With its 268-horsepower, 2.0-liter direct injection turbo BOXER engine and standard Symmetrical All Wheel Drive, the rally-bred WRX is a performance and value benchmark in the high-performance AWD sport-compact segment. The 2017 WRX comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and offers an optional performance automatic transmission, the Sport Lineartronic with manual mode.
The 2017 Subaru WRX offers the company’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, one of the highest-rated front crash prevention systems by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). EyeSight, which is integrated with Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure warning, uses Subaru-developed stereo camera technology. Reverse Auto Braking is included on 2017 WRX Limited models equipped with EyeSight.
EyeSight is available for the WRX Limited (with Sport Lineartronic transmission) in a package that also includes Navigation and Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This comprehensive technology upgrade package also includes a harman/kardon amplifier and 9-speaker premium sound system plus Keyless Access and Push-Button Start with Pin Code Access. Models equipped with EyeSight also come with Steering Responsive Fog lights.
Besides the Eyesight, the standard WRX has the STARLIN 6.2-inch Multimedia system or 7,0-inch (option) featuring today’s most in-demand user technologies, including: multi-function touch screen display, AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio, Radio Data Broadcast System, single-disc CD player, STARLINK connectivity with smartphone integration, iHeart Radio, Bluetooth and audio streaming, iPod control capability, a USB port and auxiliary input jack. A rear vision camera is standard on all trims.
The top-of-line Limited trim builds on the Premium, bringing luxury to the WRX with leather-trimmed upholstery, an 8-way power driver’s seat and Welcome Lighting. Exclusive to the WRX Limited, LED low-beam headlights provide a unique look and enhanced visibility. The high beams are multi-reflector halogen units, and the system includes automatic off/on.
2017 Subaru WRX STI: Heart and Soul of a Rally Champion
The WRX STI is powered by the legendary 305-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged/intercooled BOXER engine. The WRX STI Limited features a low-profile trunk spoiler as a no-cost option in place of the standard large signature wing.
The WRX STI Limited returns with the luxury of leather-trimmed upholstery, an 8-way power driver’s seat and power moonroof. Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are both included, plus Keyless Access and Push Button Start with PIN Code Access. The STARLINK 7.0-inch Multimedia Navigation system is standard and is combined with the harman/kardon amplifier and 9-speaker premium sound system.
The WRX STI features a rally-bred drivetrain and Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that is exclusive to this model. Standard handling technologies include Active Torque Vectoring, Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control and a Brembo Performance Brake System with Super Sport ABS. In addition, the WRX STI is equipped exclusively with a specially reinforced 6-speed manual transmission. Other features include a flat-bottom, leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering with switches and STI Design electroluminescent gauge panel with 3.5-in. central LCD screen.
Lastly , the WRX STI comes with the Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) powertrain management system (also on the WRX Premium and Limited with automatic transmission) for selectable drive modes: Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp.
The 2017 WRX continues in standard, Premium and Limited trim lines, starting at $26,695, while the 305-horsepower 2017 WRX STI, distinguished by exclusive performance components, is offered in standard and Limited trim lines starting at $35,195.