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Subaru Announces Pricing For 2017 WRX and WRX STI

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On: Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:52AM | By: Carl Malek

Subaru Announces Pricing For 2017 WRX and WRX STI

Following the company's unveiling the newly updated Impreza hatchback and sedan, Subaru has released the pricing information for the revamped performance variants of the Impreza, the 2017 WRX and the WRX STI.

The base WRX will arrive on dealer lots with a sticker of $26,595 before the mandatory $820 destination charge is factored into the equation. This new price is a $100 increase over last year's model but it should still be an excellent bargain for enthusiast buyers that want solid performance numbers at a still affordable price. Subaru engineers have given the WRX an all-new tricot headliner across the brad while Limited models equipped with the EyeSight feature gain an all-new Reverse Auto Braking System. The technology is designed to warn the driver if they are about to hit an obstacle while backing up and can automatically apply the brakes if the driver takes too long to react, which is very similar to how some Forward Collision Alert systems work in other automobiles. Buyers who choose to enter the top-of-the-line STI-badged version will pay $35,195 for the new model (a $500 jump over last year) but will gain the same new headliner as well as model-exclusive automatic headlights, and power up and down windows with built-in anti-pinch protection.

Subaru has not made any visual or mechanical tweaks to either model for 2017 with the WRX retaining its turbocharged and direct injected flat four engine which still makes 268 horsepower while the STI makes do with a slightly bigger 2.5-liter flat four that churns out 305 horsepower. Both models still retain the current transmission choices with a standard six-speed manual or the optional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT.) I personally recommend the six-speed manual transmission if you want to have full control over the driving experience as well and still want to be able to take full advantage of the upgrades that are offered by both Subaru and the aftermarket.

Look for the 2017 WRX and WRX STI to arrive on dealer lots later this spring with the duo being joined by the redesigned 2017 Forester, and the all new 2017 Impreza which made its debut at the New York Auto Show earlier this year.


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