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Research the 2018 WRX and STI- specifications, details, prices, options, colors, photos and more
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2018 Subaru WRX, world rally wr blue color shown
2018 Subaru WRX, world rally wr blue color shown


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Photos scroll down I Updates, News, Models, What's New for 2018  I  Maintenance I Warranty I Safety I Dimensions and Trunk Measurements
Model Option Packages I   2018 prices I  
Specs, mechanical details   I  WRX model Snapshot  I STI model Snapshot  I Standard Features I  Starlink Connected service, Starlink app, HD radio I
 
Accessory Option Packages  I Individual  Accessories & Options  I  Interiors I Colors  I  performance & fun accessories  I how to find a car

2018 WRX and STI photo pages  WRX exterior  I
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PHOTOS
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2018 Subaru WRX new for 2018 front bumper fascia air intake outside trim
2018 Subaru WRX  new for 2018 front bumper fascia air intake outside trim
2018 Subaru STI  front grill with STI logo, new for 2018 front bumper fascia. No fog lights. WRBlue color shown
2018 Subaru STI front grill with STI logo, new for 2018 front bumper fascia. No fog lights. WRBlue color shown
2018 Subaru WRX Premium optional Recaro brand power front seat. Black alcantara, red bolsters, red stitching, red piping, upper logo. Only available with optional Performance Package #12.
2018 Subaru WRX Premium optional Recaro brand power front driver's seat. Black alcantara, red bolsters, red stitching, red piping, upper logo. Only available with with optional Performance Package #12
new for 2018 Recaro seat, standard on the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Limited and optional on WRX Premium. STI shown with headrest STI logo
new for 2018 Recaro seat, standard on the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Limited and optional on WRX Premium. STI shown with headrest STI logo










diagrammed 2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight Assist Monitor
new for 2018. Eyesight Assist Monitor. Looking straight down at the 2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight Assist Monitor in the front of the dashboard by the windshield. The monitor lights shines colored dot lights
on the lower windshield in front of the driver so they can keep their eyes on the road and not look down to see why Eyesight is beeping

diagrammed 2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight Assist Monitor showing yellow lane sway lights on the lower windshield in in front of the driver
diagrammed 2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight Assist Monitor, showing yellow lane sway lights
on the lower windshield in in front of the driver
2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight Assist Monitor shines lights on the lower windshield in in front of the driver
2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight
Assist Monitor shines lights on the lower windshield in in front of the driver. In this photos the left and right yellow dots indicate lane sway (one sit would indicate lane drift),  and the center green light shows that Eyesight active cruise control is being used.
2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight Assist Monitor, showing the center green light on the lower windshield  indicating the Eyesight active cruise control has grabbed a lead vehicle (seen in the distance)
2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight Assist Monitor, showing the center green light on the lower windshield indicating the Eyesight active cruise control has grabbed a lead vehicle (seen in the distance)
2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight Assist Monitor shines small lights on the lower windshield in in front of the driver. The 4 red lights flashing indicate DANGER- that an obstacle is detected, or pre-collision braking has been activated etc.
2018 Subaru WRX Eyesight Assist Monitor shines small lights on the lower windshield in in front of the driver. The 4 flashing red lights indicate warning, danger - that an obstacle is detected or pre-collision braking has been activated or etc.

closeup of the 2018 WRX Limited with CVT and Eyesight center console with electric parking brake and AVH auto vehicle hold button
new for 2018 Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH) closeup of the 2018 WRX Limited with CVT and Eyesight center console with electric parking brake and AVH auto vehicle hold button.
When the driver turns on the AVH, the electric brake holds the car when the its stopped so the driver doesn't have to keep the brake pressed, then AVH releases when the gas pedal is pressed.
2018 Subaru WRX Limited CVT with optional Eyesight Auto Vehicle Hold 'on' symbol holding the car
2018 Subaru WRX Limited CVT with optional Eyesight Auto Vehicle Hold 'on' symbol so it's holding the car from moving in this photo. See white arrow





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News and Updates


9/5 new late August 2017. Thule crossbar, fixed position, $336. They come in a box, installed by dealer

6/13/17 WRX and STI color brochures now available at dealers


6/4/17 2018 WRXs starting to arrive here and there....

I drove a WRX manual transmission with the optional short throw shifter and its smoother shifting, less notchy...


4/26/17 2018 WRX and STI orders are now available.
The ETA given for orders placed today is June (late June), but that's subject to change
updated 4/28/19- the ETA for some models is already August


4/20/17 2018 WRX and STI prices, models and features released.
Note- orders are not yet available. Soon, but not yet.


3/20/17 WRX and STI orders will close on Wednesday March 22 10pm EST, 7pm PST

With only 2 days advance notice, Subaru announced today 3/20 that Wednesday 3/22 is the last day to order a 2017 WRX or STI with delivery expected in May.

2018 models will be available to order mid April with delivery expected in June.
Model upgrades, specs, and prices will be available at that time.



WHATS NEW FOR 2018

the model lineup remains the same as 2017
Note-
there is no Android Auto or Apple Carplay on any 18 WRX/STI

WRX models
WRX
WRX Premium
new WRX Premium Option Pkg #12 Performance Pkg
WRX Premium CVT
WRX Limited

WRX Limited Option Pkg #22 Blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, navigation, Harman Kardon audio,
WRX Limited CVT
WRX Limited CVT Pkg #23 Eyesight,
Blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, navigation, Harman Kardon audio

STI models
STI
new STI Option Pkg #03 Recaro Performance design front seats, 8way power drivers seat, driver's seat seatback map pocket, Pushbutton start/Keyless access (with PIN code access0
STI Limited with tall rear spoiler
STI Limited with low profile rear spoiler

NEW for 2018
Same audio systems- there is no Android Auto or Apple Carplay on the 2018 WRX and STI

Redesigned front mesh grill
Front power windows power-off delay

Rear seat armest with 2 cupholders
Quieter due to thicker side window glass
Upgraded/revised suspension, electric power steering, clutch,

Cross bar mounting points for fixed position roof rack cross bars on all models
Heated outside mirrors standard on all models. New on WRX. Previously part of the All Weather Pkg std on Premium, WRX Ltd, STI, STI Ltd models.
Hood now integrated with the standard alarm system so if the hood (or a door) is forced open when the car is locked, the alarm will sound. Note- there is still an optional impact sensor alarm security upgrade

WRX Premium-
7" audio with 6 speakers now standard on WRX Premium. Previously on Limited and STI. This is a major upgrade and replaces the budget 6.2' system on the WRX..
Optional Performance Package #12 (MSRP $2050)  includes Recaro front seats with ultrasuede upholstery,  8-way power driver seat with front seatback map pocket, upgraded brakes with Jurid front brake pads and  red-painted front and rear brake calipers. Deletes the moonroof to reduce vehicle weight and lower center of gravity.
WRX Limited- LED high beams, Steering Responsive headlights (LEDs), and driver's seat power lumbar support
WRX Limited CVT with optional Eyesight gets

all new for 2018 WRX High Beam Assist (HBA) - automatically switches between high beam to low beam headlights depending on the outside light and oncoming traffic
all new for 2018  Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH) - used the electric brake to hold the vehicle when stopped at a traffic light or in stop-and-go traffic
all new for 2018 Eyesight Assist Monitor (EAM) is a heads-up display on the windshield so the driver doesn't have to look down to see what's happening


STI- steering responsive headlights (LED), 19" alloys, Brembo brakes with yellow 6 piston front calipers, dual piston rear, larger, and drilled, front and reqar brake rotors, new front grill with STI logo, reworked DCCD,
STI Limited- Recaro front seats,
steering responsive LED headlights
Note- there is no Android Auto or Apple Carplay

Prices
Destination increased $40 to $860 from $820 (+ $150 to Ak $1010)
price increases
WRX +$300
WRX Premium +$300
WRX Premium CVT + $300
WRX Limited +$600
WRX Limited CVT +$600
STI +$900
STI Limited +$900

Colors (no change, same as 2017)
Lapis Blue Pearl
Pure Red
Ice Silver Metallic
WR Blue Pearl
Dark Gray Metallic
Crystal Black Silica
Crystal White Pearl

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Comments
Disappointed there's no Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The 7" audio is an improvement for the WRX Premium but should have also been on the WRX
We need a new silver, preferably a gray tinted silver to replace the current blue tinted ice silver
Eyesight, optional on WRX CVT Limited, shuts off too easily, especially when the car slightly fogs up, and since the actual Eyesight lens can't be cleaned, the cameras needs dust protective covers



2018 and 2017 WRX and STI
MSRP Price Comparison

2018 model destination $860, raised $40 from $820 on 2017 models
prices below are MSRP

2018 prices did go up pretty dramatically (WRX Ltd +$600, and STI +$900) some Option Packages prices did drop, especially on the WRX Limited since pushbutton start in now standard on that model.

model
2018 MSRP
dest is $860 (up $40 from $820)
2017 MSRP
(the $820 is dest)
WRX
up $300 to $26,995 + $860 = $27,855
$26,695 + $820= $27,515
WRX Premium
up $300 to $29,295 + $860 = $30,155
$28,995 + $820= $29,815
WRX Premium CVT
up $300 to $30,495 + $860 = $31,355
$30,195 + $820= $31,015
WRX Limited
up $600 to $31,595 + $860 = $32,455
$30,995 + $820= $31,815
WRX Limited CVT
up $600 to $32,795 + $860 = $33,655
$32,195 + $820=$33,015
STI
up $900 to $36,095 + $860 = $36,955
$35,195 + $820=$36,015
STI Limited- tall spoiler
$40,895 + $860 = $41,755
$39,995 + $820=$40,815
STI Limited- lip spoiler
$40,894 + $860 = $41,755
$39,995 + $820=$40,815

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RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE 2018 WRX and STI

subject to change, correction, updating
Synthetic 5w-30  Synthetic Oil is required for all turbo engines.
Subaru brand oil is available and recommended

New Car 1000 mile break-in period
keep RPMs under 4000, vary speeds, avoid hard starts/stops

Oil Service
requires Synthetic 5w-30 oil

1st oil/filter service- replace oil and filter by 6,000 miles or 6 months.

Subsequent oil services required at least every 6,000 miles or 6 months.
With hard, severe, short trip, cold weather driving replace oil and filter every 3mos/3000 miles 


from the owner's manual
Some engine oil will be consumed while driving. Under the following conditions, oil consumption can be increased and thus require refilling between maintenance intervals:
> When the engine is new and within the break-in period
> When the engine oil is of lower quality
> When the incorrect oil viscosity is used
> When engine braking is employed
> When the engine is operated at high engine speeds
> When the engine is operated under heavy loads
> When towing a trailer
> When the engine idles for long periods of time
> When the vehicle is operated in stop and go and/or heavy traffic situations
> When the vehicle is used under severe thermal conditions
> When the vehicle accelerates and decelerates frequently
> Under these or similar conditions, you should check your oil at least every 2nd fuel fill-up and change your engine oil more frequently. If your oil consumption rate is greater than 1 quart every 1,200 miles or 1 liter every 2,000 kilometers, contact your Subaru dealer who may perform a test under controlled conditions.


