Stability reassures on the road. But stability also offers agility that excites and inspires confidence. Subaru vehicles are gifted with a superior ability to put you in charge behind the wheel, thanks to the inherently stable design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which features the SUBARU BOXER Engine. The unique design of this system efficiently delivers power to all four wheels at all times for enhanced control on all roads and in poor conditions. It also allows the main components to be aligned longitudinally for excellent side-to-side balance and handling precision. What’s more, it creates a low centre of gravity for engaging responsiveness. The unique advantages of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive make for exceptionally rewarding handling and empower you to better avoid danger.


    MAX OUTPUT: 197 kW (268 PS) / 5,600 rpm
    MAX TORQUE: 350 Nm (35.7 kgfm) / 2,400 - 5,200 rpm
    FUEL CONSUMPTION: 8.6 lit./100 km* (Sport Lineartronic), 9.2 lit./100 km* (6MT)
    CO₂ EMISSIONS: 199 g/km* (Sport Lineartronic), 213 g/km* (6MT)

    Advanced direct injection technology makes it more efficient. And peak torque comes on more quickly for responsiveness that is easily accessible in any driving environment. What’s more, a long, flat torque curve means the thrilling power of the WRX stays with you longer.


    This technology helps make handling more precise, whilst allowing you to push your vehicle closer to the limit. As you enter a corner and lateral g-forces take hold, the system can route power to select wheels to help you keep your intended line. This means your WRX STI responds to your steering input more immediately and more engagingly.


    Years of heated competition, extensive testing and advances in materials and engineering, have combined to inspire chassis designs for the WRX and WRX STI. Exceptional stability and lightning quick response were central to this development, as high-tensile steel was employed throughout the frame to increase its torsional rigidity and better control the vehicle’s weight. What’s more, the suspension was tuned to exacting standards with stiffer stabilisers, quicker spring rates, and improvements like stiffer pillow ball bushings. This expertly balances stiffness and compliance to create immediate response and an unprecedented connection between driver, car and the road.

    * Photo is from the WRX STI model.


    Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) lets you adapt the driving character of the WRX or the WRX STI to your needs or desires. Whilst in Intelligent Mode [I], acceleration is smooth with an eye toward optimal efficiency. Select Sport Mode [S] for linear response, and versatile command of every condition. To extract the maximum response from the turbocharged engine, switch to Sport Sharp Mode [S#]. It gives you the most direct throttle response and precise rev control across the entire rpm range.

    * Photo is from the WRX STI model.

* Fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions: according to ECE R101-01.