2012 Subaru WRX STI

If you’re looking to lease a car that’s fun to drive as well as being practical, the new Subaru WRX STI could be just the thing. This edition of Ignition from Motor Trend road tests the 2012 model and proves that Subaru produced quality sports cars before the BRZ.

Unlike many of its competitors in the segment, the WRX STI doesn’t sacrifice standard road features for its track performance, though this hatchback is shamelessly performance oriented. Powered by a 305 horsepower turbocharged engine, the vehicle can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, which is fast by any modern standard, and achieved an impressive 104 feet in brake tests from 60 to 0.

In addition to its turbocharged engine that offers superior grip in all wheel drive, the WRX STI also comes equipped with six-speed manual transmission and extensive cargo space, making it just as well suited as a family vehicle or for road trips. This model does lack some of the advanced performance features of its competitors however, such as launch control, which means acceleration and other manoeuvres need to be done the old fashioned way.

The interior of the WRX STI is simplistic and practical, with no pretensions to faux luxury. This is an affordable vehicle that delivers exceptional performance without being showy, and can be a suitable choice for novated leasing. Contact Fleet Network on 08 6555 3854 to find out more about novated lease vehicles and salary packaging in Perth.