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Updated on: January 29, 2021

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The Subaru WRX STI is priced at $35,195. It offers a good blend of high-level technology without compromising the performance which makes it a good Sedan at this price. The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan offers a powerful 305 hp engine with 290 lb-ft of torque which delivers excellent power, fuel economy, and performance. This Subaru sedan gives tough competition to its competitors like the Honda Civic Type-R, Volkswagen Golf R, and the Ford Focus RS in terms of pricing, performance, and comfort.

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Pros

The Powerful 2.5L turbocharged engine

Standard summer tires

Offers some great safety features as standard

Cons

Average Ride Quality

Noisy Cabin

No Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

What's New?

Height adjustable seats

Revised front end

Revamped suspension tuning

Improved electric power-steering system as standard


2017 Subaru WRX Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.5

based on 4 ratings


8.0/10 Features
8.3/10 Interiors
8.5/10 Design
8.3/10 Safety
8.5/10 Reliability
8.3/10 Deal Value

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2018 Subaru WRX STI Sedan

Limited w/Wing 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: November 3, 2020

Subaru Wrx 2018 Limited

Pros - -

Cons - Transmission Small infotainment screenRoad noise

I highly recommend this car!! it's sporty and handles well in all types of weather. it's a sedan so it's great and spacious for a family. It drives perfectly and handles well. I love everything about this from the interior, design, and safety features it has! Great drive and great engine. Although the 6-speed manual is tricky to use it is plenty of fun. Maneuverability is perfect. Safety features, tinted rearview mirror, roadside assistance, beeper mirror, heated seats Roomy! All leather interior. Very comfortable and has good features for the price. I love everything about this car!!! it's a safety car for sure! I feel safe in my car and trust all my features it comes with! Yes! it's AWD great for my state with snow. I love it! 35,000. I love this purchase! Great! I loved working with all the people who were in contact with me buying this car

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

BB

Brownie Bytes

2018 Subaru WRX STI Sedan

4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: November 3, 2020

Love, it's what makes a Subaru a Subaru

Pros - Fast, Sharp, Reliable

Cons - I love my car.

Overall, you are going to love your Subaru. It'll be the best purchase you've made in years. Thank you for your consideration ^^ Great for a road trip with your friends. Up for any race, anytime. All in all, a FUN car to have. Aside from all the technical stuff, AWD works very well in snow. I never felt better. I feel free, safe, and at most happy. It has everything I wanted and then some. Some like brown eyes, some grey eyes, heck, even blue eyes. But my heart melts for the mean eye. Car joke- At most, you RARELY see a Subaru in a crash. Even if you can still make it out alive. Live longer. Get a Subaru. First off, if you're going to join this great family of Subies, you must. Take CARE Of your car. Even if it's just washing the window, checking your engine, or fixing your tires. I bought my Subie for around $15,000 give or take. Totally worth it. It was cool and collected. Transactions went through well, no problems.

6/10
Features
6/10
Interior
6/10
Design
6/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

GS

Geraldine J. Silva

2021 Subaru WRX STI Sedan

Limited w/Wing 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

STI makes it better

Pros - Three pedal setup (four if you want to be precise), short throw shifter, recaro seats

Cons - Lower grille flat black plastic is always prone to damage and missing fog lamps

Priced at above 40grand, it's one good option to consider for its versatility and strengths Throw STI on a regular WRX and you get the sports tuned car that can do a lot better than just speed. Three pedal setup accounts for engaging driving experience and short throw shifter makes things even more intresting. Things I love- Recare seats, short throw shifter, guages depicting quality and performance, and suede trimmed upholstery with red stitching. Things I hate- It doesn't have fog lamps up front and plastic is abundant. Anyone aware of the dynamics Recaro seats end up with, it all turns out to be worth it Excessive use of plastic especially on the outside spoils the character Least of my worries. It's made to do sprints on the track and can handle a highway day like a piece of cake. Fog lights may have helped though STI knows how to keep a driver happy on any given track day and still be practical on those family days The STI not only makes it better, no brainer it makes the price soar as well. Looking at the quality and its abilities, it's a good buy Two hour drive from my place but totally worth the efforts. Knowledgeable staff and well trained professionals

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35195

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

160 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

150 cu.in.

horsepower

305 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

290 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

104.3 in.

length

180.9 in.

width

70.7 in.

height

58.1 in.

curb weight

3391 lbs.

ground clearance

4.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

96.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

12 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

13 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

7

standing 1/4-mile

13.7 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

158 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/23 mpg

highway range

380.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base $35,195 onwards

305 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2.5 L | Flat 4 | Premium unleaded (required)

