2018 Subaru WRX STI Canadian Specs and Pricing Announced
For 2018, Subaru’s WRX STI performance-tuned sedan received a performance refresh, with updated looks, improved usability both inside and outside, and enhancements for improved driving dynamics. Here’s the Canadian-spec WRX STI details and pricing.
The 2018 Subaru WRX STI performance car is offered in four trim levels: the WRX STI, WRX STI Sport, WRX STI Sport-tech with Wing Spoiler and WRX STI Sport-tech with new Lip Spoiler. No upgrades have been made to the 305hp 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer powerplant.
What’s new for 2018
Outside, the newly-refreshed 2018 WRX STI comes with revised front bumper, revised door trim, an updated front grille with new lower grille bezel featuring air intakes, and a new roof bracket.
On the inside, all trims include an updated instrument panel, center console trims, a new fold-down center rear armrest with cup holders, red seat belts, a revised gauge cluster, and a new 5.9-inch high-resolution color multi-function display with new menu screens. The STI also gets improved noise reduction throughout the cabin.
Underneath, all WRX STI models have received several driving improvements. The 2018 WRX STI comes with revised suspension tuning, and all trims come with new Brembo performance brakes with 6-piston front calipers, 2-piston rear calipers, and cross-drilled rotors. The STI also gets a larger capacity battery.
The new STI gets safer with the addition of steering-responsive headlights that improve cornering visibility by turning the direction of the lights to match the vehicle’s direction, and new LED low and high beams.
2018 WRX STI pricing
The 2018 Subaru WRX STI gets a price bump over the previous model year. The 2018 Subaru WRX STI (6-speed manual) has a starting price of $39,495 (+$1,500), WRX STI Sport (6-speed manual): $41,795 (+$1,000), WRX STI Sport-tech with Wing Spoiler or Lip Spoiler (6-speed manual) is priced at $46,595 (+$1,200).
More WRX STI upgrades for 2018
The WRX STI Sport trim now features 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a 10-way power driver’s seat, and wiper-activated automatic headlights. Subaru engineers removed the Sport trim’s fog lights to allow for the additional air intakes.
The WRX STI Sport-tech comes with 8-way power driver’s seat, leather and Ultra-suede Recaro performance front seats, new StarLink apps such as Yelp, Best Parking, and Glympse, as well as Subaru’s large trunk wing spoiler or newly available smaller lip spoiler. Go to Page 2.
The newly-refreshed 2018 Subaru WRX STI received a performance refresh, with updated looks, improved usability both inside and outside, and enhancements for improved driving dynamics. The 2018 STI will be available in Canadian showrooms early this summer.
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