The Subaru WRX and WRX STI already have all they could possibly want when it comes to power and handling, so the upgrades they’ll be getting for the 2016 model year will be in the form of extra safety and convenience technologies.
All models are getting the new 6.2-inch Starlink infotainment system, including a rearview camera. Vehicles with navigation will get a 7-inch version.
The top-of-the-line Limited trim with Sport Lineartronic transmission (a fancy name for a CVT) gets the new EyeSight system as an option, which includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. The six-speed manual gets blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert instead.
In addition, the WRX STI Limited is now available with a low-profile rear trunk spoiler. We prefer the big wing at Hassett Automotive, but the spoiler comes at no additional cost, so it’s definitely a bargain if the big wing doesn’t seem worth the money to you!
Limited edition cars have always been rarer than their mass produced counterparts so it isn’t a surprise it’s those models that make it onto the 2015 Hagerty Hot List. The collector car experts over at Hagerty release an annual list naming what vehicles are most likely to be collectibles in 25 years.
To qualify, vehicles must be produced in the current year, cost less than $100,000, and special consideration goes to new launches not already on previous lists.
This year Subaru made its way onto the list, which also included the Dodge Challenger Hellcat (#5), Mustang GT Performance Package (#6), and Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (#4). The Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition took the number nine spot. Starting at $38,190, it’s one of the less expensive models but according to the experts, it packs a punch.
Hagerty’s reasons for selecting the Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition are what we would expect. With a turbocharged Boxer four cylinder engine, advanced suspension, and a stiff body, the STI is very similar to a rally car. The acceleration is more than enough to give any enthusiast’s heart a jumpstart and, as a limited Launch Edition, there’s no doubt collectors will want this car for their collections within the next 25 years.
We know a little something about snow up here in Wantagh, don’t we? We know how hard it can be to get around in snowy conditions and we know that even the best of us can find ourselves stranded on the side of the road sometimes. Well, thank goodness for helpful people and Subaru WRX’s. See, a police car recently got stuck in a snow storm, and it wasn’t a big tow truck that came to bail the officer out, no – it was a Subaru WRX. Check out the video for yourself below:
Have you ever done anything like this in your Subaru? Leave us a comment with your experience below!
And remember, if you’re interesting in adding one of these powerful Subaru’s to your own personal collection, be sure to stop by Hassett Ford Lincoln Subaru of Wantagh. Any one of our friendly sales team members would love to help you find the right car for you and your family. We hope to see you soon!