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If You Drive One Of Two Subaru Models You Are Likely To Get The Most Speeding Tickets

Subaru has two cars in its lineup whose drivers get the most speeding tickets in America. You know one is the WRX and STI, can you guess the second vehicle?

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The only reason to buy a sports car is to go fast, so is it any surprise drivers of the Subaru WRX and WRX STI performance cars continue to get the most speeding tickets of any car in America? That’s the finding from Insurify who lists the top-10 cars whose drivers have the highest percentage of speeding citations. The national average is 11.28 percent of drivers had a prior speeding ticket on their record.

It’s no surprise the Subaru WRX and most likely the higher-performance WRX STI ( Insurify does not differentiate between the two) has the most speeders at a rate of 20.12 percent, the highest percentage of all car owners. Over one-fifth of drivers that own a Subaru WRX have been ticketed for speeding, a rate that’s 60 percent greater than the national average. 

2020 Subaru WRX STI, 2021 Subaru WRX STI, most speeding tickets, insurance costsYou know the Subaru WRX STI by its wing

What might be a surprise is the Subaru Impreza sedan and the 5-Door compact car comes in at number nine on the list of cars with the most speeding tickets. It has a speeding rate of 14.66 percent. The Impreza compact car is an entry-level compact car that is sporty but certainly not fast. Insurify does not specify if sedan or hatchback owners are more guilty of speeding. Both are powered by a 2.0-liter normally-aspirated engine producing only 152 horsepower.

The Subaru WRX, in contrast, produces a healthy 268 horsepower from a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and the performance-tuned STI pumps out 310 horsepower from its 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer engine. Both are built for performance buyers who are going to take more risks. To get insurance one of these models will cost owners more than a typical sedan.

2020 Subaru WRX STI, 2021 Subaru WRX STI, most speeding tickets, insurance costs2020 Subaru WRX

The top-10 cars with the most speeding citations in America

The Subaru WRX/STI comes in number one, followed by Scion FR-S (Toyota 86) also built by Subaru who makes the BRZ sports coupe. They are followed by the Volkswagen GTI, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Dodge RAM 2500, Dodge Dart, Infiniti G37, Subaru Impreza, and Hyundai Veloster at number 10.

The Subaru brand is known for its all-wheel-drive SUVs but what makes the Japanese automaker popular with the performance enthusiasts are its sport-tuned Subaru WRX and performance-tuned WRX STI. Of course, their owners have the most speeding tickets. You buy one to go fast.

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Gern Blenston (not verified)    May 5, 2020 - 7:40AM

I owned a 2004 STi starting in July 2003, so they were very new here in the USA, and eye- (and ear-) catching.

Never got so much as a lingering frown from law enforcement, but I try not to be an a$$hat on public roads and keep spirited driving for the track / autocross / rally course.

John (not verified)    May 5, 2020 - 2:02PM

I have a 2019 STi, red. I’m 62 years old and drive like Danica Patrick is on my rear bumper. I also try not to be an a$$hat and keep the spirited driving for the track. Be Safe out there.

Paul Dee (not verified)    May 5, 2020 - 2:30PM

On my 3rd WRX, a 2017 and have been lucky to never meet my local policeman. Oh yeah, thanks Escort radar detector company.

Dynomyte (not verified)    May 5, 2020 - 11:48PM

I've had my 2014 wrx 4-door for 2 1/2 years and from all the mods that's been done I've only been pulled over once and ended up conversating about my car and the wrx line up then let off with a warning.