2018 Subaru Levorg STI Sport Wagon Video Review

2018Subaru Levorg STI Sport Wagon Road Test Review

2018 Subaru Levorg STI Sports Touring Wagon frontSubaru Levorg STI Sport Overview

Subaru Levorg STI Sport continues the tradition of a sports wagon. Way back a few years they had the Subaru Liberty RS Turbo wagon which was a revelation at the time. Fast, spacious, quality build and the safety and handling security of the Subaru Symmetrical AWD system.

Fast forward to 2018 and the market has changed. With the SUV market taking up around 45% of sales, the normal wagon market has almost died.

This is a shame as there are buyers out there that may forsake the blandness of an SUV for the style and poise of a wagon such as the Subaru Levorg STI Sport.

We have previously tested the Levorg STI Sport as a family runabout on a trip shopping to IKEA.

This time we take the Levorg STI Sport to the Hunter Valley for a weekend.

Subaru Levorg STI Sport Summary

I have to admit I really like the Subaru Levorg STI Sport Wagon. The Subaru Levorg 2.0L STI Sport really could be called a STW. I just made that up, although I’m sure some clever marketing guru in one of the automotive manufacturers has used it before.

STW stands for Sports Touring Wagon. You really should ignore the use of STI on the Levorg, as it isn’t an STI in the same vein as the WRX STI. It is a road going Sports Touring Wagon. Owners of the WRX STI often race their cars on track days. The Levorg isn’t designed for that.

Its designed for a family wagon for those drivers that want more than a bland SUV. Drivers that want a little style, class, sportiness, full of safety features for the family and most of all fun to drive.

The Levorg delivers!

What is good?

  • Build Quality
  • Value for money
  • Smooth driving experience

 What is not so good?

  • No Android Auto or Apple Car Play
  • No Head Up Display
  • Cant disable Adaptive Cruise Control

What are the alternatives?

Audi A3 Sportback Quattro

Skoda Octavia RS 245 Wagon

BMW 3 Series Touring

Peugeot 308 GTi

 Model: Subaru Levorg 2.0 STI Sport

Model Price:   $57,513 RDAP

Engine:  2.0L Turbo Boxer

Drivetrain: 8 Sp CVT Symmetrical AWD

Power:  197kW @ 5600rpm

Torque:  350Nm @ 2400 – 5200 rpm

Safety:  5 Star ANCAP

CO2 Emissions:  201 g/km

Economy: (ADR comb) 8.7 L/100km

0 – 100Kmh: 6.6 Sec

Top Speed: TBA

Servicing:  Capped Price 3 yrs. /75000km

Warranty 3yr/unlimited km with full roadside assist

Overall Rating      86/100

Behind the Wheel 9

Comfort 9

Equipment 8

Performance 8

Ride & Handling 9

Practicality 8

Fit for Purpose 9

Fun Factor   8

Street Cred 9

Value for Money 9

  • Rating
4.3

Summary

I have to admit I really like the Subaru Levorg STI Sport Wagon. The Subaru Levorg 2.0L STI Sport really could be called a STW. I just made that up, although I’m sure some clever marketing guru in one of the automotive manufacturers has used it before.

About Rob Fraser 1991 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.