The WRX and WRX STi are high-performance variants of the compact Subaru Impreza. Subaru introduced the WRX trim in 2002, after discontinuing the two-door Impreza RS 2.5. A more powerful variant, known as the WRX STi, was introduced during the 2004 model year. Since inception, the WRX has been available as a sedan, wagon and hatchback. Maximum torque is dependent on the year, engine and trim of the WRX.
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2002-2005 Subaru WRX Torque
When introduced in 2002, the Subaru WRX was offered as a sedan and wagon. Both are powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-litre, horizontally-opposed, four-cylinder engine, sometimes called a boxer engine. The engine is rated for 227 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 217 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000rpm. The set-up motivates the 2002 WRX sedan from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds.
2004-2006 Subaru WRX STi Torque
In 2004, Subaru introduced an even more powerful variant, the WRX STi. Powering is supplied by a turbocharged, 2.5-litre, horizontally-opposed, four-cylinder engine. The larger displacement results in 300 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 300 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000rpm. The extra power helps the STi rocket from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds.
2006 Subaru WRX Torque
In 2006, the WRX's turbocharged 2.0-litre engine was replaced with a detuned variant of the STi's turbocharged 2.5-litre engine. The 2006 WRX is rated at 230 horsepower at 5,600rpm and 235 foot-pounds of torque at 3,600rpm. With an automatic transmission, the 2006 Impreza WRX accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.2 seconds. When equipped with a manual transmission, the WRX can hustle to 60 in just 5.6 seconds.
2007 Subaru WRX and WRX STi Torque
The 2007 model year was the last year for the second-generation of the Impreza. Both the WRX and WRX STi saw a decrease in power during this period. The WRX was down to 224 horsepower at 5,600rpm and 226 foot-pounds of torque at 3,600rpm. The WRX STi slipped to 293 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 290 foot-pounds of torque at 4,400rpm.
2008 Subaru WRX Torque
The 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX had the same power ratings as the 2007 model, but offers it earlier in the power-band. A sprite 224 horsepower is available at 5,200rpm and 226 foot-pounds of torque at 2,800rpm.
2008-2011 WRX STi Toruqe
In 2008, the WRX STi made a come back in power and was only available as a five-door hatchback. Still equipped with a turbocharged, 2.5-litre, horizontally-opposed, four-cylinder engine, the STi is rated at 305 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 290 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000rpm. The engine and the new body results in a 0 to 60 mile per hour time of 4.5 seconds.
2009-2011 Subaru WRX Torque
For 2009, Subaru bumped the power in the WRX to 265 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 244 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000rpm. The engine is equipped in the four-door sedan and five-door hatchback.
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