6,000 mile/6 months - oil/filter service and tire rotation
(every 3,000 miles/3 months with hard, cold, stop and go driving)
12,000 miles/12 months- minor service: inspect all fluids and engine air filter, replace oil/filter, rotate tires, replace cabin air filter 
18,000 miles/18 months - oil/filter service and tire rotation
24,000 miles/24 months- minor service: inspect all fluids and engine air filter, replace oil/filter, rotate tires, replace cabin air filter 
30,000 miles/30 months- repeat 12,000 mile service, plus replace brake fluid. Inspect all hoses, belts, brakes pads, and fluids including CVT fluid
36,000 miles/36 months - oil/filter service and tire rotation
42,000 miles/42 months - oil/filter service and tire rotation, replace cabin air filter
48,000 miles/48 months - minor service: inspect all fluids and engine air filter, replace oil/filter, rotate tires
54,000 miles/54 months - oil/filter service and tire rotation
60,000 miles/60 months- repeat 30,000 miles service plus spark plug replacement
72,000 miles/72 months- oil/filter service, rotate tires, replace fuel filter
90,000 miles/90 months: repeat 30,000 mile service.
96,000 miles/96 months- STI only replace the timing belt. The WRX has a timing chain that doesn't need to be replaced
Coolant- Subaru Super Coolant. The first replacement is 11 years or 137,000 miles.


.gallon and quart container Subaru synthetic oil, new July 2010
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-WARRANTIES
the factory does not cover wear or damage due to competitive driving, abuse, or lack of maintenance

Bumper-to-bumper: 3 year/36,000 mile
Roadside assistance: 3 year/36,000 mile
Service adjustment (may be performed one time), 3year/36,000
Wear Item Warranty, 3year/36,000 mile, brake pads, clutch disc lining, wiper blades, remote battery.
Power train: 5 year/ 60,000 mile
Corrosion: 5 year/100,000 mile. 70% of the body is double sided galvanized steel 
Wear and adjustment: 12 month/12,000 mile

full  warranty, towing page 
 

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SAFETY

2 child seats in the back seat of a 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Subaru WRX
2 child seats in the back seat of a 2018 2017, 2016 and 2015 Subaru WRX
2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 WRX and STI Child Seat LATCH- lower anchors shown
2018,  2017, 2016 and 2015 WRX and STI Child Seat LATCH- lower anchors shown, see white arrows
2018, 2017 and  2016 WRX and STI rear parcel shelf with LATCH system upper tether and Harman Kardon speaker
2018, 2017 and 2016 WRX and STI rear parcel shelf with LATCH system upper tether and Harman Kardon speaker
2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 WRX and STI Child Seat LATCH- upper tethers shown
2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 WRX and STI Child Seat LATCH- upper tethers shown
2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 WRX /STI child seat LATCH upper tether in use
2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 WRX child seat LATCH upper tether in use

2018 SAFETY, all WRX and STI models
subject to change, correction



Subaru's Mobile-It-Ease program helps modify vehicles for special needs drivers. More info here
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Airbags
Driver's knee airbag (new on the 2015 model)
Front Airbags, dual front airbags
Side Airbags: front driver and passenger side airbags
Curtain Airbags: front and rear side curtain
Side Curtain Airbags, front and rear driver and passenger

Impact sensing fuel cutoff
Front headrests- new tilt and height adjustable
VDC (vehicle dynamics control) stability control, with TCS (traction control system) with off button

Brakes: anti-lock disc brakes
Brake Override (BOS) step on both the brake and gas pedals, and the car stops (new on 2015 model)
Collapsible Foot Pedals: reduce risk to feet in accidents    
Brakes: 4 wheel disc
Brakes: EBD, electronic brake force distribution varies front/rear brake power
Brakes: low-wear indicators on disc brakes
Brake Assist: boosts the brake power when the driver cannot depress the brake pedal strongly
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).


3 point lap and shoulder belts with Height Adjustable outboard shoulder harness for all (5) occupants.

Internal Trunk Release, sedan, emergency inside-trunk release
LATCH Child seat Tethers and Uniform Mounting Clips
Childproof rear door locks and windows.
Daytime running lights
Crumple zones: front and rear
Drop-down motor mounts
Reinforced door beams: Dual front, single rear
A Pillar beam
5-mph impact-absorbing bumper


Note the WRX and STI have summer tires
Summer tire and what it means tires designed for warmer temperatures and high stress use and are not good in inclement weather. The rubber compound does not maintain elasticity in cold weather. This means the grip level of the tire is less in cold temperatures even on dry pavement. In the cold a summer tire becomes unpredictable and feels slippery when cornering no matter what the weather. This problem is compounded in wet or snowy conditions. 


Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Standard on  STI Limited
optional- WRX Limited manual with Option Pkg  #22
optional- WRX Limited CVT with Option Package #23

This is the 3rd year it has been available on a WRX or STI (first year was 2016 model)

The Subaru Rear Vision Detection System (SRVD) includes Lane Change Assist (warns of vehicles approaching in the next lane), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (warns of vehicles approaching when you're backing out of a parking spot) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
The Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD) system uses two radar units, each mounted underneath the sheet metal immediately below the rear taillights. To help avoid damage, the radar units are purposely mounted above the typical bumper impact line.
The radar units send out signals to detect vehicles behind and to each side of the Subaru vehicle, especially those vehicles that might not be visible in the rearview mirrors.
Lane Change Assist (LCA), at speeds over 6mph, it looks for vehicles farther back in an adjacent lane – about 220 feet behind the Subaru vehicle. If the vehicle detected is approaching quickly – at a speed that could bring it alongside the Subaru vehicle within a few seconds – Lane Change Assist will illuminate a warning icon in the exterior mirror on that side. If the driver signals a lane change, the warning icon in the mirror will flash rapidly.
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) is standard on Limiteds, optional on Premiums. At speeds over 6mph, it will illuminate a warning icon in the exterior mirror when it detects a vehicle alongside and behind the Subaru vehicle in an area of about 22 feet x 11 feet. If the driver signals a lane change to that side, the warning icon in the mirror will flash.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) uses the same radars and sensors to help detect vehicles that cannot be seen by the driver as they approach from either side. This is especially helpful when reversing from between two larger vehicles. The driver is alerted by a flashing icon in the appropriate exterior mirror, a flashing icon in the rear vision camera display, as well as an audible alert

2018 Eyesight Driver Assist Technology
3rd year this has been available


Included on the 2018 WRX Limited CVT and Option Package #23

Its the 3rd generation Eyesight (note- 1st gen Eyesight was never offered in the US).
Its only available with the CVT transmission

all new for 2018... this is the first time we have seen these features
> Eyesight Assist Monitor (EAM)- displays Eyesight information on the inside of the windshield via colored dots.
The monitor will shine colored dots (yellow, green, or red) on the inside on the lower left of the windshield indicating what the Eyesight system is doing so you don't have to look down at the dash gauges.
Yellow dot means drifting out of lane or lane sway, red dots are emergency, green is active cruise control engaged.

> Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH) used the electric parking brake to hold the when stopped in traffic or at a light. The On button is next to the electric parking brake button in the center console

all new for WRX
> High Beam Assist (HBA)- a sensor will switch between high and low beams depending on outside light and approaching traffic
>
Steering responsive LED headlights (low and high beam). Replaces steering responsive fog lights


Eyesight for 2018 WRX includes:
new on 2018 Steering responsive LED headlights (low and high beam)
new on 2018
Eyesight Assist Monitor (EAM)- displays Eyesight information on the inside of the windshield
new on 2018 Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH) used the electric parking brake to hold the when stopped in traffic or at a light
new on 2018 High Beam Assist- a sensor will switch between high and low beams depending on outside light and approaching traffic
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) to help prevent accidents when in reverse at very slow speed (was new on 2017 models)
Active cruise control,
Lane departure warning
Lane Keep Assist
Pre-collision warning and
Pre-collision braking. 


> Eyesight models have an electric parking brake
> Steering responsive headlight lights uses steering wheel position to briefly turn the light illuminate a corner when the vehicle is turned. Headlights have to be turned on for the system to work.

> Active Cruise Control combines the benefits of cruise control with active monitoring of the road ahead. It issues warnings and activates automatic braking when needed. Adaptive Cruise Control can regulate vehicle speed in order to keep a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead. It does not replace conventional cruise control, which can still be used when desired.
> Pre-Collision Braking (brake and engine function)  can recognize an impending collision, alert the driver and automatically apply the brakes to help avoid a collision or minimize the impact when a collision is inevitable.
> Pre-Collision Brake Assist (brake function, from app 7-100 mile per hour)) -  If Eyesight recognizes an impending collision and the driver is applying the brakes but not with enough force, Pre-Collision Brake Assist automatically applies up to full braking pressure in order to try to shorten braking distances.
> Pre-Collision Throttle Management (engine function) is designed to help prevent drivers from accelerating into a stopped vehicle or other obstacle in front of them. It warns the driver and reduces engine power until he or she applies the brakes to avoid an impact.
> Lead Vehicle Start Alert (beep function)  is a helpful EyeSight feature that alerts the driver when his or her vehicle remains stopped after a vehicle in front has started to move away, going at least app 10ft
> Lane Departure Warning (beep function, over app 30mph) alerts drivers when they unintentionally move out of their travel lane. It takes no corrective vehicle action other than issuing visual and audible warnings. Works over app 30mph
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Lane Keep Assist (steering function). It uses the electric power steering to help keep the car from drifting out of the lane on the highway. Using turn signals or deliberately turning the steering wheel overrides this function. If you drive on freeways above app 40-90 miles per hour and the vehcile is about to depart from the lane, the system assists the steering operation by turning it in a direction that will prevent the lane departure. Driver control of the steering wheel, brakes, turn signals and gas pedal will override this steering function.
> Lane Sway Warning (beep function, over app 38mph) acts in a similar way, detecting unusual back and forth vehicle movement within the lane of travel. Lane Sway Warning operates at speeds over app 38 mph.
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Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB). Sensors in the rear bumper help prevent accidents when in reverse (new on 2017 model) at very very low speed!
> Steering responsive LED headlights (low and high beam). New on 2018 model
>
Eyesight Assist Monitor (EAM)- displays Eyesight information on the inside of the windshield. New on 2018 model
> Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH) used the electric parking brake to hold the when stopped in traffic or at a light. New on 2018 model
>
High Beam Assist- a sensor will switch between high and low beams depending on outside light and approaching traffic.
New on 2018 model
 

Eyesight cars have three windshield washer squirters, with the middle one to clean in front of the cameras.
The camera’s field of view is about 35 degrees horizontally from the center of the windshield.
The camera’s field of vision extends up to about 360 feet in front of the vehicle, but objects very close to the vehicle may not be detected
EyeSight works to recognize obstacles up to about a 30-mph (or less) speed differential. Essentially, EyeSight needs time to recognize an object or potential obstacle. If the speed difference between the EyeSight vehicle and the object is greater than up to 30 mph, the object will likely not be detected.

