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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Subaru WRX STI

Whether you’re looking at this high performance machine for the thrills of its extreme capacity or from an everyday-use perspective, the global reputation that the Subaru WRX STI has earned itself is well-fitting, meaning there are many reasons why it is any motoring-enthusiast’s dream come true. For those of you who might be interested in five great reasons why this car delivers great performance and bang for your buck, we’ve put together the following for you:

Why a Subaru WRX STi

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1: Supercharged Acceleration

When it comes to Subaru WRX STI performance parts, the powerful 2.5L rally-winning Turbo Boxer Engine delivers 221kW and 407 Nm of power, taking you from 0 to 100km’s per hour in 5 seconds of acceleration. But that doesn’t mean the power is overly excessive or without control: with different driving styles designed to suit your different needs, there is Intelligent Mode for your everyday driving, Sport Mode for enhanced acceleration and performance, and Sport Sharp Mode for that all-torque, exhilarating driving experience.

2: Tactical Transmission

In contrast to many other sport sedans, you’ll feel the power in the grip of your hands with the Subaru WRX STI’s manual 6-speed gearbox that is precise through the gates, delivering that special racing car experience with more control. It’s sheer fun-factor at your fingertips with precision shifting that makes this easy to live with on a daily basis — and delivers the ultimate acceleration at your command.

3: Handling

Stability is guaranteed and its handling will provide you with a great deal of confidence. No matter what speed you’re traveling at, the tuned steering system gives you the ultimate experience with accurate road feedback. And for all the talk about torque, we have no doubt that your next logical question would be whether the safety is in place to match the performance, right?

With Subaru WRX STI safety racing as top of mind in the design of this model, you’ll be pleased to know that both traffic warning and side-mirror sensors make this one of the safest sedans on the market. Those features along with brake assist for emergencies and conversely brake override to avoid potential hazards (should both the brake and acceleration pedals be depressed simultaneously) guarantee that safety features are next-level in the Subaru WRX STI. And should driving conditions be outside both your and the car’s safety features and control, you have the added assurance that the engine and transmission are designed to drop below the cabin for extra protection of the driver and their passengers.

4: Impactful Interior

Quality materials deliver this sleek, racing inspired interior in red and black leather accentuated by red seat belts. While we know that stiff seats can negatively impact your comfortable driving experience, this isn’t the case with the Subaru WRX STI; its sport seats guarantee outstanding comfort that keep you snug without being restrictive. And with a fully integrated display on the dash and rear-view cameras, you have full access to all the safety and comfort features at your fingertips.

5: Practicality

For all the proud boasting we do about the Subaru WRX STI Turbo performance, safety and handling, it would be remiss to add that this car isn’t just designed for performance-enthusiasts alone. Subaru drivers come from all walks of life and while many come to the brand from the rally-car arena that Subaru is renowned for, it’s just as much a family car too. For all its powerful credibility, the WRX STI is also a comfortable five-seater that guarantees plenty of legroom whether you’re sitting in the front or the back (and is a great choice for all you taller drivers out there too!).

The STI is also impressively roomy considering its three-box sedan body, thanks to its 60/40-split-folding rear seats and 460L of boot capacity — so there’s no shortage of room for those extras when you might be taking yours on a trip away.

The Subaru WRX STI is an icon in the high performance class that has become etched in the hearts of many, thanks to its ability for outperforming its competitors. For a practical performance car that you can enjoy for all-purpose driving that guarantees extra grip and more fun, your experience is personal and starts when you choose yours from one of seven available colours.

This model starts at R853 000 and is ready and waiting to move you through life — the way you like to live it. Use our store locator to find your nearest dealership, and experience Subaru Forester for yourself by getting behind the steering wheel when you book your test drive.

If you would like to know more about the Subaru range, you can call us on +27 11 608 0116 or email info@subaru.co.za and a skilled member of our team will be happy to assist you.

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