Subaru's WRX sits between the Impreza economy car and the STI rally car. It has a turbocharged engine, but does not make as much power as the STI. For the 2011 model year, the WRX gets the same wide track and body kit as the STI, giving it improved handling over the 2010 model.
The WRX has been a favorite for its low cost and near-rally car specs. The 2011 model is a good compromise between cornering performance and every day comfort.
The WRX's 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine produces 265 horsepower and 244 pound-feet of torque. The 14.2 PSI turbocharger results in some turbo lag, but gives the car plenty of power once spooled up.