Although 2018 Subaru WRX STI comes as a refreshing after three years of keeping the same, fourth generation of the model, there is a feeling that nothing much has been changed with this model either. To be honest, there are some changes in design, many improvements in interior equipment and possible changes in engine performance in higher trims, but it seems that manufacturer has not changed a lot. Even the old buyers will recognize some old details in new Subaru. However, the cabin equipment and changes in design should be enough to keep the step with the competition.
Talking about the changes, 2018 Subaru WRX STI has not changed the platform used for the last model, even new models, like 2017 Impreza, use new Subaru Global Platform. That means the same size and possible old measures. Looking from the front, new Subaru has redesigned but recognizable rhomboidal mesh grille, redesigned large LED lights and wide air intake below it with two also large air intakes on the sides, with small rounded fog lights incorporated in them. The rear end has new double exhausts on the plastic protection and wide and highly positioned spoiler on the top of the rounded truck door. Large 19-inch tires follow the shape and size of a sports car.
The cabin in 2018 Subaru WRX STI is similar to the old one, with wide dashboard and instruments placed even on the top of it. Large touchscreen with 6-inches in base model grows to 7-inches in Platinum version and includes all important commands and information. The upgraded infotainment system is followed by the quality fabric used in the cabin, so this car provides much more comfort and enjoyment. In terms of technology, there are many novelties, like EyeSight Camera, Assist Monitor, Vehicle Hold (as special driving assist system) and many other things.
The engine in 2018 Subaru WRX STI, at least in the base model, is also the same as on the previous model. As WRX models kept the same 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four petrol engine with 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the WRX STI version still has 2.5-liter with 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmission, while there is available CVT model on customers demand.
2018 Subaru WRX STI
If you would like to buy 2018 Subaru WRX STI you can find dealership on this link. Starting MSRP is $26,995.