The Impreza WRX STI is the performance flagship of Subaru’s compact Impreza lineup. Available as a sedan or a hatchback, the STI is a rally-bred, enthusiast-focused machine that features a 305-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder.
First introduced for the 2008 model year, the STI has since received a minor facelift and a thoroughly revised suspension. The latter was the more substantive of the updates and included stiffer springs, tweaked front control-arm bushings, thicker front and rear anti-roll bars, firmer rear subframe bushings and a 0.2-inch lower ride height. The changes managed to improve the car’s already-superb balance and better its ride quality, although the steering remains a bit light for a performance car.