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How to drive fast in a Subaru WRX STI

Patience. That’s a concept I don’t explore too often, but being on a racetrack and in the driver’s seat of a Subaru WRX STI with a professional rally driver next to me, patience was very much a virtue I dearly lacked. Many, many years ago I owned a Subaru WRX...

2018 Subaru WRX STI spec.R review

As the flagship model, the 2018 Subaru WRX STI spec.R could really do with more grunt. Yes, seriously.

2018 Subaru WRX manual review

In an age of increasingly homogenised hot hatches, the 2018 Subaru WRX delivers an old-school approach to performance motoring.

2016 Subaru WRX Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Teaming accessible performance with real-world practicality, Dave heads to Sandown Raceway in the 2016 Subaru WRX for the latest weekend warrior track test...

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Subaru WRX Videos

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

It's time. With some new entries in the Australian scene, it's time to pull together some of the most compelling hot hatches to see which is most deserving.  ...

Subaru: Performance for the people

Sponsored by: Subaru Subaru is sure it has the right option for just about every type of new-car buyer in the Australian market. Especially when it comes to practical performance options. To prove the case, the Japanese car maker asked CarAdvice to pair six potential shoppers with the right car for their tastes and needs...

How to drive fast in a Subaru WRX STI

Patience. That’s a concept Alborz doesn't explore too often, but being on a racetrack and in the driver’s seat of a Subaru WRX STI with a professional rally driver next to him, patience was very much a virtue he dearly lacked. So, he set out to learn some patience, and hopefully improve his lap times as a result!  ...

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Subaru WRX Comparisons

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track

We pit five of the best turbo hot hatches - and one wildcard sedan - against one another to find out which is the fastest and most fun small rocketship for under $60k. In this video we test outright performance and lap times...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled 'hot hatch'? In fact, is it technically a segment at all, but rather a broad net cast wide enough to include a $25K compact-sized Suzuki Swift Sport at one extreme and larger, circa-$80K Audi RS3s and Merc-AMG A45s at the other? And that’s just hatchbacks...

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Subaru WRX News

Subaru recalls Impreza, XV, WRX, WRX STI and Forester

Subaru has issued a recall across its 2009-16 Impreza, 2012-15 XV, 2009-14 WRX, 2011-14 WRX STI and 2013-15 Forester model lines, over concerns about their 'Stop Light Switch'. According to the company, the Stop Light Switch could be affected by 'outside contaminants', causing the electrical contact points to malfunction...

2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 unveiled

The limited-edition Subaru WRX STI S209 has made its debut at the 2019 Detroit motor show. Under the bonnet is a revised version of the company's EJ25 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine. With its HKS turbo, the engine now has an estimated 254kW of power...

Subaru WRX STI S209 teased again

Subaru of America has issued another teaser of its new WRX STI S209 limited edition this week, this time showing the vehicle's front grille. Last week the manufacturer published a YouTube clip showing a camouflaged prototype doing rounds at the Virginia International Raceway in the States, sporting some noticeable changes compared to the 'standard' WRX STI...

Subaru WRX STI S209 teased for the USA

Subaru is getting ready to launch a track-ready WRX STI in the USA, in the form of the S209. At the moment, the only preview for the car is a video published by Subaru America, dubbed From Japan with Love.  It shows a heavily camouflaged WRX STI hammering around Virginia International Raceway, suggesting whatever is getting ready for release will be meaningfully different to the stock STI...

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Subaru WRX Owner Reviews

2015 Subaru WRX STi review

I had always wanted to own a high performance vehicle but was never particularly taken by the offerings (that I could afford) from VW, Nissan, Toyota or Suzuki. The Subaru WRX was always a car that I noticed when it drove past or overtook me due to distinctive exhaust note and styling. When I finally test drove one in 2016 I loved every second of it...

2013 Subaru WRX S-Edition review

I have a Subaru WRX S-Edition. I purchased the car because I am a Subaru enthusiast, and it was my dream and goal for five years to save up for the 2015 WRX STi. But as they were becoming too popular and not as exciting, I came across the last Crystal Black S-Edition. Intrigued, I looked into it and realised they are so rare that I have the only one in my state of Tasmania...

2016 Subaru WRX Premium (AWD) review

Having used the 2016 Subaru WRX Premium daily for the last 18 months, I feel like I’m in a good position to give an honest review. I’ll start by saying, I’ve been all about the ‘muscle car’ from a very young age, so moving to a four-cylinder ‘buzz box’ was a big step for me...

2016 Subaru WRX STI Review

I bought the base WRX STI MY17 two weeks ago and have one word to sum it up - Exhilarating!! After test driving both the standard WRX and the STI, I felt that the regular WRX was much easier to drive and felt more like a better daily driver - a great car and a brilliant performance bargain for the price. However, after driving the STI, I felt absolutely engaged on the road...

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