The seat and steering wheel both have extensive two-way adjustment, so it’s easy to get comfortable. Headroom is a little tight up front, though, and the steeply angled windscreen makes you feel a bit hemmed-in. The major controls are simple and clearly marked, but some of the stereo’s functions are a little confusing.
Subaru WRX STI Hatchback space & practicality
Rear-seat passengers get a reasonable amount of head- and legroom, so a pair of adults can get pretty comfortable. Don’t attempt to squeeze a third in, though, because the middle seat is narrow and there’s a bulky transmission tunnel to straddle. The boot is small, but at least the hatchback opening makes loading items easier than it is in the saloon version.
Subaru WRX STI Hatchback equipment
As befits a car costing this much, the WRX STI has plenty of standard kit. This includes climate and cruise controls, xenon headlights, Alcantara-trimmed Recaro seats, a USB socket and Bluetooth. You’d expect an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and automatic lights to be fitted, but they aren’t available, even as options.