2015 Subaru WRX STI
Subaru’s WRX is all new for 2015, and while its conservative styling may disappoint some, it still earned our Drivers’ Choice as one great driving car for the money. Now, Subaru cranks up the wow factor even further with the WRX STI.
Power is familiar, a 2.5 liter turbo flat-out 4 rated at the same 305 horsepower. But significant upgrades to suspension, and the addition of Active Torque Vectoring make it so much more capable. Like the standard WRX, the updated Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system lays down plenty of grip through the 6 speed manual transmission.
STI specific upgrades are spread throughout the sheet metal; almost all performance oriented, from the repositioned front hood scoop all the way back to the rear wing.
Where the WRX excels in tight switchbacks, the STI flat out masters them. The suspension is tighter, and overall handling is more responsive.
Available this spring, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI starts around $35,000.
Engine: 2.5 liter turbo
Price: Starts around $35,000