for an extreme car.
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.”
—Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
The Subaru WRX has the Best Resale Value in its class
according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.1
Subaru Active and Passive Safety
It’s under the most challenging circumstances that you find the true value of what
you drive. With more safety features available than ever before, the WRX and WRX STI
are engineered to be at their best in a worst-case scenario. You’ll have the tools to
stay aware of your surroundings, in control for accident avoidance, and protected
if an accident can’t be avoided. With the standard Rear-Vision Camera, and available
Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert2, the WRX and WRX STI are proof
that performance and safety aren’t mutually exclusive.
The most important accident-avoidance feature is the driver, and that’s why Subaru engineers
went to such great lengths to make sure the WRX and WRX STI have exceptional forward visibility.
In reverse, it’s no different—the standard Rear-Vision Camera gives you a clearer view of the area
behind your vehicle when backing up, so you can be in charge of your surroundings.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
The new Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system uses radar sensors to help warn you of traffic
approaching from the side as you are backing up, utilizing an audible warning and
flashing visual indicators in your side mirrors and Rear-Vision Camera display2.
Using radar sensors, the new Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual
indicator in each side mirror if a vehicle is sensed in your blind spots. Another feature of
this system, Lane Change Assist, alerts you with a flashing indicator in each side mirror if
it senses a vehicle approaching in a neighboring lane while you signal for a lane change2.
The WRX and WRX STI feature a driver’s side knee airbag, bringing the total to seven standard
airbags for additional protection in the event of a crash.3
Our Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame is exceptionally strong for maximum resistance to impact
energy, while its unique configuration helps divert that energy away from occupants. Also, front,
front-side and side-curtain airbags3—standard on every WRX and WRX STI—surround outboard
occupants in the event of a crash to further help prevent injury.
Safety begins with avoidance. The traction and balance of the Subaru Symmetrical
All-Wheel Drive and the stability of the SUBARU BOXER® engine provide you with
the outstanding control you need to react to hazards. Every WRX and WRX STI also
comes with standard VDC electronic stability control, which can detect a loss of
control and intervene to help keep you on your intended path.
Powerful and reliable vented disc brakes are teamed with advanced technologies to help
you stop short of danger. Antilock brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution help make
sure you don’t lose traction, and the advanced Brake Assist system helps ensure maximum
pressure is applied to the brakes as quickly as possible in an emergency situation.
|1||Vehicles projected resale value is specific to the 2016 model year. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.|
|2||Blind-Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are systems designed to assist the driver by monitoring the rear and side areas of the vehicle during a lane change or reversing and are not a substitute for safe and attentive driving.|
|3||The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) (airbags) affords the driver and the front and rear outboard passengers additional protection in moderate to severe frontal and side-impact collisions and outboard 2nd-row passengers additional protection in moderate to severe side impact collisions. This system provides supplemental protection only, and seatbelts must be worn in order to avoid injuries to out-of-position occupants upon airbag deployment and to provide the best combined protection in a serious accident. Children should always be properly restrained in one of the rear seats. See Owner’s Manual for recommended seating position.|