1. Sweet Rally Car Melody
The sound of the WRX STI has always been an acquired taste. While some people love the off-beat boxer engine’s rumble, others find it sounds agricultural – like a John Deere on steroids. For 2015, Subaru hopes to win over disbelievers. Aside from a revised exhaust system that is tuned to be slightly louder and more pleasant, the front of the Subaru now adds to the mechanical symphony.
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Thanks to the addition of a sound tube, direct engine noise is fed into the cabin. Aside from a hearty engine growl under hard acceleration, the turbocharger spooling and dumping boost is clearly audible while you play with the throttle. The overall sound level is greater than we expected but by no means too loud or intrusive. It just adds a little more fun to a far more engaging car.