The guys at the Subaru are very traditional in terms of product cycling so the new Subaru WRX STI for 2017 model year is no exception, the WRX STI is now in a third year of a five-year product cycle. They now in third year will just make minimal changes while next year in the fourth year they will make bigger changes and updates mostly on the exterior and interior. Many experts are expecting that the body sheet metal and dimensions and most of the specs will remain the same as on the off-going model.
2017 Subaru WRX STI exterior
When we talk about the exterior the guys from Subaru didn’t touched anything for this model year which means that it will be the same as the 2016 model. Also because the demand for Subaru’s vehicles sky rocketed in recent years they are strugling to produce enough cars so new trim levels will not see the light of the day soon. Only thing that could be new new paint colors. Also the WRX STI Limited will have an option of a new low-profile rear spoiler mounted on a trunk.
2017 Subaru WRX STI Interior
2017 Subaru WRX STI inside
Subaru added a lot of safety and technical updates to a 2016 model year vehicle which will be all carried over to a 2017 model year. They added EyeSight® driver assist, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, blind spot detection and new STARLINK multimedia touchscreen infotainment system. Basically all other interior parts will remain the same as well as the above mentioned safety features and the infotainment system.
2017 Subaru WRX STI engine
Also under the hood no significant changes are maid, the 2.5-Liter four cylinder turbocharged and intercooled Boxer engine with “dual active valve control system” developed by the Subaru team and direct fuel injection, is able to produce 305 horsepower and 290 pound feet torque. This engine is available with an option of two gerboxe’s, with a six-speed manual and with a Sport Lineartronic CVT automatic with manual shifting modes controlled with paddle shifters on a steering wheel. The 2017 Subaru WRX STI is able to accelerate from zero to highway speed in 4.8 seconds, while the top speed is 174 mph.
2017 Subaru WRX STI Price and Release Date
The price tag of a current 2016 STI is starting at $27,515 and it can go up to $40,790 for a “WRX STI – low profile trunk spoiler” trim level. While the price for 2017 model year can jump for a few hundred dollars.
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June 30, 2016