• Sep 9, 2010


It's time for X-Games fetishists and lovers of sideways, dirt-slinging action to get excited – the 2011 Subaru WRX is one-step closer to being in your driveway. If you head over to Subaru.com, you can play with their online configurator and create the new WRX that appeals to you.

Available as a sedan or five-door hatchback, the Impreza WRX is offered with either six or seven colors to choose from. This is dependent on which engine you want under the hood. The 265-horsepower WRX gets the standard set of color options while the 305-hp WRX STI gets more than a power boost – you can also add Plasma Blue Pearl to the available palette.

Our virtual 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI wears Obsidian Black Pearl and is going to cost us $39,130 (we know, we know – it needs gold wheels). There are plenty of ways to make that dollar figure go way up or way down, so head over to the configurator and have some fun. Thanks for the tip, Peter!




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Where are the options for better steering, better interior, better looks, better engine ?

      :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm disappointed that they'll be using the old engine instead of the one from the FT-86 for the next year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My WRX has been on order for about 2.5 weeks.... Hoping to have it before snow.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This. Those Dunlops are worthless in even 1/2" of powder.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hopefully you have a nice set of Blizzak's or Dunlop Winter Sports mounted and waiting eagerly in your garage for when that day comes...
      • 4 Years Ago
      As much as I like the WRX, 265hp is starting to sound pretty weak. And, for $40k, I would hope for at least 400hp out of the STI
        • 4 Years Ago
        265 sound weak? That "small" number does 0-60 in 4.7 and has done the 1/4mi in 12.9 stock. What cars in the WRX's price range are doing that? You'd need a Mustang GT (400+) or an STI/EVO (~300hp) and a lot more cash.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Scorch & Dantzig

        I'm sick and tired of everyone comparing the Mustang to EVERYTHING. This car fits into a completely different segment! Most people that are looking to buy one of these aren't looking for a pony car, they're looking for something they can easily haul 4 people + stuff in, carve up some twisties in the summer, and not only drive safely but have a bit of fun when snow starts falling. Good luck making it up a decent grade with your 500hp RWD mustang in the snow.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mustang GT, Camaro SS.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Different toys for different boys.

        BTW, last time I checked, neither of those were AWD.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 265 HP/244 ft.lb number is a underration from Subaru.

        http://accessecu.com/dyno/index.php?runid1=1075&runid2=0&hp=1&torque=1&gb=0
        244 HP/258 ft.lb
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ John H.

        How about a Mustang GT? Granted, you do miss out on the complex AWD system but it's not like the WRX interior is anything to write home about. You'd get much better gas mileage in the Mustang as well.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Which 400-hp car are you thinking of that lists for under $40k?
      • 4 Years Ago
      love the car for function,would not pay that much for ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Picked my 2011 WRX hatch up back on Aug 20 and have been loving it every day since then! This is my first Subaru and they may have just gotten another loyal customer because this car is simply fantastic! The looks have definitely grown on me and I'm finding more and more reasons just to get out and drive it. My favorite reason right now is "I feel like a drive." And I've managed to get up to 28.5 mpg on the highway (which is more than the PT Cruiser I came from) so I'm satisfied there as well.

      Keep up the good work Subaru. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not everything is about the HP number... Fastest sedan around the Nurbugring? I'll take it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Subaru administrators must be madly in love with this non-descript, out-dated body style. They don't have to retro, they are retro.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's nondescript alright. The styling itself doesn't bug me as much as there does not seem to be any design cues that carry over from one generation to another. It's as if each generation of Impreza was developed by a different company.
      • 4 Years Ago
      nice if there's an option: what about a ford mustang gt?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Never really was a fan of the WRX untill my brother got one last year and wow these things are quick and handle great.

      The interior isn't anything amazing but it is built well and feels that way unlike the Mitsubishi Evolution and Ralliart which feel cheap and tacky.


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