NOTES
Eyesight uses two forward facing cameras to see the road ahead, and only works when they can 'see'. Don't block the camera's views, put anything reflective on the dash, hang anything from the rear view mirror, or clean the dash so that it's shiny. Replace the windshield wipers as necessary. The Eyesight cameras will turn off if the windshield fogs up of they can't see for any reason.
do not touch or try to clean the EyeSight camera lenses. It is imperative that extra precaution be used when cleaning the inside of the windshield, because over-spray from cleaners may impair or even damage the cameras’ lenses, which is not a warranty issue.


2nd year for Reverse Auto Brake on the WRX CVT Limited. 1st year was the 2017 model

Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
on 2018  WRX CVT with optional Eyesight package (was new on 2017)

Reverse Automatic braking will detect an object behind the car, and beep and then actually stop the car.
The system does work.

RAB is activated when the car is in reverse. Yes, there is an Off setting

There are 4 sonar sensors in the rear bumper of the car.
It detects objects best between 20-60 inches away from the bumper
It stops the car when the vehicle speed in reverse is a very slow 1 to 5 mph.

Too fast and the RAB won't have time to stop. If the driver is pressing the gas pedal, the car won't stop.
RAB won't detect small objects, thin objects like poles, objects on the ground like rocks or street curbs, non-sonar reflective objects like cloth or snow, and it won't have time to stop if something darts behind the car like an animal, person, bike or car.


2017 Subaru WRX CVT with reverse automatic braking display in the trip computer showing where the object behind the car is.  In this image, it is directly and on the right (passenger) side the car
2017 Subaru WRX CVT with reverse automatic braking display in the trip computer showing where the object behind the car is.  In this image, it is directly behind and to the right side of the car

2nd year available on the WRX and STI.
the first year this system on the WRX and STI was the 2017 model. It was first offered was on the 2016 Outback, Legacy, Forester, and Crosstrek


SUBARU STARLINK Connected Safety and Convenience Services

helps in an accident, if you're locked out, lost, car is stolen, broken down, or with emergency services and mechanical issues and notification.
AT&T provides the connection, Sirius/XM provides the telematics.
Note- this system does NOT work if the car's battery is dead, so in the event of a dead battery or an accident where the battery is dislodged, have your cellphone handy because the Starlink won't work.
click for more information on this page

Standard on WRX Limited, STI and STI limited

there are 2 packages
#1 Safety Plus with SOS emergency accident assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, maintenance notification, and diagnostic alerts-  1st year free
#2 Safety Plus and Security Plus adds stolen vehicle recovery, alarm notifications, remote lock/unlock, remote horn/lights function, remote vehicle finder

dealer/salesperson will activate the program at time of vehicle purchase.

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2018 WRX and STI  DIMENSIONS
same as 2017, 2016 and 2015 models

subject to change, correction, updating

MEASUREMENT
WRX
STI
overall length
180.9"
180.9"
overall width
70.7
70.7'
overall width with mirrors folded out
78.9'
79.5 including turn signals
overall height
58.1'
58.1"
wheelbase
104.3
104.3"
track front/rear
60.2/60.6
60.2/60.6"
ground clearance, at exhaust pipe
4.9"
4.9"
angle of approach
13.5*
13.5*
angle of departure WRX 16.1*
Premium, Limited 16.2*
16.2*
Interior Headroom front/rear - with moonroof
37.2"/37.1"
37.2/37.1"
Interior Headroom front/rear - without moonroof 39.8/37.1"
39.8/37.1"
Interior shoulder room front/rear
55.6/54.2"
55.6/54.2"
Interior Legroom front/rear 43.3/35.4"
43.3/35.4"
Cargo trunk volume, rear seats up
12cf seats up 12cf seats up
Passenger volume, without moonroof
96.9 cf
96.9cf
Passenger volume, with moonroof
93.1cf
93.1cf
coefficient of drag
0.32
0.32
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2018 Subaru WRX and STI trunk and pass-through measurements and dimensions
hand measured

Same as 2017, 2016 and 2015 models
Subject to change and correction


2017, 2016 and 2015 WRX and STI trunk easily fits golf clubs
golf clubs fit in the trunk of the 2017, 2016 and 2015 WRX and STI with room to spare

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2017, 2016 and 2015 WRX and STI trunk measurements and dimensions, hand measured


hand measured

A- width at bottom of trunk opening 31 1/2"
B- length from back corner to front corner by seat 61"
C- width floor between wheel wells 42 1/2"
D- trunk opening from lower corner to upper corner 42"
E- width from inner hinge cover to inner hinge cover 39"
F- width at top of trunk opening 44"
G- from lower corner to inner hinge cover 39"

more 2017, 2016, and 2015 WRX and STI trunk measurements

hand measured

A- floor length to front center console 103'
B- left rear seat width 16 3/4
C- right rear seat width 25 1/2
D- pass through opening lower corner to upper corner 44 1/2"
E-cargo height floor to ceiling  in center of floor 17 1/2" (note- the trunk springs and rear center shoulder harness impact height)
F- width top of pass through opening 44"

2017, 2016 and 2015, Subaru WRX and STI trunk pass-through measurements
PASS-THROUGH
hand measured

A- width pass-through opening at floor 44"
B- width  pass-through lower corner to upper corner 44 1/2
C-width or pass-through opening at top 42"
D- height of pass-through opening 15 1/2" 
F- width rear door armrest to door armrest 50 1/2"



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2018 WRX and STI
Model Option Packages

Factory installed Major Model Option Packages
see below for accessory option package and individual accessories

all info subject to change, updating

MODEL
model code
package number
OPTION PACKAGE
WRX, manual trans
JUN
#01

standard

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WRX Premium, manual
JUO
#11

standard

#12
all new for 2018 Performance Package #12 includes Recaro front seats with ultrasuede (alcantara) upholstery,  8-way power driver seat with front seatback map pocket, upgraded brakes with Jurid front brake pads and red-painted front and rear brake calipers.
Deletes the moonroof to reduce vehicle weight and lower center of gravity.

MSRP $2,050
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WRX Premium CVT,
Sport Lineartronic CVT

JUP
#11

standard. with SI Drive with Paddle Shifters with 6 and 8 speeds depending on SI Drive setting

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WRX Limited, manual
JUQ
#21

standard

#22

> Subaru Side Vehicle Detection system with Blind Spot Detection,  Rear Cross Traffic alert, and turn signals in the outside mirrors
> Navigation system 3 years free map updates, XM Nav/traffic,
>
Harman Kardon audio with 440w amp, 9 h/k speakers including subwoofer speaker,

 MSRP $2100 (note: the 2018 Package #22 is $500 less than the 2017 package MSRP $2600 but pushbutton start is now standard on this 2018 model)
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WRX Limited CVT,
Sport Lineartronic CVT

JUR
#21

standard
with SI Drive with Paddle Shifters with 6 and 8 speeds depending on SI Drive setting

#23
all new for 2018 WRX High Beam Assist (HBA) - automatically switches between high beam to low beam headlights depending on the outside light and oncoming traffic
all new for 2018  Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH) - used the electric brake to hold the vehicle when stopped at a traffic light or in stop-and-go traffic
all new for 2018 Eyesight Assist Monitor (EAM) is a heads-up display on the windshield so the driver doesn't have to look down to see what's happening

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Eyesight with Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) which will help stop the car when in reverse from hitting an object.
Eyesight cars have a center console with an electric parking brake.
Eyesight includes active cruise control, Lane departure warning,  Lane Keep Assist which uses the electric power steering to keep the vehicle in lane at highway speeds, Pre-collision braking and
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) which will help stop the car when in reverse from hitting an object

> Subaru Side Vehicle Detection system with Blind Spot Detection,  Rear Cross Traffic alert, and turn signals in the outside mirrors
> Navigation system 3 years free map updates, XM Nav/traffic,
>
Harman Kardon audio with 440w amp, 9 h/k speakers including subwoofer speaker,

MSRP $3,300 (note- the $3300 is $395 less than the 2017 pkg #23 price of MSRP $3795 but pushbutton start is now standard on this 2018 model)

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STI, with tall rear trunk spoiler. JUS

#02


standard


#03
> all new for 2018 Recaro front seats with ultrasuede (alcantara) seating surface, power driver's seat with seatback map pocket, keyless access and pushbutton start
MSRP $2500
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STI Limited with tall rear trunk spoiler JUV
#21

standard


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STI Limited with low profile  trunk spoiler
JUW #21

standard



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2018 WRX and STI prices

MSRP suggested list prices. Please contact your dealer for local prices in your area
If you're in the greater Seattle-Puget Sound NW area please call me at 206 769-7821

NOTES, NEWS, UPDATES

4/26/17 2018 WRX and STI orders are now available.
The ETA given for orders placed today is June (late June), but that's subject to change


4/20/17 2018 model prices announced.
Destination raised to $860, a $40 increase. Alaska is +$145 to $1010

3/20/17 WRX and STI orders close on Wednesday March 22 10pm EST, 7pm PST



2018 model Option Package reminder with MSRP
see full description above. contact your local dealer for their selling prices

#01 - standard
#02 - standard
#03- Recaro front seats, pushbutton start, keyless access $2,500
#11- standard
#12- Performance pkg- recaro seats, upgraded brakes, ultrasuede uphostery. Deletes moonroof.  $2050
#21- standard
#22- Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, cross traffic alert $2100
#23- Eyesight, Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert  $3,300
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car
price
.
model Option Packages with total MSRP including the Option Package
model
code
base msrp
dest
total
MSRP
.
#01
incl
#02
incl
#03
$2500
#11
incl
#12
$2050
#21
incl
#22
$2,100
#23
$3,300
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WRX, manual
JUN
$26,995
$860
$27,855
.
$27,855
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WRX Premium, manual
JUO
$29,295
$860 $30,155
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$30,155
$32,205
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WRX Premium, CVT
JUP
$30,495
$860 $31,355
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WRX Limited, manual
JUQ
$31,595
$860 $32,455
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$32,455
$34,555
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WRX Limited, CVT
JUR
$32,795
$860 $33,655
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$33,655
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$36,955
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STI, tall spoiler
JUS
$36,095
$860 $36,955
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$36,955
$39,455
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STI Limited- tall spoiler
JUV
$40,895
$860 $41,795
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$41,795
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STI Limited- low profile spoiler
JUW
$40,895
$860 $41,795
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$41,795
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2018 WRX and STI specifications and details table
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2018 model Option Package reminder with MSRP
see full description above. contact your local dealer for their selling prices

