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As you take the WRX and WRX STI to the edge, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing Subaru has given it exceptional safety characteristics. This includes the protection of a more resilient Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame and driver’s-side knee airbag. With the assistance of Multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control featuring Active Torque Vectoring, your vehicle can aid you in avoiding danger before it strikes. And your power to avoid it is enhanced by the one-of-a-kind poise and grip of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive


Advanced Safety Package: Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD)*1

Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD) uses sensors placed around the vehicle to alert you of vehicles in your rear blind spots for safer lane changes, and can also warn you of potential collision danger, while driving in reverse into a street with cross traffic.

Advanced Safety Package: High Beam Assist (HBA)*1

For increased awareness and visibility, the WRX and WRX STI feature High Beam Assist (HBA). HBA can automatically toggle between high and low beams depending on road conditions such as speed and oncoming traffic, enhancing visibility.


The WRX and WRX STI feature technologies that improve braking, and your safety. Brake Assist helps you fully engage the brakes in an emergency. Brake Override can help you avoid a potential hazard by overriding the gas pedal input if both the brake and gas pedal are pressed at the same time.

Multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control System*2

Multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control System helps protect you from a detected loss of control while offering three distinct modes for flexible performance. Normal Mode fully engages the system. Change to Traction Mode to raise the threshold for intervention, thereby allowing you to maximise your control and the torque delivered to the wheels. You can even select Off Mode to deactivate Vehicle Dynamics Control.

The Conditions.

          *1 The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving and observance of traffic regulations. Please do not depend solely on the Advanced Safety Package features for safe driving. There are limitations to the features of this system. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. Please ask your retailer for more details.
*2 Vehicle Dynamics Control System and TCS controls can be switched off by using OFF mode. TRACTION mode allows to turn off Vehicle Dynamics Control System while TCS engine restraints are kept active.


Whiplash-reducing Front Seats

The WRX and WRX STI feature whiplash-reducing front seats and energy-absorbing head restraints that can help better protect front occupants from injury during a rear collision.

SRS* Airbags

The WRX and WRX STI offer front SRS* airbags, front-side and curtain SRS* airbags, and a knee SRS* airbag that helps protect the driver’s lower extremities.

Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame

The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame strengthens the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars, and floor. This design works to divert and dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision. It also contributes to strengthening and lightening the chassis, leading to greater reinforced protection.

Cabin-protecting Layout

Every Subaru goes above and beyond common practice when it comes to your safety. In the event of a head-on collision, your WRX or WRX STI’s SUBARU BOXER engine and gearbox are designed to avoid rushing into the cabin for your protection.

The Conditions

* SRS: Supplemental Restraint System. Effective when used in conjunction with seatbelts.