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2019 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $36,595
2019 Limited w/Lip 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $41,395
2019 Limited w/Wing 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $41,395
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When the Subaru WRX STI first debuted on these shores 14 years ago, the winged blue-and-gold wonder was unlike anything else on the road. It uniquely combined all-wheel drive, a boxer-style four-cylinder engine, and a slick rally-bred suspension – and the result was a car that let ordinary drivers feel like heroes as they sluiced through their favorite stretches of dirt and gravel two-tracks. That mission has remained unchanged even as the years have passed and competitors have come and gone. With its niche solidly locked down, the WRX STI power-slides, backfires, and bunny-hops into 2019 as the undisputed king of high-speed dirt-road hijinks.

What's New for 2019

Stronger pistons and a shorter third-gear ratio, as well as a high-performance exhaust and a retuned ECU, help improve acceleration and up total horsepower. The new Series.Gray models are limited editions for 2019 that offer bespoke paint and trim for a more distinctive appearance as well as improved, sportier suspension tuning.

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Choosing Your Subaru WRX STI

The WRX STI has always been for the hardcore aspiring rally driver. Compared to the regular WRX, the STI is uncompromised in its mission to charge with fierce abandon down even the most rutted and ragged fire and service roads. It approaches this by throwing the technological gauntlet at the underside of the STI; the new-age stuff hiding behind the wheels and bodywork includes active-torque vectoring, symmetrical all-wheel drive, multi-mode vehicle dynamics control (stability control, in other words), and a center differential with multiple driver-selectable modes. Lots of words here, but they all work toward one goal: to let you gleefully hoon your Subie without getting intimate with a tree or ditch.

Power for the STI is provided by a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In the classic Subaru idiom, the pistons are laid out in such a way that they lay flat and horizontally oppose each other – a "boxer" configuration, as it's known colloquially. For 2019, mild improvements by the way of a retuned ECU and a freer-breathing high-performance exhaust let this motor make 310 horsepower, up a grand total of five horses from 2018. Torque remains unchanged at 290 pound-feet. All STIs bolt up to a six-speed manual transmission, and no automatic is offered.

Enthusiasts cried foul when this generation of WRX and STI were released without a hatchback option. Whether or not a five-door can be expected for the next generation is still too far out for even the best clairvoyant to tell, but as of 2019, the only option for the STI is a four-door sedan.

The STI joins the BRZ in carrying the distinction of not being offered with Subaru's EyeSight active-safety package. Instead, the only notable safety feature is the Subaru StarLink safety and security suite of features. It includes SOS emergency assistance, stolen vehicle recovery, remote services functions that include diagnostic and security support, and automatic collision notification.

In a nod towards the typical STI buyer, there's a number of lifestyle accessories available. These include subwoofers, bike, ski, and kayak racks, Thule carriers, and STI-branded shift knobs and underbody trim

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Starting at $37,480 (all prices include the $885 destination charge), base STIs come well equipped with all the bells and whistles one can expect these days. Standard equipment includes heated exterior mirrors, dual USB ports for the front row, dual-zone climate control, a seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, a six-speaker sound system, a six-way adjustable driver's seat, a flat-bottomed steering wheel with contrasting red stitching, Ultrasuede/leather-trimmed upholstery, and a driver information cluster. Also standard are 19-inch wheels shod in summer tires, as well as LED lights, quad exhaust outlets, body-colored mirrors, and, of course, that extra-large wing sitting atop the trunk. The lone option package is $2,500 and bundles performance-design front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, keyless access, and push-button start.

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The $42,280 WRX STI Limited adds a few extra creature comforts to the STI's list of amenities. These include the power-adjustable Recaro seats, keyless entry, and push-button start of the base model's optional package, as well as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, navigation, and a power sunroof. A more modest spoiler that isn't tall enough to rest your chin on is also available at no extra charge, but that's the only package option.

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Series Gray

For 2019, a small batch of 250 STI Series.Gray models will be built, with each retailing for $40,580. These special editions will be painted in the unique shade of Cool Gray Khaki exterior paint and will include 19-inch black wheels, black badging and mirrors, and silver Brembo brake calipers. The interior is dressed up with unique ultrasuede upholstery, an Ultrasuede-trimmed steering wheel, the power-adjustable Recaro seats, and push-button start. Notably, all 250 models will also get an upgraded suspension with Bilstein dampers all around and a double-wishbone setup for the rear.

CarsDirect Tip

If you can find an unclaimed Series.Gray on the lot, snatch it up – the resale value is sure to be strong on a limited-production STI with improved suspension tuning. Otherwise, don't bother upgrading to a Limited over a base model. There's just not enough extra equipment on the Limited to merit paying another $4,800 for your 2019 Subaru WRX STI.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 310 HP / 290 ft.lbs.
6-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 22 / 19 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 310 HP / 290 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 22 / 19 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
19.0 " Painted Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Front Body-colored With Black Insert
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
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
6 / 6 Kicker / 7 / 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
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
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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