As the sun prepares to set on the third-generation Subaru WRX, Subaru has released the pricing for the 2014 WRX and WRX STI. With redesigned versions of both cars due out next year, prices for the current car have risen by just $200 across the entire 2014 lineup resulting in new starting MSRPs of $25,995 for the WRX and $34,495 for the more powerful WRX STI (*not including destination).

The destination charge has also crept up for the 2014 WRX and WRX STI models climbing slightly from $770 to $795. A final pricing adjustment for this bodystyle's send-off year is that the optional navigation system went from $1,000 in 2013 up to $1,100 for 2014. Scroll down for the full model pricing breakdown, and keep a lookout for the all-new 2015 WRX and WRX STI, which we'd expect to see in production form in the coming months.

*Note: WRX STI (above) and WRX (below) are pictured here in the 2013 Special Edition trim.
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SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR 2014 WRX AND WRX STI

Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 2014 WRX® and WRX STI®. Subaru's iconic line of sport models have seen their sales increase by nearly 40-percent year-to-date and have a starting MSRP of $25,995.

The 2 014 Subaru WRX delivers the biggest performance value in its competitive set. The WRX offers more power than rivals like the Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen GTI, neither of which offers all-wheel drive. In the WRX, a 2.5-liter turbocharged/intercooled four-cylinder BOXER engine produces 265-horsepower and 244 lb.-ft. of torque and is exclusively teamed with a five-speed manual transmission and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system in the WRX uses a viscous coupling locking center differential that splits the power 50:50 under normal traction conditions. If wheel slippage occurs, the center differential transfers power to the wheels with the best traction.

Standard equipment for the 2014 WRX includes sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels and an AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers, Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity and iPod® control.

The MSRPs for the WRX apply to both the four-door sedan and the five-door model, leaving the customer to choose trim level, color and port or dealer-installed accessories. For more comfort, the WRX Premium, with an MSRP of $28,495, adds fog lights, a power moonroof, and, on the sedan, a body-color trunk spoiler. (All five-door models have a rear spoiler). Also standard, the All-Weather Package includes heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer.

The 2014 WRX Limited, with an MSRP of $29,495, adds leather-trimmed upholstery and high-intensity discharged (HID) headlights. The WRX Limited offers one option package, the Navigation System with AHA Connected service, for an MSRP of $1,100. The system features a 6.1-in. touch screen, voice-activated controls, SMS text messaging, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (subscription required), iTunes® tagging, SD card map upgrades and more.

WRX STI, Top Dog Again

The indomitable 2014 Subaru WRX STI takes the brand's rally-bred road performance to the highest level, featuring a 305-horsepower turbocharged/intercooled Boxer engine, six-speed manual transmission, performance suspension and the exclusive Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The WRX STI is also exclusively equipped with a Brembo® Performance Brake System, Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) and Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system, the latter featuring a track performance-optimized mode.

The 2012 WRX STI is available in both four- and five-door models. The four-door comes in STI and STI Limited versions, with MSRPs of $34,495 and $37,845, respectively. All WRX STI models include as standard HID headlights and the All-Weather Package, with heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer.

The WRX STI five-door, with an MSRP of $36,495, comes equipped with the BBS® forged aluminum-alloy wheels, along with fog lights, rear window wiper/washer and special cargo area features. The WRX STI Limited adds power moonroof, fog lights, leather upholstery and BBS wheels. The Navigation System is available for all WRX STI models for an MSRP of $1,100.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.


