A sporty version of the Impreza, the WRX's turbocharged engine provides quick and effortless acceleration, and the well-tuned suspension delivers a supple ride with agility.
Its steering is sharp, but more demanding cornering elicits a bit too much body lean for a sports sedan.
The STi is more powerful and much harder riding.
It is a fierce performer, although not as agile as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.
In later years, the base WRX has STi-like styling and some of the STi's suspension updates.