2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    20 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    305-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Adjustable center differential (STI)

The Bad

  • WRX is no longer inconspicuous
  • STI sedan's giant wing spoiler
  • WRX deserves a six-speed gearbox
  • WRX and STI require premium gas

Notable Features of the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

  • WRX adopts wider STI body
  • STI sedan joins hatchback
  • STI suspension revised
  • Brembo brakes (STI)
  • Standard all-wheel drive

2011 Impreza WRX STi Video

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

STI for Everyday

by Horizontal1138 from Richmond, Va on August 2, 2018

You either hate the way this car looks or you love it. I've had two, so you know which category I fall in. The AWD is great, the engine is punchy, without much lag from the turbocharger, and it's ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great performance and acceleration

by michael davis from hollywood on May 24, 2018

This vehicle has the 08' engine of the year. This year and up are most kept in perfect condition regardless of how many miles driven. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 years/80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Coverage available for purchase

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000

  • Dealer Certification Required

    152-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Impreza WRX STi received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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