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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 Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)
F 43.1"/R 36.5"
F 39.8"/R 38"
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.
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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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.
The 2023 Subaru Impreza is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Subaru Impreza received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Subaru Impreza as 36 out of 44 among Compact Car
Here is what's new for the 2023 Subaru Impreza: