Subaru announced the details of the 2011 Impreza WRX revealing the fact that it comes standard with a wide body kit borrowed from the range-topping STI model. So with an approximately 1.5-inch wider track, the Impreza looks much more aggressive and sporty. Available in both 4 and 5-door models, the car also features sportier suspension and new set of wheels.
The 2011 Subaru Impreza comes with firmer rear subframe bushings and wider 17-inch wheels with 235/45R17. The power comes from a 265 hp – 244 lb.-ft. of peak torque turbocharged/intercooled 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine. It also gets the Continuous AWD version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. A viscous coupling locking center differential nominally distributes torque 50:50. Should slippage occur, this system transfers more power to the wheels with the best traction.
The new model features exclusive carbon black checkered upholstery accented by red stitching for the interior plus standard aluminum-alloy pedal covers and driver’s footrest. There’s also performance-design front seats integrate the backrest and head restraint and 60/40-split folding rear seats.
Standard features include a three-spoke, leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel which is also multifunction, and a new AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player with Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free calling, iPod control capability, a USB port, 3.5mm aux. input jack and has XM/SIRIUS satellite radio capability. Navigation system is an optional extra. You also get Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist for the sake of safety.