While the 2.5-litre turbocharged Subaru BOXER engine generating 310 hp and 290 lb-ft. of torque provides electrifying acceleration, driving performance isn’t just about numbers. That’s why the WRX STI was revamped to enhance overall driving feel.
Its exceptional handling, made possible by a combination of the improved 6-speed manual transmission and Multi-mode Driver Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD), provides optimum differential control even on snowy roads. And combined with the stopping power from its Brembo brakes and cross-drilled rotors, the WRX STI is more communicative, more responsive, and more exciting to drive in many situations.
Electric power steering with a quick 14.4:1 ratio creates a sharp turn-in and excellent on-center feel. Aluminum front lower control arms reduce unsprung weight and pivot on pillow ball bushings for instant response.
The high-performance track-tuned suspension on the WRX features aggressive spring and damper rates, large front and rear anti-roll bars, and wide summer tires for tremendous grip and control.
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring sharpens cornering response for tighter lines through every turn. The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction.
EPA-rated mileage figures work out to 16/22/19 mpg on the city/highway/combined cycles.
– Engine: 2.5-liter Turbo Flat 4
– Horsepower: 310-hp @ 6,000 rpm
– Torque: 290 lb-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
– Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
– Drivetrain: AWD
– Jaw dropping acceleration
– Race ready
– Responsive steering