2019 Subaru WRX STI Specs, Release Dates, Prices

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


2,457 cc

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)

Compression ratio



Aluminum alloy intake manifold, sequential multi-port fuel injection (MFI), electronic throttle control (ETC) system, turbocharger, cross-flow intercooler

Max. boost

16.2 PSI


310 @ 6,000 rpm


290 lb-ft @ 4,000-5,200 rpm



Fuel requirement

91 AKI minimum; 93 AKI recommended for maximum performance

All-Wheel Drive

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

Stability system

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

Front disc

13.4 in. ventilated and cross-drilled with 6-piston monoblock calipers

Rear disc

12.8 in. ventilated and cross-drilled with dual-piston monoblock calipers


Quick-ratio hydraulic power assisted rack-and-pinion



Turns, lock-to-lock


Turning circle



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

15.9 gal

Fuel Economy (mpg)

17 city/22 highway/19 combined

Zero to 60 mph

5.7 sec

Quarter Mile

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








RECARO Front Seats + Keyless Access with Push Button Start


Series.Gray STI



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