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2017 Subaru WRX STI

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2017 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $35,195
2017 Limited w/Lip 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $39,995
2017 Limited w/Wing 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $39,995


The WRX STI is a Subaru for buyers who love to drive. Its turbocharged engine will push it from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, and the STI eats up the corners like a professional rally car. On top of all that performance is a sleek look, room for five, a roomy trunk, and lots of technology and safety features.

The 2017 WRX STI starts at $35,195 which is a $525 bump over last year’s price. The top-of-the-line STI Limited comes in at $39,995.

The one optional package that is available can jack up the price but it adds safety and navigation features. While not much has changed since last year’s model, the WRX STI is still a crazy-fun car to drive.

What's New for 2017

Little has changed for the 2017 model year. The STI gets a brand new tricot headliner as well as automatic headlights that now come standard. Blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert are now available on the base WRX STI.

The STI Limited with Eyesight now comes with reverse auto braking standard. This feature uses input from the rearview camera to stop the vehicle if it detects something behind it (think small child or bike laying on the ground) with no input from the driver.

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Choosing Your Subaru WRX STI

The WRX STI has a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood that produces 305 horsepower. It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission that powers all four wheels. Despite being a speed demon, the WRX STI gets a respectable 23 mpg out on the highway and 17 in the city.

Two trims—Base and Limited—share the same engine and transmission, so the main differences are in equipment levels. There are a variety of dealer-installed accessories available for both the STI base and the Limited.

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The WRX STI is a performance vehicle, and while it has many of the creature comforts that today’s drivers are used to, it will never be mistaken for a luxury vehicle. Cruise control and all of the usual power amenities grace the interior, as well as a leather wrapped steering wheel. Subaru’s seven-inch touchscreen serves as a multimedia center for voice activated controls, Bluetooth and satellite radio.

The base model starts at $35,195 but an optional package with blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, keyless start, a Harman Kardon sound system and navigation system pushes the price up by $2,600.

Accessories are also available and range from the performance upgrades to a $202 footwell illumination kit. The performance exhaust system costs $1,154, and adding carbon fiber trunk trim to your STI will set you back $225.

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Upgrading to the STI Limited adds leather-trimmed seats, alloy wheels and a moonroof. It also adds keyless access with pushbutton start. Navigation, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert are all standard on the Limited.

The STI Limited starts at $40,815—the only option is free and replaces the big wing with a low profile spoiler. A variety of accessories are available such as an auto-dimming mirror and Homelink, which cost $342 and door edge guards are a bargain at $147.

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This is a performance car that tends to ride a bit rough so it can be a handful as a daily driver and commuter. While the Limited adds some nice features, the $40,000 sticker price may be more than most of us want to pay. The Base vehicle with the optional package delivers all of the performance and technology upgrades at a more affordable price point.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 305 HP / 290 ft.lbs.
6-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 23 / 20 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 305 HP / 290 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 23 / 20 Mpg
Brembo 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
180.9 "
Exterior Width
70.7 "
Exterior Height
58.1 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 "
Front Legroom
43.3 "
Rear Legroom
35.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.2 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,391 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
18.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Gray Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Alcantara Simulated Suede/leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
6 / 9 Harman/kardon / 7 / 8 / 6 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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