2015 Subaru WRX STI Configurator Goes Online

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Barely out of the corral, both the 2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI can now be configured online at Subaru of America's consumer website. Prices for the WRX start from $26,295, which is exactly $300 more expensive than the 2014MY, while the brutish WRX STI holds a base price of $34,495.
Unfortunately, there's not much in the way of color options. You can opt for a total of seven exterior body colors, our favorite picks being the WR Blue Pearl and Lightning Red. The normal WRX's interior comes in Carbon Black Checkered Cloth only, while the WRX STI sports a Black Alcantara with Carbon Black Leather Bolsters cabin.

Each trim level can be fitted with one optional package, ranging from $2,000 to $2,500, that features a navigation system (only on the WRX STI), a Harmon/Kardon audio system and a push-button ignition switch. The configurator lets you pick a number of dealer-installed accessories as well. If the standard 6-speed manual isn't your thing, Subaru will be offering an optional Sport Lineartronic CVT gearbox for the WRX in the near future. Be warned though, but the slush box will only slow the car down. While the WRX is powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine rated at 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque (349 Nm), the hotter WRX STI version benefits from a larger 2.5-liter mill outputting 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft (393 Nm) of torque.

The Japanese sports saloon made its American debut in January, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). As opposed to the former generation, this new model will be built exclusively in sedan form. A limited-run WRX STI Launch Edition will be produced in only 1,000 units.

Expect to see the 2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI  in showrooms later this April. Until then, Scooby fans can start configuring their dream road-legal rally car by following this link.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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