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      thenewrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anything other than next-gen STi info is always such a disappointment. We need specs damnit, specs I say!
      Hector Iglesias
      • 1 Year Ago
      Subaru business plan for the STi: 1. Keep horsepower the same for 10 years 2. Increase price each year 3. Profit from offering customers in this car segment the most value for their- oh wait. Never mind.
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hector Iglesias
        exactly! When the STi was announced with 300hp in 2003 most accords had barely 200 and we were THRILLED about the Altima with 240. now days these sedans have 270ish. And the STi still has 300. Of course these are different totally but many the STi specs no longer wow. If they had kept up proportionally we would be looking at 400hp STi stock with an extra 5mpg. But honestly i dont see the case for the STi. Just make a few changes to the WRX and i wont miss the STi. And once you get to STi prices you get people debating between an STi and a BMW 1 series. That also greatly hurts the case for the STi. What i want Subaru to do is keep the WRX price where its at and with the next gen increase the power to weight ratio and give it a 6 speed. Up the mileage to something not horrible and it will be a great car And please make it look aggressive this time.
      tbird57w
      • 1 Year Ago
      come on already! subaru! you make really good vehicles, BUT you desperately need D-E-S-I-G-N--E-R-S and to stop with those dopey commercials! get those new designers to immediately work on the WRX.
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Im really hopeful for the new WRX. Im a WRX owner at heart that is in exile ever since the 2008 monstrosity was released. I loved by 2002 bug eye but i hate the look of the 08 and dislike the 2011. I really hope that the next WRX looks decent and gets OK instead of F-ing horrid mileage.... Cause id like to come out of exile.
      Vision33r
      • 1 Year Ago
      Most of the posts here are just ignorant of what the WRX and STI is about and that's rally car performance. If all your care about is 0-60 and HP than go get a Mustang for the most bang for the buck. If you take the Mustang V8 and the STI to the Nurburgring both with the same brand of tire, guess which car is going to win? HP isn't everything and that's why the STI has the same HP and so is the Evo. Most owners know that 50-100HP can be gained easily with a few bolt on mods. There is so much hardware in the STI, imo. The Ford ST is the real over priced car because it's a 270HP FWD Focus. It's got so much intrusive software to keep the car from plowing around from torque steer.
      Spartan
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing looks stale. The new one can't come soon enough.
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a guy who owns a white 2012 STI around my neighbourhood and his fartcan exhaust produces the most annoying booming sound ever. I can in fact, hear him approach from literally a 700m away from inside my house. I don't really know how he can tolerate that drone noise.
        BRKF06
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        Neighbor's R8 is the same way. Thing is loud and then he always parks it with the hood open...strange.
        Porsche4life
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        Fartcan?! Wow go back on diapers please. Get off of autoblog now.
          bonehead
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Porsche4life
          fartcan is a common and proper automotive term
          Kimura
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Porsche4life
          u mad bro?
        Hunter Adams
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        It's all in the ears of the beholder. I love the sound of my truck. My neighbors don't. Simple as that.
        ravingricefarmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        boxer rumble...fart can? :(
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        BTW he must really screwed up his car to give it a fartcan sound. Generally the WRX has the most intoxicating boxer rumble of almost any car. And this modded exhaust its even better. You can ID a subaru without even seeing it cause the exhaust note is so unique. Never heard one fartcan on me
        CaddyV8
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        I feel you on this one.
      Anew
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sorry but that is just an ugly car.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      With the big drop in the Yen, shouldn\'t they be lowering the prices of these japanese-produced cars?
        gary
        • 1 Year Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        Did they raise the price when the dollar dropped in value 40% against the yen in a 3 year period? Only a couple percent. So there's no reason to expect them to lower prices as the yen depreciates back towards (but still short of) the historic norms. The WRX was $24520 when it launched here in CY 2001. 12 years later it has only gone up 9%. The consumer price index has risen 32% in the same time . Meanwhile, the dollar is 18% weaker relative to the yen. I'd say its a damn gift to us that the car is still as inexpensive as it is.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        [blocked]
          Doug Utz
          • 1 Year Ago
          The only Subarus sold here which are produced at their Lafayette IN plant are the Legacy, Outback and Tribeca. All Imprezas, Foresters, Crosstreks, STI/WRX models are produced in Japan.
      methos1999
      • 1 Year Ago
      Almost $10k more for the STI version? That seems like a lot, but then again, absent specs, who knows if it's worth it or not?
        TRAILbrake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @methos1999
        I just bought a 2013 STi hatch/wagon a little over 2 months ago. With the STi you get the sweet 6MT with center diff control, bigger turbo, bigger intercooler, larger fuel injectors, suspension, short-shift kit, interior accompaniments, and a few other negligible things. Interesting fact, the WRX sprints to 60mph faster than the WRX STi; you can get to 60mph in 2nd gear with the WRX's 5MT but you need to shift into 3rd gear in the STi's 6MT to get to 60mph. I get kids in WRX's revving on me at stoplights all the time, I don't even pay any attention to them as I refuse to be a tool for their insecurities haha!
        thenewrick
        • 1 Year Ago
        @methos1999
        Same specs as the last 10 years. Better motor, transmission, turbo, suspension, body kit, seats etc. The transmission upgrade alone is really significant.
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @methos1999
        Since 2009, it has NOT been worth the extra money to go for the STI version, because the power output of the WRX has been raised so much that it is not far behind the STI.
          TRAILbrake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @icemilkcoffee
          I have to disagree with you there, the STi is much more than just an increase in HP. I don't want to sound like I'm trying to justify my purchase but you really need to drive both the standard WRX and the STi (back-to-back) to understand why the STi is in every way superior to the WRX.
          gary
          • 1 Year Ago
          @icemilkcoffee
          Depends what you value. Strait-line speed? No doubt, the WRX is right there. The differential upgrades (all 3) in the STI, however, make for a much better feeling car in the twisties. And the Brembos on the STI are a massive upgrade from the barely-adequate brakes on the WRX. To each his own, there's not a right or wrong choice between the two.
      ayeco
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can we stop with the STi? It is STI. It's not a Subaru ST model + i, it's an STI, whether it be a Legacy or WRX. It's Subaru Tecnica International. Yes, the logo looks like a lowercase i, but that's a logo. On their own website it is written as STI in all text. http://www.sti.jp/e/about/introduction/index.html
        torqued
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ayeco
        It used to be STi. They changed it officially a couple years ago to STI, which is why it's that way on their website now. I'm not sure why it bothers you so much, and I don't even see the lowercase i in the article...
        ELG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ayeco
        its STi, n00b
      Lucky Stars
      • 1 Year Ago
      What keeps me from buying Subaru's is their look, the Xv is bearable but all others look lacking. Lets see what Subaru comes up with next year or its Focus, Mini or 2015 Mustang for me
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