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Subaru WRX

Price $29,995 – $47,895
Fuel consumption 8.7 – 14.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are compact sports sedans with a bit of a wild side. The former houses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the high-performance WRX STI uses a turbocharged 2.5-litre unit elevating output to 310 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is still available for purists. A Sport Lineartronic CVT is optional.

Tests and Features

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Test Drives2020 Subaru WRX Sport-tech RS: A Mighty Fine Driver’s Car
The WRX STI is Subaru’s halo car and its most desirable product—at least in the eyes of sporty driving enthusiasts. A bit less flashy and not quite as sophisticated from a technical standpoint, the base WRX is still a treat, not to mention that it’s perfectly suited to Canadian weather.
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 …

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BuzzThis Subaru Impreza 22B STi For Sale Costs Half a Million
As many JDM enthusiasts know, Subaru produced a two-door widebody variant of the Impreza WRX STi in 1998. Called 22B STi, this model commemorated the 40th anniversary of Subaru and its third consecutive manufacturer’s title in the World Rally Championship (WRC). The 400 units built for the Japanese market sold …
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 …

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Episodes
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.