The Subaru WRX 2016 and Its Brother STI Are Budget Cars Packed with a Lot of Tech

Subaru WRX 2016 Release date

The Subaru WRX 2016 and its mightier brother the STI are really an eye candy that we can’t argue against.

That, and knowing that you get a lot for just under $35,000…

…keeping up with European sports cars will be a bit easier and will surely not cost you triple the money.

What I love in Subaru:

Is the easiness in the everyday usability,

And at the same time the practicality that gives even the most experienced enthusiasts a different feel.

Subaru WRX 2016 release date, Subaru WRX STI 2016

Of course nobody is perfect…

…and there are a few thing Subaru lacks in their refinement and technology offerings.

We have to give them praise for their massive progress in recent years, but the cheaper Volkswagen GTI manages to beat WRX when it comes comfort.

Subaru announced that they = will take a break for 2016 especially when it comes to styling and performance to meet this new challenge with full strength.

Starlink tech inside

The fine looking 268 horsepower WRX, starts off at $26,295, also offers brand new standard equipment like the 6.2-inch ‘Starlink’ touchscreen system.

Just for comparison:

the 6.1-inch unit was offered in the 2015 model only in the Premium and Limited models…

…and we really didn’t like this part to be honest, and we’re glad to see things changing in the sales department in Subaru.

Subaru WRX 2016 release date, Subaru WRX STI 2016

The consumers have an option to upgrade their touchscreen size to a more convenient 7.0-inch screen, which is actually part of a $2,100 tech package.

With this, you’ll get included Premium and Limited trims.

This complete navigation and entertainment unit also bundles with much needed multi-touch gesture controls…

…as well as SMS texting and an extra USB port for that one device you always have laying around.

What is actually a big addition in the WRX, and may be the most serious of them all is the ‘EyeSight’ collision mitigation system.

It is available in the Limited Edition for the price of $30,395.

Fine looking leather-trimmed upholstery

This really handy feature comes only with the CVT though, and with it you’ll get leather-trimmed upholstery, LED low beams as well as techs like blind spot detection, navigation, lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert.

For the 305-horsepower, WRX STI Subaru made fewer changes.

The basic model, $34,495 rally car has the same 6.2-inch touch screen as the basic model of the WRX…

…while the STI Limited that costs $40,790 has similar features as well as a 7.0-inch unit.

Subaru WRX 2016 release date, Subaru WRX STI 2016

What’s unique for the STI is the low-profile trunk spoiler that Subaru offers as an extra no-cost option.

The vehicle is also equipped with a blind spot detection tech and rear cross-traffic alert for the next year model.

The Subaru WRX 2016 release date is set for later this summer, and you can expect it to bee available at your local Subaru dealerships.

 

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