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About the Subaru Impreza

Vehicle Summary

Featuring smooth handling, a spacious, comfortable cabin, and a long list of available features, there's certainly a lot to like about the Subaru Impreza. Starting with the 2017 model, the Subaru Impreza entered into its fifth and most recent generation and was updated to include a refreshed styling, a more powerful engine, and new technology options. If you are in the market for a great compact car, purchasing a used Subaru Impreza is an excellent option to consider.

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FAQ

Q: Is the Subaru Impreza AWD?

A: Yes, all 2014-2019 Subaru Impreza models come standard with an AWD drivetrain. FWD and RWD drivetrains are not available for the 2014-2019 Subaru Impreza.

Q: Does Subaru Still Make the Impreza?

A: Yes, the Subaru Impreza is still in production. The 2019 Subaru Impreza was the most recent model that Subaru released.

Q: What Kind of Gas Mileage Does the Subaru Impreza Get?

A: The 2018 Subaru Impreza four-door gets an EPA estimated 32 mpg combined city/highway when equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission.1

Q: Does the Subaru Impreza Come With a Manual Transmission?

A: Lower trims of the 2014-2019 Subaru Impreza come standard with a manual transmission. On upper trims of the 2014-2019 Subaru Impreza, an automatic transmission is standard.

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.

Subaru Impreza Trim Configurations

2014-2016 Subaru Impreza Trim Configurations

The 2014-2016 Subaru Impreza comes available in five different trim configurations. These trim configurations include:

2.0i - The 2.0i trim of the 2014-2016 Subaru Impreza includes features such as cloth seats, a four-speaker audio system, an AWD drivetrain, Bluetooth® audio streaming, and more!

2.0i Premium - The 2.0i Premium trim of the 2014-2016 Subaru Impreza includes everything found on the 2.0i trim as well as a six-speaker audio system, aluminum alloy wheels, body-color side mirrors, available heated front seats, and more!

2.0i Limited - The 2.0i Limited trim of the 2014-2016 Subaru Impreza includes everything found on the 2.0i Premium trim as well as leather-trimmed seating, automatic on/off headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic climate control, and more!

2.0i Sport Premium - The 2.0i Sport Premium trim of the 2014-2016 Subaru Impreza includes features such as striped cloth upholstery, heated front seats, black roof rails, fog lights, a six-speaker audio system, and more!

2.0i Sport Limited - The 2.0i Sport Limited trim of the 2014-2016 Subaru Impreza includes everything found on the 2.0i Sport Premium trim as well as a 4.3-inch LCD display, leather-trimmed seating, automatic climate control, auto on/off headlights, and more!

2017-2019 Subaru Impreza Trim Configurations

The 2017-2019 Subaru Impreza comes available in four different trim configurations. These trim configurations include:

2.0i - The 2.0i trim of the 2017-2019 Subaru Impreza includes features such as a 6.5-inch multimedia display with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, a rearview camera, a four-speaker audio system, cloth upholstery, and more!

2.0i Premium - The 2.0i Premium trim of the 2017-2019 Subaru Impreza includes everything found on the 2.0i trim as well as heated front seats, a six-speaker audio system, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, auto on/off headlights, and more!

2.0i Sport - The 2.0i Sport trim of the 2017-2019 Subaru Impreza includes everything found on the 2.0i Premium trim as well as a sport-tuned suspension, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an eight-inch multimedia display with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ push-button start, and more!

2.0i Limited - The 2.0i Limited trim of the 2017-2019 Subaru Impreza includes everything found on the 2.0i Premium trim as well as leather-trimmed seating, automatic climate control with air filtration, fog lights, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and more!

Subaru Impreza vs Other Compact Cars

2018 Subaru Impreza vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek - Both the 2018 Subaru Impreza and the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek feature very similar interior and exterior dimensions, with the 2018 Impreza offering about 12 more cubic ft. of passenger volume than the 2018 Crosstrek. Both vehicles come equipped with the same 152 hp four-cylinder engine. The 2018 Crosstrek, however, comes with a more stylish, premium interior.

2018 Subaru Impreza vs 2018 Honda Civic - The 2018 Subaru Impreza and the 2018 Honda Civic are very comparable vehicles. The 2018 Subaru Impreza does give you slightly more passenger volume though, offering 112.1 cubic ft. of passenger volume compared to the 2018 Honda Civic's 95 cubic ft. of passenger volume. The 2018 Civic, however, offers a 15.1 cubic ft. trunk compared to the 12.3 cubic ft. trunk of the 2018 Subaru Impreza. The 2018 Honda Civic comes equipped with a slightly more powerful 174 hp four-cylinder engine, and both vehicles feature a comparable list of standard features.

