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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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    Video: Subaru Impreza plus BMW V10 engine equals awesome
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    Subaru loves boxers. No, not the kind that beat each other into bloody pulps, we're talking about the engine design, which places the cylinders directly across a horizontal plane, almost like they are swinging alternating punches away from the crankshaft – hence, the boxer name. There are lots of good reasons to love the boxer engine – it ...

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    Video: Subaru releases "Gunning for Gold" mini-doc on Rally America Championship
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    Though Subaru no longer competes in the World Rally Championship, the automaker is still quite active in other forms of rallying. In fact, Subaru Rally Team USA recently captured the 2011 Rally America championship with driver David Higgins at the helm. That marks the sixth time in seven years that a Subaru has been the ultimate Rally America ...

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    Rumormill: Subaru to split WRX from rest of Impreza line, make it smaller
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    Subaru unveiled its 2012 Impreza at the New York Auto Show in April, and upon seeing the new car's new shape, we instantly started to picture it with all of the hardcore WRX and STI bits (including gold wheels, of course). However, it might not be as simple as slapping on some bits and pieces to the Impreza body anymore. According to Motor Trend, a source ...

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    Official: Dave Higgins smashes Mt. Washington Auto Road hillclimb record by 30 seconds
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    The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb may get all of the mountain-climbing attention this time of year, but it's far from the only game of the season. Heck, it's not even the only game of the weekend. Mount Washington plays host to the Climb to the Clouds, and this weekend, it saw the event's record fall to none other than David Higgins, who set a new ...

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    Video: Subaru releases official video of Isle of Man TT record run
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    Subaru has released an official video of the company's recent record-breaking efforts at the Isle of Mann TT. As you may recall, the official sponsor of the race dusted off an impressive elapsed time of 19 minutes and 37 seconds while averaging 115.356 mph. If that's not impressive enough, driver Mark Higgins cracked the 160 mph barrier while blasting ...

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    Video: Subaru driver Mark Higgins has "the moment of his life" at Isle of Man
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    Subaru, a major sponsor of the Isle of Man TT for 2011, had no trouble whatsoever in setting a new four-wheeled lap record around the famed 37-mile mountain course on the remote British Isle. Driver Mark Higgins managed to circle the track in a WRX STI sedan in just 19:56.7 with an average speed of 113 miles per hour. Nicely done. Turns out that record ...

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    Subaru obliterates Isle of Man lap record with stock WRX STI
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    We talk about the Nürburgring a lot, but perhaps it's time we start devoting more ink to the Isle of Man. Located between Great Britain and Ireland, the tiny bit of green plays host to one of the most impressive displays of speed on the planet. The annual Isle of Man TT plays out on a 37.8-mile course made up of public roads, which are closed down ...

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    Review: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
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    Winged Wonder Offers Performance, But Does It Deliver Value? During our weeklong stint with the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, many friends asked an all-too-obvious question: "How does it compare to the Mitsubishi Evolution?" A fair query, as the STI vs. Evo debate is something that we've pondered ever since Subaru launched its street-legal rally car in ...

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    Subaru offering more powerful WRX STI for UK buyers
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    For a limited time, Subaru UK is offering customers a slightly more powerful version of its Evo-battling WRX STI. Between April 1st and June 30th, buyers can fit their four- or five-door STIs with a power package, good for an additional 20 horsepower and 32 pound-feet of torque. This means the turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four now puts out 320 hp and 332 ...

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    Video: Subaru WRX flips end-over-end at Global RallyCross Championship
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    Marcus Grönholm put on an impressive display at the inaugural Global RallyCross Championship by winning both races, but one of the more talked about happenings of the weekend was a spectacular crash by Jimmy Keeney in his Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Matched up with Hyundai driver Marcus Dodd in the Friday elimination rounds, Keeney had lost ground and ...

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    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI convertible: Worst idea ever?
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    Car dealers do the strangest things to their vehicles. Just think about how many cars are out there with awful vinyl and fabric roof add-ons, a generation after manufacturers nearly swore them off entirely. Manchester Subaru in Manchester, New Hampshire isn't content to create some sticker-and-tape fake trim level on a top-dog 2011 Subaru WRX STI. ...

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    You can design Factory Five's new mid-engine, WRX-powered kit car
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    Massachusetts-based Factory Five, the builder of some exceptional Shelby Cobra replicas and the GTM race car, has announced a new project vehicle. Starting with a Subaru WRX donor car, the Factory Five team says it will be able to produce a mid-engined two-seater for under $15,000... and you can help design it. Factory Five is teaming up with Grassroots ...

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    Video: Choose Your Own Cam with 2011 Subaru WRX STI rally car
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    Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books? The series, which sold over 250 million copies between 1979 and 1998, allowed you to choose your path through the story, but not every path led to a happy ending. The rally team from Subaru Canada must have read a few of these books yet decided to make any and all choices lead down the same awesome path, just ...

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    Subaru WRX STI Spec C launched in Japan
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    Lighter, more responsive engine performance and increased stiffness – three descriptors that provide the basis of information regarding the all-new Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C. We supposed we could also throw in the longer name, but you can already see that. The Spec C, which is quite sadly a Japan-only model for the moment, receives a host of ...

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    Subaru teases JDM-only Impreza WRX STI tS with carbon fiber roof
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    Our Japanese may be a bit rusty, but our eyes work just fine. So it was hard to miss this teaser image for an upcoming version of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI tS sporting a carbon fiber roof. When we click to the English-language portion of the site the image and information disappears, so we don't know what else to make of this STI tS and its lighter ...

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    SEMA 2010: Subaru tuners bring the goods
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    Subaru promised a cornucopia of WRXs for SEMA, and it certainly has not disappointed. More than a handful of tuned up Subies are on hand at the automakers booth, and both sedan and hatchback body styles are represented. The two most well known vehicles are the ones you've no doubt seen in the news: Travis Pastrana's New Year's Eve Jump car and ...

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    Subaru bringing handful of WRXs to SEMA
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    At this year's SEMA show, Subaru will be showing off its latest crop of Genuine and Performance Tuning parts, as well as the newly refreshed 2011 Impreza WRX and WRX STI. Six show cars will be on display, including Tommi Makinen's record-breaking WRX STI that lapped the Nürburgring in just 7:55:00 (pictured). In addition to Makinen's STI, Travis ...

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    Video: Subaru goes all A-Ha on us with new WRX STI commercial
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    Needless to say, we're already fans of the 2011 WRX STI. Subaru, in turn, is apparently a fan of 80's pop band A-Ha and their breakthrough video for Take On Me. A new ad for the sporty Japanese sedan shows car versus robot spider duking it out in sketchbook form. The ad touts the WRX STI as "pure performance", while the 305 horsepower turbocharged boxer ...

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    Fuji Heavy unveils third-generation Subaru Boxer engine; claims 10% boost in efficiency
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    Subaru first deployed its horizontally opposed Boxer engine back in 1966. Twenty-three years later, the second-generation Boxer debuted in the 1989 Legacy. Now, after 21 years of success, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), parent company of Subaru, is ready to reveal the third-generation Boxer engine. Third-generation improvements are aimed at improving ...

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    Rally driver James Girvan killed in competition [w/video]
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    James "Jimmy" Girvan, former Scottish Rally Champion, has died as a result of a crash at the this past weekend's Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally in Scotland. According to the BBC News, Girvan's Subaru Impreza collided with some boulders then was thrown into the surrounding trees. Mike Ramsay, Girvan's co-driver, had to be cut free from the vehicle but he ...

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