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2017 Subaru WRX STI


City 17 MPG Hwy 23 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.5
Comfort 4.2
Performance 4.9
Reliability 4.6
Most Fun Daily Driver Period

by RexRunner531 from Wappingers Falls | March 10, 2020

This car is perfect for a fun daily driver. Plenty of power while getting decent mileage. Reliability of Subaru is unmatched. AWD is perfect for NY seasons. Also, it is one of the safest cars on the road.

Funnest car I've ever driven!

by STI from Sonoma County, CA | January 31, 2020

To be honest , the fastest and most reliable turbocharged car I've ever driven no joke. If you like fast cars and comfortable ride I'd choose the STI hands down.

Meet "Jack" as in Jack of all trades...

by Esperirod from NY | January 10, 2020

I have driven 57 vehicles (all registered to me), and I am always on the search for The Cinderella Slipper. I think I have found it. I was able to get my '17 STI used for a bargain, and was able to put the savings into some quicker mods. You will need a catback setup, as well as the MAPerformance stage 2 kit ($1700 including Cobb Accessport). I am a backyard mechanic and was able to install these pretty easily myself. After this, you will have tuner's dream daily driver with 380hp+ and over 400tq. (331/347 at the wheels). I challenge anyone to find a car that seats 5 comfortably, has AWD, runs under a 4 second 0-60, can get 24mpg, has every creature comfort you could ask for, in a manual transmission for this price range. I was able to get a rebuilt one and finish all my mods at under $20k and the car doesn't even have 30,000 miles yet. I will likely have this car longer than any other car I've owned, and Its already been 10k miles. Every mile is a smile, truly. My favorite thing about it is the close gearing of the transmission. compared to other muscle cars, you can actually shift through 4 gears driving aggressively to 60. Love it!

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2017 Subaru WRX STI Overview


The 2017 Subaru WRX STi is a high-performance version of the compact WRX sedan. It competes with the Ford Focus RS, Volkswagen Golf R, and BMW M3. This year, it remains largely unchanged.

Two trims are available: the base model and Limited.

With rally motorsport competition built into its DNA, the WRX STi is one of the most outlandish looking vehicles on the road. Unlike merely aesthetic sporty cars, the WRX STi is outfitted with fully functional features like a large hood scoop for more air intake and a huge wing spoiler to provide more downforce. The end-result is a hyper-aggressive, sculpted racecar that is ready to beat most commuters to the punch at the red light. The Limited trim has an available rear lip spoiler for those wishing to be more discreet. Standard features include LED headlights, front fog lights, power/heated side mirrors, a dual-pipe exhaust system, and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The STi Performance Exhaust System is also available.

Under the hood, the WRX STI features a 305-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine that makes 290 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a reinforced 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy figures check in at an EPA-estimated 17/23 mpg city/highway. The 2015 redesign did bring suspension and chassis updates, which improves the WRX STI’s already superb handling. The suspension as a whole has been stiffened with thicker stabilizer bars and chassis upgrades improve torsional rigidity by 40-percent. There is an active torque vectoring system, which will apply brake pressure to the inside front wheel when turning to make the car more neutral through the turn, and therefore more stable.

Inside, the WRX STi has sporty, Alcantara-upholstered seating with a racing-inspired, flat-bottom steering wheel, aluminum alloy pedals, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The center stack features the now standard STARLINK Multimedia Plus System that includes a 7-inch touchscreen, CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and dual USB ports. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system and a Harman Kardon premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, power windows/locks, remote keyless entry, and heated front seats. Leather-trim upholstery, a power driver’s seat, and a push-button start are available as well.

Standard safety features include limited-slip front and rear differentials and a backup camera. Available features include STARLINK Safety Plus and Security Plus Packages (one-year free subscription) for SOS emergency assistance, roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery, and a vehicle locator. Other available features include a blindspot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.