NEW FOR 2013:

– Paint changes: Crystal Black Silica added; Obsidian Black Pearl discontinued.

Going into 2013, Subaru has decided to keep the WRX and WRX STI the same as the previous year, the only changes being in paint choices.

Power comes from two engines and two transmissions, one for each major trim level:

– 2.5L DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine producing 265 hp and 244 lb-ft of torque mated to a 5-speed manual transmission in the WRX
– 2.5L DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine producing 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission in the STI

Two body styles are available – sedan and 5-door hatchback – and trims include WRX, WRX Limited Package, WRX STI, and WRX STI Sport-tech Package.

In WRX, features include 2.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine with 265 hp and 244 lb-ft of torque, 5-speed manual transmission, shot-peen open-type rear differential, performance-tuned suspension, Vehicle Dynamics Control system, traction control, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain), engine immobilizer, anti-theft security system, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with gunmetal coating, Dunlop SP SPORT 01 Summer Performance tires, body-colour side ground effects, rear underbody diffuser, quad-tip exhaust (5-door), quad-tip high-performance exhaust (4-door), power heated mirrors, body colour mirrors, low-profile rear spoiler with integrated brake light (4-door), large roofline rear spoiler with integrated brake light (5-door), black stainless steel and mesh-type front grille, wiper de-icer,
6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio with steering wheel-integrated audio controls, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with voice activation and steering wheel-mounted controls, MediaHub for iPod/USB audio integration with Bluetooth streaming audio, automatic climate control, tilt/telescopic steering, steering wheel mounted cruise control, leather-wrapped gear selector and steering wheel, aluminum alloy sport pedals, retractable cargo cover (5-door), heated front seats, stort front seats, rear-seat folding centre armrest (4-door), 60/40-split flat-folding rear seats, Anthracite Black cloth upholstery with red stitching, and WRX embroidered seatbacks.

WRX Limited adds fog lights, power tilting and sliding glass sunroof, SIRIUS satellite radio installed (free 3-month trial subscription included), and leather seats.

WRX STI adds high-pressure turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder high-performance SUBARU BOXER producing 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque, 6-speed manual transmission, helical limited-slip front differential, TORSEN limited-slip rear differential, multi-mode Driver Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD), multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control system and Traction Control System, Brembo high-performance brake system, STI branded
Super Sport anti-lock braking system, larger brakes, 18-inch Enkei cast aluminum alloy wheels with charcoal coating, Dunlop SP600 Summer Performance tires, large roofline rear spoiler with integrated brake light (5-door), high-profile rear spoiler (4-door), Black Alcantara seats with Anthracite Black leather side bolsters, red stitching and STI embroidered seatbacks, and headlight surround with aluminum finish.

WRX STI Sport-tech Package adds HID headlights, automatic climate control, Pioneer AVIC X9310BT in-dash touchscreen navigation, smartphone integration with detachable face security, AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/DVD/DivX, Pioneer TS-A1684R front speakers, and mirror-integrated LED turn signals.

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