...The widening isn't limited to the body. The distance between the left and right wheels, known as the vehicle's track, is 1.5 inches wider. The WRX's suspension is firmer than the regular Impreza's, and for 2011 it has slight changes, including firmer rear bushings. The standard wheels are 17 inches, and this year they're 8 inches wide, up from 7 inches, for more grip. All WRX models employ a turbocharged version of Subaru's 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 265 hp and 244 pounds-feet of torque. A five-speed manual is the only transmission, and the standard all-wheel drive uses a viscous...
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...This Subaru doesn't feel turbocharged because there's no big rush of power, but it does feel a little less responsive than I would like. It's as if it needs to "come on cam," as we used to say, before the air/fuel mix is exactly what the engine needs. I'm sure it's just a peculiarity of the turbocharger. –Paul HaggerSports-car enthusiasts rejoiced when Subaru finally brought the legendary STi to America in 2004, and the car just keeps getting better every time the company tweaks it. The new STi sedan begs for attention with its large rear spoiler, and while some find that cool, it seems a...
...Combining small-car sensibility with tenacious traction, the 2011 Subaru Impreza merits a close look from anyone considering a more mainstream Honda or Toyota.
For 2012, the Subaru Outback Sport model has been retired, replaced by a new Impreza Sport model that combines a specific set of options. But MotorAuthority has learned that... read more September 27, 2011 by John Voelcker
At the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show back in April, Subaru unveiled the sporty XV Concept based on its latest-generation 2012 Subaru Impreza Hatchback. With a toughened exterior... read more September 14, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran 1
After a decade of seeing the batshit Impreza WRX on the streets of North America, the idea of a fast, goofy-looking, four-wheel-drive Subaru seems pretty normal to all of us... read more June 22, 2011 by Murilee Martin 4
The redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan and Hatchback made their respective debuts this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show and we have to admit that despite initial fears... read more April 21, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Making its debut today at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show is the all-new Subaru XV concept, a compact crossover based on the same underpinnings as the upcoming 2012 Subaru... read more April 19, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran