Have control. Let loose.



There’s never a dull moment behind the wheel of the WRX or WRX STI. As soon as you strap in, the years these two have spent in rally competition are distilled into a sense of unyielding control.



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Demand blistering acceleration with respectable fuel economy. Expect razor-sharp handling with ample interior space for five. Accept no less than a car that’s as exciting as it is safe. Introducing the WRX. Expectations, met.



Subaru WRX Performance



Suspension


The 2019 WRX is equipped with 4-wheel independent suspension with aluminum front lower control arms, and double wishbone rear suspension. Both ends are tuned for performance, with stiff anti-roll bars, and optimized damping and spring rates. This minimizes body roll, which translates into more confidence, better control and increased grip under hard cornering.


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Engine


The FA20 2.0-liter, Direct-Injection Turbocharged (DIT) SUBARU BOXER® engine produces 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection make it easy to access its power and help it achieve impressive fuel economy for a vehicle of such high performance.


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Brakes


To perform at a high level, solid braking performance is indispensable. The brake master cylinder has a large bore for progressive and consistent pedal feel. Coupled with 12.4-inch front and 11.3-inch rear discs, the WRX has stopping power above and beyond expectations, with control optimized by ABS and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). For even greater stopping power, the WRX Performance Package offers high-performance Jurid® brake pads.


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Transmission


You’re in command and in control with either the 6-speed manual transmission or the available Sport Lineartronic™ Transmission with paddle shifters, 6- and 8-speed manual modes, and the ability to choose from three performance modes via Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE).


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All-Wheel Drive


Manual transmission-equipped models feature Continuous AWD with a 50/50 front-to-back power split, and a mechanical viscous-type center differential to vary the power split when there is a loss of traction. WRX models equipped with the Sport Lineartronic™ Transmission feature the Variable Torque Distribution AWD system, with a rear-wheel bias for enhanced handling feel. The end result of both systems is more control and more acceleration from every ounce of power.


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Drive Tech


There’s plenty of brain behind the brawn of the WRX. The innovative Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system enhances handling performance with Active Torque Vectoring, which applies braking force to the inside front wheel for sharper turn-in and more neutral steering. It allows you to drive closer to the car’s limits and won’t cut engine power, so your right foot can stay in charge. And if you happen to get stuck in mud or snow, you can even turn off VDC to help the tires dig out.


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Subaru WRX/STI Interior Technology



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Interior Views


WRX Premium offers an available Performance Package, including Recaro® performance-design front seats for extra comfort and stability during spirited driving, and race-bred Brembo® front and rear performance brakes.




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SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia


A connection is always felt in the WRX, thanks to the updated SUBARU STARLINK™ system, now with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto integration. With Bluetooth® capability and a high-definition touchscreen, you have easy access to apps and your favorite content such as Pandora®, iHeartRadio® and Stitcher™. Now just crank up the available 440-watt 9-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system, and you’re off.




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Navigation System


Find that perfect drive with the available SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia Navigation system, now powered by TomTom®. The available high-res, 7-inch touchscreen and voice-activated system powered by TomTom® makes finding that perfect drive easier, while three years of free SiriusXM Traffic®, Travel Link® and map updates get you well on your way.




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Instrument Cluster


The instrument clusters of the WRX and WRX STI are designed to deliver vital stats in an instant, with electroluminescent gauges, providing sharp contrast and clear visibility. The centrally located LCD display helps you keep track of your running time and mileage stats, as well as your SI-DRIVE and DCCD settings.




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Multifunction Display


Enthusiasts have different needs than regular drivers. Fittingly, the 5.9-inch full-color LCD multifunction display delivers all the information enthusiasts need to know, like turbo boost, average MPG, audio information and more.




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Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control


With individual temperature settings that automatically adjust, drivers and front-seat passengers can customize their environment with the WRX STI-exclusive dual-zone automatic climate control system.




Cargo-ready. Passenger-ready. Track-ready

Click on the icons below to see how the cargo is ready for every occasion



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cargo track
cargo snow
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With its snarling, 310-horsepower turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine, the 2019 WRX STI combines track-day talents with rally roots to create something truly electrifying. It’s the best-handling, best-performing WRX STI. Ever.



