If you are looking for an economy car that offers good looks and performance, there aren’t many options in the automotive marketplace. In fact, there is only one; the 2016 Subaru STI WRX Impreza. The new WRX STI offers the perfect balance of fuel economy and performance in a very attractive AWD package. With a stiffer Impreza body style, stiffer suspension and better brakes, the 2016 Subaru STI WRX Impreza is a car that many enthusiasts will say puts the more expensive offerings to shame.
2016 Subaru STI WRX Impreza- all new
While the 2016 Subaru STI WRX Impreza shares many of its components with the Impreza model, under the body lies many differences that you can see and feel. With its own distinct styling including the hood, fenders and lighting, the new WRX STI is on another level. Even the interior is much better than previous models with more room, more comfort features and nicer trim. Although we could do without the light-up shift knob.
Under the hood, the new WRX STI holds a 2.5-liter turbo four outfitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger and intercooler along with direct injection. This gives it enough power, 305 hp and 290 lb-ft. of torque to give it the performance sport enthusiasts want in a daily driver. It even has a six-speed manual gearbox and the all-wheel-drive system has a viscous coupling at the center differential to split power 50:50 front to rear and send torque side to side as traction needs arise. You can order the new WRX STI with a CVT which offers a set of eight pre-selected transmission ratios giving it the feel of a manual transmission.
A drivable 2016 Subaru WRX STI Impreza
With all of this power and handling capabilities, you might be wondering how well it drives on and off the road. What new WRX STI review would be complete without a test drive? We took it out on the road and found that the power was surprisingly easy to handle and the electric steering was sharp and responsive. We would like to have had better braking as the pedal feel just wasn’t there even with the Brembo brakes.
Pricing for the new 2016 Subaru STI WRX Impreza start at just $27,390 making it a very affordable sports car for today’s driving enthusiasts.