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2020 Subaru WRX STI spec.R review

The turbocharged rally rocket is set to move to an all-new platform next year, so how does the last analogue WRX STI hold up in today's digital world?

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.

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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 comparison 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 comparison 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...

Best hot hatch: 2018 Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R v Hyundai i30 N v Peugeot 308 GTi v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R

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

The Drive Five: Subaru WRX STI rumours and the unique stories you might have missed – 14 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

2022 Subaru WRX teased, Australian launch due early 2022

The 2022 Subaru WRX has been teased for the first time, ahead of a full reveal in the coming weeks or months, and an Australian launch early next year. A sole shadowy image released by Subaru serves as our first official look at the production 2022 WRX, previewing its bespoke four-door sedan shape that draws visual parallels to the new-generation Levorg wagon (due in early 2022), and the Viziv Performance concept of 2017...

2021 Subaru WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition price and specs: Swan-song sedan arrives in Australia

2021 Subaru WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition pricing and specification Styling changes, custom brake callipers and badging, but no extra power Just 75 examples coming to Australia Priced from $62,440 before on-road costs A swan-song variant of the outgoing Subaru WRX STI – known as the WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition – has been revealed for Australia, priced from $62,440 plus on-road costs...

2022 Subaru WRX spy photos

The 2022 Subaru WRX has been spied testing, ahead of its Australian launch by the end of 2021. The WRX prototype spotted by our spy photography partners wears little more than a vinyl camouflage wrap, revealing the next generation of Subaru's rally-inspired hero will borrow heavily in the styling department from 2017's Viziv Performance concept...

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Subaru WRX Owner Reviews

2014 Subaru WRX Premium (AWD) review

The venerable WRX; a car that has built a reputation for being affordable, fast, fun to drive and a head turner with that unique boxer thrum. When I decided to sell my highly-modified B5 Audi S4 to get something a little newer and reliable, a WRX seemed the obvious choice. I searched and found a 2014 (MY15) WRX Premium at a decent price, so I snapped it up...

2016 Subaru WRX Premium (AWD) Review

WRX. Three unmistakable letters to anyone in the automotive world! When the origional 1994 Subaru Impreza WRX came onto the scene, the automotive world was changed forever. The combination of a finely tuned, turbocharged boxer engine and 50/50 split AWD drivetrain was a game changer, when sold in what was a practical 4 door family car...

2018 Subaru WRX Premium (AWD) Review

Since I was 10 or 11 years old, with a poster of the original Subaru WRX STi in rally blue with gold wheels on my wall, all I have wanted was to own a WRX. I'll start the review by saying that over the years I have had a number of performance cars, from a Mark 6 Golf R to an FD Mazda RX7. So when I was able to purchase a WRX and realise that boyhood dream, I jumped at the opportunity...

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...

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