Upgrade the Audio 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX

The Subaru Impreza ranks in at number 8 of the most popular cars for the younger generation. With the widely popular SUBARU BOXER engine, a long history of sport performance racing, and the infamous all-wheel drive, it is easy to see why this car is among the best selling vehicles for Generation Y. One of the best things about the Subaru Impreza is the ability to turn a casual drive into a exhilarating race. In this blog, we discuss some of the more popular audio upgrades that can be installed in the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX.

Upgrade the Stereo

The 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX comes standard with a factory large, double-DIN Radio. To replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket one, use one of the following dash kits and wiring harnesses.

Manufacturer Single DIN Dash Kit Double DIN Dash Kit Standard Wiring Harness
Metra Electronics Metra 99-8902 Metra 95-8902 Metra 70-8901
Scosche Scosche SU2027B Scosche SU2027B Scosche NN04BCB

Multiple dash kits are listed above to allow for the installation of a single or double DIN stereo. With freedom to choose a single or double DIN, Impreza WRX owners are free to choose just about any Car Stereo they would like.

Don’t forget the Antenna Adapter! Use the Metra 40-SB10 to connect your new stereo to your factory radio antenna.

Upgrade your Speakers

While those stock Subaru speakers might sound good, installing some aftermarket speakers will make your Subaru Impreza sound great! The following speaker information from the Metra Online Vehicle Fitment Guide can be used to find the right pair of speakers for your Impreza.

Location Size Depth
Front Speakers 6-1/2″ 2″
Front Tweeters 1″ 1″
Rear Speakers 6-1/2″ 2″

Speakers and subwoofers that fit the Subaru Impreza:

Retain your Steering Wheel Controls

Upgrading the audio system does not mean losing any features. That means that the steering wheel controls will need to be retained and connected to the new stereo. Axxess has made it easy with an automatically programming interface. Use the Axxess ASWC to keep the convenience of these steering wheel controls and enable them to work with your new stereo.

Note: The Metra VFG was used to determine the vehicle speaker sizes in this blog. Due to different trims on cars, I highly recommend calling a Sonic Electronix rep to confirm that the speaker sizes and DIN sizes are compatible with your trim.