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2018 Subaru WRX

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2018 Subaru WRX STI

21 city / 27 hwy*

Fuel Economy

17 city / 22 hwy*
268 hp @ 5600 RPM

Horsepower

305 hp @ 6000 RPM
258 lb-ft

Torque

290 lb-ft @ 400 RPM

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Differences Between 2018 Subaru WRX & WRX STI

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Early in its history, the Impreza, which has served as Subaru’s compact sedan since 1992, was available as a high-performance variant named the WRX. Eventually, though, the WRX shed its “Impreza” prefix to function as a standalone model. Sporting turbocharged engines and sport-tuned suspensions, the WRX models have always appealed to customers who want a little more pep on the road. For the 2018 model year, the suspension and steering are updated, there are more driver assistance features than ever before, and you can go with the SRI trim if you want to maximize what the WRX nameplate has to offer.

Performance AWD Systems

All Subaru vehicles have a standard all-wheel drive for optimizing traction, and the 2018 Subaru WRX is no exception. on the base WRX the system functions as a continuous all-wheel drivetrain, which means that power is distributed equally to the front and rear wheels. However, on the STI trim, the WRX employs what is referred to as a driver-controlled center differential (DCCD) all-wheel-drive system. The DCCD system uses an electronically managed limited-slip differential with a planetary-gear-type center differential to control power torque distribution between the front and rear wheels. Plus, it uses sensors to factors such as wheel slippage, throttle position, steering angle, and braking to determine the proper amount of force sent to the wheels. So, with DCCD, the front and rear wheels would not necessarily receive the same amount of power; they each receive power as needed or necessary to optimize traction.


2018 Subaru WRX Exterior

Engines

Whether you are driving the base-level model or the top-of-the-line STI trim, you don’t have to worry about insufficient power. Both run on turbocharged horizontally opposed 4-cylinder (H4) engines. The regular trim is powered by a 2.0-liter H4 that produces 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The STI trim uses a larger, 2.5-liter H4 that generates 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque.


2018 Subaru WRX STI Exterior

Safety

The 2018 Subaru WRX is considered an exceptionally safe vehicle by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That’s because the organization gave it its top-level “Top Safety Pick Plus” designation. The honor is the result of the Subaru WRX getting the best possible rating (“Good”) on all IIHS crashworthiness tests, the best possible rating (“Superior”) in terms of front crash prevention ability, and the best possible rating of “Good” in the effectiveness of its headlight illumination. Also, the 2018 WRX also got an “Acceptable” rating in the ease of use of its LATCH system, which mounts and secures child safety seats in the back.


To take a ride in the 2018 Subaru WRX, visit our dealership in Tallahassee, Florida today. ONce you step inside of our showroom, we will make it clear that we take customer satisfaction very seriously. And we have tons of vehicles to choose from. Give us a call today to set up an appointment with one of our Subaru specialists.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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