2020 Subaru STI Updates, Why You Should Wait For The All-New 2021 Model Change
The sport-tuned 2020 Subaru WRX and performance-tuned 2020 WRX STI pricing and model change updates have been announced by the Japanese automaker with few upgrades over the outgoing model. If you are planning on buying one of the performance sedans you might want to wait for the next-generation WRX/STI that will be coming sometime next year.
Subaru Corporation will launch the 2021 WRX and 2021 STI with the Subaru Global Platform that will improve driving dynamics and lower the center of gravity. The models are coming with new exterior design language and possibly a new FA24 2.4-liter turbo engine with improved performance. It will get significant improvements over the outgoing 2020 model and will be worth the wait.
2020 Subaru WRX STI
For now, the WRX and STI get only minor updates for 2020 and both models get no engine upgrades from the previous year. The 2020 model change sees the STI getting standard Keyless Access with Push-Button Start. The WRX STI also adds redesigned engine bay cooling ducts in the front bumper and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in new dark gray with machine finish to finish out the updates.
The WRX STI has a starting price of $36,995, an increase of $400 over last year’s model. The 2.5-liter turbo Boxer engine gets no upgrades and produces the same 310 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 STI Limited is priced at $41,695 (+$300). Destination adds $900 to the price of all models listed.
2020 Subaru WRX
The 2020 Subaru WRX also gets minor updates like the STI. The WRX is powered by the same 268 horsepower 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged Boxer engine with no upgrades. The WRX price starts at $27,495, $300 more than last year’s model. Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is now standard on WRX models with Sport Lineartronic CVT.
The 2020 WRX Premium starts at $29,795 (+$300) and when equipped with the Sport Lineartronic CVT, which includes SI-DRIVE and Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, the price is $31,695.
The optional Performance Package for the WRX Premium ($2,850) gets brake upgrades for 2020. The package now includes Brembo four-piston calipers on the front and Brembo dual-piston calipers on the rear. The Performance Package is available with the 6-speed manual transmission.
The WRX Limited starts at $32,095 (+$300) and WRX Limited with available Sport Lineartronic CVT is priced at $33,995 and includes SI-DRIVE and Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.
The mildly updated 2020 Subaru WRX and 2020 WRX STI will arrive at Subaru showrooms this fall, but you might want to wait for the next-generation WRX/STI that will be coming next year. Stay tuned.
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