New Subaru 2024 WRX STI Engine, Automatic, Specs – The Subaru WRX STI is a dinosaur in the best possible manner. In a world where most performance sedans and hatchbacks must also be refined enough for daily use, there’s something curiously pleasant about a shamelessly harsh car without the more premium, refined gloss of something like the Volkswagen Golf R.
The WRX STI is undeniably practical. When you drive it, however, you get the impression that the practicality is only a bonus because of the Subaru bodyshell wrapped around the hardcore underpinnings. The Subaru is, above all, an undiluted, all-wheel-drive, flat-four monster. That’s precisely what it was designed and engineered to do: provide an exciting driving experience above all else.
New Subaru 2024 WRX STI Redesign
The 2024 Subaru WRX charms with a bold view and a resculpted profile in Solar Orange Pearl and Magnetic Gray Metallic exterior hues. With its air exits near the front wheels to reduce lift, it appears to be a huge step forward in aerodynamics. The aluminum fender has been fitted with small LED headlights, reducing the weight by 5 lbs. In GT specification, the Subaru WRX sits on 18-inch alloy wheels.
The same 17-inch and 18-inch wheels will be used for additional trims. A low-profile spoiler is mounted on the decklid at the back to increase downforce during high-speed cornering. The accented-rear tail light in Volcanic Magma completes the entire exterior style. The WRX will have a 0.8-inch lower ground clearance than the Jetta GLI, based on the predicted continuance of the same proportions. It will, however, have a 300-pound lighter curb weight than the Stinger, which will aid the former in lowering forward mass transfer.
The WRX STI’s lowly beginnings are most obvious inside its cabin, which is pretty basic in quality, layout, and feature count, as with most sport-compact cars. The atmosphere is pretty dark, despite the crimson seatbelts and red accents on the optional Recaro seats. The upgraded materials and additional sound insulation do little to lift the STI’s trappings appropriately to its price. The STI is surprisingly big for a three-box sedan due to a large trunk and a 60/40-split-folding back seat. All of Subaru’s competitors, on the other hand, are hatchbacks with more load capacity. It has a lot of storage for small things on its center console. The main places are the console bin and the small door pockets.
The STI comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen that supports Subaru’s Starlink infotainment system and a 5.9-inch color information screen atop the dash. While it isn’t the most complex or high-resolution system available, it is easy to use and offers a variety of current functions. On the other hand, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility aren’t included.
The 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine now produces 341 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, up from 310 and 290 in the WRX STI, respectively. With front and rear limited-slip differentials, a six-speed manual transmission sends power to all four wheels. The Driver Controlled Center Differential allows drivers to fine-tune their center differential settings. I occasionally use a heavier rear bias to get the S209 to rotate a little more with throttle control, but the S209 is quite capable on its own. The DCCD would surely help you win on a racetrack, but the automatic option works great on the country roads where I live.
With the engine’s maximum torque coming on at 3,600 rpm, keeping the S209 in third gear puts it in the ideal position for rapid corner exits. Yes, with this super-stiff chassis, I feel every bump in the road, and the bump steer is a little unsettling, but the tradeoff is incredible. At every turn, the S209 does my bidding, diving into corners like a monster, escaping gracefully, and speeding toward the next.
New Subaru 2024 WRX STI Release Date and Price
The WRX STI is priced at $37,245 for the standard model and $41,945 for the WRX STI Limited. In the United States, the brand additionally charges a $925 destination and delivery fee.