  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AcuraWatch Safety and Driver Assistive Suite
  • Alcantara Simulated Suede Seat Trim
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

Limited $39,995 onwards

305 hp @ 6000 rpm | 2.5 L | Flat 4 | Premium unleaded (required)

  • Leather Seat trim
  • Navigation System
  • Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.8

Engine And Performance

9.3

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

7.8

Safety

6.0

Competition

9.6

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The Subaru has always been sold as a platform that can behold the future upgrades that are mechanically possible on a car. The rally legacy and the aftermarket experience offered by the Subaru is still the selling point of this car. This can be seen in every aspect of the car. Certain measures have been taken to ensure the best of performance at the best of prices, and as an enthusiast, you will be sure to appreciate it.


7.8/10
Pricing and Features

9.3/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.8/10
Interior

7.8/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

9.6/10
Competition


2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Pricing and Features

7.8/10

The Subaru WRX STI Sedan offers only one trim. The basic trim level gets the standard 6-speed manual transmission. The WRX STI models also get Symmetrical AWD with Driver Controlled Center Differential. The car sways might not be enough, with a noisy cabin and a laggy turbocharged engine, but it surely is one of the most powerful compact sedans along with Honda Civic Type-R, and the Ford Focus RS that one can have for less than $40,000.

The 2017 Subaru WRX Sedan is available in one trim option. The base model Subaru WRX STI Sedan offers features like height-adjustable seats, thicker side glass, improved door seals, a six-speaker sound system, and a windshield-header beam as standard.

Trim

STI

MSRP

$35,195

Key

Features

LED headlights

6.2-inch Infotainment System with AM/FM/MP3/CD/WMA

 

Audio system with an HD touchscreen display, STARLINK smartphone integration (including Aha radio), USB port/iPod control

 

Auxiliary audio input

 

Steering wheel-integrated controls

 

Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with voice activation and Bluetooth streaming audio, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio

 

D-shaped leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Leather shift knob and parking brake lever

The Subaru WRX STI Sedan 2017 offers a 2.5L engine 6-speed manual transmission as standard. The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan will cost you $35,195 for the front-wheel-drive option.

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The car is well implemented with some good features and the entry-level WRX STI provides all an admirer needs with an impressive and powerful engine, viscous wheels, and a capable chassis. You will get a well-equipped Sedan but the other rivals of the Subaru WRX STI are far more refined and are better than the WRX STI in different aspects.

2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Engine and Performance

9.3/10

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan offers a 2.5L Subaru Boxer Turbocharged 4 cylinder engine. The newly improved engine on the Subaru WRX Sedan generates 305 hp with 290 lb-ft of torque. The car uses a 6-speed manual transmission. This car offers a front-wheel-drive option.

Models

Subaru WRX STI

Honda Civic Type-R

Volkswagen Golf R

Ford Focus RS

MSRP

$35,195

$33,900

$35,655

$36,120

Engine

2.5L turbocharged

SUBARU BOXER

4-cylinder

2.0L turbo

4-cylinder

2.0L I4

2.3L GTDI 4-cylinder

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Horsepower

305hp

306hp

292hp

350hp

Torque

290 lb-ft

295 lb-ft

280 lb-ft

350 lb-ft

The Subaru WRX STI Sedans engine is one of the strongest amongst its competitors with 305-hp. The engine on the Subaru WRX is on par when compared with the competitors like the Honda Civic Type-R which offers a 306 hp engine, and the Ford Focus RS which offers a 350 hp engine.

2017 Subaru WRX STI Acceleration

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan engine loses the competition in terms of acceleration with a score of 5.7 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH. Meanwhile, its competitor the Ford Focus RS wins the competition with the 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan in the acceleration department with a score of 4.5 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH.

Models

Subaru WRX STI

Honda Civic Type-R

Volkswagen Golf R

Ford Focus RS

0-60 MPH

5.7 sec

5.4 sec

4.6 sec

4.5 sec

Quarter mile

14.1 sec

14.0 sec

13.7 sec

13.3 sec

Engine

2.5L

2.0L

2.0L

2.3L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.3

7.1

7.1

8.0

Whereas the other competitors of the Subaru WRX STI Sedan 2017, Honda Civic Type-R can hit 0-60 MPH in 5.4 seconds, and the Volkswagen Golf R took just 4.6 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH. The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan took 14.1 seconds to reach a quarter-mile whereas its competitors, the Honda Civic R, Volkswagen Golf R, and the Ford Focus RS took 14.0 seconds, 13.7 seconds, and 13.1 seconds respectively to reach a quarter-mile.

