A continual improvement in the overall effort by Subaru to improve upon past year models, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5-Door Sedan offers the perfect mix of comfort and fun.
A re-tuned chassis under the Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5-Door Sedan provides for crisp steering handle and feel.
A turbo boxer engine ensures that even though it's a 5-door sedan, it still has the power to move quickly.
The interior has been upgraded substantially, with more room to accommodate the 5-door sedan luxury feel. You won't feel cramped, or trapped in, like you may have experienced in pre-2008 STI models.
The overall ride has been improved. The suspension handles bumps, holes, and other common noise issues, and eliminates them entirely.
The all wheel drive that comes included ensures you won't slip and slide across the road in terrible weather conditions. Traction control only enhances this fact.
New upgrades with the audio and blue tooth functionality come included with the base model. The optional navigation system with touch-screen offers convenience and luxury.
With the 17 city and 23 highway mileage situation, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5-Door Sedan eats up a lot of gas. The 2.5L 4 cylinder engine remains thirsty for more.
This may not be perceived as a con per say, but many people prefer the luxury of an automatic transmission. The STI only comes with the 6-speed manual, and therefore may not sit well with people searching for an easier to drive vehicle.
Similar to the above point, the overall drive ability of any STI may be too difficult for the average driver. Subaru has remained loyal to its following, and may not have accommodated a wider class of driver even with their 5-Door Sedan effort.
The most important thing people may consider when deciding between the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, and the standard WRX, is the difference in price. The STI, while being an upgrade versus the standard WRX base model, costs significantly more money. Considering the two trim models are very similar in appearance, it may not make sense to splurge the extra amount on the STI for many potential buyers.