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2015 Subaru WRX STI

In December, I put the 2015 Subaru WRX through its paces along some incredibly challenging roads in northern California, and to say I walked away impressed wouldn't really do my feelings justice. Say what you will about the way it looks, the new 'Rex is an awesome car, full stop. When it comes to all-weather sports sedans that won't break the bank, it's very tough to beat the WRX. But then there's its big brother – the STI. The winged wonder. The rally superstar. The car that, to many – and to me – represents all that is right in the world of dirt-and-gravel thrills.... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.5L Boxer-4
Power:
305 HP / 290 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$34,495
As-Tested Price:
$38,190
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    Official: 2014 Subaru WRX and STI pricing announced
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    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 ...

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    Motorsports: X Games LA Global RallyCross race breaks records, cars [w/video]
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    Remember the old Rodney Dangerfield joke about how he went to a fight and a hockey game broke out? We went to a demolition derby held at the X Games in Los Angeles yesterday and a round of the Global RallyCross series broke out. If you don't want to know who won the gold, then you should stop reading now... After all the seeding heats, qualifying rounds ...

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    Official: Subaru unveils catchily named WRX STI tS Type RA in Japan [UPDATE]
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    We feel safe in saying it's time for Subaru to step away from the keyboard for a spell. The company just unveiled this new WRX STI tS Type RA in Japan, and while the car features all sorts of tricks to help it stand out from the rest of the WRX rabble, it also boasts a name that looks like the product of a good old fashioned QWERTY Hulk smash. ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Subaru WRX STI Special Edition
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    Video: Subaru WRX STI prototype spied in motion
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    Earlier this week, we got all hot and bothered over a set of spy photos showing the next-generation Subaru WRX STI testing at the Nürburgring. And while pretty still shots of a camouflaged car are always nice to look at, stirring up lots of speculation, having video is even better. Good thing, then, that our trusty spies were on hand to get some ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Subaru WRX STI spotted at the Nürburgring [UPDATE]
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    Subaru has been busy testing the next-generation WRX STI. Well, it may be the STI. The big wing out back lends some credence to that theory, but it could be that the basic WRX is getting new action in the back section. Time will tell. In either case, spy photographers nabbed a few shots of the heavily camouflaged sedan running around the ...

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    New York: Subaru WRX Concept hints at big performance, offers few facts [w/video]
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    Confirmed: Subaru prices WRX Special Edition models from $28,795*
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    Subaru has released pricing for its 2013 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Special Edition models introduced at SEMA. Each limited-edition model arrives with screaming Tangerine Orange paint matched with Jet Black wheels, black exterior mirrors and black front fender badges. Inside the cabin, occupants will find matching black cloth upholstery contrasted with orange ...

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    Report: Subaru axes WRX and STI in UK
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    Auto Express reports Subaru will stop selling the Impreza, WRX and WRX STI in the UK starting next year. A spokesperson with the company said Subaru has been evaluating the Impreza and its performance in the UK for the past year and has finally decided to pull the plug. That means all of the model's performance iterations will also drop off of dealer ...

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    SEMA: Subaru WRX and WRX STI Special Editions hit SEMA just in time for Halloween
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    Subaru has pulled back the curtain on a pair of 2013 WRX and WRX STI Special Edition models ahead of their debut at the 2012 SEMA Show, which kicks off today in Las Vegas. Each car bows with a unique orange and black color scheme that carries over into the cabin. With black wheels, badges and side mirrors, it should easy to pick these machines out of a ...

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    Report: Next Subaru WRX previewed by Advanced Tourer concept
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    There was nary a peep of discontent about the looks of the Subaru Advanced Tourer concept revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. But when everyone was clamoring for Scooby to transfer the Advanced Tourer's looks to a production vehicle, never once did people ask for that transfer to be foisted on the WRX. A report in Motor Trend, though, says that's ...

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    Report: Next Subaru WRX previewed by Japanese Legacy's 2.0L turbo?
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    Official: Puma becomes RallyCross team sponsor, releases obligatory Gymkhana vid
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    Rumormill: Next Subaru WRX to use electric turbocharger?
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    Subaru has been trying to figure out the direction for its three-headed monster, as the Impreza and its WRX and WRX STI variants have grown increasingly at odds over the past two generations. Now this gets thrown into the mix: When the new WRX gets released in late 2013, it may ditch the traditional exhaust-gas powered turbocharger for a new, electric ...

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    Report: Big decisions loom for next Subaru WRX this week
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    Tokyo: Subaru WRX STI S206 is a slice of JDM awesome
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    There was a time when American buyers were routinely forbidden from getting their hands on automakers' more entertaining pieces of engineering. These days, more and more automakers are turning to global product development, which means we get to play with hardware like the Nissan GT-R and the Ford Focus ST. Subaru, however, seems bent on keeping the ...

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    Official: Subaru bringing more powerful WRX STI S206 to Tokyo
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