Which Subaru Model Is The Fastest?

If you are interested in cars, it is impossible to not know Subaru. This make has been popular for creating some of the most versatile and capable automobiles in the world. Car owners are familiar with many famous models like Forester, Impreza as well as Outback. If you are a fan of rally driving, you must acknowledge the Subaru which is one top of the car list. Without a doubt, this brand is the favorite of outdoor enthusiasts due to the lively and reliable yearly models. 

Japan is famous for creating rally-inspired, fantastic cars with the purpose of adding to the pedestrian line-up. However, as many high speed fans usually ask: “Which Subaru model is the fastest?”. In this article, we will list out our top 13 fastest Subaru cars.

13. Subaru SVX

Starting from the basics, we present to you the Subaru SVX. With the performance date of hitting 60 in 7.3 seconds, along with the top speed of 143 miles per hour, the Subaru SVX was a true GT (also known as Grand Touring) vehicle. While this car only came in automatic, Subaru manufacturers equipped it with the 3.3 -liter flat-six engine. This helps the automobile to reach 230 horsepower as well as 224 pound-feet of torque all the way to redline. 

Along with the funky interior design, wind-defusing side windows and Lancer-ish lines, the Subaru SVX is the one of the most stunning vehicles of the 90s. Our car experts rate it to be in the top 13 fastest Subaru model. 

12. Subaru Legacy 3.6R

Right in front of the Subaru SVX, we have Subaru Legacy 3.6R. Compared with all the Legacy Models that have rocked the market in the past, the 3.6R is by far the most underrated. The reason for this is the unaggressive style and outlook. In short, it’s just like a normal Legacy. However, with 3.6-liter flat-6 engine which hit 0-60 times in around 7.1 seconds, it is one of the fastest Subaru models. The only weird thing about this model is the 256 ponies that this model kicked out. Normally, a four-cylinder Legacy Models can produce much more power.  

11. Subaru BRZ

Another car stays in our top 13 fastest Subaru models is the Subaru BRZ. With a rear-wheel drive platform, it breaks the monotony of the company’s classic design. At the first look, Subaru BRZ amazed car owners worldwide due to their sporty appearance. However, with the record from 0 to 60 in 6.4 seconds courtesy of 200 horsepower, it is just barely in number 11 of our list and fails to be the member of fastest 10 Subaru’s models, even when the performance numbers have improved in recent years.

10.  Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited

Another legacy model also joins the list of fastest Subaru cars, the Legacy 2.5 GT Limited. This Subaru car makes the trip from 0 to 60 in 5.8 seconds by using a turbocharged flat-4-engine and a manual transmission. Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited has 258 pound-feet worth of torque and 265 horsepower, which surprise car owners. Not to mention, it was limited to an overall top speed of over 150 miles per hour. This means the Legacy 2.5 GT Limited bested the 3.6R flat-six by just a bit since it has a lot of genetic make-up with the STI. If you are lucky enough to find a Legacy GT wagon with a clutch, it is a beast that performance seekers are all looking for. 

9. Subaru Impreza WRX Sport Wagon

In top 9, we have Subaru Impreza WRX Sport Wagon, an upgraded version of the WRX base model. This bad boy is a mean and lean rally automobile that even surpasses the original WRX in its golden age. To be more specific, it only takes 5.8 seconds to hit from 0 to 60. This car equips turbocharged flat-4, conjured up 217 pound-feet of torque and 227 horsepower. One thing to keep in mind that it is no longer in production. After it came to America for a decade, the Sport Wagon was officially discontinued.

8. Subaru Legacy GT spec.B

The position number 8 in the list of fastest Subaru models definitely belongs to Subaru Legacy GT spec.B. This model is actually the most special. Subaru only made around 500 sedans, with only dark silver color, and it is really costy. This car features 250-horsepower, the same with the mentioned Legacy GT version, along with over $1300 navigation system. However, unlike the old Legacy GT, the Spec.B has bigger brakes, better suspension, wider wheels and the ability to reach 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds. These features are created thanks to increased grip and fatter wheels. The only downside is that it is only made available with a six-speed manual gearbox as well as one slick limited edition interior.

7. Subaru WRX

Alright, I know we are all waiting for this: The Subaru WRX. Without a doubt, this model is a favorite for many rally drivers as well as daily-driven enthusiasts, and still hold the position in the top ten fastest Subaru models. The newest WRX is the 2015 model, with the record of 5.2 seconds reaching 60 miles per hour.

Subaru WRX
One of the most famous Subaru (Photo source: Pexels)

Not to mention, the Subaru WRX equipped with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, reaches 268 horsepower in base trim. There is absolutely no arguing about how good and fast the Subaru WRX, apart from its bigger twin: The STI. 

6. Subaru WRX STI

One step stronger than the Subaru WRX, we have the 6th position in the fastest Subaru car list: The WRX STI. With the record of hitting 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds, as well as the capability of reaching the 160 miles per hour mark, STI is the high level version of the WRX. The picture above greatly summarizes the experience of driving the WRX STI. Not to mention, the STI and its half-liter engine cranks the fun up to frenzied for car owners to confidently rocket through mud, snow, tarmac, as well as different terrains.

5. Subaru Impreza 330S

Finally, we come to the top 5. The Subaru Impreza 330s is not only one of the most famous models of the company, it also the one with amazing performance stats. To be more specific, it has a 2.5-liter turbo flat-four that can create 325 horsepower, 347 pound-feet of torque. And if that is not enough, this beast can reach to 60 in just 4.8 seconds. With the design, Subaru Impreza 330S has a five-door hatch along with a six-speed manual gearbox, as well as the one and only symmetrical all-wheel drive system from Subaru. It is believed that the British version of the Impreza is one of the best Subaru models till today. 

4. Subaru WRX Special Edition

With the “Punkin Orange” signature color, car owners can expect the thrill when seeing the Subaru WRX Special Edition. With the acceleration speed of 4.7 seconds from 0 to 60, the orange dream is a massive hit when it comes to the show. Along with all the upgrade features of WRX, the special edition also has blacker, bigger wheels and wider body.


3. Subaru Impreza 22B STI

Known as “The Subaru from Hell”, Subaru Impreza 22B STI is in the top 3 of the fastest Subaru models. With an early 1990s look, the 22B STI is capable of reaching 60 from standing still in 4.7 second. With the stunning unorthodox 2.2-liters of engine displacement and 280 horsepower motor, the Impreza 22B STI can reach a top speed of 144 miles per hour.

 The price of this model also skies high due to the rarity. To be more precise, Subaru manufacturers only made 424 cars of this model in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand. 

2. Subaru WRX STI S206

We can see in the list that the WRX models are everywhere. And the best of them all, is the WRX STI S206. While it is unknown to most Americans, this model is the blast with Japanese. With the ability to reach 316 horsepower and the record of making sixty in 4.5 seconds, Subaru WRX STI S206 is definitely number two in the list. The model is also famous for the JDM swag outlook, as well as the 318 pound-feet of torque.  

1. Subaru WR1

Last but certainly not least, we have the fastest Subaru Model in the world: The WR1. With the similar outlook with other Subaru models, the WR1 has extreme benefits in performance stats.

The WR1 is the fastest Subaru (Photo Source: favcars)

A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with the ability of producing 342 horsepower, and the top speed of 155 miles per hour are what car owners like about Subaru WR1. But the factor makes it the fastest Subaru model is the ability to reach from zero to 60 in 4.3 seconds. It is also very expensive due to the rarity. To be more specific, this model is a limited-run edition of a Subaru rally car and used to win rally championships in the hay day.