Drawn from over 40 years of intelligent performance, the unique Subaru Boxer® engine has pistons that move side to side, cancelling out each others vibrations so it can run smoother and more efficiently. The 268-horsepower Direct Injection Turbocharged engine produces maximum power across a wide power band, delivering 258 lb-ft of torque from 2000 to 5700 RPM.
The WRX is available with a Sport Lineartronic® transmission with SI-Drive and paddle shifters. It perfectly blends the convenience of an advanced automatic transmission with the ability to manually control shifts in 6- or 8-speed manual modes for ideal control.
Choose from three modes of driving characteristics with the power of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in your hands. The Driver-Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) works with the close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission, so you can adjust the amount of lock between the front and rear wheels, letting you match your vehicle's handling attitude to your own. Then add Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) technology to suit your preferred taste in response.
Packed with a turbocharger that works with a large-capacity intercooler to boost output and response, the WRX STI gives you 305 horsepower and delivers 290 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels for intense acceleration.
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring sharpens cornering response for tighter lines through every turn. It actively reduces understeer so the apex of every corner is just an easy turn of the wheel.
Aluminum front lower control arms with pillowball bushings help to deliver a near-instant response. A double-wishbone rear suspension with pilowball bushings makes for flat cornering at every turn.
The standard STI-design rear spoiler creates added downforce and improved stability, while an available low-profile rear spoiler provides subtle style.
STARLINK Multimedia connects apps to your vehicle and to your fingertips. Access news, navigation, food, weather, music, podcasts, audiobooks, and other multimedia content through Pandora, Aha, STARLINK apps and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Whether you use an iOS or Android device, you can keep your hands on the wheel and attention on the road.
Your soundtrack should match your vehicle’s performance. That’s why the WRX features an available 440-watt–equivalent premium audio system including nine Harman Kardon speakers, USB/iPod® control, and dual USB ports. It also offers standard Sirius XM Satellite Radio, offering up to 170 channels of music, sports, news, weather, talk and comedy in high quality digital sound.
The spacious WRX STI interior features premium leather or leather/Alcantara® upholstery and an available 440-watt-equivalent premium audio system with nine Harman Kardon speakers. The folding rear seat combines with a large 12.0 cubic feet of trunk space for great cargo-carrying flexibility.
A stiff unibody chassis with reinforced suspension mounting points provides a solid basis for body control and helps the suspension perform optimally, while also reducing interior noise.
STARLINK Safety and Security includes Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and added convenience with Remote Services. Whether you’re in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your iOS or Android mobile device, STARLINK Safety and Security helps keep you and your vehicle safe.
EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. The Pre-collision braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations. In fact, when equipped with EyeSight the WRX is a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick. Another way Subaru designs vehicles with your safety in mind.
With the available STARLINK™ 7-inch multimedia screen, you can easily access all of your apps, control your audio and how you want to stream or play music, and find your destination with ease with the beautiful and friendly user interface of the navigation system.