2017 Subaru WRX Review And Specs

While the 2017 Subaru Impreza standard gets a complete redesign including a brand new platform, the WRX and WRX STI models will remain on the old Impreza platform for the new model year. In fact, Subaru rallying rounds continue with little change. For 2017, both models get new knitters headliners, as well as a redesigned options. The WRX STI base obtains automatic headlights, which were previously only available on higher finishing levels. Automatic reverse braking is now an option on WRX Limited models equipped with the Subaru EyeSight safety system.

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Design

As we said, most of the changes on the new model are inside the cabin where the WRX lacks some features on its competitors. For Subaru starters now offers the previously optional headliner as standard on all models that makes the cabin feel much better than before. In addition to this, the Premium pack with the navigation system will now come standard with dead-center monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and also a push button start. Subaru has also added as standard through the frontal collision warning and automatic braking warning range that will stop the car in the event of an accident of less than 30 MPH. The best part of this system is that it will work up front or backwards which is a really clean feature to have for parking because it will basically not allow the car to hit anything.

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2017 Subaru WRX Interior

The creepy look of the Subaru WRX 2017 is the same as before and it’s good because we need a crazier looking car than all the German style sedans and hatchbacks out there. The WRX comes with flared bows, large 18-inch wheels as standard, a large hood-scoop and one of the most iconic shapes ever made by a car manufacturer. Our only note is that the WRX would be much better with the STI spoiler which is unfortunately not available.

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Subaru WRX 2017 Engine

Probably the most important change for the new 2017 Subaru WRX STI will be its engine, meaning that this will be the first TSI not to feature an EJ engine in the years. The engine will probably be based on the unit that equips the WRX which is a new generation boxer engine that can provide much more torque to lower rpm and it is also a bit more efficient too. There are rumors that this engine will be expanded to 2.5 liters while its turbocharger will be revised to provide maximum torque on a wide band of rev. In fact, some say the engine will provide about 350 lb-ft of torque from about 1500 rpm all the way up to 5000 rpm which would make a seriously fast street machine.

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2017 Subaru Wrx Sti Release Date and Price

Although this is a certainty, it seems that by the end of 2017 Subaru will be releasing the brand new Impreza on which the next TSI will be based. This will be the first STI to be based on a brand new modular platform that will be more structurally rigid than current and possibly lighter as well. The standard all-wheel drive system is here to stay and its basic price of $ 35,000 is also likely to go to the same as before which would allow it to compete more with cars like the Golf R or the next Lancer Evo.

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