11. Subaru WRX
Subaru is a brand that has been offering stellar vehicle models for decades. The WRX is the staple of the company’s rally offerings. But in recent years, the WRX has been outclassed by similar competitors that cost a lot less and offer a lot more. The WRX in its current form has lost much of the excitement it possessed in previous generations. The Civic SI is a comparable car that offers more fun less, and consumers are beginning to realize this. If you’re solely looking for a car to take out on the track, the WRX might be it.
But for daily usage, the WRX is just not going to be a practical vehicle for most people. The exterior styling is a bit difficult to look at or be taken seriously. The giant spoiler on the back of the vehicle screams boy racer, while the rims and ground effects make the car a challenge to drive in urban settings. If you have to parallel park, often the WRX is just not going to be suitable for daily driving. The high powered engine is extremely rev-happy, but in stop-and-go traffic the car is just unbearable to drive. Fun, yes; practical, no.
If you’re in the market for a sports sedan there are more practical options then the WRX. For the 2020 model year, the WRX doesn’t bring anything new to the table. The standard Impreza offers a comparable amount of features and the same boxer engine for a lot less. Sure, with the WRX you get the prestige of driving authentic rally car but that’s about it. There are much better options for the 2020 model year that are fun to drive.