What is Difference between the Subaru WRX and the Subaru WRX STI


When it comes down to choosing between the WRX and the WRX STI, what’s the difference? There are a few performance and style differences between the two vehicles. The STI is actually just a high trim level of the WRX. Check out our breakdown of the differences between the vehicles below!

Performance Differences between a Subaru WRX and STI

The main performance difference between the WRX and the STI is that a vehicle can only hold the STi moniker when it is made of the highest high-performance parts available. This is why the STI sports a 2.5-liter Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER ® 4-cylinder engine. This engine can reach 305 horsepower and 290 pounds-feet of torque.

The WRX engine is still nothing to look over! It has a 2.0-liter DOHC Turbocharged engine that can reach 268 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque. It features a Dual Active Valve Control System and has 4-cylinders horizontally opposed in its SUBARU BOXER ® engine for better performance.

Style Differences between a WRX and Subaru STI

The WRX is a sleek and styled vehicle. It sports innovative designs that promote fuel efficiency and performance through strategically placed aerodynamic lines. This pristine vehicle sits on 18-inch wheels and is exteriorly designed wonder. Heads will turn and mouths will drop when you drive through your town in an all-new Subaru WRX.

The STI is outfitted with special exterior design features to give it a performance-oriented look. The most noticeable style difference between the WRX and the STI is the rear spoiler on the STI. The STI also sits on 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels that make it stand out even more.

Test Drive a Subaru Vehicle!

Whichever one you choose, you can choose it at Sendell Subaru. At our dealership, we have a number of great Subarus to choose from. Call or visit us today to get an idea of what we have in stock. If you would like a first-hand experience of what it is like to drive one of our outstanding Subarus, ask about a test drive! One of our friendly customer service representatives would be happy to get you behind the wheel of your dream car.

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