Subaru

Subaru WRX

Price $29,995 – $46,595
Fuel consumption 8.5 – 14.1 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 78%(view ratings)
Thanks to its 268-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the Subaru WRX delivers very interesting performance. It’s equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, although a continuously variable automatic transmission is available. The WRX STI’s 2.5L four cylinder develops 305 horsepower, and the only available gearbox to send this power to all four wheels is a six-speed manual. For 2018, both sedans have introduced some cosmetic changes, and the WRX STI Type RA joins the family.

Tests and Features

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Test Drives2018 Subaru WRX: With a CVT, it's Weird
The Subaru WRX is a car that needs little introduction. Ever since its debut in the early 2000s, the rally-derived Japanese sport compact quickly earned the respect of enthusiasts simply by the amount of performance it offered for the price. A turbocharged boxer engine coupled to a full-time all-wheel drive …
First DrivesMeet the 2018 Subaru WRX STI
KELOWNA, British Columbia – In light of stiff new competition from the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R , the Subaru WRX STI is getting spruced up for 2018 before a complete makeover expected around 2020. When that happens, the Subaru WRX STI will most certainly be built on …
Test Drives2017 Subaru WRX STI: a Lesson in Love
I won’t shy away from the fact that I love the Subaru WRX and WRX STI. I first drove a new WRX 16 years ago and it left such an impression on my psyche that I bought a used one a few years later. I still have and drive it …
Test Drives2016 Subaru WRX: Held Back
The sporty compact segment was thriving a few years ago, as the Chevrolet Cobalt SS and the Dodge Caliber SRT4 were duking it out on the American front, while the Mazdaspeed3, the Honda Civic Si and the Volkswagen Golf GTI were the big players to bring down. Today, sales aren't …
Special Events2016 Subiefestival: A Popular Get-together!
How time flies, and a good sign that summer is winding down is the Subiefestival held in the ICAR Circuit in Mirabel, Quebec. A slight difference compared to last year is that the cars were displayed around the main track and the facility’s new buildings, in which we find, among …
Test Drives2015 Subaru WRX STI: Honing The Edge
It's been a year since the 2016 Subaru WRX STI received its most recent redesign, but unlike its less-endowed WRX platform-mate it's no longer operating in a class of one. Whereas the base WRX faces no real direct competitors at its price point, the introduction of the Volkswagen Golf R …

News

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NewsSubaru Launches the Exclusive 2019 WRX Raiu Edition in Canada
A new, limited-edition variant of the sport sedan has been added to the Japanese brand’s line-up. As a matter of fact, the 2019 Subaru WRX Raiu Edition will be a Canadian exclusivity with only 100 units produced. Based on the WRX Sport-tech RS, the Raiu Edition—which means thunderstorm in Japanese—gets …
News2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: Same Base Price, More Connectivity
The Japanese manufacturer has just announced the 2019 editions of its WRX and WRX STI sport sedans, and although they’re ripe for a redesign, they’ll soldier on without any major changes for the next year. And they are now on sale. However, the standard-issue infotainment system now gets a 6.5-inch …
Toronto2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA: Sorry, All Sold Out
The limited-edition STI Type RA was on display at the Toronto Auto Show, but don’t look for one on dealer lots. Only 75 units were earmarked for the Canadian market, and according to Subaru Canada, they were quickly scooped up by STI enthusiasts, and perhaps collectors. This despite the car’s …
News2018 Subaru WRX: restyled, not repriced
The 2018 edition of Subaru’s performance-oriented WRX sedan will be on sale in Canada this June, featuring updated styling as well as new equipment and safety features. First and foremost, the car’s powertrain is unchanged, meaning the WRX is still motivated by an all-wheel drivetrain and a turbocharged, 2.0-litre flat-four …
RacingA New Record for Subaru on the Isle Of Man?
Subaru and known race-car builder Prodrive will once again team up to beat a speed record on the Isle of Man with a WRX STI. British rally champion Mark Higgins accepted to take the wheel again, hoping to beat his own record set in 2014. That year, he ran the …
NewsCanada gets limited Subaru BRZ, WRX STI ? Hikari Editions
Subaru is bringing a very limited run of two special-edition models to Canada, with the BRZ and WRX STI 光 Hikari Editions limited to a combined 300 units across the country. Decked out in Hyper Blue paint, the two trims pay tribute to the brand's sport heritage, with unique interior …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesWardsAuto Announce 10 Best Engines Of 2016
Each year, WardsAuto compiles its list of 10 significant engines; the 2016 selection has just been unveiled. To be part of the candidates, there were a few criteria: the engine had to be new or significantly improved for 2016 OR have received a nomination from WardsAuto last year. The vehicle …
TokyoSubaru WRX STI S207: Subtlety Is For Losers
Just in case you were looking at the Subaru WRX STI and wondering why the manufacturer builds such a subtle and gracious-looking vehicle, the S207 was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. So what’s different from the regular STI (apart from the very-obvious yellow paint)? It sports a new ECU, …

Videos

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2003
Motoring TV 2003 Episode 21
Volvo's R cars 2004 Subaru WRX STI should you top up oil levels between regular changes? Lexus RX330 would you believe an engine with 1.6 million kms? stop sign or red light -- why it's important to come to a full stop.
Video Reviews
Review: 2015 Subaru WRX STI
The Subaru WRX and WRX STI have had a loyal following around the world since Day 1. So when the brand set out to redesign the road-going rally king for 2015 it had one rule: "Make sure the new one doesn't screw up that loyal following." Thanks to a more …
Video Reviews
Two-Minute Test Drive: 2015 Subaru WRX STI
Subaru’s road-going rally king, the WRX STI, was redesigned for 2015, but is it still one of the baddest sport sedans on the market? That’s what Russ Bond looks to find out in this edition of the Two-Minute Test Drive. This segment originally appeared on Episode 1 of Motoring 2015.
Motoring TV
Kenzie's Korner - Subaru and the STI
Jim had a drive in the new WRX on and off the track. He too has heard the rumours that the pocket rocket has gone mainstream. Here's Jim's reaction to that. Motoring 2014, Episode 15 …