#01 - standard
#02 - standard
#03- Recaro front seats, pushbutton start, keyless access $2,500
#11- standard
#12- Performance pkg- recaro seats, upgraded brakes, ultrasuede upholstery. Deletes moonroof.  $2050
#21- standard
#22- Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, cross traffic alert $2100
#23- Eyesight, Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert  $3,300

subject to change, correction, updating
model
WRX
STI
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WRX
WRX Premium
WRX Premium CVT
WRX Limited
WRX Limited CVT
STI
STI Limited
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model code with option code
JUN#01
JUO #11, #12
JUP #11
JUQ #21, #22
JUR #21, #23
JUS #02, #03
JUV tall spoiler #21 JUW low spoiler 21
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Engine
5th year for this engine
2.0L 4 cylinder, 1,998 cc
DOHC, Boxer engine
twin scroll turbo,
Intercooler, top mounted
Turbo is water cooled, the bearing is oiled
aluminum block and head
gasoline direct fuel injection (GDI)
direct ignition by Subaru
bore x stroke 3.39" x 3.39" (86mmx86mm)
compression 10.6
:1:
Max boost 15.9psi
Redline 6700rpm,
Speedometer to 180mph
timing chain (no replacement required)

idle speed 700 +/-100
ignition timing  manual 6* +/-10*, CVT 8* +/-10* BTDC
platinum/iridium spark plugs- NGK ILKAR8H6
Firing order 1-3-2-4
battery 12v, 40ah,  CCA 390a
fuel, Premium  91 octane
oil- 5w-30 synthetic, oil and filter = 5.4 US qts
Engine coolant (long life) 8.9qts
emissions: Tier II Bin 5/Lev II Lev
2.5L, 2457cc,  4 cylinder, DOHC, Boxer engine
turbocharged, high crossflow design
Intercooler, top mounted
Turbo is water cooled, the bearing is oiled
aluminum block with integral cast iron cylinder liners, 5 main bearings, semi-closed deck design
aluminum heads, 16 valves with Dual Active Valve Control System variable valve timing
Tumble generator valves
bore x stroke 3.92" x 3.11", 99.6x79mm
compression 8.2:1
Max boost14.7psi
Direct ignition
timing belt (replace at 96,000 miles/96mos)
Redline 6700rpm
Speedometer tp 180mph
Firing order 1-3-2.4
idle speed 700 +/- 100
ignition timing 15* +/-10*
Iridium spark plugs NGK SILFR6A
battery 12v, 40ah, CCA 390a
fuel, Premium 93 octane
oil- 5w-30 synthetic,
emissions: Tier II Bin 5/Lev II Lev
Horsepower, Torque
268hp at 5600rpm, 258ft-lb at 2000-5200rpm
305hp at 6000rpm, 290ft-lb torque at 4000rpm
All Wheel Drive
S
S
S
S
S
S, with DCCD
S, with DCCD
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All Wheel Drive, manual trans models- Continuous all wheel drive
Continuous AWD with 50/50 front back power split. viscous center differential controls the front/rear power split, with up to 100%  to the non-slipping wheels not available
All Wheel Drive, Sport CVT models only- VTD variable toque distribution all wheel drive.
VTD (Variable Torque Distribution) AWD on Premium and Limited with CVT is a performance oriented, rear biased, variable 45/55 front/rear power split
not available
All Wheel Drive, DCCD system- manual transmission not available Mechanical center differential, with an electronically controlled limited slip center differential with 41/59 front/rear power split when the DCCD is auto mode.

DCCD manual mode, the 6 driver selectable settings are from 41/59 front/rear to 50/50 at the top Lock position.

DCCD 3 auto modes- auto,
'auto'  mode for rear bias and best all around driving
'+' mode for slippery, gravel or snow driving.
'-' mode for more rear bias dry road, high speed driving. 
VDC vehicle dynamics control with 2 off settings, TCS traction control with Active Torque Vectoring
S
S
S
S
S
S, multi mode
S, multi mode --
Transmission 6 speed manual, hydraulic clutch
S
S
na
S
na
na
Transmission 6 speed manual with Si Drive and DCCD driver controlled center differential front/rear power split, and front and rear limited slip
na
na
na
na
na
S
close ratio
S
close ratio
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Transmission, manual gear ratios, synchronized hydraulic clutch
1st 3.454, 2nd 1.947, 3rd 1.296, 4th 0.972, 5th 0.780, 6th 0.666. final 4.111
1st 3.636, 2nd 2.235, 3rd 1.521, 4th 1.137, 5th 0.971, 6th 0.756, final 3.900
Incline start assist- manual transmission only. Holds the vehicle from rolling down a hill for app 1.5 seconds
S
S
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S
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S - to turn off (STI only), press and holding the VDC off button, then press it again
model reminder
WRX
WRX Premium
WRX Premium CVT
WRX Limited
WRX Limited CVT
STI
STI Limited
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Transmission, CVT- Lineartronic Sport CVT
(continuously variable transmission), with Si Drive and Paddle Shifters with 6 and 8 speed settings
na
na
S
forward 3.505-0.5444
na
S
forward 3.505-0.5444
na
na
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Si Drive with 3 drive modes (I, S, S#) with steering wheel controls
na
na
S
na
S
S
S
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CVT Si drive "gear" setting ratios- Si Drive with 3 driver selectable drive modes
I intelligent mode for best economy, 6 CVT settings,
S sport mode for more power, 6 CVT settings
S# sport sharp mode for best performance, 8 CVT settings
I, S modes, 6 CVT settings 1st 3.505, 2nd 2.238, 3rd 1,641, 4th 1.194, 5tyh 0.880, 6th 0.611. Final drive 3.90
S# mode, 8 CVT settings 1st 3.505, 2nd 2.405, 3rd 1.855, 4th 1.544, 5th 1.258, 6th 1.032, 7th 0.856, 8th 0.716. Final drive 3,90
na
na
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Dashboard Instrument panel gauges-
2 main round gauges with bright trim rings, with a center digital info display between them.
Gauges have red numbering, white needles, on a black background.
Tachometer redline at 6700 RPM
Speedometer- to 180mph
Fuel gauge
Engine coolant temp gauge
Eco fuel economy +/- bar
WRX: center display with digital speedometer, gear indicator, main odometer and two resettable trip odometers, Si drive setting (CVT only), Eyesight setting/warning (if equipped),
STI: center display with DCCD settings, Si Drive setting, digital speedometer, gear indicator, main odometer, two resettable trip odometers, REV alarm indicator
Suspension 4 wheel independent
front: McPherson type struts, aluminum lower L arms, stabilizer

Rear: double wishbone, stabilizer bar
Note: Premium and Limited have inverted front struts for improved handling and response

High performance STI sport tuned 4 wheel independent,
front: inverted McPherson type struts, forged aluminum lower A arms, 24mm stabilizer
Rear: double wishbone, stabilizer, stiffener bar, 20mm stabilizer bar
Fuel economy city/highway/combined
15.9 gallon capacity with low fuel warning light
20/27/23
18/24/21
20/27/23 18/24/21
17/23/19
Fuel type
 Premium fuel recommended
91 octane
Premium fuel required, 93 octane recommended 
(minimum 91 octane required),
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WRX
Premium
Premium CVT
Limited
Limited CVT
STI
STI Limited
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Steering: quick ratio rack and pinion
electric power assisted, vehicle speed and torque sensitive (EPAS) hydraulic power assisted
Steering ratio, quick ratio
14.3:1
14.4:1
14.4:1 14.4:1 14.4:1 13.0:1
13.0:1
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Steering turning circle, curb to curb
steering wheel turns lock-to-lock
Minimum turning radius/ft
35.4
2.8 turns
17.72ft
36.0
2.7 turns
18.05ft
36.0
2.7 turns
18.05ft
36.0
2.7 turns
18.05ft
36.0
2.7 turns
18.05ft
36.0
2.5 turns
18.08ft
36.0
2.5 turns
18.05ft
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Turning radius, minimum
17.7'
18.4'
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Brakes
anti lock, 4 wheel 4 channel
BOS- brake override system (when gas, brake pedals are pressed, the car stops)
EBD- electronic brake force distribution
front: Dual piston floating calipers
rear: single piston floating calipers
Front disc, vented, 12.4", 
Rear disc, solid, 11.3"
Brembo Performance brake system, with
Brembo Super-Sport 4 wheel/4 channel anti lock brake system.
 
BOS- brake override system (when gas and brake pedals are pressed, the car stops)
EBD- electronic brake force distribution

new for 2018 Yellow calipers (previously black) with STI logo,
new for 2018 front: 6 piston calipers, fixed position
rear: dual piston calipers, fixed position
new for 2018 Cross drilled discs
new for 2018 Front: vented, cross drilled disc 13.4" (was 13.0")
new for 2018 Rear: vented, cross drilled disc 12.8" (was 12.4")
new for 2018, optional Performance package includes
Jurid front brake pads
front- dual, floating pistons, red painted
rear- single, floating piston, red painted
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new pkg
Option Pkg #12
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Blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert radar system, turn signals in outside mirrors
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O, pkg #22
O, pkg #23
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S
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Eyesight- 2 forward facing cameras by the rear view mirror with Lane keep assist, Active cruise control,  Pre-collision braking, Lane departure warning,
Reverse automatic braking (RAB) (was new on 17s)
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O pkg #23
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Wheels
all offset 55 (2.17), P.C.D 114.3 (4.50)
17x8j dark gray finish alloy
redesigned for 2018 18x8.5j dark gray finish alloy
new for 2018
19x8.5j dark gray finish forged alloys
new for 2018
19x8.5", dark gray forged alloys
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Tires
with TPMS- tire pressure monitoring system. The TPMS sensors are not self registering and must be registered each time the tire is removed from the wheel
235/45 R17 94W Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT summer performance tire 245/40 R18 97W Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT summer performance tire 245/35R19 89W Yokohama Advan Sport V10 summer performance tire
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TPMS, tire pressure monitoring system S
tire chains
due to a lack of clearance tire chains cannot be used. It's recommended to get a set of 4 winter, snow, or studded tires for cold or wet weather traction. The use of traction devices that do not go on the inside wall of the front tires, such as spider spikes, might be acceptable.
Spare tire, temporary duty on a black steel wheel
T145/70 D17 steel wheel
T135/70 D18 steel wheel
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model reminder
WRX
Premium
Premium CVT
WRX Limited
WRX Limited CVT
STI
STI Limited
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Headlights
when In auto mode, the headlights turn on when the front windshield wipers are used.
halogen projector low beam,
halogen multi-reflector high beam
on/off with key in/out of ignition cylinder
daytime running lights
silver inner surround
new for 2018 Steering responsive headlights
LED low and high beam with auto height adj.
auto dusk to dawn on/off
on/off with key in/out of ignition cylinder
daytime running lights
black inner surround
new for 2018 Steering responsive headlights
LED low and high beam with auto height adj,
auto dusk to dawn on/off,
on/off with key in/out of ignition cylinder,
daytime running lights,
black inner surround,
Tail and brake lights
S LED
Fog lights
na
previously optional
S
S
S, LED
S, LED
na,  (previously standard, replaced by steering responsive headlights)
Welcome Lighting- head and tail lights turn on for 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors are unlocked with the remote.
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S
S
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S
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EDR- event data recorder
this vehicle has an EDR, which in crash or near crash conditions such as air bag deployment or hitting something, records various car functions related to safety and other similar functions for a short period of time (30 seconds or less). Speed, seatbelt use, steering wheel, gas pedal, and brake pedal position etc are noted. Special equipment is needed to read the EDR. No personal information such as age, name, gender, crash location is recorded.
Hood
aluminum, with 2 gas struts supports, and undercover insulator
Curb weight, pounds
(GVWR, all models 4409 lbs)
3269
3320-3349 3450 3338-3375 3468-3519
3386-3419
3439-3455
model
WRX
WRX Prm
WRX Prm CVT
WRX Limited
WRX Ltd CVT
STI
STI Limited
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2018 WRX AND STI MODEL BY MODEL
STANDARD FEATURES SNAPSHOT

scroll down for Features Chart

subject to change, correction, updating


2018 WRX
4 DOOR SEDAN STANDARD FEATURES


model code: JUN, manual transmission

New for 2018- heated outside mirrors
Front power window power-off delay
Rear seat armrest with dual cupholders

