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Boxer Beans: Subaru Announces 2018 WRX and STI Pricing

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 4/20/2017 Davey G. Johnson

Boxer Beans: Subaru Announces 2018 WRX and STI Pricing © Davey G. Johnson Boxer Beans: Subaru Announces 2018 WRX and STI Pricing

The 2018 Subaru WRX and its STI sibling needed a little goose to keep them competitive until their replacements, built on the Impreza’s Subaru Global Platform, arrive on the scene, especially with the new Subaru Impreza in stores and a new Crosstrek soon to follow. We’ve detailed the spate of updates applied to the 2018 WRX and STI elsewhere, and now Subie has released pricing for the freshened rally boys.

The base WRX is only available with a six-speed manual transmission and begins at $27,855. Those who favor something a little less bare-bones will need to go for the Premium model, which starts at $30,155 and nets you a Starlink head unit with a 7.0-inch screen. Going Premium offers the opportunity to purchase a Performance package for $2050, which adds Recaro seats with eight-way power adjustment for the driver, upgraded brake pads, red calipers, and a sunroof delete. For those who are more interested in the WRX for its peppy turbo boxer and all-wheel drive, one can spend $31,355 for a CVT-equipped WRX Premium, which cannot be upgraded with the Performance package.

Shell out $32,455 for a WRX Limited with a manual, and you get a 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment, adaptive LED headlights, and LED fog lights. Keyless entry, push-button start, PIN-code access, automatic wipers, and automatic height-adjustment control for the LEDs also are included. For an additional $2100, the navigation package includes a Harman/Kardon sound system, automatic high-beams, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert. Choosing the CVT Limited, which starts at $33,655, means you can add Subie’s EyeSight driver-assistance system, as well as navigation, for $3300.

STI heads, take note. If you want in on the winged-wonder action, you’ll be ponying up $36,955, but if you’re willing to crest the $40K mark, for $41,755, the STI Limited’s additional equipment includes eight-way power adjustable Recaro seats, leather trim, a power sunroof, the 7.0-inch multimedia head unit, navigation, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry, and crucially, a driver’s seatback pocket. You also have the option to ditch the wing in favor of a more discreet spoiler. Subaru has yet to announce a plan to donate the deleted wings to an organization that specializes in constructing LEED-certified animal shelters from found materials, but we're sure that's only a matter of time.

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