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2013 Subaru WRX Styling

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The 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI models both carry over in sedan and hatchback body styles with no significant styling changes versus last year.

2011 had been a big model year for these models; that's when the WRX got the wide-fender look that had been previously reserved for the top-performance STI. The WRX and STI remain divorced from the more pedestrian Impreza, which got a long list of changes last year that made those models more unanimously good-looking--albeit in a more mass-market kind of way. 

Not everyone will think that the 2013 Subaru WRX and STI are good-looking, but The 2012 Subaru WRX and STI won't be everyone's ideal sedan, but those that get the look will love it.

As for these performance models, they still definitely stand out, with their performance-look front-end aerodynamics, quad-tipped exhaust and, on sedan models of the STI, an available (and large) wing. We tend also to think that hatchback model wear this performance treatment a bit better, with a nicer stance, although Subaru did work to give sedans more 'pop' with the latest refresh.

Upgrading either the WRX or STI to Limited status adds leather-trimmed seats and upholstery and a slightly more under-the-radar exterior.

The WRX and STI don't get the mostly new interior--with more soft-touch surfaces and a lower beltline--that was given to the rest of the Impreza lineup either, so for the time being these two models feel a bit more dated inside. The instrument panel is definitely an improvement over that of previous WRX models, but it still feels a little spartan and generic compared to other performance cars, especially in the STI's price range. STI models do add Alcantara (faux-suede) upholstery, logo stitching and badges, a unique STI steering wheel, and footwell lighting.

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