Subaru needs to be congratulated for the changes made to the 2011 STI. Too many manufactures have performance vehicles that look good but do nothing else. Subaru has done an excellent job of upgrading the suspension and focusing on what made the STI a success in the beginning.
The next question that needs to be answered is, how much is all of that new suspension engineering going to cost you? The four-door WRX STI like I tested will run you $33,995. That is only $1,000 more than the WRX STI Special Edition went for in 2010. And it’s one thousand dollars less than the standard 2010 model.
With its long successful history of making all-wheel-drive cars, it’s hard to go wrong with any Subaru. They are superb cars. Just ask the many owners who hold onto their cars for multiple generations. My wife and I still own an 87 RX that two of my daughters drove while in high school. With 219,000 miles it’s starting to get a little tired, but it still runs good and living in Evergreen Colorado it’s a great snow car.
The 2011 Subaru Impreza STI offers superior driving performance befitting a sports model which is Subaru’s performance flagship. The STI also offers high levels of safety thanks to the Horizontally-Opposed (Boxer) turbo engine serving as the foundation for the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with its excellent weight balance and a low center of gravity.
Advertised as “The Fastest WRX STI Ever”, the 2011 model has achieved even more advanced driving performance due to a finely tuned suspension. The STI underwent repeated testing at the Nurburgring track in Germany, which helped to refine the essential nature of the car as a true driver’s car. The WRX STI offers the driver total control while at the same time offering a high level of cornering performance, sure handling, and overall vehicle stability.
Though high-quality engineering means they cost a bit more than competing compacts, the Impreza still offers good value, considering it’s a high performance sedan with all-wheel-drive. The STI is fast, fun to drive, and ready for the race track. For the performance minded, this is the car to have. Subaru has hit a home run with the new 2011 WRX STI.