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Compare 2015 Subaru WRX to 2015 Subaru WRX STi



 
2015 Subaru WRX
 
2015 Subaru STi
 




Executive summary:
For under $30,000, you can drive the Subaru WRX, a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive performance car, respected the world over.  If you have approximately $8,000 more, you can buy the STi--a WRX on steroids.  For the extra money, you get a bigger engine with more power, an even more sophisticated suspension, and many other upgrades.  The all-new 2015 models will arrive at Stanley Subaru in April, 2014. 

If you are one of the lucky 1,000 people to get their hands on the STi Launch Edition, the first production version of the 2015 Subaru WRX STi, you get these additional features:
  • WR Blue Pearl paint
  • Gold-painted BBS forged alloy wheels
  • Alcantara upholstery featuring blue and black leather bolsters and black stitching
  • Keyless Access & Start
  • STI short-throw shifter
Check out the Subaru Press Release and see photos and video of the 2015 WRX STi in action here.
Learn about the History of the Subaru WRX STi in a series of videos from Subaru Vintage Garage here.





Both the all-new 2015 WRX and STi have the following in common:  

  • New flat bottom steering wheel.
  • More interior space:  one-inch longer wheelbase and the A-pillars pushed forward eight inches.
  • Both are now available as sedan only.  Maybe the hatchback will return in the future.
  • Standard electronic torque vectoring.
  • Substantially more rigid chassis.







What are the differences?






2015 Subaru WRX
2015 Subaru STi


Engines and Power

Both use intercooled, four cylinder, turbocharged Boxer engines with direct fuel injection and Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System.  




2.0-liter
268 horsepower 
258 lb.-ft torque

 

2.5-liter
305 horsepower 
290 lb.-ft torque 

 







Transmission
















Manual: 
Six Speed

Automatic:
Sport Lineartronic CVT 
with stepped manual and 
automatic shift modes 
controlled with steering 
wheel paddle switches.  






Manual:  
Six Speed

Automatic:
Not available

0-60 Time and Top Speed





5.4 seconds
155mph (estimated)
    5.2 (estimated)
168mph

Rear Spoiler
Subaru says large wing on STi adds 3mph to top speed and increases stability at high speeds.













 
Subtle


Not subtle

Wheels

STi also gets huge 
Brembo brakes.














  
17" finished in black
 
18" finished in dark silver

Driver Controlled Center Differential

Rally drivers will appreciate controlling their fore/aft torque.  









 
not available, so no switch
 







SI-DRIVE
Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE), a throttle management system, allows driver to choose from among three selectable modes: "Intelligent," "Sport" and "Sport Sharp." 














 
Available only on CVT 
version.  Switch is 
steering wheel mounted
 (not shown on this 
six speed).


 





Standard.  Switch found 
in center console with 
DCCD.  See close-up 
picture above.




Suspension






















REAR:
Double Wishbone



   FRONT:
  S
trut with aluminum lower 
control arms

REAR:
  Double wishbone, lateral link 
with pillowball bushings, 
20mm stabilizer bar

FRONT:
 
Inverted strut, aluminum L-arm 
with pillowball joint mounts,
24mm stabilizer bar



Dynamic Brochures

2015 WRX
 
2015 STi

 


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