Subaru

Subaru WRX

Price $29,995 – $56,995
Fuel consumption 8.5 – 14.3 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.

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Special EventsSubaru Winter Experience: Mad Fun on Sheer Ice
EAGLE RIVER, Wisconsin— It’s a shame the Subaru Winter Experience is not offered in Canada. We bet you’d have a blast, too. Imagine spending one, two or three full days driving Subaru BRZ and WRX STI models equipped with studded tires through various courses on a frozen lake. You could …
Test Drives2019 Subaru WRX STI: It’s Got Character
At the end of the game of your favourite hockey team, after trailing by a few goals and then come back to beat its opponent in the third period, the head coach will undoubtedly say this during the post-game press conference: “our team showed character.” If we regularly follow the …
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 …

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NewsRumour: 400-hp Engine Coming to Subaru WRX STI
A new generation of the almighty Subaru WRX STI is in the works and the latest details and rumours surrounding this model are quite exciting. As a reminder, the brand’s halo car received a few cosmetic tweaks this year, but its turbocharged 2.5-litre engine still produces 310 horsepower and 290 …
News2020 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Get Minor Updates
We’re anxiously waiting for the next generation of the Subaru WRX and WRX STI built on the new Subaru Global Platform and featuring a fresh new design. In the meantime, the wild twins are returning for 2020 with minor changes and tweaks to maintain interest among fans and potential customers.
RecallsSubaru Recalls 135,000 Vehicles With a Braking Issue
Subaru has announced a recall on 135,814 vehicles in Canada due to a problem with the braking system. More specifically, their brake lamp switch could fail, which would cause the brake lamps not to turn on when the brake pedal is depressed. Needless to say, a malfunction of the brake …
DetroitSubaru Launches the 341-Horsepower WRX STI S209
To start off the new year, Subaru unveiled an even more powerful version of its famous WRX STI. Baptized S209, it develops no less than 341 horsepower, 31 more than in the regular STI. It’s all generated by the same 2.5-litre, flat-four engine, but here, it benefits from a larger …
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 …

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 …
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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 …