2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI earn 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick award

Article by Christian A., on May 8, 2014

The 2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI have earned the 2014 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The vehicles both logged good performance in each of the Institute’s crashworthiness assessments, including the small overlap front test.

The latest accolade means that Subaru now has six models that have earned 2014 safety awards from IIHS -- three with Top Safety Pick and three with Top Safety Pick+ -- including the Legacy sedan and Outback models with optional EyeSight.

The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Subaru WRX comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 268 hp engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission.

It is available at a starting price of $26,295. The higher-performance WRX STI model, meanwhile, is powered by a turbocharged, 2.5-liter boxer 305-hp four cylinder engine and carries a base price of $34,495.

Subaru is also offering a Launch Edition of the WRX STI, available in only 1,000 units over the first three months of production. It will be featured in exclusive WR Blue with gold BBS alloy wheels, with blue trim throughout the interior.

All 2015 Subaru WRX STI models are offered with Alcantara seating surfaces and standard LED exterior lighting, and the Limited trim adds leather. They will also be offered with a power driver's seat, a moon-roof and a premium Harman/Kardon audio system.

Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America remarked that since safety is one of their brand tenets, they are extremely proud to have earned a Top Safety Pick rating for their performance models.

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