The Power to Escape Limits.

The Control to Shape Possibility.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Providing a driving experience that’s safe and also enjoyable is the top priority of Subaru engineers. That’s why almost every Subaru vehicle comes equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as a standard feature. For the utmost confidence and control, there’s simply no substitute. Every day on the road presents unexpected conditions and unexpected events,

and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive helps drivers cope with these challenges by distributing torque to all four wheels, providing traction where front- or rear-wheel-drive cars falter. Whenever you’re driving a Subaru equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, rest assured you’ll have peace of mind and confidence wherever you go.

Sport-Tuned Chassis

Years of heated competition, extensive testing and advances in materials and engineering, have combined to inspire 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 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 or WRX STI responds to your steering input more immediately and more engagingly.


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.



  • Max output 197 kW (268 PS) / 5,600 rpm
  • Max torque 350 Nm (35.7 kgfm) / 2,400 – 5,200 rpm
  • Fuel consumption Sport Lineartronic*8.6 lit./100 km
  • Fuel consumption 6MT*9.2 lit./100 km
  • CO2 emissions Sport Lineartronic*199 g/km
  • CO2 emissions 6MT*213 g/km

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* Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: According to ECE R101-01.


Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) lets you adapt the driving character of the WRX* 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

* Available only on Sport Lineartronic model.

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.