2023 Subaru Impreza

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  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy trunk (hatchback)
  • Straightforward interior layout


  • Weak acceleration
  • Engine whine with continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Unimpressive fuel economy

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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With standard all-wheel drive, the 2023 Impreza compact sedan and hatchback deliver all-weather grip

Because every 2023 Subaru Impreza comes standard with all-wheel drive, it’s one of the most affordable ways to get the additional traction AWD brings. Next to competitors, only the Mazda3 also offers all-wheel drive, with the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and others front-wheel-drive only.

A five-speed manual transmission is available on the base sedan and the base or Sport trim hatchback. Both the manual and the automatic transmission that's available across the lineup make the most of the 152-horsepower four-cylinder engine, but acceleration takes patience, especially at highway passing speeds. The ride is nicely controlled, however, and the handling is crisp and accurate.

While the Impreza’s cabin is pretty basic, everything is logically placed and getting comfortable with the controls takes only a minute or two. A 6.5-inch infotainment screen is standard, with an eight-inch screen on upper trims. Both come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. If cargo space is a top priority then the hatchback’s 20 or so cubic feet far exceeds the 12.3-cubic-foot trunk in the sedan.

All Subaru Impreza years

New for 2023

  • Rockford Fosgate Sound and Full Roof Rack features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Base trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

Explore Subaru Impreza details

Sport 4WD/AWD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 43.1"/R 36.5"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 38"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 5

5 reasons to buy the 2023 Subaru Impreza

What We Like

All-wheel drive: It’s standard on every one of the Impreza’s four trim levels. This could seal the deal for budget-minded car shoppers who want a no-nonsense vehicle capable of coping with roads that turn slick with rain or snow.

Straightforward infotainment system: Like the rest of the Impreza’s cabin, the infotainment system is functional and easy to use. While the standard 6.5-inch screen is on the smaller side, it has clear menus and concise commands, not to mention standard smartphone connectivity.

Cargo toting: The five-door hatchback is an excellent means of getting SUV-like trunk volume in a smaller, less expensive vehicle. There is around 20 cubic feet of space behind the second row and more than 55 cubic feet with the split rear seatback folded down.

What Needs Improvement

Engine performance: The 152-hp four-cylinder gets the job done, but only barely. Acceleration is definitely not a bragging point with the Impreza. Highway passing takes lots of patience, and engine whine is an issue, especially with the automatic transmission.

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Ratings & reliability

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Above Average

RepairPal gave the Subaru Impreza an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Subaru Impreza 37th out of 44 among Compact Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Subaru Impreza is $542, compared to an average of $482 for Compact Cars and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Subaru Impreza owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.0 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Compact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

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.

2023 Subaru Impreza trims

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  • 152-hp, 145-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Side Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
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