Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The first factor enhancing Subaru WRX STI safety levels is that body shell, which the firm claims is 140 percent more rigid than the previous version of the car. There are front, side, curtain and knee airbags along with whiplash-reducing seats and the rear seats feature two ISOFIX child seat lashing points as well as the doors featuring child locks.

You've also got a switchable traction control and stability control system to supplement the four-wheel drive system for ultimate grip. Hill-start assist will prevent you rolling back on a hill when you set off, and of course there's an alarm and immobiliser installed too. Finally, a satellite tracking system is thrown in as well.

Better than many hot-hatch rivals, Subaru WRX STI practicality is excellent thanks primarily to the fact that it's a saloon rather than a hatchback. The boot, which measures 460 litres, has a large opening that isn't quite a big as a hatchback's but we'll forgive it that because of the extra space on offer. For perspective, the Volkswagen Golf's boot measures 380 litres.

There is ample space for four adults too, the two rear doors opening to reveal more space than the likes of the Golf can reasonably expect.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Subaru WRX STi (14-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors

WRX STi equipment

WRX STi standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
WRX STi optional equipment
None available

WRX STi Final Edition equipment

WRX STi Final Edition standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
WRX STi Final Edition optional equipment
  • Front fog lights