Subaru of America, Inc. today announced the 2019 WRX STI with improved performance and special edition Series.Gray model. The 2019 WRX STI will reach Subaru retailers this Summer.
Powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, the 2019 Subaru WRX STI increases horsepower to 310 with the help of a new air intake and high flow performance exhaust. A retuned ECU and stronger pistons also contribute to the increased engine performance. The 6-speed manual transmission features a revised 3rd gear ratio which helps contribute to faster acceleration.
The WRX STI brings rally-bred performance technology to the road with Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Standard handling technologies include Active Torque Vectoring and Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control.
The 2019 Subaru WRX STI standard trim is equipped with the STARLINK 7.0” Multimedia Plus system and the Limited trim is upgraded to the 7.0" Multimedia Navigation system. Additional highlights to the WRX STI include an STI Sport Design instrument cluster with LCD, Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH), auto-on/off headlights linked with wiper operation and Welcome Lighting. WRX STI also has auto LED low and high beam height adjustment control.
New for 2019 is the limited production of 250 WRX STI Series.Gray model. The Series.Gray offers a Cool Gray Khaki exterior, exclusive Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors as well as 19-inch alloy wheels with black finish. The Brembo brake calipers come in silver finish with black STI logo. The interior features black Ultrasuede with Carbon Black Leather bolster and Ultrasuede steering wheel with red stitching. Handling for the WRX STI Series.Gray is upgraded with Bilstein STI sport-tuned suspension featuring Bilstein dampers for the inverted-strut front suspension and double wishbone rear suspension. The limited edition also includes Recaro Seats with 8-way power driver’s seat and Keyless Access with Push-button start.
All the 2019 Subaru WRX STI models feature heated exterior mirrors, dual USB ports in the center console, rear seat armrest with cup holders and off-delay for the audio system. The WRX STI also offers Recaro seats (standard on STI Limited, optional for standard trim). For greater versatility, all WRX STI models feature roof rack mounting brackets.
4-door wide-body design, 5-passenger
4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER, turbocharged/intercooled; SI-DRIVE Engine Performance Management system; die-cast aluminum cylinder block with integral cast iron cylinder liners, five main bearings, semi-closed deck cylinder design
Bore x Stroke
99.6 x 79.0 mm
Aluminum alloy cylinder heads with belt-driven double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder, Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) variable valve timing (operates on intake and exhaust valves)
Aluminum alloy intake manifold, sequential multi-port fuel injection (MFI), electronic throttle control (ETC) system, turbocharger, cross-flow intercooler
310 @ 6,000 rpm
290 lb-ft @ 4,000-5,200 rpm
91 AKI minimum; 93 AKI recommended for maximum performance
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with Multi-Mode Driver Control Center Differential (DCCD) featuring three performance modes and six driver-selectable differential locking settings; electronically controlled limited-slip center differential; helical limited-slip front differential and TORSEN limited-slip rear differential, steering angle input sensor; nominal torque split is 41:59
Multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system with yaw-rate sensor; Active Torque Vectoring
6-speed manual transmission
Unitized body construction with Ring-shaped Frame Reinforcement structure; high-tensile steel reinforcements at key structural and suspension-mounting locations
4-wheel independent, high-performance STI sport-tuned
WRX STI Series.Gray: high-performance Bilstein STI sport-tuned
Inverted struts with forged aluminum-alloy lower A-arms with pillow ball joint mount, coil springs, 24mm stabilizer bar (Bilstein dampers for WRX STI Series.Gray)
Double-wishbone type with coil springs and damper units, stiffener bar, 20mm stabilizer bar (Bilstein dampers for WRX STI Series.Gray)
Brembo Performance Brake System, power assisted 4-wheel disc with 4- channel, 4-sensor Super-Sport anti-lock brake system (ABS) with g-sensor; Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Brake Override
13.4 in. ventilated and cross-drilled with 6-piston monoblock calipers
12.8 in. ventilated and cross-drilled with dual-piston monoblock calipers
Quick-ratio hydraulic power assisted rack-and-pinion
19 x 8.5-inch cast alloy with dark gray finish
19 x 8.5-inch cast alloy with black finish (Series.Gray)
245/35R19 89W summer performance
Fuel tank capacity
Fuel Economy (mpg)
17 city/22 highway/19 combined
Zero to 60 mph
14.1 sec @ 98.5 mph
EPA trunk volume
12.0 cu. ft
MSRP for all 2019 Subaru WRX STI models is as follow
MSRP + destination & delivery
Standard WRX STI
WRX STI Limited- Wing
WRX STI- Low Profile Trunk Spoiler
2019 SUBARU WRX STI OPTION PACKAGE
RECARO Front Seats + Keyless Access with Push Button Start