2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $24,995 - $32,995
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.5l H4
Transmissions A4, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 18-21 (city), 24-26 (highway)

As an all-around performance value, it's hard to beat the AWD Impreza WRX. A new TR (Tuner Ready) base model is aimed at buyers who plan to personalize their vehicles with body kits and performance hardware. Standard WRX sedans are powered by a 230-bhp turbo flat-4 coupled to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Of course, the ultimate WRX is the STI, with its 300-bhp turbo engine, 6-speed manual, 17-inch BBS(R) alloy wheels, performance tires, Brembo(R) brakes, and DCCD (Driver Controlled Center Differential). The sophisticated AWD powertrain allows the WRX to provide all weather performance and handling. A viscous limited-slip rear differential distributes torque to the wheel with the most traction. Automatic transmission cars get an electronically controlled clutch that varies front/rear torque split as required.

What Changed:

All Impreza models get new front end styling for 2006. The top of the line, STI model gets a new rear rooftop spoiler and a new limited-slip differential. A lower-cost TR or "Tuner-Ready" version will be offered.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Impreza WRX Sedan 2.5l H4 (230-bhp) A4 AWD $28,495
Impreza WRX Sedan STI 2.5l H4 (300-bhp) M6 AWD $32,995
Impreza WRX Sedan 2.5l H4 (230-bhp) M5 AWD $24,995