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2012 Subaru WRX and WRX STI



Aggressive Styling, Practical Design


Matching the powertrain and chassis capabilities is the exterior styling of the two cars. Both feature wide wheel arches, wide tracks, hood scoops, and rear spoilers. A large wing reappeared on the WRX STI Sedan for the 2011 model year.


Inside, the bold, easily deciphered red-and-white over black instrumentation provides instant dissemination of information. In the WRX, the red color carries through in the trim of the upholstery and steering wheel. The WRX STI upholstery is Black Alcantara®3 and Carbon Black Leather.


At their foundations, both Sedan and 5-Door models have features that make them viable for everyday applications. For example, split folding seatbacks allow a variety of cargo-carrying configurations, and the 5-Door has a maximum 44.4 cubic feet of cargo space. All models have an ample number of cup holders and convenient storage in the glovebox and center console.


Find more information on the WRX and WRX STI at


Read other articles about the current-generation WRX and WRX STI in Drive Performance versions 4.3, 5.2, 5.3, 7.1, and 7.2.




1 Brembo is a registered trademark of Freni Brembo S.p.A.
2 BBS is a registered trademark of BBS Kraftahrzeugtechnik AG.
3 Alcantara is a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A., and Alcantara is produced by the Toray Group.

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