2017 Subaru WRX STI

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$35,195

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2017 Subaru WRX STI
2017 Subaru WRX STI

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Steering
  • Handling
  • Turbo power
  • Visibility, even with large rear wing
  • Comfortable sport seats

The bad:

  • Gas mileage
  • Steep price versus regular WRX
  • Smallish trunk
  • Lack of automatic-transmission option
  • Sedan body style only
  • Wider turning circle than regular WRX

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Touch-screen multimedia system now standard
  • Low-profile rear spoiler now available
  • All-wheel drive
  • Driver-adjustable center differential
  • Brembo-brand brakes
  • Adjustable throttle progression

2017 Subaru WRX STI review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What is it:  The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are performance cars based on the company’s Impreza compact sedan. They have turbocharged engines, performance-oriented all-wheel-drive systems and racy bodywork. Both models were redesigned last year.

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New for 2016The EyeSight active safety system, which includes adaptive cruise control, precollision braking, and lane departure warning and prevention, is now available. A blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert are also available. A 6.2-inch touch-screen stereo with Pandora integration, Bluetooth audio streaming and iPod connectivity is now standard.

Significant Standard Features

  • 268-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • LED taillights
  • Automatic climate control
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • 6.2-inch touch-screen stereo with Pandora integration, Bluetooth audio streaming and iPod connectivity

Significant Available Features

  • Leather upholstery
  • EyeSight safety system with adaptive cruise control, precollision braking and lne depature warning
  • Heated front seats
  • Power moonroof
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with multitouch gesture controls, iTunes tagging capability and two USB ports
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

WRX STISubaru’s racing-inspired WRX STI features a 305-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It also includes other high-performance hardware like Brembo-brand brakes and a driver-controlled center differential that’s part of the standard all-wheel-drive system.

What’s Special

  • Limited trim level now offers low-profile rear spoiler
  • Active torque vectoring
  • Six-speed manual transmission only
  • Flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Alcantara simulated suede and leather upholstery

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Amazing car

Love it amazing car highly recommended. Go check out Orlando Preowned!!! Great team great prices great selection. They got me into the car of my dreams.

4.9

Most Fun Daily Driver Period

This car is perfect for a fun daily driver. Plenty of power while getting decent mileage. Reliability of Subaru is unmatched. AWD is perfect for NY seasons. Also, it is one of the safest cars on the road.

5.0

Funnest car I've ever driven!

To be honest , the fastest and most reliable turbocharged car I've ever driven no joke. If you like fast cars and comfortable ride I'd choose the STI hands down.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
Powertrain
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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