Posted Monday, April 3, 2023
The Subaru WRX and WRX STI vehicles are sports sedans manufactured by the Japanese company—Subaru Corporation. If Indiana motorists have complaints about other models of the manufacturer, then in the case of the Subaru WRX, we can say that the engineers managed to create one of the best cars in its class. At Indy Auto Man, you may find several Subaru WRX models in good condition and attractive by appearance and price. Check our Indianapolis inventory right now!
Subaru WRX cars of the latest generation provide indescribable driving pleasure, achieved thanks to the balance and precision of control. In addition, the model has a unique design that combines sportiness and elegance and fully reflects the capabilities of this vehicle on the road. But what is the difference between WRX and WRX STI trims? Find the answers in our comprehensive comparison.
The Subaru WRX comes in three trims: Basic, Premium, and Limited. All models feature AWD performance, four doors, and five seats. But in used Subarus, equipment may differ depending on the year of manufacture.
Due to the technical parameters, the main difference between the Subaru WRX and the WRX STI is the driving experience. The STI goes faster, brakes harder, and corners flatter. Here is the comparative table of the WRX and WRX STI.
Since the 2021 model year, the most affordable Base equipment includes:
If earlier, the keyless start was available on the WRX Limited, since 2021, the function is already offered at the Premium level, as well as:
The WRX STI version features are:
A level higher is the WRX STI Limited package with such features as:
Base versions are equipped with a 2.0-liter 268-liter engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, or CVT. You can also find all-wheel drive models, and AWD is optionally available.
The WRX Premium and Limited with a variator are distinguished by the Si-Drive system and the EyeSight Driver Assist safety complex. The latter includes:
The top trims have a 2.5-liter turbocharged 310-horsepower engine, Brembo brakes, and an all-wheel drive system.
Many drivers buy a Subaru WRX for a specific purpose—tuning. Of course, any Subaru model already looks dynamic, stylish, and powerful. But some fans have the desire to upgrade it to their taste: install a new aerodynamic body kit and new optics, lower the clearance, and wrap the car.
True Subaru connoisseurs approach the matter more thoroughly, performing engine tuning. In some cars, the engine power goes up to about a thousand horsepower! Only such upgrades bring risks, like in NOS cars, and should be performed by professionals. After all, along with the motor, you will have to deal with suspension, brakes, and tires. If you plan any tuning, consult the Indy Auto Man service department to make sure your Subaru model will comply with the safety standards and law regulations of Indiana.
In 2023, Subaru intends on meeting the regulations and standards of zero-emission cars, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, and greenhouse gasses. The company discontinued the gas-powered Subaru WRX STI production in 2021. The good news is that there are still plenty of used models in the Indiana market, schedule a test drive with us to choose the most attractive Subaru for yourself.