Larger upper dash, info and trip computer display
Cross bar mounting points for fixed position roof rack cross bars

Mechanical
Engine: 2.0L DOHC direct injection 4 cylinder intercooled, turbo
Power: 268hp @5600rpm, 258lb-ft torque @ 2000-52000rpm
Transmission: 6 speed manual, or optional Sport Lineartronic CVT with SI Drive and Paddle Shifters on Premium and Limited models only
All Wheel Drive
Multi-mode VDC and TCS (vehicle dynamics control, traction control system)
Electric power assisted steering (EPAS), quick ratio
Electronic throttle control
Immobilizer key with ignition disabling alarm
Suspension- sport tuned
17" alloy wheels, 15 spoke
235/45 R17 94W summer performance tires
Exhaust- quad outlets with stainless tips

Safety
Rear view back-up camera- displays in the audio systems high resolution 6.2" screen
Impact sensing fuel cutoff
Driver's knee airbag
Height and tilt adjusting front headrests
Driver and passenger front airbags
Diver and passenger front side pelvis/torso airbags (previously called side airbags)
Front and rear side curtain airbags
Incline start assist- minimize roll-back when starting on a hill
Anti-lock disc brakes- 4 wheel, 4 channel
Brake assist- maximizes brake pressure
Brake override- brake pedal overrides gas pedal when both are pressed
EBD- electronic brake force distribution
Safety pedal system (break-away pedals)
Daytime running lights (DRL)
Whiplash protection front seats
TPMS- tire pressure monitoring system
Headrests- 2 front, 3 rear
LATCH system for child seats

Lighting
DRL- day time running lights
Headlight- auto on/off with ignition key in/out
LED taillights and brake lights
Dual overhead map lights
Overhead dome light
Illuminated ignition key ring
Illuminated front console storage

WRX, continued


Interior and Convenience

Electroluminescent instrument panel with color LCD multi-function display
LCD multi-function display with turbo boost gauge, MPG displays etc
Eco fuel economy gauge
Rear view back-up camera displays in audio screen
Performance design front bucket seats
Keys, 3 supplied- 2 with Remote keyless entry, 1 valet key. All chipped immobilizer anti-theft system
Carpeted floor mats with WRX logo
Illuminated vanity mirrors (new on 2016 models)
Power windows, illuminated switches
Power driver's window- auto up/down
new for 2018 front windows power-off delay
Power passenger front window auto up/down (new on 2017 models)
Power locks
new for 2018 Heated Power outside mirrors, body colored, foldable break-away
Cruise control, steering wheel controls
Driver's seat- height adjustable
Cupholders: 2 in front console, 2 in rear of center console, 2 in rear seat center armrest, bottle holder in each door
Climate control heat and air conditioning
Cabin air filter, HVAC air filtration system, behind the glovebox. Replace filter yearly

One touch turn signals. tap up or down for 3 flashes
(new on 2016 models)
Inside door handles- chrome
Steering wheel- flat bottom 'D' shaped leather wrapped with red stitching
Steering wheel- audio and bluetooth controls
Steering wheel- tilt and telescope
Shift handle- leather wrapped
Passenger seat seatback map pocket
Rear seat fold-down center armrest with two cupholders
12v power outlets, 2.
Rear seat backs- 60/40 split folding
Alloy gas/brake/clutch pedal covers, incl footrest

Exterior

Trunk spoiler (was new on 2016 models)

Headlights- chrome inner surround bezel
Body colored outside door handles and outside mirrors
Rear bumper diffuser,
Functional front fender side scoops
Hood scoop
Front bumper underspoiler
Rear bumper underspoiler
Rocker spoiler

Cross bar mounting points for fixed position roof rack cross bars

Stereo

 
6.2" high resolution single-touch touch screen, nice clear rear view back-up camera display, 6 speakers, AM/FM/HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio (4 mos incl), single CD, Starlink smartphone integration (by Clarion) with Pandora, Aha (by h/k), iHeart radio, with single USB port, aux plug, Bluetooth steering wheel controls, wireless audio streaming, steering wheel with bluetooth, audio, one dash and one center console 12v power outlets. Downloads up to 1000 phone contacts. Rear view camera displays in this screen

option packages
none

2018 WRX Premium adds over the WRX (above)

model codes: 
JUO manual transmission
JUP  high torque CVT automatic transmission with SI Drive, Paddle Shifters

new for 2018
7" audio with Starlink cloud apps
redesigned 18" gray alloy wheels

all the features of the WRX plus

Fog Lights
Fixed position roof rack crossbar mounting points
Power moonroof with shade (except with optional Performance Pkg)
Inverted front struts for improved handling (new on 2016 models)
new for 2018- redesigned 18" gray finish alloy wheels with 245/40 R18 97W summer performance tires

All Weather Package-  high/low heated front seats and front wiper de-icers (note- new for 2018 heated outside mirrors are standard on all models)
Optional CVT transmission with Paddle Shifters and SI Drive engine management, and shift knob is leather wrapped, with red stitching

Audio

 new for Premium, same as 2017 WRX Limited model
Starlink 7.0"
high resolution touchscreen LCD audio, voice activated controls, 6 speakers, AM/FM/HD single CD, SiriusXM (free for 4 mos), handsfree cell phone Bluetooth with call history and phone number download, dual USB ports, Aux jack, Bluetooth audio streaming, SMS text messaging, Pandora, iHeart radio and Aha apps,
Sirius/XM Travel Link with weather, sports, stock market, and fuel station finder (4 mos free)  Siri Eyes Free and itunes tagging (iphone only) 
Smartphone required,  not all functions work with all phones.
Rear view back-up camera displays in the screen
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option packages

JUO manual transmission

new for 2018 Performance Package #12  includes Recaro front seats
with ultrasuede upholstery,  8-way power driver seat with front seatback map pocket, upgraded brakes with Jurid front brake pads and red-painted front and rear brake calipers.
Note- deletes the moonroof to reduce vehicle weight and lower center of gravity.

 
CVT transmission, model code JUP
no Option Packages


2018 WRX Limited adds over the Premium


model codes:
JUQ manual transmission,
JUR high torque CVT automatic transmission with SI drive, Paddle Shifters

New for 2018 power driver's seat now with power lumbar support
Headlights auto on/off now with windshield wipers
LED high beam headlights, LED fog lights
Steering responsive headlights
Pushbutton start/keyless acess

redesigned 18" alloy wheels

all the features of the WRX Premium, plus

Leather trimmed upholstery
Steering responsive headlights
Inverted front struts for improved handling
Starlink emergency connected services (1st year free)
8 way power driver's seat with new for 2018 power lumbar support
Driver's seat seatback map pocket (in addition to the passenger side pocket)
redesigned for 2018- 18" gray finish alloy wheels with 245/40 R18 97W summer performance tires

Welcome Lighting. exterior head and tail lights briefly on when doors unlocked with the remote
Headlights- LED low beam and new for 2018 LED high beams and LED fog lights, with automatic low beam aiming
Headlights- dusk-to-dawn Auto on/off setting with new for 2018 front wiper on/off
Headlights: black inner surround

 Audio (same as the 2018 WRX Premium):
 Starlink 7.0"
high resolution touchscreen LCD audio, voice activated controls, 6 speakers, AM/FM/HD single CD, SiriusXM (free for 4 mos), handsfree cell phone Bluetooth with call history and phone number download, dual USB ports, Aux jack, Bluetooth audio streaming, SMS text messaging, Pandora, iHeart radio and Aha apps,
Sirius/XM Travel Link with weather, sports, stock market, and fuel station finder (4 mos free)  Siri Eyes Free and itunes tagging (iphone only) 
Smartphone required,  not all functions work with all phones.
Starlink emergency connected services (1st year free)
Rear view back-up camera displays in the screen
.


option packages
manual transmission
model code JUQ
Package #22  Navigation, H/K audio, Blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert

CVT transmission model code JUR
Package
#23  Keyless access and start, Navigation, H/K audio, Eyesight, and Blind spot detection/rear cross traffic alert systems, Reverse Automatic braking

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2018 STI
4 door sedan
standard features

model code JUS

New for 2018
Redesigned DCCD
Front power windows off-delay
Drilled front and rear brake rotors
LED steering responsive headlights
Redesigned front mesh grill with STI logo
Fixed position roof rack crossbar mounting points
LED low and high beam headlights with auto beam aiming
19" alloy wheels with 235/35 R1 89W summer performance tires
Brembo brakes with yellow painted 6 piston front calipers and dual rear
Headlights- dusk-to-dawn Auto on/off setting with new for 2018 front wiper on/off

Gone- fog lights are no longer available. replaced by steering responsive LED headlights

Engine: 2.5L DOHC high boost 4 cylinder, intercooled, turbo
Power: 305hp @ 6000rom, 290 lb-ft torque @ 4000rpm
Transmission: 6 speed manual, close ratio,  with ST Drive engine management
All Wheel Drive, with multi-mode VDC (vehicle dynamics control) and TCS (traction control), plus Multi-mode
new for 2018 redesigned DCCD (driver controlled center differential)
Limited slip front and rear differentials
Steering- power assisted quick ratio
Suspension- STI high performance sport tuned
new for 2018 19" alloy wheels with 235/35 R1 89W summer performance tires
exhaust- dual exhaust with 4 stainless tips

Safety

Starlink emergency connected services (1st year free)
rear view back-up camera
impact sensing fuel cutoff
driver's knee airbag
height and tilt adjusting front headrests (with embossed STI logo)
Turn signals integrated in the outside mirrors (heated mirrors)
Driver and passenger front airbags
Diver and passenger front side pelvis/torso airbags (previously called side airbags)
Front and rear side curtain airbags
Incline start assist- minimize roll-back when starting on a hill
Brakes- Super Sport Anti-lock brakes 4 wheel, 4 channel, with a lateral sensor at each wheel to fine tune braking
Brakes- Brembo
new for 2018 yellow painted 6 piston front, 2 piston rear calipers
new for 2018 Brakes- larger drilled front and rear brake rotors
Brake assist- maximizes brake pressure
Incline assist. STI incline assist can be disengaged
Brake override- brake pedal overrides gas pedal when both are pressed
EBD- electronic brake force distribution
Safety pedal system (break-away pedals)
Daytime running lights (DRL)
Whiplash protection front seats
TPMS- tire pressure monitoring system
Headrests- 2 front, 3 rear
LATCH system for child seats

