With its blistering acceleration and tenacious cornering grip, the WRX is built for the enthusiast driver. A six-speed manual is standard, but a CVT is offered. Power is abundant, handling is nimble, and the WRX is very capable on the track. But the ride is very stiff and choppy, and the clunky shifter and abrupt clutch engagement make the WRX frustrating as a daily driver. The higher-performance WRX STI has transmission and suspension differences along with a stronger 305-hp engine. New for 2016 is Subaru's Eyesight assistance package, which includes lane-keep assist, pre-collision braking, and lane-departure warning. Blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert are also available. Reliability has dropped to below average.