2015 Subaru WRX and STI prices revealedFri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800
Subaru enthusiasts will be able to get into a 2015 WRX starting at a base price of $27,090, including destination, for the standard six-speed manual model. That's a bit more than the 2014 model, which started at $26,790, but with Subaru’s entirely new platform, we’d like to think the extra $300 is worth it.
This 2015 WRX will sport a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo flat-four engine under the hood, making 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Subaru has beefed up the exterior appearance with its wide-bodied sedan design, giving the car a more muscular appearance.
The Japanese carmaker is using a new active torque-vectoring system, which Subaru claims will enhance the overall agility of the vehicle. The chassis is stiffer, with larger front brakes and performance-tuned suspension.
Subaru made some aesthetic changes to the exterior, including its “nose-cone” design, which combines the aluminum grille and bumper cap into one unit in front of the hood. The hood, front fenders, doors and quarters, bumpers, headlights and taillight clusters are all unique to the 2015 WRX, complimenting the new standard 17-inch wheels.
The interior has received a bit of a facelift, adding a Harman/Kardon amplifier sound system to the list of new user-friendly technologies.
The WRX will be available in standard, Premium and Limited trim lines. The Premium trim will keep the same 2014 price of $28,495, while the Limited trim line will see a slight increase, starting at $29,995 both including destination.
Subaru’s 2015 WRX STI will keep its previous model year price of $34,495, but it gets some minor improvements.
The STI packs a 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine under the hood, putting the total output at 305 hp. The new four-door, wide-body design will get Subaru’s new platform treatment with its stiffer chassis and performance-tuned suspension.
In addition to the standard WRX STI, a Launch Edition will be available, starting at $38,190. The top-of-the-line STI Limited will go for $39,290. All prices include destination fees.
By Natalie Sejnost