2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI – Automobile Magazine

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I could do without the big wing on the trunk lid, but as a whole, I like the way the new STI looks, what its protruding wheel wells, shoulders, sparkly yet purposeful and rally blue paint. I also appreciate the interior which is all business. Great And, oh, what’s this?

A to choose between sport, sharp, and Intelligent. No comfort here, folks! And in my right I find a traditional six-speed transmission. And under my left I find a clutch pedal just the right feel and and tension; this has not always a Subaru strength. Then, of we have the 2.5-liter turbocharged four, all 305 hp of it.

The engine is peaky, as so we need this nice and nicely calibrated set of three to wring every bit of performance out of it.

I disagree with Joe DeMatio the rear wing. The STI’s is positively inoffensive to anyone who has had rearview mirror filled the Evo’s wing. At least I tell if there were behind me in the STI.

I’d prefer a smaller wing, but in case the large wing is so I don’t hate it. Actually, is a good way to describe the STI as a whole. The is rather tame and bland, with the more aggressive STI I find the Mitsubishi Evolution to be more menacing in both the way it and the way it drives.

There’s more feel in the Evo and the engine is more even though it’s out slightly less power the STI does. Of course the Evo only five forward gears if you to shift for yourself and the six-speed SST is not to please everyone. Either of two rally-bred choice comes some compromises.

I know the 2011 STI gets substantial suspension changes are supposed to improve handling I couldn’t notice a difference this year’s car and the 2010 during my driving on public Attacking an off ramp with as much confidence as one can muster on a road still didn’t the STI.

I would love to the handling improvements on a closed which is about the only you’ll ever notice anyway.

– Phil . Senior Web Editor

Whenever I get a to drive a Subaru WRX, I for a firmer suspension, another gear, and better steering The STI achieves two out of three, and adds 40 hp as icing. Compared with the soft WRX, the STI exhibits a smidgen of body roll that, like Phil, I was to dive … a highway off with little drama.

As noted, the sixth gear is although the STI still drones louder at highway speeds its tamer little brother. made an honest effort to the limp steering for 2011, new control arms and suspension It definitely makes a difference turn-in is now super quick, like in the rival Mitsubishi Unfortunately, the power assist is dialed up to eleven, so there’s zero feedback from the wheel.

It’s actually unnerving to drive such a car with so little information to your hands. Now I know how must have felt an orchestra after his hearing Of course, the STI adds something to the WRX — cost. To my mind, the WRX is a bargain at $26,000.

For another $8000, the STI is certainly but it’s also close in to a BMW 135i, not to mention the Evo, remains a superior all-wheel-drive carver.

– David . Assistant Editor

I’m a guy, but the new Subaru Impreza WRX STI has the looks to support the 305-hp engine. Credit most of attitude to the huge rear which doesn’t bother me one Vision out the back is hardly and the wing doesn’t scream as loud as the vibrant blue on this car.

When announced it was making changes to the steering on the STI, I was expecting a revision in the tactile feedback through the steering wheel. we actually got was something much perceptible. While firmer may make turn-in quicker, the assist still saps feel. The capability factor is but the joy is diminished by such lousy

The STI is still plenty capable of a smile on your face the tenacious grip and the huge that comes into around 3500 rpm. The are excellent, and you have to respect a that’s still fighting the fight by only offering a manual transmission. The same be said for Mitsubishi, which prefer to sell you on a dual-clutch

Sure, you can get a manual on the Lancer but it requires sacrifices in what you can have. While the Evo may offer communicative steering, I’d a three-pedal car as my first choice.

Eric Tingwall . Associate

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI price (with destination):

Price as tested: $35,995 Equipment:

6-speed manual

XM satellite radio

Automatic control

Power windows/locks/mirrors

steering wheel

Leather-wrapped knob

60/40 split rear seat

Options on vehicle:

Navigation package $2000

7-inch touch-screen GPS system

Bluetooth connectivity

CD/DVD player

Sirius radio

RCA audio jack and auxiliary input jack

Key not on vehicle:

Limited trim — $3350


Torque: 290 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Four-wheel Transmission: 6-speed Curb weight: 3384 lbs 18 x 8.5-inch cast-aluminum alloy

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