The WRX’s infotainment system comes standard with a host of modern infotainment features. Still, the system’s graphics look outdated, and not a single WRX model offers Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
While the base WRX comes standard with a 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, upper-end Premium and Limited trims swap in a larger 7.0-inch unit. Navigation is limited to the top-of-the-line Limited trim as part of an optional package. A single auxiliary input and USB port are standard on the base WRX; however, Premium and Limited trims add a second USB port.
If you’re pleased with the touchscreen response time from your Apple or Android smartphone, then you’ll be satisfied with the performance of the WRX’s available Starlink 7.0-inch infotainment system.
We measure the electrical current that each USB port provides. All USB ports found in a vehicle provide 5.0 volts, per the USB standard. Current, measured in amps, varies and dictates the charge times of devices. The higher the amps, the quicker a device’s charge time. Not all USB devices are created equal. Most modern smartphones can charge at 2.0 amps, while slow or stagnant charging can result from using current at 1.0 amp or lower when the device is in use.