2021 Subaru WRX STI - Now for Sale in Edmonton
The Subaru brand may be commonly associated with large family SUVs packed with comfortable features, but there's another and altogether more exciting side to the Japanese carmaker. The Subaru WRX is a high-end sports sedan with an emphasis on performance combined with streetwise comfort, but if even the WRX doesn't provide enough thrills, the upgraded WRX STI heads directly to the track for the ultimate in power and aggression.
The latest 2021 Subaru WRX STI is now for sale at our Edmonton dealership, and here's why a test drive is essential for every fan of high-performance street-legal sports cars.
Aggressive Power Under the Hood
The WRX STI pulls absolutely no punches when it comes to performance. Lurking under the hood is a 2.5L turbo Boxer engine making an impressive 310 horsepower, channelled through a hands-on six-speed manual transmission to intelligent all-wheel drive. There's no option for an automatic transmission or front wheel drive: the STI is purely focused an exciting driving experience rather than city-friendly convenience.
And the performance tuning doesn't end there. The suspension is specially stiffened to improve cornering and accurate handling under explosive acceleration, although that can make the WRX STI a little jumpy under regular low-speed conditions.
All that power needs plenty of control, and the STI upgrades the standard WRX brakes to high-performance Brembo designs, ensuring the STI is as quick and reliable to stop as it is to surge ahead. The overall result is a car that handles like a demon when driven aggressively, even if it doesn't provide a forgettably smooth drive when running daily errands.
There are two colour displays included as standard with the 2021 Subaru WRX STI. First, a 5.9" LCD nestles above the regular instrument gauge cluster and provides extra performance-related information above and beyond the regular instrumentation.
The second display is a 7" infotainment touchscreen running Subaru's exclusive Starlink system, used to access both infotainment and safety features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard to provide wireless smartphone integration, while navigation is an optional upgrade.
The STI's interior makes no bones about its high-performance intentions. The seats, console, and dash are all kitted out in moody black with red highlights, while a short and stubby stick shift combine with a three-spoke steering wheel to give a real race car feel.
Active Safety and Driver Assist
The one downside of the STI's manual transmission is that while it boosts the hands-on thrills of driving, it means the regular Subaru EyeSight system of safety features isn't available. Nonetheless, there's the option of blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, and overall safety is ensured by a five-star crash test rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS.
Test Drive the 2021 Subaru WRX STI in Edmonton
Can you imagine yourself behind the wheel of this outstanding performance car? Book a test drive of the 2021 Subaru WRX STI from our Edmonton location and see for yourself why it has such a loyal following among savvy sports car fans.