Subaru WRX STI 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Subaru WRX STI 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, WRX STI zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing WRX STI 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Subaru WRX STI engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2020 Subaru WRX STI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
310 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3450 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
4.6 sec, 13.2 @ 0
Limited w/Lip 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
310 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3514 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
4.6 sec, 13.2 @ 0
Limited w/Wing 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
310 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3527 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
4.6 sec, 13.2 @ 0

2019 Subaru WRX STI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
310 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3391 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
5.2 sec, 13.7 @ 0
Limited w/Lip 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
310 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3441 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
5.2 sec, 13.7 @ 0
Limited w/Wing 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
310 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3455 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
5.2 sec, 13.7 @ 0

2018 Subaru WRX STI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Limited w/Wing 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
305 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3455 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
4.7 sec, 13.2 @ 105
Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
305 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3391 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
4.8 sec, 13.3 @ 104
Limited w/Lip 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
305 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3441 Weight, 17 City / 22 Hwy mpg
4.8 sec, 13.3 @ 105

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 5.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph 13.8 sec
Zero to 130 mph 28.7 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 6.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 11.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 8.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile 14.0 sec @ 101 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 156 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.95 g
Source: С&D

2017 Subaru WRX STI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Limited w/Wing 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
305 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3455 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
4.7 sec, 13.2 @ 105
Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
305 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3391 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
4.8 sec, 13.3 @ 104
Limited w/Lip 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
305 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft., 3441 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
4.8 sec, 13.3 @ 105

2016 Subaru WRX STI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
305 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft.
4.8 sec, 13.3 @ 103
Limited w/Wing 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
305 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft.
4.8 sec, 13.3 @ 102
Limited w/Lip 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
305 Hp, 290 Lb-Ft.
4.8 sec, 13.3 @ 104


Subaru WRX STI 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2020

4.6 sec

13.2 @ 0 mph
2019

5.2 sec

13.7 @ 0 mph
2018

4.7 - 4.8 sec

13.2 @ 105 - 13.3 @ 104 mph
2017

4.7 - 4.8 sec

13.2 @ 105 - 13.3 @ 104 mph
2016

4.8 sec

13.3 @ 102 mph
2015

4.6 - 4.8 sec

13.3 @ 106 - 13.4 @ 102 mph

It was only fifteen years ago that the British automotive market was hit by the famous trend of the 4WD rally refugee. And, the trendsetters were none other than the Mitsubishi Lancer and the Subaru Impreza. Despite their short life, these two raised the bar when it came to high-performance and power-hungry vehicles. Subaru is at it again, with a speed-demanding WRX STi that craves for some of the most strenuous and challenging tasks on the road.

 

Derived from the Impreza comes an all-wheel-drive Subaru WRX STi meant to step right into the footsteps of its predecessor with most of the power still in existence.

 

Unfortunately, there aren’t any changes to the ancient Impreza drive system. The powertrain is still the same. Even in Sharp Mode, the WRX STi still lags behind, setting a not-so-impressive record of 5.3 seconds as the final time it takes to reach 60mph. The standard WRX exhibits a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, capable of producing 268hp. The STi, which is more advanced, comes with a 2.5 liter turbo engine, one that is unique amongst all Subaru cars.  It churns out 305hp with a torque of 290 lb-ft at 6000 rpm. Compared to last year’s model, the STi produces a similar torque of 290lb-ft at 4000 rpm.

 

Any driver will notice the STi’s laser-quick steering mechanism and sharp brakes. It, however, has a somewhat uninspiring degree of focus, which begs to be pushed. It exhibits an attitude that leaves much room for improvement in ordinary circumstances. Its torque vectoring abilities, however, help to keep it glued to the ground. Unfortunately, according to previous test drives, its low power makes it close to impossible to beat the five-second mark.

 

The STi has seen an unusual but interesting overhaul in its interior features. The overall occupant space isn’t much different from what you’ll find in a typical hatchback. But, the knee room has been extended, thanks to the car’s additional 25mm-wheelbase. The lack of a sat nav system is mitigated by the full digital interior that features an LCD display, a more performing security system, and heated exterior mirrors.

 

Compared to its competitors, the STi does feature an acceptable 460-liter boot space which can be extended when back seats are split-folded. The driving cabin, however, may need a redesign. The WRX STi has a not-so-impressive ergonomic layout, one that adds to the poor system's usability.

 

Fortunately, the ancient Subaru (double-DIN) audio system has been scrapped and replaced with the better-performing Starlink infotainment system. It features USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a 7.0-inch touchscreen and voice recognition.

 

Despite its old-school performance, the Subaru WXT STi still holds enough charisma and aggressive attitude to quench any driver’s thirst. However, in an age where competitors combine ease of use, drivability, accessibility and better power, the WXT STi falls short. The Ford Focus and Volkswagen Gold R beat it by far. 



Subaru WRX STI specs