If you are trying to find a car that lets the driver have loads of fun, then look no further than the 2020 Subaru WRX STI. The acceleration combined with its enhanced performance features puts the driver in control as they shred the roadways in style. It was born and bred for rally racing, which is exactly what drivers want to feel when they sit behind the wheel.
We have uncovered the details you should know about this particular vehicle from the good to the ugly. It may not be the most practical vehicle on the market, but anyone considering this purchase is probably not looking for something in that wheelhouse. Keep reading to learn ten things we know about the 2020 Subaru WRX STI!
10 A Starting Price of $36,995
This particular Subaru starts at just $ 36,995 which is just $400 more than the 2019 model. It is still quite a bit of money for a vehicle, but with the small price difference between the two models, there is no reason why you shouldn't buy the 2020 version of this car.
They are also releasing another limited model as well, which will run consumers $41,695 and is only $300 more when compared to the previous year's models. Subaru has kept their cars affordable, so there is no reason why this shouldn't be at the top of your list.
9 The All-New Ceramic White Paint is Limited Edition
Subaru will be releasing a ceramic white paint color on its new 2020 vehicles, but there will be limited quantities available. There will only be 250 Subaru WRX STI to be made in this color, while another 750 Subaru WRX will be seen.
These particular models will also come with Crystal Black Silica badging that will drive consumers wild. This col0r will only be seen on their limited models, so make sure to order yours before they are all out of this colorful masterpiece.
8 No Engine Upgrades From 2019
Subaru has decided to keep the same engine as it had back in 2019. This may surprise many people as they were hoping for something new, but it goes along with the saying of why fix something if it's not broken.
There are no differences between the STI or STI Limited engines as both vehicles are equipped with 2.5-liter turbocharged Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder engines. They are anything but slow with 310-horsepower, so you can tear up the streets with ease in your new Subaru.
7 It Comes Standard With Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD)
The DCCD gives the driver total control over the car's performance and how it handles different road conditions. It works to give the front and rear wheels a proportional amount of torque by adjusting the electromagnetic multi-plate transfer clutch and mechanically locked the limited-slip differential.
There are three different automatic modes for drivers to choose from, as well as a manual option, and each distributes power in different ways to suit the driver's needs. You won't know what's happening if you find yourself behind the wheel of one of these bad boys, but you will learn that you don't ever want to go back to your normal and unbelievable average car.
6 Standard Keyless Access and All-Weather Packages
The one big addition that the 2020 version will see is standard keyless access. This includes all of the bells and whistles of a push-button start, so you can forget ever having to stick your key in an ignition ever again. It also allows you entry into the vehicle as long as you know the pin for the outside of the car.
Subaru understands that the weather can change on a whim, which is why they have added an all-weather package to this vehicle. This means you can enjoy heated seats all winter long and never have to worry about a cold caboose ever again.
5 New Wheels for a New Year
The next upgrade that Subaru made to this beautiful vehicle is the addition of 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. They come in a dark gray machine finish that looks sleek and sharp every single day you take it for a spin. This car also comes fitted with summer performance tires to give you the ride you were meant to have in your sporty vehicle.
If you live in a snowy state it is recommended you switch them out come winter for your own safety. Although, you should consider putting these back on every summer so you can experience its best performance features.
4 Customers Have the Option to Buy Recaro Performance Design Front Seats
The STI Limited comes with the Recaro Performance Design front seats, but the standard STI can add them on as part of a $2,250 package. These seats are black with red stitching, but the upgrade comes in when you consider the manual adjustments you can make. You can adjust the height of the chair, as well as tilt the headrests in a way that is most comfortable for you.
It even upgrades your seat adjustability by giving you eight powered options, compared to the six manual you were given with the standard package. You can also add a low-profile trunk spoiler to the STI Limited if you want something with just a bit more flair.
3 It Has Redesigned Engine Bay Cooling Ducts
The engine may not have changed, but the way it was designed has seen one minor adjustment. The engine bay cooling ducts are now incorporated into the design of the front bumper, to give it a bit more flair and individuality to distinguish it from other vehicles.
It also comes standard with High-performance STI sport-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension, which isn't new, but it is a relief that this hasn't changed. This car even comes equipped with the Brembo® performance braking system for maximum stopping power to prevent the worst from happening if things happen to get out of hand.
2 Infotainment Includes a STARLINK 7-inch Multimedia Plus system
The standard STI comes with STARLINK® 7-inch Multimedia Plus, which comes with everything a car owner could ever want. It is equipped with Apple and Android connectivity, as well as apps like Pandora to play all of your music. It is a touch-screen display and can be operated using voice-activation signals.
The STI Limited sees a bit of an upgrade with the STARLINK® 7-inch Multimedia Plus, which has everything the standard system has, as well as navigation. This means you don't have to plug-in an external GPS or play with your phone to figure out where you need to go because your car will tell you everything you need to know.
1 2021 Will Bring Bigger Changes
Subaru is known to only make major changes on their car models every six to eight years, and unfortunately, 2020 is not one of them. 2021, however, is the year where Subaru will be changing things up in this model, so if you are not sold on this car, then maybe you should wait one more year.
It will be outfitted with an entirely new engine and it will still have a manual transmission. There is not much known beyond this information, but we can be certain more changes will be coming as we head into 2020.