Subaru fans are a particular bunch. As a previous owner of an SVX and a WRX, I should know. Rabidly devoted to our all-wheel drive rockets, every owner is convinced their particular year/model/trim/color is the best WRX or STI every produced.
Engine: Power comes from a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 305 hp and 290 lb-ft.
Transmission: The only transmission available is a six-speed manual.
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
Pricing: The base Subaru WRX STI will start at $35,290 after destination charges while a fully loaded WRX STI Limited comes in at $39,290.
This should be a good thing for a company like Subaru, but it’s a double edge sword. Every time a new generation of the brand’s halo sports car is introduced, the fervid following are certain to hate it.
It happened when the 2002 “Bug-eyed” WRX finally arrived in North America, it happened with the new 2008 model and it is happening again now. Initially written-off as the death of the WRX/STI, these older models have since gained a following that would make David Koresh jealous.
But the new one is different right? It has carry-over drivetrains, boring EVO-wannabe styling and no Subaru soul. This one surely is where the STI goes off the rails, correct? No, not even close. Forget everything you think you know about the 2015 STI - this is by far the best version we have ever been offered in North America.
read more at: 2015 Subaru WRX STI Review: Car Reviews