Subaru WRX STI Performance



Suspension


The WRX STI has a 4-wheel independent suspension with aluminum front lower control arms, plus double wishbone rear suspension—tuned and tweaked by Subaru Tecnica International. Body roll is almost nonexistent, thanks to pillow-ball joint mounts and bushings throughout, optimized spring-rates, and just the right amount of sway bar stiffness. Working in unison with an "ultra-stiff" unibody chassis, the WRX STI corners with precision and holds lines better than any sedan has the right to.


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Engine


The EJ25 is battle-tested and race-proven. This 2.5-liter, turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine has been boosted to 310 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque, thanks to a revised air intake and high-flow exhaust system. Its STI-exclusiveness means rock-solid reliability and virtually endless performance potential, ready to be unleashed.


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Brakes


There’s a reason why the name Brembo® demands such respect. Case in point: the braking system of the WRX STI. With powerful cross-drilled/ventilated 13.4-inch front and 12.8-inch rear rotors coupled with massive monoblock 6-piston front and dual-piston rear calipers, and aided by the technological wizardry of Super Sport ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), this setup more than lives up to the Brembo® pedigree. They offer powerful, progressive and predictable braking feel from the first lap to the last.2


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Transmission


The venerable 6-speed manual of the WRX STI is a work of mechanical art. With impeccable street cred and a bulletproof reputation, the latest incarnation gives you the ultimate in hands-on control. Tempered in the fire of competition, this legendary gearbox is designed to provide rock-solid and precise shifting feel, from the streets to the racetrack.2


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All-Wheel Drive


There’s a reason the WRX STI is known for its corner exit speed: It’s underpinned by one of the most advanced and proven AWD systems available. Orchestrated by a revised Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD), Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive can quickly distribute more power to either the front or rear wheels, depending on conditions and driver preference. And you have not one, but two limited-slip differentials; helical in the front, and Torsen® in the back. This means more traction. And a constant supply of it.


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Drive Tech


The WRX STI offers you a customized driving experience. Multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring enhances handling performance by braking the inside front wheel to sharpen turn-in and allow for more neutral steering. SI-DRIVE lets you adjust the way your WRX STI performs with three distinct settings: Intelligent Mode can help maximize your efficiency; Sport Mode can deliver smooth, all-around performance; and then there’s Sport Sharp Mode, which quickens response for maximum excitement.


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Subaru WRX/STI Interior Technology



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Interior Views


WRX Premium offers an available Performance Package, including Recaro® performance-design front seats for extra comfort and stability during spirited driving, and race-bred Brembo® front and rear performance brakes.




wrx starlink

SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia


A connection is always felt in the WRX, thanks to the updated SUBARU STARLINK™ system, now with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto integration. With Bluetooth® capability and a high-definition touchscreen, you have easy access to apps and your favorite content such as Pandora®, iHeartRadio® and Stitcher™. Now just crank up the available 440-watt 9-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system, and you’re off.




wrx nav

Navigation System


Find that perfect drive with the available SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia Navigation system, now powered by TomTom®. The available high-res, 7-inch touchscreen and voice-activated system powered by TomTom® makes finding that perfect drive easier, while three years of free SiriusXM Traffic®, Travel Link® and map updates get you well on your way.




wrx instrument cluster

Instrument Cluster


The instrument clusters of the WRX and WRX STI are designed to deliver vital stats in an instant, with electroluminescent gauges, providing sharp contrast and clear visibility. The centrally located LCD display helps you keep track of your running time and mileage stats, as well as your SI-DRIVE and DCCD settings.




wrx multifunction display

Multifunction Display


Enthusiasts have different needs than regular drivers. Fittingly, the 5.9-inch full-color LCD multifunction display delivers all the information enthusiasts need to know, like turbo boost, average MPG, audio information and more.




wrx climate control

Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control


With individual temperature settings that automatically adjust, drivers and front-seat passengers can customize their environment with the WRX STI-exclusive dual-zone automatic climate control system.




