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Subaru WRX STi boot space, practicality and safety

2014 - 2017 (change model)
Practicality rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 18 October 2019

Subaru WRX Final Edition side 2018
Subaru WRX Final Edition side 2018

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.

Euro NCAP rating

Ratings for this model not available

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (25)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • 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
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
WRX STi Standard Equipment (2)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
WRX STi Optional Equipment
  • n/a
WRX STi Final Edition Standard Equipment (3)
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
WRX STi Final Edition Optional Equipment (2)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights


Length 4595mm
Width 2002mm
Height 1475mm
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