Subaru WRX 2016 or WRX STI – Which Is A Better Weekend Racer?
Many people, buy the Subaru WRX 2016 because it is both a sports car and also a practical choice. All the usual features that you need in a practical family saloon car are present, such as four doors, five seats and an AWD system. However, let’s not forget that at its heart the WRX is a performance vehicle. You may be interested in using your car during the week and doing a little casual racing at the weekend. If this is the case, there is no better way to have your cake and eat it than a WRX. However, there is also the more expensive WRX STI available that offers an enhanced racing experience. Here are a few things to consider if you’re thinking about weekend racing and can’t decide between using a WRX or a WRX STI at the track.
Racing With the WRX or WRX STI?
Many people new to weekend racing get bogged down in the specifications of a myriad of different vehicles. Of course it can be fun to talk about which vehicle has which feature and how much torque they have. However, it’s important to remember to have fun and get some laps in. If you have the extra $10,000 to drop on the Subaru WRX STI over the WRX then great, you won’t be disappointed. The WRX STI is an excellent racing car, but the WRX is also no slouch on the track. Try a track day first to see whether you enjoy the experience and avoid wasting your money. If you get the racing bug, a WRX will probably be more than enough car for you unless you really fall in love with the WRX STI and can afford the extra cost.
The Key Differences Between the WRX and the WRX STI
The new 4th generation Subaru WRX 2016 has a few features lacking compared to its more expensive sibling, such as Brembo brakes, the racing rear wing and the center differential control. These are all useful for racing, but the WRX does have great racing features, such as AWD, 18” alloy wheels, the boot lip spoiler and the engine. The powerplant on the WRX is a 2.0L direct-injection boxer engine producing 197kW of power and 359 Nm of torque. This engine is smaller than the 3rd generation model, but thanks to the Subaru boffins, it actually generates 2kW more power and 7 Nm more torque. In comparison, the WRX STI has the 2.5L four cylinder engine from the outgoing model. On the track, the WRX STI outperforms the WRX, but the WRX can still go 0-100km/hr in 6 seconds.
If you want to know more about the WRX 2016, contact us at Peel Subaru. We have a fantastic selection of new and used cars for sale. We would like to invite you to come down for a test drive at your earliest convenience. Our sales team can advise you about the Subaru WRX for sale price and answer any other questions you may have.