Earlier this week Subaru of America released pricing information for its restyled 2018 WRX and 2018 WRX STI models.

2017 NAIAS Subaru display

Waiting for Subaru prices

Prior to the unveiling of a new model, there are three things most of us what to know: what it will look like, what its specifications are (falling under the heading "what has changed"), and how much it's going to cost (really, how much More it will cost).

We immediately know the answer to the first question. If we don't immediately know the answer to the second question, we usually find out within a few weeks. But the answer to the third question is usually couched in PR-speak, the phrase being "pricing will be announced closer to the model's on-sale date."

In the case of Subaru's facelifted 2018 WRX and 2018 WRX STI, revealed on January 5th of this year, those prices were released late last week.

2018 Subaru WRX front 3/4 view

2018 Subaru WRX

The 2018 WRX will be available in three trim levels: Standard, Premium and Limited with a number of updated standard features including:

• Revised front styling
• Suspension optimized for better handling and ride comfort
• Revised electric power steering (EPS)
• New syncro design for reduced friction
• Heated mirrors (new on Standard trim)
• New EyeSight Driver Assist Technology safety features
• Upgraded interior materials and quieter cabin
• 5.9-inch infotainment display

2018 Subaru WRX rear 3/4 view

WRX Premium changes:

• New 18-inch alloy wheels
• 7-inch infotainment display

The new optional Performance Package for WRX Premium models includes:

• Recaro 8-way power front driver's seat
• Red-painted front and rear brake calipers
• Jurid brake pads
• Moonroof deleted to reduce weight.

2018 Subaru WRX front fascia

WRX Limited changes include:

• 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar adjustment
• Redesigned LED Steering Responsive Headlights
• LED fog lights

EyeSight changes include:

• New High Beam Assist system (high and low beam automatic switching)
• Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH) replaces Hill Holder and Hill Start Assist
• EyeSight Assist Monitor (EAM) uses LED indicators to display EyeSight status on windshield head-up display (HUD)

2018 Subaru WRX STI front 3/4 view

2018 Subaru WRX STi

The refreshed 2018 WRX STi will be available in two trim levels: standard and Limited, with a number of new standard features including:

• Revised suspension tuning found on WRX
• Revised DCCD All-Wheel Drive system with electronic control
• Upgraded Brembo brakes (6-piston front, 2-piston rear, larger drilled rotors)
• 19-inch wheels
• New instrument cluster
• Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)
• Auto on/off windshield wipers
• Welcome lighting
• Auto LED low and high beam height adjustment control

2018 Subaru WRX rear fascia

2018 Subaru WRX prices

WRX Standard, 6-speed manual - $27,855
WRX Premium, 6-speed manual - $30,155
WRX Premium, CVT - $31,355
WRX Limited, 6-speed manual - $32,455
WRX Limited, CVT - $33,655

2018 Subaru WRX STI rear 3/4 view

2018 Subaru WRX STI prices

WRX STI standard, 6-speed manual - $36,955
WRX STI Limited - Wing, 6-speed manual - $41,755
WRX STI Limited – Low Profile Trunk Spoiler, 6-speed manual - $41,755

2018 option packages

Premium Performance Package - $2,050
Navigation +Audio w/ Harman/Kardon Amplifier and speakers, blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert (Limited 6MT)- $2,100
EyeSight with AVH and EAM plus navigation (Limited CVT) - $3,300
Recaro front seats + keyless access with push-button start (WRX STI Standard) - $2,500

2018 Subaru WRX STI front fascia detail

Note: $860 Destination and Delivery is included in the above prices but may vary in the following states: CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT. Destination and Delivery is $1,010 for dealers in Alaska.