2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hatchback – Specifications, Pictures, Prices

25 Jan 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hatchback – Specifications, Pictures, Prices

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Overview

First introduced for the model year, the STI has since a minor facelift and a thoroughly suspension. The latter was the more of the updates and included stiffer tweaked front control-arm thicker front and rear bars, firmer rear bushings and a 0.2-inch lower height. The changes managed to the car’s already-superb balance and its ride quality, although the remains a bit light for a performance

Providing power is a 2.5-liter four that produces 305 at 6,000 rpm along with 290 of torque at 4,000 rpm with the of a turbocharger. The only transmission is a manual. Fuel economy for the STI is 17 mpg in the cycle and 23 mpg on the highway, according to the

In reality, STI drivers likely see these figures as this car was to be driven. Hard.

Brembo-supplied allow the STI’s decelerative to equal its accelerative abilities; consist of 13-inch rotors and calipers up front and 12.6-inch and two-piston calibers at the rear.

As with all other Subaru except the rear-drive BRZ, the STI power to all four wheels the automaker’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive A mechanical limited-slip type differential augments an electronically center differential to enhance transfer performance. The default split is 41:59 front/rear, the center diff can also be set to an 50:50 distribution.

A standard system allows the driver to throttle response by switching three different modes.

the standard WRX, the STI is based on the Impreza model. Visually, it itself apart from the old with an aggressive front a bodykit and an oversized rear Around back, quad exhaust pipes signal the STI means business.

While the latest Impreza has forward in terms of material the STI’s interior feels behind the times. The overall is pleasant enough, but there quite as many premium as one might expect at the car’s point. STI-specific touches a unique gauge cluster, pedals and numerous STI badges.

Whereas the STI sedan has only cubic feet of trunk the roomier STI hatchback serves up cubic feet. Fold the rear seats, and a full cubes are available.

Overly and generally confusing to use, the navigation system is one of the worst in any modern vehicle. At least the gains more functionality for the model year with new Starlink infotainment system. a user’s Bluetooth-connected smartphone, provides access to Aha radio, offers tens of thousands of of Web-based content like MOG and Rhapsody.

Starlink can also help Subaru owners stay to the social network via Facebook and news feeds in audio.

and Optional Features

The STI hatchback standard with Alcantara/leather heated front seats, climate control, a six-speaker stereo system with inputs and full iPod Bluetooth connectivity, foglights and BBS aluminum-alloy wheels.

A navigation is the only notable factory although numerous dealer-installed are available.

Occupant Safety

All WRX STI models come standard dual front, front-side and side curtain airbags in to traction and stability control and electronic brakeforce distribution.

Key competitors

Subuaru appeals to two different groups – seeking safe and reliable and younger buyers seeking fun, all-wheel drive vehicles. The Impreza WRX STI Hatchback is at the second group, finding its competition in the rival Mitsubishi Evolution X. Some may also the Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 and the Ford ST .

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