Review: Subaru Impreza WRX STI (2008 – 2013)


Very quick and controllable.

Catastrophic engine failures from using alloy pistons instead of forged steel. Not as well liked as previous generation cars.

Recently Added To This Review

24 August 2012

Subaru announced a price offer on its high-performance WRX STI model of just £26,995. At the same time, Subaru UK has created a further engine upgrade for the STI so that customers can create a new... Read more

9 October 2010 Impreza name dropped and 4-door version introduced

The new WRX STI benefits from a stiffened bodyshell and an extensively reworked suspension system – based upon the marque’s widely praised ‘spec. C’ set-up. Lower ride height... Read more

29 May 2010

New Cosworth Impreza STI CS400. First genuine Cosworth-developed road car since 1996, the latest limited edition Impreza offers performance-car fans the thrill of a lifetime combined with exclusivity... Read more

Subaru Impreza WRX STI (2008 – 2013): At A Glance

Launched in late 2007 at new low list price. Available in UK from November 2007, the new 230ps 236lb ft torque Subaru Impreza 2.5 WRX turbo listed at £19,995 on-the-road, £1,102 less than the previous model. Surprise addition to range available in limited numbers prior to the range-topping WRX STI went on sale in spring 2008. 

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Real MPG average for a Subaru Impreza WRX STI (2008 – 2013)

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Average performance


Real MPG

21–33 mpg

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