2018 Subaru WRX STI: His Turn – Her Turn™ Car Review



2018 Subaru WRX STI


Includes WRX Limited key features and adds:
Symmetrical AWD with Driver Controlled Center Differential
Track-tuned suspension
305-hp turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine
Six-piston Brembo® high-performance braking system
Available Recaro® performance seating


The DCCD system, which previously used a combination of mechanical and electronic center limited slip differential control, now uses electronic control for quicker and smoother response.


Powered by a 305-hp 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, the WRX STI brings rally-bred performance technology to the road with Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Standard handling technologies include Active Torque Vectoring and Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control.


All models feature upgraded interior materials, rear seat armrest with cup holders, redesigned interior door grips and faster remote trunk opening. New measures that reduce unwanted noise include thicker door glass, revised door sealing and a foam-filled windshield header beam. A new, larger high-definition multi-function display. The 2018 Subaru WRX STI comes standard with STARLINK 7.0” multimedia audio unit.


Subaru revised the front structure of the WRX STI for enhanced frontal collision performance. The 2018 Subaru WRX Limited, when equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology now features Vehicle Hold , and a new EyeSight Assist Monitor. The EyeSight status and alerts on the windshield, allowing the driver to see them without diverting eyes from the road ahead. The Hill Holder and Hill Start Assist functions and offers greater functionality, holding the vehicle on all road grades, not only inclines. AVH can help reduce driver fatigue by holding the car at traffic lights, and then can seamlessly transition to acceleration.


Starting at $36,095

MPG 22/17

2018 Subaru WRX STI Limited
Starting at $40,895* MPG 22/17**
Includes WRX STI key features and adds:
Leather-trimmed upholstery
Recaro® performance seating
Power-tilt/sliding moonroof
GPS navigation system
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert


2018 Subaru WRX STI Competes with:
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Ford Focus ST
Toyota 86
Honda Civic Si
Chevrolet Camaro


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