They may not be the best-looking, but the new WRX and STI are affordable fun.
For anyone seeking an affordable sedan that’s a blast to drive hard, has rally racing genes, and can easily plow its way through the piles of snow currently clogging America’s roads, Subaru has a couple of solid answers. They’re called the 2015 WRX and STI. Despite some criticism (from us included) regarding the pair's uninspiring styling, the automaker has just released official pricing for each. The 2015 WRX will carry a base price of $26,295, while the STI will start off at $34,495.
The WRX, if that’s your preference, comes in three flavors: base, Premium, and Limited. The latter two sticker at $28,495 and $29,995, respectively. Those trims add items such as heated seats and mirrors, foglamps, a sunroof, leather and a rear spoiler, but the 2.0-liter boxer-four with 268 horsepower remains for all three trims. The STI, by contrast, comes with a turbocharged 2.5-liter boxer-four with 305 hp. Buyers can also opt for the STI Launch Edition, which costs $37,395 and is limited to just 1,000 examples, each offered in WR Blue with gold BBS wheels. The Limited Trim, coming in at $38,495, adds leather seats, 8-way power driver’s seat, and a power moonroof.