The WRX and WRX STI models are engineered to deliver exhilarating performance combined with all of the expected Subaru core attributes. The body design not only looks impressive but provides a large, spacious interior. With high-output turbocharged and intercooled Boxer 4 engines, the traction and control of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, plus tenacious handling from the sport-tuned suspension featuring Active Torque Vectoring, the WRX and WRX STI models are high-performance sports sedans, yet are civilized enough to drive every day. Following a major redesign in 2015, a number of awards including the 2015 AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star, and a record-setting 2015 sales year, the WRX and WRX STI have received several exciting enhancements for 2017. A few of these new features are:
New Interior features
- SUBARU STARLINK™ 6.2-inch Multimedia Audio System is now standard on all WRX and WRX Premium models
- SUBARU STARLINK 7.0-inch Multimedia Plus Audio System is standard on all WRX Limited and WRX STI Base models, and optional on the WRX Premium
- SUBARU STARLINK 7.0-inch Multimedia Audio and Navigation System is now standard on the WRX STI Limited model and optional on the WRX Limited and WRX STI Base models
- Center dash outlet vent dials have a white pointer position indicator standard on all models
- Dual USB ports are standard on WRX Limited and WRX STI Base models, and optional on the WRX Premium, equipped with 7.0-inch Multimedia Plus Audio System
- Auto-up/auto-down for driver’s and front passenger windows, with anti-pinch protection standard on all vehicles
IIHS Safety Ratings
To determine how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates vehicles as Good, Acceptable, Marginal or Poor based on performance in moderate overlap and small overlap front tests, side test, roof-strength test, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts and an evaluation of front crash prevention systems.
TOP SAFETY PICK
To earn a TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must receive good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear tests and good or acceptable ratings in the small overlap front test.
TOP SAFETY PICK+
To earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+, vehicles must receive good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear tests and good or acceptable ratings in the small overlap front test and a basic rating for front crash prevention, which includes both warning systems and automatic braking.
- “Good” in moderate overlap front test
- “Good” in small overlap front test
- “Good” in side-impact test
- “Good” in roof-strength test
- “Good” in rear crash protection/head restraint rating
- “Top Safety Pick”