2017 Subaru WRX STI Ride and Handling

The driving experience of the 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan is average. The car is very smooth and steady but the car's suspension cannot handle stress very well especially on rough surfaces. The steering on this car is very smooth and very responsive. The suspension on this car is also average when compared to its competitors. The steering on the Subaru WRX STI is slightly quicker than the competitors.

The improved 2.5L turbocharged engine on the 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan is powerful and the engine is always ready to give all the horsepower you need. The engine is smooth, but the engine on this car may sound a little harsh when the car crosses 60 MPH. The front visibility and the driving, viewing points while driving are good. The auto chassis and the electric-assist steering, all assist in getting the car in the exact direction you want.

2017 Subaru WRX STI Braking

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan packs a 13.0-inch disk braking system on the front and a 12.4-inch brake on the rear. The brakes on this car are decent but lose in the braking with a stopping distance of 109 feet to stop from 60-0 MPH.

Model

Subaru WRX STI

Honda Civic Type-R

Volkswagen Golf R

Ford Focus RS

Brake Front (in.)

13.0

13.8

13.4

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

12.4

12.0

12.2

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3391

3117

3283

3434

60-0 MPH (ft.)

109

99

102

104

The Honda Civic Type-R wins in the braking department with a stopping distance of 99 feet followed by the Volkswagen Golf R with 102 feet, and the Ford Focus RS which stops at a distance of 104 feet.

2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Fuel economy is one of the very important points to consider while buying a car. The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan delivers a good fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and about 23 mpg on the Highway. The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan delivers a good fuel economy but still, it loses among the competitors.

Model

Subaru WRX STI

Honda Civic Type-R

Volkswagen Golf R

Ford Focus RS

MPG (city)

17

22

22

19

MPG (highway)

23

28

31

25

MPG (combined)

19

25

25

22

The Subaru WRX STI offers a mileage of 19 MPG combined whereas its competitors the Honda Civic Type-R offers 25 MPG of combined mileage, the Volkswagen Golf R offers about 25 MPG combined fuel economy and the Ford Focus RS offers 22 MPG of combined fuel economy.

2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Interior

7.8/10

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan, the Volkswagen Golf R, and the Ford Focus RS allows up to 5 people to be seated at once. Whereas, the Honda Civic Type-R allows only 4 people to be seated at once. The interior cabin is pretty spacious and is built with good quality materials. The car also offers a decent amount of cabin and driver's space making the ride quite good.

Model

Subaru WRX STI

Honda Civic Type-R

Volkswagen Golf R

Ford Focus RS

Passenger capacity

5

4

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.8/55.6/43.3

39.3/56.9/42.3

38.4/55.9/41.2

39.1/55.6/41.9

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.1/54.2/35.4

37.4/55/35.9

38.1/53.9/35.6

37.9/52.6/33.4

The available front headroom, shoulder room, and legroom on the 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan are 39.8 (in), 55.6 (in), and 43.3 (in) in the front row respectively. There is a decent amount of headroom, shoulder, and legroom in the second row with 37.1 (in), 54.1 (in), 35.4 (in) respectively.

2017 Subaru WRX STI Infotainment System

The latest model of the 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan features a Satellite Radio Service with Stereo and a CD player. The car also offers an option for Auxiliary Audio Input and USB. The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan trims come with a 6.2-inch touchscreen HD infotainment system.

The sound system on the car is decent which provides a delightful music experience with the 6-speakers. In addition to this, the car also features a USB Port for external connectivity, AM/FM with a Radio.

  •  6.2-inch touchscreen HD infotainment system
  • Radio
  • USB Port
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Satellite Radio Service
  • Stereo and a CD player

2017 Subaru WRX STI Cargo Capacity

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan loses with the competition in the car cargo space with 19 cubic-feet at seat up. This might not be enough for most of the families, but no Subaru was ever bought “exclusively” for a family.

Model

Subaru WRX STI

Honda Civic Type-R

Volkswagen Golf R

Ford Focus RS

Cargo Volume to rear seat up (ft.3)

19

25.7

22.8

23.8

Cargo Volume to rear seat folded (ft.3)

44

46.2

52.7

44.8

The other competitors of the 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan; the Honda Civic Type-R, Volkswagen Golf R, and the Ford Focus R5 offer 25.7 cubic feet, 22.8 cubic feet, and 23.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity respectively. The 2017 Subaru WRX STI 2017 also offers 44 cubic feet of cargo space at seat folded.

