 2022 Subaru WRX and look at the window sticker, you’ll be fooled into thinking that the five-year annual fuel cost for the performance car is around $3,410. But the actual 5-year fuel cost is closer to $19,430. Why is there an $11,420 difference between the sticker and the reality?
A new Consumer Reports study reveals that the 2022 Subaru WRX EPA’s fuel economy sticker on the performance sports car has been out of date for two years. When the EPA gave the estimates to Subaru, the cost of gasoline was $3.00, while today the average price of a gallon of gasoline is $4.89, according to AAA .
The 2022 Subaru WRX is designed to run on premium fuel which is even higher today at $5.61 per gallon. Stickers use regular gasoline prices, even when a model calls for more expensive premium fuel. That’s about a sixty percent difference. Find out the difference between the WRX 2022 window sticker and the real thing.
2022 Subaru WRX EPA Fuel Economy Window Sticker
EPA Combined Fuel Economy: 22 mpg bonus
EPA annual fuel cost estimate: $1,600
EPA estimated five-year fuel cost: $3,410
Estimated annual cost at $5.70/gal: $8,010
Estimated cost over five years at $5.70/gal: $19,430.
The five-year difference between the window sticker and reality: $11,420
Consumer Reports says it’s not Subaru’s fault. The printed window sticker’s estimates “go out of whack” because the fuel costs used in the calculations are provided to automakers two years in advance by the Environmental Protection Agency.
How to get accurate WRX 2022 fuel consumption information?
Consumer Reports says, “For the most accurate information at the dealership, car shoppers should use their smartphone to access a QR code printed on each window sticker; it provides direct digital access to more accurate market information.
Photographing the code opens fueleconomy.gov, the official government source for fuel economy information operated by the EPA and Department of Energy. The site provides near-current fuel prices, updated weekly, and an interactive calculator that can predict future costs based on the WRX’s gas price and MPG.
What is the fuel consumption of the 2022 WRX?
EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2022 Subaru WRX with the 6-speed manual get 19/26 city/highway and 22 mpg combined, down one mpg from the 2021 model. The 2021 engine 2.0-liter WRX had 20/27 city/highway and 23 mpg combined.
The 2022 Subaru WRX with the Subaru Performance transmission (automatic CVT) improves city/highway mpg. The 2022 WRX CVT gets 19/25 city/highway and 21 mpg combined. The 2021 WRX 2.0-liter engine with the CVT had 18/24 city/highway and 21 mpg combined.
The EPA tested the 2022 WRX with 91 octane premium unleaded gasoline. If you look at the fuel economy sticker on the window of the 2022 Subaru WRX, don’t believe the numbers. EPA fuel economy. They are two years out of date.
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Denis Flierl has invested more than 30 years in the automotive industry in an advisory role with all major automotive brands. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where it covers all models from the Japanese automaker. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.
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