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Segment: Medium
Production years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

In 2013 Subaru dropped the name Impreza from its list and used only the former versions: the WRX STI. Fortunately, it didn't drop the performance compact sedan.

The Subaru Impreza won six titles in the World Rally Championship between 1995 and 2003: three for the team and three for the drivers. The three letters, WRX meant World Rally eXperimental. But it was a successful experiment with 122 podiums in 193 races between 1995 and 2008 when the race-program was ended due to the world financial crisis.

The 2013 WRX STI was launched with a pedigree behind. The car was known both on the streets and on the tracks. It dropped the hatchback version and returned to the sedan version and that was a plus for those who were looking for a family sedan with good performance. The air-scoop on the hood was typical for the Impreza and it was kept. Narrower headlights flanked the Subaru hexagonal grille. It was a more powerful stare thanks to new standard LED low-beam headlights.

The cabin was roomier than the predecessor, due to a longer wheelbase. For the driver, a flat-bottom steering wheel with tilt and telescoping adjustments was installed. The standard Recaro bucket-seats added a racy touch to the vehicle. The STI Design electroluminescent gauge panel featured a new 3.5-in. central LCD screen that displayed various functions, including low-level warnings for oil and windshield washer fluid and the selected gear.

The drivetrain included the well-known symmetrical all-wheel-drive Subaru system, equipped with the new Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential. The front limited-slip differential and the rear Torsen LSD helped the car in corners. Under the hood, there was the 2.5-liter boxer engine aided by a turbocharger. The only transmission available was a 6-speed manual.

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SUBARU WRX STI 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.5L DOHC 6MT AWD (309 HP)
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SUBARU WRX STI 2.5L DOHC 6MT AWD (309 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L DOHC 6MT AWD (309 HP)
Cylinders
H4
Displacement
2457 cm3
Power
227 KW @ 6000 RPM
309 HP @ 6000 RPM
304 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
290 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
393 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
158 mph (254 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Ventilated discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/40 R18 97W
DIMENSIONS
Length
180.9 in (4595 mm)
Width
70.7 in (1796 mm)
Height
58.1 in (1476 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.2/60.6 in (1,529/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.9 in (124 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.2 cuFT (459 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3488 lbs (1582 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.8 mpg US (14 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
242 g/km
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