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Subaru updates 2018 WRX, STI with more performance, more tech

The power output might be the same, but nearly everything else is different, even if only slightly.

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No matter the model, the 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI feature an updated front fascia.

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Higher-end WRX models, as well as the STI, sport LED headlights that move in conjunction with the steering wheel.

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The interior promises nicer materials, redesigned door grips and a trunk that opens a bit faster than before.

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The multi-function display is larger now too, measuring 5.9 inches.

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The WRX comes with an optional Performance Package that adds eight-way power Recaro seats, red brake calipers, upgraded brake pads and a deleted moonroof.

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WRX output is still pegged at 268 horsepower, which comes from a 2.0-liter flat-four engine.

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The STI's output remains the same, as well, with its 2.5-liter H4 putting out 305 horsepower.

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The STI features beefier Brembo brakes, a new electronic limited-slip center differential and new 19-inch wheels.

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Both the 2018 WRX and STI go on sale this coming spring. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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Keep on scrollin' to check out even more pictures of Subaru's newest performance vehicles.

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