Even though the Subaru had faced with many expectations, the new 2020 Subaru WRX STI has offered a new model with only minor changes in exterior design. As the manufacturer decided not to change something which still attracts attention and has buyers, he still has no novelties in new models three years after the first model has shown up on the market. On the other hand, there are still changes which are visible and deserve to be mentioned, so new Subaru is a new vehicle on recognizable base.
As we said, the main changes 2020 Subaru WRX STI has undergone in its outside look, but those are not so big that we cannot recognize the model at first glance. New front end, with the interesting grille in shape of the mesh, two air intakes and new and wider mouths are markedly things in new design. Thin LED headlights are on the sides of the curved front end, aside from the sharpen hood. The car lies on large 19-inch wheels to support a new brake system, announced in Subaru as the important new feature of this model.
The inside of the 2020 Subaru WRX STI exudes luxury and sophistication. At the first glance, the color of the dashboard and steering wheel is something between gray and platinum. The equipment is on the same level of elegance. The quality infotainment system is perfectly embedded in button layout in the middle of the dashboard, with perfectly shaped buttons and commands. With Recaro seats comes quality designed and shaped seats wrapped in quality fabric with colored details. The manufacturer decided to remove the moonroof due to higher weight and poorer performances.
Speaking about the engine performances, 2020 Subaru WRX STI has much to offer to its buyers. Under the sporty hood is 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four direct injected engine with 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be paired with six-speed manual transmission and optional CVT transmission as well. The higher trim version will have a little stronger 2.5-liter flat-four engine with 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. As we already mentioned, the new Subaru offers new brake Bembo system with much higher safety and control on the road. The main competitor for engine is 2020 Ford Focus RS, some would said that the Mustang GT is competition, but that is in different class.
2020 Subaru WRX STI Release Date and Price
As the many details are still not clear and due to many trim versions manufacturer planned to offer, the price for 2020 Subaru WRX STI is still not known, at least not for sure. But, according to previous models and other models in same car range, we expect the basic price of $36,000 which will go higher following the trim versions. The release is not confirmed yet, but we can expect it in the end of 2019. The main price competitor is 2020 Honda Civic Type R.
In a Nutshell
All thing aside, the new WRX Sti is a great model, and we know that many of us will want to see the real race between Dodge Challenger and new Subaru WRX STI.