Plug your iPod (*6) or other mobile music device into the standard AUX and USB input jack, and your music plays through the audio system of the WRX.
Automatic Air-conditioning System
Audio System with Bluetooth®
Connect your music and your life with this audio system that also offers Bluetooth® (*3) hands-free calling. Make calls and receive them without picking up your phone.
Positioned to be clearly visible with minimal distraction as you drive, this display shows you a variety of information that puts you in touch with your vehicle. It can even show a digital boost gauges that lets you keep tabs on your turbocharger.
Sport Design Front Seats
Sharp design and deep bolsters give you excellent support during high-performance driving. The driver’s seat is also available with 8-way power adjustment.
SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Stability reassures on the road. But stability also offers agility that excites and inspires confidence. Subaru vehicles are gifted with a superior ability to put you in charge behind the wheel, thanks to the inherently stable design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which features the SUBARU BOXER engine. The unique design of this system efficiently delivers power to all four wheels at all times for enhanced control on all roads and in poor conditions.It also allows the main components to be aligned longitudinally for excellent side-to-side balance and handling precision. What’s more, it creates a low centre of gravity for engaging responsiveness. The unique advantages of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive make for exceptionally rewarding handling and empower you to better avoid danger.
Years of heated competition, extensive testing and advances in materials and engineering, have combined to inspire new chassis designs for the WRX and WRX STI. Exceptional stability and lightning quick response were central to this development, as high-tensile steel was employed throughout the frame to increase its torsional rigidity and better control the vehicle’s weight. What’s more, the suspension was tuned to exacting standards with stiffer stabilisers, quicker spring rates, and improvements like stiffer pillow ball bushings. This expertly balances stiffness and compliance to create immediate response and an unprecedented connection between driver, car and the road.
ACTIVE TORQUE VECTORING
This new technology helps make handling more precise, whilst allowing you to push your vehicle closer to the limit. As you enter a corner and lateral g-forces take hold, the system can route power to select wheels to help you keep your intended line. This means your WRX and WRX STI responds to your steering input more immediately and more engagingly
2.0-LITRE DIRECT INJECTION TURBO SUBARU BOXER ENGINE
A totally new engine for the WRX gives it more of everything. Advanced direct injection technology makes it more efficient. And peak torque comes on more quickly for responsiveness that is easily accessible in any driving environment. What’s more, a long, flat torque curve means the thrilling power of the WRX stays with you longer.
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
With its short stroke, smooth and direct action, and leather-wrapped shift knob, shifting the 6-speed manual transmission lets you savour every sweep of the glowing red tachometre needle. As you match revs to extract the most of the engine’s bountiful torque curve, you’ll feel all the performance potential of the WRX or the WRX STI firmly within your grasp.
The efficiency-enhancing Sport Lineartronic is now available on WRX. It keeps the engine in the perfect rev range to minimise fuel consumption. Paddle shifters provide a manual mode with 6 steps when SI-Drive is placed in Intelligent or Sport Mode, and 8 when you put it in Sport Sharp. It’s also paired with Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) All-Wheel Drive, which distributes the engine’s torque to all four wheels whilst focusing on the rear wheels for a sporty feel.
Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) lets you adapt the driving character of the WRX (*2) or the WRX STI to your needs or desires. Whilst in Intelligent Mode [I], acceleration is smooth with an eye toward optimal efficiency. Select Sport Mode [S] for linear response, and versatile command of every condition. To extract the maximum response from the turbocharged engine, switch to Sport Sharp Mode [S#]. It gives you the most direct throttle response and precise rev control across the entire rpm range.
LED Headlamps with Auto Leveliser
Power-folding Door Mirrors with Built-in LED Turn Signal