2019 Subaru WRX vs. WRX STi: What Are the Performance Differences?

Subaru WRX STi Offers More Performance Features

Shopping for a sport-oriented Subaru can be challenging. This is especially true if you are deciding between the Subaru WRX and the Subaru WRX STi. The STi is a higher trim level with a series of added performance features. The WRX is nothing to scoff at though. Check out a quick breakdown of each of the vehicles below and let us know which one you would rather have in your driveway!

Subaru WRX Performance Features

This affordable performance-oriented Subaru will make you smile when you get behind the wheel. This is because it comes standard with a:

  • 268-Horsepower Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER ® Engine
  • Symmetrical AWD
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Track-Tuned Suspension

Although, that’s not all. This Subaru sedan also has an available Sport Lineartronic ® transmission. This comes with SI-Drive ® and paddle shifters for an enhanced driving experience. By manually shifting through the transmission, you have more control of your Subaru and can optimize your performance.

Subaru WRX STi: The Next Level in Speed and Control

The next step in performance is definitely the Subaru STi. It also comes with a track-tuned suspension and even Symmetrical AWD but it also has Driver Controlled Center Differential. This Subaru model comes standard with a:

  • 305-Horsepower Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER ® Engine:
  • Six-Piston Brembo ® High-Performance Braking System
  • SI-Drive ®

If you want to upgrade your driving experience then consider adding in available Recaro ® performance seating. With this feature, you will feel like you are on the race track, even on your morning commute. At the end of the day, if you’re looking for superior Subaru performance, the Subaru WRX STi is the one for you!

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