Fastest  Subaru

Subaru models have been running on the BOXER engine block for generations. Typically having four cylinders in horizontally opposed positions, the legendary powertrain is tuned for the company's crossover SUVs, sedans and coupes. Let's explore the latest Subaru models that have the most powerful capabilities and other impressive mechanical ratings.

A Closer Look at Subaru's Most Powerful Models

In terms of raw capabilities that are measured according to SAE rules, the WRX sedan is the most powerful Subaru model in the current marketplace. This race-inspired car is available with a 2.5 L turbocharged engine block that spits out 310 net horsepower and 290 pound-feet of peak torque. Only the high-level STI and STI Limited trims come standard with this signature powertrain. However, the lower-level WRX models also have impressive capabilities thanks to a 2.0 L turbo powertrain, which has peak ratings of just under 270 hp and 260 lb-ft


If towing capacity is an important factor in your overview of the most powerful Subaru model, then the Ascent sport utility vehicle is clearly the best candidate. Powered by a 2.4 L engine block, this full-size SUV pulls a trailer that weighs up to 5,000 pounds. Offering up to 260 hp and just under 280 lb-ft, the three-row Ascent almost matches the mechanical capabilities of the sporty WRX. The Trailer Stability Assist is a standard technology that helps this Subaru family achieve optimum power while towing a fully loaded trailer.

Besides having the most powerful engine block among all Subaru models, the WRX also has the most dynamic mechanical hardware. For instance, the Continuous AWD supplements the traditional Symmetrical AWD that's standard in nearly all other models. The Variable Torque Distribution is another technology that optimizes the sedan's mechanics on the road. Exclusively synced with the 2.5 L turbo powertrain, the Driver Controlled Center Differential further boosts the AWD. This high-performance feature calibrates a wide range of parameters, such as wheel slip, steering angle, yaw rate, and torque flow. Therefore, the DCCD delivers the ideal amount of torque to the Symmetrical AWD in real-time. Very few sedans on the current market offer such impressive on-demand access to power and torque. Additionally, the three-mode Subaru Intelligent Drive controls the WRX's Sport Lineartronic transmission system.

Are you looking for a Subaru model with the most powerful ratings? Stop at our dealership to browse an extensive inventory of the latest trims. We have the sporty WRX sedan and sleek BRZ coupe available for test drives. Looking for a bigger vehicle with great towing capabilities? Check out the Ascent SUV.