2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Exterior

7.8/10

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan weighs about 3391 lbs. The Subaru WRX STI Sedan is the longest car with a length of 180.9 (in). In addition to this, the Subaru WRX STI Sedan is the bulkiest car with a total curb weight of 3391 lbs and 180.9 (in).

Model

Subaru WRX STI

Honda Civic Type-R

Volkswagen Golf R

Ford Focus RS

Curb weight (lbs.)

3391

3117

3283

3434

Length(in)

180.9

179.4

168.4

172.8

Width(in)

70.7

73.9

70.8

71.7

Height(in)

58.1

56.5

56.5

58

Ground clearance (in)

4.9

5.1

4.8

4.7

Wheelbase (in)

104.3

106.3

103.5

104.2

Track width (in) F/R

60.2/60.6

63.0/62.7

60.7/59.7

61.2/60.4

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan has 4.9 (in) of ground clearance which is a decent amount of space from the ground which makes the car avoid rubbing over rough surfaces. The Curb weight of the 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan is 3391 lbs with which the car delivers slightly lower fuel economy when compared to the competitors. The wheelbase of the 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan is 104.3 (in).

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan is a bulky, classy, and stylish looking sedan. The car comes with LED headlights and LED taillights, with a simply tweaked and redesigned shape. The car uses Steel Wheels as standard. The windshield can be folded for low-speed off-roading, and to increase the airflow.

  • LED taillights
  • LED headlights
  • Fog Light Kit
  • Rear Bumper Applique
  • Vortex Generator
  • All-new alloy wheels

2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Safety

6.0/10

The latest model of the Subaru, the new Subaru WRX STI is equipped with some important safety features and technology. The car comes with safety features like ESC, and Curtain Airbags. Subaru WRX has not yet been tested by NHTSA. 

But the test results by IIHS shows that the car has received a 3-star rating with 77% in the rollover section. The car has received a 4-star rating in the front crash and side wreck. Below are some of the safety features in the 2017 Subaru WRX STI:

  • The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan comes with advanced safety features like airbags Electronic Stability Control and other safety features as listed below.
  • (ESC) Electronic Stability Control
  • Dual Stage Passenger Side and Driver Seat-Mounted Airbags
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Outboard Shoulder Safety and Front Lap Belts: Height Adjusters, Rear Center 3 Point, and Pretensioners

2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Competition

9.6/10

Subaru WRX STI vs Honda Civic Type-R

The new Honda Civic Type-R is one of the best alternatives to the Subaru WRX STI Sedan which offers more power, more fuel economy, and safety features. The Honda Civic Type-R is priced at $33,900 whereas the Subaru WRX STI Sedan will cost you $35,195.

Subaru WRX STI vs Volkswagen Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf R is one of the best alternatives to the Subaru WRX STI Sedan in terms of acceleration, speed, fuel economy, and safety features. The Volkswagen Golf R will cost you around $35,655 whereas the Subaru WRX STI Sedan will cost you $35,195.

Subaru WRX STI vs Ford Focus RS

The Ford Focus RS is the most expensive car in this lineup and the best alternative to the Subaru WRX STI Sedan. The Ford Focus RS offers the most powerful engine in this lineup. The Focus RS has many advantages over the Subaru WRX STI Sedan like the acceleration, braking power, cargo capacity, and safety and comfort. The Ford Focus RS will cost you around $36,120 whereas the Subaru WRX STI Sedan will cost you $35,195.

2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Final Verdict

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI is great in terms of its performance and classy looks. The car offers best in class performing turbocharged engine specifications, decent interiors, and important safety features.

The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Sedan is priced at $35,195 but it is behind the competitors when it comes to performance and other specifications. But in case you are looking for a car with more power and features then the Ford Focus RS and the Volkswagen Golf R is the best option to consider. If your budget is not sufficient, then the Honda Civic Type-R may be the best option for you.

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User Overall Rating

Subaru Wrx 2018 Limited

I highly recommend this car!! it's sporty and handles well in all types of weather. it's a sedan so it's great and spacious for a family. It drives perfectly and handles well. I love everything about this from the interior, design, and safety features it has!

by Ana

6

User Overall Rating

Love, it's what makes a Subaru a Subaru

Overall, you are going to love your Subaru. It'll be the best purchase you've made in years. Thank you for your consideration ^^

by Brownie Bytes

9

User Overall Rating

STI makes it better

Priced at above 40grand, it's one good option to consider for its versatility and strengths

by Geraldine J. Silva

9

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The Original rally car.

The stall word in crossroad domination.

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