Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, though the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be an excellent bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose those that are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be most of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Subaru WRX STI. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2019 Subaru WRX STI is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to choose from.
As has been the case for some time, you can get the 2019 Subaru WRX STI with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a better V6, or you will get the miserly 2019 Subaru WRX STI Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Subaru WRX STI is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Subaru WRX STI also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Subaru WRX STI with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Subaru WRX STI offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you choose among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from along the way.
The 2019 Subaru WRX STI is really as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content makes it supremely easy to drive. If you’re looking for something with a bit more class and space than a small sedan, the 2019 Subaru WRX STI might you need to be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Subaru WRX STI is the bottom trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Subaru WRX STI Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features on the upper trim levels could be added to the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system coupled with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Subaru WRX STI stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to create most people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Subaru WRX STI has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so that the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.