The WRX and WRX STI are engineered to give drivers the perfect balance of raw power and precision steering. Each has been fine-tuned with decades of motorsport experience to be the best-handling WRX and WRX STI yet.
The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction, which means you can confidently rocket out of corners on the track, kick up dirt on back roads, and head out on a road trip in all kinds of conditions.
The high-performance track-tuned suspension on the WRX features aggressive spring and damper rates, large front and rear anti-roll bars, and wide summer tires for tremendous grip and control. The double-wishbone rear suspension with pillow ball bushings enables flat cornering while the rigid unibody with reinforced suspension mounting points creates the ideal platform for the best-handling WRX ever.
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 away.
Electric power steering with a quick 14.4:1 ratio creates a sharp turn-in and excellent on-center feel. Aluminum front lower control arms reduce unsprung weight and pivot on pillow ball bushings for almost-instantaneous response.
Drawn from over 40 years of intelligent performance, the unique SUBARU BOXER engine has pistons that move side to side, canceling out each other's vibrations so it can run smoother and more efficiently. This horizontal layout also offers better balance while delivering a maximum transfer of power. The 268-horsepower direct-injection turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger for near-instant boost response and maximum power across a wide power band, delivering 258 pound-feet of torque from 2,000 to 5,200 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 enhanced driver involvement.
The WRX and WRX STI feature STARLINK Multimedia with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. Access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM. A 7-inch touchscreen is available, as well as a built-in, voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom.
Available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. The automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations.
Your soundtrack should match your vehicle's performance. That's why the WRX features a Harman Kardon premium audio system that captures detail-rich acoustics through enhanced sound control and superior high sound output. At the heart of the system lies a high-performance 9-channel, class-D amplifier pumping out 440 equivalent watts of power. The amplifier works to efficiently distribute clean audio signals to the vehicle's 9-speaker sound system ¬- including a subwoofer. Harman's Clari-Fi Technology restores and corrects audio fidelity, resulting in musical reproduction that sounds clearer, crisper, and more dynamic.