2017 Subaru Levorg, STI, Review

Published on August 26, 2016
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To tell you the truth there are no many Subaru fans in the US. However, you can find some here and there and they were pretty upset when Subaru announced that WRX would be launched on the American market only as a sedan. Hatchback variant is not available anymore for the US customers, but they are going to release a substitute that will delight all disappointed fans. Levorg S concept was presented at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon and a car that will use this concept is 2017 Subaru Levorg. We bet you didn’t hear about this car before and we are proud to present it for you.

MY17 Subaru Levorg GT-S (left), Levorg GT (middle) and Levorg GT-S Spec B (right).


There is a lack of information about Levorg although the release date is approaching, but there are some videos and images. The biggest question is whether Subaru is going to launch this vehicle outside the Japanese market or not. Many believe this is a substitute for WRX, but there is no proof to support these speculations. Although there is no proof, we are among those who believe this car will be seen on American roads. One way or another, Levorg has a futuristic design and top-notch technology. Subaru might release it only in Japan, but you should definitely check it out.

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In this section, we will write about the engine that comes with Levorg S concept since Subaru hasn’t released any detail related to the powertrain of the 2017 Subaru Levorg. However, it is natural to assume that new Subaru Levorg is going to use the same engine. This means that a 2.0-liter four-cylinder will be placed under the hood. It comes with an output of 304 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. However, there may be one more engine option.

MY17 Subaru Levorg GT-S.

According to some sources, it is also possible that one more 2.0-liter variant will be part of the lineup. It is being speculated that the engine of the WRX STI S207 might be placed under the hood. However, we assume this engine is reserved of the STI trim and it generates 328 hp. A six-speed manual gearbox is expected while there is no info regarding the driving system. Subaru still needs to publish EPA rating. At this point, we don’t have a clue what fuel consumption might be. We are not expecting anything staggering when it comes to fuel economy, but perhaps it will be around the average.

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The design is going to resemble Levorg S concept presented at 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon. This means 2017 Subaru Levorg will take after Subaru WRX, but it should have a more aggressive front part. Two large air takes are likely to be placed at front fascia. Grille might be chromed and fog lights are going to be equipped with LED technology. Wheelbase should be wider comparing to WRX. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you more about new Levorg’s design, but we hope they will stick to the concept.

2017 Subaru Levorg 10

When it comes to interior we have even less information. Apparently, Levorg is going to be spacious and will offer plenty of room for each passenger. It seems that five people can fit inside the cabin and there should be enough room for cargo.


Frankly, the price of the 2017 Subaru Levorg is a little bit higher than we expected. However, bear in mind that this is a totally new concept so they invested a lot of money in research and tests. The base model should cost nearly $39,448. We believe Levorg will be offered at this price on the Japanese market, but still, we cannot make any assumptions what US price might be. The top trim is STI and this one will naturally be the most expensive. This means its price can go even up to $47,000 in Japan but not more than that.

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