Lighting
new for 2018 Headlights- LED low and high beams with automatic height adjustment,
Headlights- dusk-to-dawn Auto on/off setting with new for 2018 front wiper on/off
new for 2018 Steering responsive headlights (LEDs)
Black headlight inner surround
DRL- day time running lights
Headlight- auto on/off with ignition key in/out
Dual overhead map lights
Overhead dome light
Illuminated ignition key ring
Illuminated front console storage
Interior accent lighting (footwell LEDs)


2018 STI, continued


Interior and Convenience
Upholstery- black Alcantara with red and black leather bolsters, red stitching
Front bucket seats, performance design
Electroluminescent instrument panel with color LCD display
Multi-function trip computer display
Eco fuel economy gauge
Rear view back-up camera, displays in audio screen
Illuminated vanity mirrors
All Weather Package- heated front seats (high/low), defrosting outside mirrors and front wiper de-icers
Key- Remote keyless entry with immobilizer anti-theft system
Carpeted floor mats with WRX logo
Power windows, illuminated switches,
Power driver's window- auto up/down
new for 2018 front window power off-delay
Power locks
new for 2018 Heated power outside mirrors, body colored, foldable break-away, with integrated turn signals
Cruise control
Driver's seat- height adjustable
Cupholders: 2 in front console, 2 in rear of center console, 1 in each of the doors, 2 in rear seat center armrest
Climate control heat and air conditioning
Cabin air filter, air filtration system. Replace filter yearly
Inside door handles- chrome
Steering wheel- 'D' shaped flat bottom, leather wrapped, red stitching, and dimpled hand grips
Steering wheel- audio and bluetooth controls
Steering wheel- tilt and telescope
Shift handle- leather wrapped
Passenger seat seatback map pocket
12v power outlet
REV alarm with driver settable buzzer and flashing light. The light will always flash when the RPMs exceed the 6700 redline
Chrome accented dash vents
Chrome accented window switches
Rear seat backs- 60/40 split folding
Alloy gas/brake/clutch pedal covers, incl footrest

Exterior
Rear spoiler, tall design
Headlights- black inner surround bezel
Body colored outside door handles and outside mirrors
Rear bumper diffuser,
Functional front fender side scoops
Hood scoop
Front bumper underspoiler
Rear bumper underspoiler
Rocker spoiler
Windshield- dark tinted upper band (not on WRX models)

Stereo
 
Starlink 7.0"
high resolution touchscreen LCD audio, voice activated controls, 6 speakers, AM/FM/HD single CD, SiriusXM (free for 4 mos), handsfree cell phone Bluetooth with call history and phone number download, dual USB ports, Aux jack, Bluetooth audio streaming, SMS text messaging, Pandora, iHeart radio and Aha apps,
Sirius/XM Travel Link with weather, sports, stock market, and fuel station finder (4 mos free)  Siri Eyes Free and itunes tagging (iphone only) 
Smartphone required,  not all functions work with all phones.
Rear view back-up camera displays in the screen
.

Starlink emergency connected services (1st year free)

option packages
Package #03-  Recaro front seats, power driver's seat, Keyless access and start

2018 STI Limited adds over the STI

model codes
JUV- tall spoiler
JUW- low profile rear spoiler (new option starting with the 2016 model)

STI Limited adds over STI...

new for 2018
Recaro front seats (power driver's seat), Alcantara
Gone- fog lights are no longer available. replaced by steering responsive LED headlights

19"
alloys
Power moonroof with sunshade
Upholstery: Alcantara, black leather trimmed with red accents
8 way power driver's seat- new on WRX or Impreza
Starlink Emergency Connectivity, 1 year free Safety Plus (new on 2017 model)
Rear spoiler- either tall wing spoiler or low rear lip spoiler (new on 2016 model)
Driver's seat seatback map pocket, in addition to the passenger side pocket
Keyless access, pushbutton start with new for 2016 model pin code access
Welcome Lighting (exterior head and tail lights briefly on when doors unlocked with the remote)
Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection System: Blind Spot Detection, Lane change Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic alert (new on 2016 model)

Audio
Starlink 7.0" high resolution touchscreen LCD audio and Navigation/gps system (3 years free map annual updates), voice activated controls, AM/FM/HD single CD, SiriusXM (free for 4 mos), Harman Kardon 440w amp, 9 h/k speakers including subwoofer speaker, handsfree cell phone Bluetooth with call history and phone number download, dual USB ports, Aux jack, Bluetooth audio streaming, SMS text messaging, Pandora, iHeart radio and Aha apps, 3 years free SiriusXM Nav/traffic and Sirius/XM Travel Link with weather, sports, stock market, and fuel station finder. Siri eyes free and itunes tagging (apple only).
Smartphone required,  not all functions work with all phones.
Rear view back-up camera displays in the screen
.

Starlink emergency connected services (1st year free)

option package
none


no option packages

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2018 WRX AND STI
STANDARD FEATURES CHART
scroll up for model by model Snapshot

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S standard, O optional, -- not available
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2018 model Option Package reminder with MSRP
see full description above. contact your local dealer for their selling prices

#01 - standard
#02 - standard
#03- Recaro front seats, pushbutton start, keyless access $2,500
#11- standard
#12- Performance pkg- recaro seats, upgraded brakes, ultrasuede uphostery. Deletes moonroof.  $2050
#21- standard
#22- Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, cross traffic alert $2100
#23- Eyesight, Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert  $3,300
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all info subject to change, correction, updating
model
WRX
STI
WRX
WRX Premium
WRX Premium CVT
WRX Limited
WRX Limited
CVT
STI
STI Limited
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model code with option codes
JUN #01
JUO #11,
Opt Pkg #12
JUP #11
JUQ #21,
Opt Pkg #22
JUR #21,
Opt Pkg #23
JUS #02,
Opt pkg #03
JUV tall spoiler #21, JUW low spoiler #21
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Interior material
cloth, red stitching
cloth, red stitching
Pkg #12 Ultrasude
cloth, red stitching
leather trimmed
red stitching
leather trimmed
red stitching
black alcantara, red and black leather bolsters, red stitching
black alcantara, red and black leather bolsters, red stitching -
new for 2018 Recaro front seats, Alcantara ultrasuede trimmed, Power drivers seat
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Pkg #12
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Pkg #03
S
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All Weather Package Heated front seats, front wiper deicer
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S
S
S
S
S
S
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Subaru Rear Vision Detection System,  with Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and turn signal mirrors on the WRX (standard on the STI)
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O
Pkg #22
O
Pkg #23
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S
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Eyesight driver assist technology. CVT transmission only.
see safety above
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O
Pkg #23
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Fog lights
O
S
S
S, LED
S, LED
na
na
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new for 2018 Steering Responsive LED Headlights
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S
S
S
S
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Headlights
halogen projector low beam and muli-reflector high beam LED low and LED high beam with auto aiming,
new for 2018 Steering responsive headlights
WRX Limited and STI Limited have Welcome Lighting
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Welcome and departure lighting: for safety it turns the lights on as you approach using the remote, lights on as you depart
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S
S
new for 2018
S
S
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Turn Signals- One Touch. Tap stalk up/down for 3 quick lane change or turn signal flashes (was new on 2016)
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
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Rear Spoiler
S, small type tall spoiler
either low profile or tall rear spoiler
(same price)
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model reminder
with model code, model packages
Subject to change, correction
WRX,
JUN #01
WRX Prm,
JUO #11, #12
WRX Prm CVT,
JUP #11
WRX Ltd,
JUQ, #21, #22
WRX Ltd CVT,
JUR #21, #23
STI,
JUS #02, #03
STI Limited,
JUV, JUW
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Outside door handles, body colored
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
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Power windows, illuminated switches, driver's window auto up/down. chrome tipped switches
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
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Power locks, remote entry
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
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Power mirrors, heated, break-away, body colored,
S
new for 2018
S
S
S
S
S,  with integrated turn signalsS, with integrated turn signals -
Turn signals integrated in the heated outside mirrors
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O pkg #22
O pkg #23
S
S
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Cruise control
S
S
S
S
S
Pkg #23 has Eyesight Active cruise control
S
S
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Air conditioning, automatic Climate Control
S, single temperature setting
S, dual front zones temperature settings
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Cabin air hvac filter, behind glovebox, replace yearly
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
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All Weather Package: heated front seats, front wiper de-icers
(note- heated
defrosting outside mirrors are standard on all models)
na
S
S
S
S
S
S
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Drivers seat. height adjustment
manual
manual
new for 2018  O Recaro power seat w/ Pkg#12
manual
new for 2018
10 way power
(replaces 8 way)
new for 2018
10 way power
(replaces 8 way)
manual
8 way power
new for 2018 Recaro seat
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Sun visor vanity mirrors, 2, illuminated
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
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12v power outlets- 1 in front, 1 in center console
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
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Steering Wheel, D shaped flat bottom,
tilt and telescoping,
leather wrapped with red stitching
with audio, bluetooth and cruise control buttons
Note: WRX is smooth leather.  STI has dimpled hand grips.
S
red stitching
S
red stitching
S
red stitching
S
red stitching
S
red stitching
S, red stitching,
dimpled hand grips
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Keys: standard keys. 3 supplied, 2 with remote
Immobilizer system with ignition disabling alarm,
Illuminated ignition key ring
S
S
S
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S
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Keys: Keyless access, Pushbutton start, pin code access. 2 oval key fobs supplied (oval shape was new on 2016 model).
Immobilizer system with ignition disabling alarm,
Illuminated pushbutton start button
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new for 2018
S
new for 2018
S
O
S -
Door sill plates
black plastic (WRX side plates are optional)
stainless steel with STI log -
Floor mats (set of 4 rubber floor mats are optional)
carpeted with WRX logo
carpeted with STI logo
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model reminder
WRX
WRX Premium
WRX Premium CVT
WRX Limited
WRX Limited CVT
STI
STI Limited
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Rear view back-up camera, displays in the new for 2016 6.2" or 7" high resolution LCD audio screen
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
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Moonroof, power,  tilts up for venting, drops down and slides back to open,  with sunshade
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S
S
S
S
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S
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Illuminated STI logo in center console
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S
S
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Shift knob
leather wrapped
leather wrapped
leather wrapped with red stitching
leather wrapped
leather wrapped with red stitching
leather wrapped
red stitching
leather wrapped, red stitching
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Cup holders
2 in center console, 2 in rear of center console, 1 bottle holder in each door
2 in center console with removable holder and retractable cover, 2 in rear of center console, 1 bottle holder in each door
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Map pockets on back of front seats
passenger
passenger
passenger
passenger, driver
passenger, driver
passenger
passenger and driver
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Multi-function vehicle information display,
new for 2018
larger 5.9" display, color, in upper console
includes turbo boost gauge/accelerator position screen, clock, outside temperature readout, rear view back-up camera display, stereo/bluetooth information (except navigation models), various fuel economy gauges and displays, elapsed time display, heat or ac temperature setting and fan speed, driver-set maintenance reminders, driver-set triple gauge cluster,
Gauges
tachometer (redline 6700 rpms), speedometer to 180mph, fuel gauge, coolant gauge, eco MPG reminder, CVT gear and SI Drive indicator (CVT only).
The multi-function trip computer display in the upper console has other screen gauges including a turbo boost gauge
tachometer redline at 6700, speedometer to 180, fuel gauge, coolant gauge, eco MPG reminder, upshift indicator, SI drive indicator, driver setable Rev alarm, DCCD position indicator.
The multi-function trip computer display in the upper console has other gauges including a turbo boost gauge
REV alarm with driver settable buzzer and flashing light. The light will always flash is the RPM exceed the redline
model reminder
model code
WRX
JUN
WRX Prm
JUO
WRX Prm CVT
JUP
WRX Ltd
JUQ
WRX Ltd CVT
JUR
STI
JUS
STI Limited
HUV, HUW
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Starlink connected emergency services
1st year free Safety Plus.  more info
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S
S
S
S
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Audio/Infotainment systems
Standard- A
Standard- B
Standard- B
Standard- B
Optional- C
Standard- B
Optional- C
Standard- B
Standard- C
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Audio system-  A
6.2" Audio/infotainment system

