Road Tests Real world tests of Impreza WRX STI vs BRZ

0-60mph

Top speed

Impreza WRX STI
158 mph
Subaru BRZ
143 mph

1/4 mile

Subaru BRZ
14.9 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Reasons to consider the
Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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Faster to 60mph 5 s vs 6.4 s More than 20% faster to 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 13.5 s vs 14.9 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
More torque 300 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 152 ft-lb @ 6,400 RPM More than 95% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 158 mph vs 143 mph 15 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 296 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 50% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 11.21 lb/hp vs 13.62 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Slightly bigger engine 2,457 cc vs 2,000 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Car-autoblog view of Subaru BRZ

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Lighter curb weight 2,684 lb vs 3,319 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Impreza WRX STI  vs
BRZ 
Brand Subaru Subaru
Price 30,000 38,250
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2013
City mileage 17 MPG 19 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 27 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 2,457 cc 2,000 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 Flat 4
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,319 lb 2,684 lb
Width 70.7 in 69.9 in
Height 57.9 in 50.6 in
Length 180.3 in 166.7 in
Wheelbase 103.3 in 101.2 in

road tests

Impreza WRX STI  vs
BRZ 
Top speed 158 mph 143 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 14.9 s
0-60mph 5 s 6.4 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.21 lb/hp 13.62 lb/hp
Maximum hp 296 HP @ 6,000 RPM 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 300 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 152 ft-lb @ 6,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 11.61 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc 11.61 in Disc
Front wheels 457/? 216 432/? 17
Rear wheels 457/? 216 432/? 17
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
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