Still remaining a force to be reckoned with on the road, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI features a 305-horsepower engine with the 2.5-liter turbo-charged four cylinder under the hood. The six-speed manual transmission comes standard in all STI models, and neglects to offer any automatic option. This may become a huge deciding factor for some motorists, as the automatic is usually the preferred transmission type today. Our review showed the STI also comes equipped with an all-wheel drive system for high performance in any weather situation you take this Subaru into. A Driver-Controlled Center Differential allows the driver to essentially control the traction of the wheels based on their preferences, and exact road conditions. Upon further review, the 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4-Door Sedan performed amazingly well in any weather condition you present it with.
The STI is loaded with user controls that allow you to dictate each specific part of the driving experience. This will be appreciated by driving enthusiasts who enjoy possessing maximum control over their vehicle at all times. Only in the STI model will you find the SI-Drive controller that lets you choose between a series of different throttle modes, and six different levels of manual differential lockup. Each of these options can be found, and accessed in the center console through a small flip switch. If these terms are confusing to you, you may opt for the standard WRX model instead.
The Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4-Door Sedan also includes a larger version of the Brembo performance brakes, and a Super Sport ABS braking system. This type of braking system upon review lets you control each rear wheel to help reduce any under-steering that may occur. The stability control system has a traction mode that was designed for use within a track environment that allows you to use the brakes without cutting off the throttle at the same time. Based on our review, this feature can be turned on or off depending on your preference. On top of each of these customized controls, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI also managed to lower the ride height without making the inside any less comfortable.