Posted Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 1:14pm

2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI coming with big performance improvements Will it be enough to take on the likes of the Focus RS and other competitors? Read more:

Subaru tends not to mess with the WRX and WRX STI often, but for 2018 the all-wheel-drive rocket gets some performance upgrades enthusiasts can get behind.
The base WRX gets revised suspension tuning in an effort to improve both comfort and performance capability –- better handling is always welcome. For those buyers who prefer a manual transmission, Subaru says it has “significantly enhanced” the currently notchy shifter feel of its six-speed transmission with a new synchro design producing less friction. We think that’s even more reason to forget the CVT even exists in a performance car like the WRX. If you weren’t a fan of the electric steering before, Subaru has tinkered with it a bit for 2018, so you might want to give it another try.