2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Review: First Impressions

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sport compact enthusiasts no two sedans from subaru very well the WRX and it's higher performs sibling the WRX STI now both cars have some important updates we're going to share with you on the WRX you have larger wheels here for the new model year these are 18 inches in diameter instead of the Seventeen's before you also see these red brake callipers there's Jarrid brake pads inside here subaru says there's also some changes to the drivetrain the engine itself stays the same it's a 268 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine manual transmission 6-speed manual has now improved shifter feel and improved clutch super says there's also an available automatic transmission there's also been some suspension tuning changes super says to better fit the wheels and tires now the STI has larger wheels 19 inches instead of 18 inches here brembo brakes here larger drilled rotors behind them super says under the hood the same engine 305 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine all-wheel drive is standard on both cars on the STI there's now one electronic center differential replaces to differentials before and super says the result of that is faster reaction to changing handling conditions now both cars have a few differences as well across-the-board more sound insulation with thicker door glass the center display now is five point nine inches the top of the dash display instead of 4.

3 inches and you can now get recaro sports eat that's something you couldn't get before on us WRX azure st is now the subaru WRX and STI are both based on the Empress whose compact car subaru just redesigned the impressive so you may be wondering why the WRX and STI are only updated not based on this full redesign well it doesn't seem like those were in the product cadence remember the old WRX and STI those two cars up there those came out a number of model years into the prior generation in present so we'll get ones based on this new car eventually subaru says in the meantime both of those go on sale in spring of 2017 thanks for watching click here for more videos and here to subscribe to our YouTube channel.