Still based on the old Impreza, the WRX's turbocharged engine provides quick and effortless acceleration, and its well-tuned suspension delivers a supple ride with agility. Its steering is sharp, but more demanding cornering elicits a bit too much body lean for a sports sedan. The STi is more powerful and much harder riding. It is a fierce performer, although it's not as agile as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. The base WRX has STi-like styling and some of the STi's suspension updates. Reliability has been average. A swoopier-styled WRX redesign is due sometime next year.