Subaru WRX/STi Overview
The WRX, with its wide fenders and muscular stance, uses a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that produces 268 hp and an abundant 258-pound-feet of torque, driving all four wheels. A six-speed manual is standard, but a CVT automatic is offered, with three drive modes. Power is abundant and handling is nimble, but the ride is very stiff and choppy, and the stiff-feeling shifter and abrupt clutch engagement make the WRX frustrating as a daily driver. Still, it's among the few high-performance cars that has four-door practicality. The higher-performance WRX STi has a giant wing on the trunk, some transmission and suspension differences, and a stronger 305-hp engine.
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