Standard on WRX

note- no Android Auto or Apple Carplay on any 18 WRX/STI
Starlink 6.2" high resolution single-touch LCD touch screen, nice clear rear view back-up camera display, 6 speakers (1 in each door, and 2 tweeters on dash panel), AM/FM/HD radio, SiriusXM Satellite radio (4 mos incl) single CD, Starlink smartphone integration (by Clarion) with Pandora, Aha (by h/k), iHeart radio, nd Stitcher apps, with single USB port, aux plug, Bluetooth steering wheel controls, wireless audio streaming, steering wheel with bluetooth, audio, one dash and one center console 12v power outlets. Downloads up to 1000 phone contacts. Rear view camera displays in the screen

NOTE: the standard 6.2" audio system is ok, but the optional 7" audio navigation system is a significant and worthwhile upgrade
Audio system-  B
7" audio/infotainment

Standard on WRX Premium, Limited, and STI

Note-
new on the 2018 Premium and an important upgrade. Previously on WRX Limited and STI.

note- no Android Auto or Apple Carplay on any 18 WRX/STI
new for 2018 WRX Premium

Starlink 7.0"
high resolution touch screen LCD audio, voice activated controls, nice clear rear view back-up camera display, 6 speakers (1 in each door, and 2 tweeters on dash panel), AM/FM/HD single CD, SiriusXM (free for 4 mos), handsfree cell phone Bluetooth with call history and phone number download, dual USB ports, Aux jack, Bluetooth audio streaming, SMS  text messaging, Pandora, iHeart radio, Stitcher, and Aha apps, 4 mos free SiriusXM TravelLink with weather, sports, stock market, and fuel station finder. Siri Eyes Free and itunes tagging (iphone req)
Smartphone required, not all functions work with all phones

Rear view back-up camera displays in the screen.
Audio system-  C
7" audio/infotainment with Navigation, and upgraded audio Harman/Kardon amp and speakers

Standard on STI Limited
Optional on WRX Limited with Option Packages #22 or #23

note- no Android Auto or Apple Carplay on any 18 WRX/STI
Starlink 7.0" high resolution touch screen LCD audio, Navigation/gps,  voice activated controls, nice clear rear view back-up camera display, AM/FM/HD single CD, SiriusXM (free for 4 mos), Harman Kardon (h/k) 440w amp, 9 h/k speakers including subwoofer speaker, handsfree cell phone Bluetooth with call history and phone number download, dual USB ports, Aux jack, Bluetooth audio streaming, SMS  text messaging, Pandora, iHeart radio, Stitcher, and Aha apps, 3 years free SiriusXM Nav/traffic and Sirius/XM Travel Link with weather, sports, stock market, and fuel station finder. Siri Eyes Free and itunes tagging (iphone req)
Smartphone required, not all functions work with all phones

Rear view back-up camera displays in the screen.
model
all info subject to change, correction
WRX
JUN
WRX Prm
JUO
WRX Prm CVT
JUP
WRX Limited
JUQ
WRX Limited CVT
JUR
STI
JUS
STI Limited
JUV, JUW
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 What is...

  HD radio

HD Radio is free. its a digital radio broadcast signal with 'subchannels' of the main FM channel you are listening to.
The ‘HD’ in ‘HD Radio’ is part of iBiquity Digital’s brand name for its digital AM and FM radio technology.
HD is not an acronym for either hybrid digital or high definition, it is simply the name for this technology.
HD Radio broadcasting is free, there are no subscription fees.
The HD channels are not particularly strong, so you might lose the signal in garages or in mountains or downtown between buildings.
The service includes iTunes Tagging which lets you capture information about a song on the radio and store it on your Apple device by pushing the "Tag" button on the HD Radio receiver. When your device is connected to iTunes, a list of tagged songs will appear which can be purchased.
HD radio website, check stations etc
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SUBARU STARLINK Connected Safety and Convenience Services

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SUBARU STARLINK
Connected Safety and Convenience Services

on WRX Limited, STI and STI Limited
dealer salesperson activate the free year at time of vehicle purchase,
after that you log-in to mysubaru.com or call 855.753-2495


access via Starlink and MySubaru apps on android or apple phones, or MySubaru.com on a computer or tablet or call 855.753.2495

 
Starlink Safety Plus
includes

Starlink Safety Plus and Security Plus
includes
Emergency Assistance
Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service
Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Security Alarm Notifications
Automatic Collision Notification
Remote lock/Unlock
Monthly Vehicle Health Report
Remote Horn/Lights signaling
Diagnostic Alerts
Remote Vehicle Locator

Introductory Pricing
good only at time of purchase or for 180 days after the sale

your salesperson will activate your free year at time of purchase


Starlink Safety Plus

Starlink Safety Plus and Security Plus

1st year is FREE
1 year $49
2 years $99
2 years $149
3 years $149 3 years $249

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Subaru Starlink connectivity call buttons are in the overhead console
Subaru Starlink connectivity call buttons are in the overhead console.
In an emergency, you don't have to fumble looking for a phone, dialing a number, or even know where you are.
Just reach up and tap the button!


Note- this system does NOT work if the car's battery is dead, so in the event of a dead battery or an accident where the battery is dislodged, have your cellphone handy because the Starlink won't work.

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Subaru Starlink Safety and Security Plus, shown activated on a 7" audio system
Subaru Starlink Safety and Security Plus, shown activated on the 2016 7" audio system

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SUBARU STARLINK APP
Starlink is a free Subaru app for Android and iPhone.

It uses the phone's data plan.
> Weather reports. weather locations are selected and changed on the smart phone by going to starlink > weather > config. Up to six cities can be selected.
> News- user selected from a international list that includes CNN, USA Today, MSNBC, Yahoo news, Le Monde, El Mundo etc
> Calendar, syncs with Google calendar,
> iHeart radio,
> Music streaming.

> Stitcher
news radio- podcasts, articles on current events, science, technology, sports, culture, music etc. Log in at Stitcher.com with your facebook or google account or create an email account, and then choose your programs.

Pandora, online radio station with ads, or paid without ads. Go to Pandora.com to create your account. For Android and iPhone. iPhone requires a USB cable

Aha app for Android and Apple phones
Download the Aha  iOS or Android app to your phone or device. You can organize and access content from the web in personalized, on-demand stations and send it to the audio system. Android is wireless, iOS uses a USB cable.


subaru Starlink app logo
The Subaru Starlink app symbol on your iphone or Android
Subaru Starlink on the Subaru 6.2" audio system
accessing the Apps on a 6.2" audio system
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Subaru Starlink apps and tiles on the 7" audio system
Starlink opened on a 7" audio system
Subaru Starlink app home screen on an Android
the Starlink app opened, select the function to set up
Subaru Starlink app weather settingg configuration screen on an Android phone
selecting the cities for the Starlink weather app
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  Pin Code Access
Requires Keyless Access with Pushbutton Start
This is a back-up lock/unlock system so you can lock and unlock the doors when you don't have a keyless access key fob handy.
It can be hard to program and use which is unfortunate.
To use it, you first program in a series or 5 digits by repeatedly pushing the Legacy's trunk lock button the same number of times as each number in the series you select.
To lock/unlock the car, you then tap the trunk button the same number of time as you programmed in.
Its like morse code tap tap tap tap a certain number of times, pause, do it again, pause, for the five numbers.
Or just wrap the key in tin foil or other metal object that blocks the frequency.

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2018 WRX and STI
ACCESSORY OPTION PACKAGES

scroll down for individual accessories and options

A available, S standard, na  not available

these are factory installed accessory option packages. Most are simply a grouping of accessory options for marketing and convenience purposes, with no package discount unless indicated.
Prices may vary at Subaru dealers in CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT (Subaru of New England), or in NY and Northern NJ (SDC, Subaru Distributors Corp), and in Hawaii (Servco).

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2018 model Option Package reminder with MSRP
see full description above. contact your local dealer for their selling prices

#01 - standard
#02 - standard
#03- Recaro front seats, pushbutton start, keyless access $2,500
#11- standard
#12- Performance pkg- recaro seats, upgraded brakes, ultrasuede uphostery. Deletes moonroof.  $2050
#21- standard
#22- Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, cross traffic alert $2100
#23- Eyesight, Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert  $3,300
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all information subject to change, correction, updating

option
WRX
WRX Premium
WRX Premium CVT
WRX Limited
WRX Limited CVT
STI
STI Limited
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model code, option package
JUN
JUO #11,  #12
JUP #11
JUQ #21, #22
JUR #21, #23
JUS #02, #02
JUV- tall spoiler, JUW- low spoiler PKG #21 blank
Popular Package #1 (WMA) - auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink, center armrest extension, cargo trunk tray, rear bumper applique, wheel locks $761
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Popular Package #3 (WMC) auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink, center armrest extension, cargo trunk tray, rear bumper applique,  carbon-fiber trunk trim, wheel locks $988 A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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WRX Short Throw Shifter Package (IZF)- short throw shifter, leather and aluminum shift knob $606
WRX manual only
A
A
na
A
na na
na
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STI Short Throw Shifter Package (I9K)- STI short throw shifter, leather and aluminum shift knob  $667,
STI only
na
na
na
na
na
A
A
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WRX Sport Package (17" wheels) (IZG) - STI 17" black alloy wheels,
STI performance exhaust, STI WRX short throw shifter,
STI leather and aluminum shift knob.
$3462 - $563 pkg discount = $2899
Note: The wheels are shipped to and installed by the selling dealer, and the buyer does not automatically get the original take-off wheels.
Note- after working on or around the catback exhaust, to prevent staining from grease, oil, even fingerprints, wipe the exhaust pipes with windex or similar detergent/water
A
na
na
na
na
na
na
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WRX Sport Package (18" wheels) (IZS) - 15 spoke STI 18" black alloy wheels,
STI performance exhaust, STI WRX short throw shifter,
STI leather and aluminum shift knob.
$3662 - $673 pkg discount = $2989.
Note: The wheels are shipped to and installed by the selling dealer, and the buyer does not automatically get the original take-off wheels.
Note- after working on or around the catback exhaust, to prevent staining from grease, oil, even fingerprints, wipe the exhaust pipes with windex or similar detergent/water
na
A
na
A
na
na
na
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model reminder
WRX
JUN #01
WRX Premium
JUO #11, #12
WRX Premium CVT
JUP #11
WRX Limited
JUQ #21, #22
WRX Limited CVT
JUR #21, #23
STI
JUS #02, #03
STI Limited
JUV #21,
JUW #21
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2018 WRX and STI
 INDIVIDUAL ACCESSORY OPTIONS

scroll up for accessory option packages


A available, S standard, NA not available
 
Options installed by the dealer may have a higher price due to parts and labor costs

