Kelley Blue Book Calls the New 2018 Subaru WRX "a Blast to Drive" -- and WRX STI Takes it to the Next Level

That the auto research and value expert lauds our automaker's WRX sports sedan as a " high-performance bargain," "visceral and exhilarating," with "improved handling, safety, and comfort" to make the grade is just the beginning. Competing with segment upstarts like the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST hot hatches, it'd have to be. But when it comes to models like Subaru WRX STI near the top of the heap, it's plain to see how Subaru excels the competition.

Taking on step-ups like the all-wheel-drive-equipped Volkswagen Golf R, Ford Focus RS, and the all-new Honda Civic Type R is no easy task, to be sure. But KBB especially separates out the Subaru WRX STI standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as up to the challenge, along with a suspension retuned for the height of ride handling and comfort.

But it's the improved and Subaru-unique Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) standard on WRX STI that earns a spot on the expert reviewer's favorite feature list. This console-located button makes dialing in the center limited-slip differential's power distribution a snap, enabling WRX STI's front and rear wheels to adapt to a variety of driving conditions. Factor in the huge rear spoiler for downforce optimization and a dash of stability improvement, and you have the makings of a performance ride unrivaled.

It's just a matter of stepping inside a new WRX STI and going for a ride. You'll surely have plenty of amenities to look forward to. Standards include dual-zone climate control and heated front seating for creating a relaxing atmosphere conducive to a few adrenalized thrills, LED steering-responsive headlights to peer around corners through the thick of it, auto on/off headlights, the larger, cross-drilled rotor-equipped Brembo brakes to rein it all in, and more. Stop by and visit us here at Subaru of Loveland today, and we'll get you set up behind a comparable wheel in the Subaru WRX lineup. Come see what all the expert talk's about!


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