Originally Posted by thejordan
interesting comparison with the WRX. i wonder how much better the mpgs will be on the ST than the WRX.
FWIW, I owned a 2011 WRX for about 8 months (and an 05 wagon for 3 years prior). I liked the overall feel of the ST more in my limited drive, but that may be due to the WRX feel for the last 10 years wearing on me.
MPG on the ST seems varied so far, based on what 1 forum has in a 150 post thread. I wouldn't be surprised to find people averaging around 25. Highway people are easily pulling 28-30. I averaged 20-21 in my WRX's over that 3+ years.
I don't claim to be an expert in any way. In fact, I'm probably the opposite.
One thing I'm interested in is handling in snow and bad weather. One thing reviews are saying is that you can get the backend out slightly by lifting off the gas in a turn