Prices may vary at Subaru dealers in CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT (Subaru of New England), or in NY and Northern NJ (SDC, Subaru Distributors Corp), and in Hawaii (Servco).
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2018 model Option Package reminder with MSRP
see full description above. contact your local dealer for their selling prices

#01 - standard
#02 - standard
#03- Recaro front seats, pushbutton start, keyless access $2,500
#11- standard
#12- Performance pkg- recaro seats, upgraded brakes, ultrasuede uphostery. Deletes moonroof.  $2050
#21- standard
#22- Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, cross traffic alert $2100
#23- Eyesight, Navigation, h/k audio, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert  $3,300
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OPTION with MSRP installed price

EXTERIOR OPTIONS
WRX sedan
STI sedan
WRX
WRX Premium
WRX Premium CVT
WRX Limited
WRX Limited CVT
STI
STI Limited
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code JUN #01
code JUO #11, #12
code JUP #11
code JUQ #21, #22
code JUR #21, #23
code JUS #02, #03
JUV tall spoiler
JUW low spoiler
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new late August 2017. Thule crossbar, fixed position, $336. They come in a box, installed by dealer
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Vortex Generator, mounts on the rear of the roof. $107
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Rear aero splash guards, body colored, for the 2 rear wheels $199
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Door Edge Guards- body colored  $158
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Trunk spoiler, body colored- standard on all models
S
small lip spoiler
S
small lip spoiler
S
small lip spoiler
S
small lip spoiler
S
small lip spoiler
S, tall type
S either tall or low type
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Body side moldings, body colored $267
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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new, available 10/2017- Fog lights
O
S
S
S, LED
S, LED
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--
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Hood protector not available
na
na
na
na
na
na
na
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Rear bumper applique (PCS),  $96
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Alloy wheel locks (H8B), $81
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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STI carbon fiber trunk trim (040) $227 A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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INTERIOR OPTIONS
WRX
WRX Premium
WRX Premium CVT
WRX Limited
WRX Limited CVT
STI
STI Limited
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Remote engine start (03R), $539 requires CVT, Pushbutton start.  na
na
na
na
A
na
na
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Door sill metal plates (03S), logo on front doors, small plates rear doors $161
A
A
A
A
A
A A
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Auto dimming rear view mirror w/ compass (09V), $233 A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Auto dimming rear view mirror w/ compass and Homelink garage door opener (09W) $344 A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Cargo tray, trunk floor liner (MCD) $81
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Cargo net, trunk rear (04B) $81
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Center armrest extension (K8H), $159
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Rubber all weather floor mats (BCA) $81
Note: all models include 4 carpeted floor mats
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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Footwell illumination, a faint blue (NEB) or red (NEC) LED light in the front driver and passenger footwells, $204
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
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model reminder
WRX
JUN #01
WRX Premium
JUO #11, #12
WRX Premium CVT
JUP #11
WRX Limited
JUQ #21, #22
WRX Limited CVT
JUR #21, #23
STI
JUS #02, #03
STI Limited
JUV, JUW

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STEREO options with factory installed MSRP


STEREO
Kicker Tweeters (DCF), $150
na with Harman Kardon (h/k) audio packages
A
A
na pkg #12
A
A
na pkg #22
A
na pkg #23
A
NA
(h/k audio is std)
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Kicker upgraded speakers, 4, (DCG), $324
na with Harman Kardon (h/k) audio packages
A
A
na pkg #12
A
A
na pkg #22
A
na pkg #22
A
NA
(h/k audio is std)
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PERFORMANCE Options with factory installed MSRP
 
PERFORMANCE Options
STI leather shift knob (J8A) $184, manual only
A
A
na
A
na
A
A
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STI leather shift knob (0A1)  $195, CVT only
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--
A
--
A
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WRX performance exhaust (03P) $1169
Note- after working on the catback exhaust, to prevent staining from grease, oil, even fingerprints, wipe the exhaust pipes with windex or similar detergent/water
A
A
A
A
A
na
na -
STI performance exhaust (03O) $1169
Note- after working on the catback exhaust, to prevent staining from grease, oil, even fingerprints wipe the exhaust pipes with Windex or similar detergent/water
na na na na na A
A
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WRX short throw shifter (04I) $422, manual only
A
A
NA A
na
NA NA -
STI short throw shifter (T8G) $483 manual only
na
na
na
na
na
A
A
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model reminder
(model code, option pkg)
WRX
JUN #01
WRX Premium
JUO #11, #12
Premium CVT
JUP #11
Limited
JUQ #21, #22
WRX Limited CVT
JUR #21, #23
STI
JUS #02, #03
STI Limited
JUV, JUW, #21

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INTERIOR
THESE ARE 2017 PHOTOS.
2018 PHOTOS WHEN AVAILABLE

closeup of the 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX Premium carbon black cloth with red stitching
closeup of the 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX Premium carbon black cloth, red stitching
closeup of the 2018 and 2017 Subaru WRX Premium carbon black cloth
closeup of the 2018 and 2017 Subaru WRX Premium carbon black cloth, red stitching
closeup of the 2018 Subaru WRX Limited black perforated leather, red stitching
closeup of the 2017 Subaru WRX Limited black perforated leather, red stitching
closeup of the 2018 Subaru WRX Limited black perforated leather, red stitching
2018 Subaru WRX Limited black perforated leather, red stitching
2018 Subaru WRX Premium optional Recaro seat (Performance Package only), black alcantara with red leather bolsters,  red stitching, red piping. Recaro logo on upper seat back.
2018 Subaru WRX Premium optional Recaro seat (Performance Package only), black alcantara with red leather bolsters,  red stitching, red piping. Recaro logo on upper seat back.
2018 Subaru Premium optional Recaro seats have a metal tag label. The recaro seats are included with optional Performance Package #12.
2018 Subaru Premium optional Recaro seats have a metal tag label on the upper seatback. The recaro seats are included with optional Performance Package #12.
closeup of the 2017 STI alcantara and leather seating material with red bolsters and red stitching
2018 STI black alcantara seating surfaces with black and red leather side bolsters


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2018 WRX and STI COLOR SAMPLES
its very hard to get accurate color photos- always check the color in person

subject to change, correction, and updating
WR Blue world rally blue
WR Blue Pearl
crystal black silica
Crystal Black Silica
dark gray metallic
Dark Gray metallic
color Lapis Blue Pearl
Lapis Blue Pearl
ice silver metallic
Ice Silver Metallic
Subaru color Pure Red
  Pure Red
(2nd year, was new on 2016)
crystal white pearl
Crystal White Pearl
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2018 WRX and STI COLORS

CBCC- Carbon Black Checkered Cloth
CBL- Carbon Black Leather
BA- Black Alcantara with carbon black leather bolsters

2018 changes

subject to change, correction, updating
MODEL (model code)
WR Blue Pearl
(BLU, K7X)
Crystal Black Silica
(CBS, D4S)
Dark Gray Metallic
(DGM, 61K)
Lapis Blue Pearl
(LBP, K3X)
Ice Silver Metallic
(ISM, G1U)
 Pure Red
(PRD, M7Y)
Crystal White Pearl
(WHC. K1X)
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WRX (jun)
CBCC
CBCC
CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC--
WRX Premium (juo)
CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC--
WRX Premium CVT (jup)
CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC CBCC--
WRX Limited (juq)
CBL CBL CBL CBL CBL CBL CBL--
WRX Limited CVT (jur)
CBL CBL CBL CBL CBL CBL CBL--
STI (jus)
BA BA BA BA BA BA BA--
STI Limited, tall rear spoiler (juv)
CBL CBL CBL CBL CBL CBL CBL--
STI Limited, low profile rear spoiler (juw)
CBL
CBL
CBL
CBL
CBL
CBL
CBL
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Performance parts and fun accessories.
List prices for the part only, without installation
STI shifter bushing $25.95
STI alloy wheels, set of four, with center caps, TPMS valves. WRX (base model) $1593.32; WRX Premium and Limited $1793.32
License plate frames Carbon fiber WRX, STI, and STP; Polished Stainless WRX, STI, STP, Subaru,  
Ashtray $19.95. Ashtray sleeve $12.985
Block heater, WRX, STI $174.99
Battery warmer J601SVA000 $69.95
Rear corner bumper moldings. E77110AS108 $60
Car cover $129.98, car cover bag $14.95
Key chains Carbon Fiber WRX, STI, STP, Subaru
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How to get a car
inventory, or dealer trade, or ordering

Inventory -   Dealers are offered inventory a month or so in advance. The quantity and models can vary from month to month. Most cars will have a  extra options or upgrades, features that are popular in the area.  Some, but only a few, will not have any extras at all.
Cars in stock are available for immediate purchase and dealers might be more motivated to move them.

"Dealer trade" or "locate". This is when a dealer looks for a vehicle in another local dealer's inventory and then trades cars, ie swaps cars, with that dealer.
This means the requesting dealer has to have a car the other dealer will accept back in trade.
There are many people involved in this process, both at the dealerships, banks which hold the titles to the cars, and at Subaru which tracks the cars.
The vehicle is usually driven from the other location. This can take place within days if a vehicle is already in stock someplace.

Pre-sell, incoming: You wait for a vehicle the dealer already has incoming in their system.

Order:
If you really want a specific vehicle, you can order it. Subaru requires customer information and a deposit.
Once ordered Subaru will give an expected delivery Month.
There will be date, an ETA, an estimated time of arrival.  This is not a promise the car will there on a specific day or week and the frequently changes. Your dealer can watch for updates.

Orders are filled as the right model, transmission, and color is available, on a first in basis.
The time is takes to get ban order varies and delays can happen at any point along the assembly and shipping process, so be patient.
If you are requesting a popular car with a waiting list, or an uncommon car,  it can take longer.
If a certain individual option or accessory is not available for installation, the car will still be sent to the dealer. The accessory can then be added by the dealer but the cost might change.
The dealer wants you to get your car as quickly as you want to get it!

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always check with your authorized dealer, parts and warranty people, mechanic, insurance agent and etc before making any decisions.
Always have any used car inspected and always test drive any car before buying.

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All content subject to change, correction. Corrections, tips, comments welcomed

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