Cargo-ready. Passenger-ready. Track-ready

Click on the icons below to see how the cargo is ready for every occasion



cargo empty
cargo track
cargo snow
cargo fitness








Standard Optional Not equipped
Engine and Drivetrain WRX STI
Power | Torque 2.0-liter DOHC Direct-Injection Turbocharged (DIT), intercooled, turbocharged aluminum-alloy 16-valve 4-cylinder horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER® engine with Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS). 268 hp @ 5,600 rpm | 258 lb-ft @ 2,000-5,200 rpm
2.5-liter DOHC intercooled, turbocharged aluminum-alloy 16-valve 4-cylinder horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER® engine with Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS). 310 hp @ 6,000 rpm | 290 lb-ft @ 4,000-5,000 rpm
Intake System Twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler. Maximum boost pressure: 15.9 psi
Turbocharger with intercooler. Maximum boost pressure: 16.2 psi
SI-DRIVE performance management system Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) enables three distinctively different modes of vehicle performance characteristics by regulating the engine control unit (ECU) and by fine-tuning the electronically controlled throttle. For WRX models equipped with Sport Lineartronic™ Transmission, SI-DRIVE also adjusts transmission shift characteristics.
Manual Transmission 6-speed manual with carbon 1st and 2nd gear synchros, and Incline Start Assist
Close-ratio 6-speed manual and Incline Start Assist
Automatic Transmission Sport Lineartronic™ Transmission with 6- and 8-speed manual modes, paddle shifters and Incline Start Assist WRX Premium and WRX Limited: Optional

TRACTION AND STABILITY WRX STI
All-Wheel Drive type Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) All-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) VDC electronic stability control utilizes sensors that constantly monitor wheel speeds, steering angle, brake pressure, vehicle yaw rate and lateral g-forces. If VDC detects a difference between the driver’s intended path and the one the vehicle is actually taking, VDC applies braking power and/or reduces engine torque to help correct vehicle path. Includes performance-oriented Traction mode.
Active Torque Vectoring Active Torque Vectoring works in tandem with VDC applying braking power to the inside wheels, resulting in better handling, sharper turn-in, more neutral steering and higher cornering limits when turning.
Traction Control System (TCS) SVDC also incorporates an all-wheel, all-speed Traction Control System, which senses a loss of traction and applies braking force to the slipping wheel or wheels as necessary to maintain vehicle motion.

Fuel WRX STI
Fuel Economy city/highway/combined Manual: 21/27/23 mpg 17/22/19 mpg
Automatic: 18/24/21 mpg
Fuel Requirement Premium unleaded gasoline (91 octane) required. 93 octane recommended for maximum performance (WRX STI).
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gallons
Standard Optional Not equipped
CHASSIS WRX STI
Steering Quick-ratio electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering (EPAS). Ratio: 14.3:1 (14.4:1 for models equipped with 18-inch wheels). Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8. Turning circle: 35.4 feet (36.0 feet for models with 18-inch wheels).
Quick-ratio power-assisted rack-and-pinion. Ratio: 13.3:1 Turns lock-to-lock: 2.5. Turning circle: 36.0 feet.
Suspension Sport-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension. Front: Strut-type (WRX Premium and WRX Limited: Inverted-strut-type). Aluminum-alloy lower L-arm with pillow-ball joint mount. Stabilizer bar. Rear: Double wishbone with lateral link pillow-ball joint bushing. Stabilizer bar.
High-performance STI sport-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension. Front: Inverted-strut-type. Aluminum-alloy lower L-arm with pillow-ball joint mount. Stabilizer bar. Rear: Double wishbone with lateral link pillow-ball joint bushing. Stabilizer bar.
Brakes 4-wheel disc, ventilated front. Dual-piston front and single-piston rear calipers. 4-channel, 4-sensor ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
Brembo® performance braking system. 4-wheel disc, ventilated/cross-drilled front and rear. Monoblock 6-piston front and dual-piston rear calipers. 4-channel, 4-sensor Super Sport ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
Brake Discs (front/rear) WRX: 12.4 inches/11.3 inches. WRX STI: 13.4 inches/12.8 inches
Brake Assist When emergency braking is detected by how quickly the brake pedal is pressed, maximum brake pressure is immediately applied.
Brake Override System If both brake and accelerator pedals are pressed simultaneously, the system reduces the operation of the accelerator pedal to help prevent unintentional vehicle acceleration.

Wheels and Tires WRX STI
Wheels WRX: 17 x 8.0-inch aluminum-alloy. Dark gray finish.
WRX Premium and WRX Limited: 18 x 8.5-inch aluminum-alloy. Dark gray finish.
WRX STI and WRX STI Limited: 19 x 8.5-inch aluminum-alloy. Dark gray finish.
Tires WRX: 235/45 R17 94W Summer-performance
WRX Premium and WRX Limited: 245/40 R18 97W Summer-performance
WRX STI and WRX STI Limited: 245/35 R19 89W Summer-performance
Spare Tire WRX, WRX Premium and WRX Limited: Temporary use T145/70 D17
WRX STI and WRX STI Limited: Temporary use T135/70 D18
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