2018 Subaru Impreza vs 2018 Toyota Corolla - The 2018 Subaru Impreza offers slightly less cargo space in the trunk (12.3 cubic ft. compared to 13 cubic ft.) and a slightly more powerful base engine (152 hp compared to 132 hp) than the 2018 Toyota Corolla. The 2018 Subaru Impreza also offers slightly better standard technology features than the 2018 Toyota Corolla such as a larger touchscreen display.

Reliability Research

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RepairPal gave the Subaru Impreza an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Subaru Impreza 41st out of 45 among Compact Cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Subaru Impreza is $505, compared to an average of $437 for Compact Cars and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Subaru Impreza owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Compact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 16% for the Subaru Impreza, compared to an average of 10% for Compact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.

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Reviews for Subaru Impreza

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5 (90 reviews)

almost a great car !

so fist off, my 2016 impreza hatchback sport is almost a great car for the price. carmax did a great job cleaning and servicing the vehicle for purchase. the sport is a very nice car with most of the options that customers expect. rear view camera, keyless start, leather, etc. however the car itself seems under powered . i would recommend a suburu with the larger 2.5 or just go ahead and treat yourself to the turbo version. great run around town car but if you are considering longer trips upgrade to the forester or something.

Pros

  • Technology and Entertainment: comes with most options customers want : back up camera , phone connectivity, etc -
  • Fuel Economy: good gas mileage
  • Weather Versatility: all wheel drive extremely useful in rain

Cons

  • Power: under powered. little 2.0 just isnt enough for a car that size. IMO
  • Cabin Noise: loud road noise on highway
  • Ride and Handling: stiff and bumpy ride.

- Chris N, 2016 Subaru Impreza

Fast and Fun - even as a grocery getter!

This car punches above its price level in terms of performance. AWD sports car =all 265 horses hit the road. When you hit 3k RPM, you feel that turbo kick in and you are off! Look for the 2013 Orange ones - only 200 WRX and 100 STI were made with this trim package! To top it off - the car's safety features are keyed into Subaru's Rally car platform. These things are tanks in crashes! The A/B/C pillars are reinforced (basically a light-weight roll cage built into the car). The drivetrain buckle zones are designed to make the H-4 engine rotate vertical and act as a shield for the passenger compartment in a bad enough crash. Subaru knows a thing or two about how they perform in worst case crashes from decades of rally cross experience!

Pros

  • Ride and Handling: AWD with power, low center of gravity due to H-4 Boxer engine, in a well balanced car
  • Power: It is only 4 cylinder, but it will give a V8 a run for its money. The 2008-2013 WRX is actually .1 second faster in the quarter mile than its bigger brother, the WRX STI (one less gear change in 0-60). 14+ correct this by making the WRX a 6 speed.
  • Reliability: Its a Subaru. As long as you arent smoking the clutch at every stoplight, your key will wear out before the engine.

- Billy Maur, 2013 Subaru Impreza

Wonderful car, period. Price was right in line with anywhere else.

It's been a pleasure to drive and it came to me with nothing at all broken as far as I could tell. It is a very clean car with no cosmetic issues on the interior or exterior. It drives very well and I feel comfortable in the interior driving space. It feels large on the inside except for the tightness of seats for purposes of rear side viewing. It is a very tastefully designed car on the inside, and I love the Subaru logo on the steering wheel. These cars are reputed to be extremely reliable and I needed a car with all wheel drive

Pros

  • Ride and Handling: This car stays very level as it corners due to its low profile boxer engine. The ride is very smooth and stable also due to low profile.
  • Weather Versatility: This car should do well in snow as it has all wheel drive. I have already driven it in light snow and it has done well.
  • Fuel Economy: seems pretty good. I can drive it forty miles to fifty miles a day for a week on one tank of gas.

Cons

  • Cabin Noise: This was a slight issue early-- the car had only 18600 miles on it when I bought it, but it was a little noisy. This cleared up VERY nicely as soon as I had the first scheduled transmission and differential fluid exchange done and had the oil changed. It purrs nicely now.
  • Visibility: Seeing out the rear windows right and left poses an issue due to tight seat arrangement that impedes visibility somewhat.

- Earl Dean, 2011 Subaru Impreza

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