/Official: 2016 Subaru WRX STI

Official: 2016 Subaru WRX STI

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While you are waiting for that cool BRZ STI to complete the transition from concept to reality, Subaru released a new version of the WRX sports sedan to keep you amused. The 2016 Subaru WRX STI comes with numerous new features, mostly in terms of safety.

Before you get to the STI version though let us briefly check out the standard WRX version. Starting from $26,595 the normal Subaru WRX is still a hot four-door sports car boasting 268 horsepower, a six-speed manual gearbox, and Symmetrical All Wheel Drive and 18-inch wheels with 245/40 R18 summer tires. Equipment-wise, it gets EyeSight, Navigation and Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, harman/kardon audio system, Keyless and Push Start.

The new model comes with Subaru’s EyeSight system which a comprehensive camera-based safety package consisting Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure warning. If you crash a car with this system, it’s all on you.

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As for the 2016 Subaru WRX STI, which starts from $34,695, it comes with a 305-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged/intercooled BOXER engine and now offers a small boot lid spoiler in place of the traditional large rear wing. It also gets Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Torque Vectoring, power leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and the All-Weather Package (dual-mode heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer).

Both models can be specified with the upgraded Subaru STARLINK 7.0” Multimedia Navigation system comes in a $2,100 package with 7-inch LCD screen featuring multi-touch gesture controls.

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