What’s WRX STI really like? How does it drive? Get the inside story from owners and motoring press experts


Subaru WRX STI

I am very pleased with my new WRX STI. It handles very well and the engine is superb although a little thirsty. I must praise the choice of seats and driving position as it is perfect for me. I no longer get a sore back on a long journey. There is ample room for 5 people even tall passengers and the boot is larger than I expected. It does lack small secure storage areas, except cup holders they are everywhere. My only fault is the so called info system. It connects to my two mobile phones OK and picks up all the local radio stations but Subaru have missed a massive opportunity with the apps. I can only get two here but most of the information and available radio stations are American. Google calendar is excellent and the local weather but why not google maps/mail or engine management information (battery charge, or water, oil temperatures etc). An app for local fuel stations or parking linked to google, tomtom etc would be so useful.

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Mr T of DUMFRIES, 2016

What an amazing car, the WRX STI definitely the car to get

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Mr B of NEWTOWN, 2016

I love the unique style of it, the drive is great I like to feel my car is solid on the ground. Every time I drive it I have a smile on my face, this is my 5th one.

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Mrs A of GALASHIELS, 2016

I like the cockpit layout, high speed handling and looks. I would like to see improved emissions and low speed ride.

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Mr R of EPSOM, 2016

My Subaru is an Impreza WRX. Love the car. It is a 2002 model which I purchased in 2007. Apart from the cost of running a vehicle of this spec I have not had any major expense. It has passed the MOT each year with just the normal replacements such as tyres. This year I have had new brake pads and discs and work done on the anti roll bars. It is now running like new again. I would buy another Subaru and would recommend them.

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Mrs T of GRIMSBY, 2016


"The WRX STI is the freshest it’s been in ages, making its departure even harder to swallow."

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Top Gear, 1 November 2017

"Subaru's rewarding-to-drive, high-performance road-and-track sports saloon is for people who get that, like life, it's not the destination but the journey that's to be savoured."

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Motorbar, 31 October 2017

"There's nothing else on the road quite like Subaru's WRX STi. The Japanese-made motor blends power with precision and rally-esque performance with daily practicality, putting it into a segment all of its own."

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Iceni Magazine, 26 October 2017

"On the road, the WRX STi more than rival cars like the Golf R and Focus RS for sheer grip, clinging hard to the road with a cleaner turn-in and better body control than any STi before it."

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Car Keys, 17 February 2017

"In terms of its performance, this four-door saloon has the ability to step into the ring with any of its class rivals, going from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds and on to a potential top speed of 159mph."

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Telegraph & Argus, 12 November 2016

""Top speed if you're brave enough to reach it is 152mph!"

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Car Keys, 28 October 2016


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