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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR Review

High-Speed Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a blue 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR

In short: A powerful and customizable sedan.

With its third exterior freshening since its birth, the Impreza WRX still won't win any beauty pageants, but the new TR edition promises even more of the high-speed thrills the WRX has become famous for. TR stands for Tuner Ready, highlighting the many SPT performance parts that can be added to its features list.

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Views of the 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR's interior, engine and wheels

A three-quarter rear view of a blue 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, five-year/unlimited-mile rust perforation warranty; three-year/36,000-mile 24/7 roadside assistance.

Price as tested: $25,199

Technical Specifications

Performance Data

Engine: 2.5-liter DOHC intercooled turbo
Horsepower: 230 hp
Torque: 235 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm

Transmission: fully synchronized 5-speed manual

Safety: dual front airbags; front seat side-impact airbags; active front seat head restraints; 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions

Top Speed: n/a

Acceleration: n/a

Braking: 4-channel, 4-sensor anti-lock brakes; 4-wheel disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution

Fuel Economy: 20 city/
26 highway

Handling: symmetrical all-wheel drive; 17" aluminum-alloy wheels; all-wheel fully independent suspension; sport-tuned front wide suspension

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(Updated: 04/08/10 NW)

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