2017 Subaru Impreza

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Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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Confident driving with a compact sedan

If you're looking for a handsome compact sedan with standard all-wheel drive, a roomy cabin, and a little bit of rally pedigree under the hood, the 2017 Subaru Impreza could be right for you. Its standard 2.0L engine is very capable and you get a huge range of features spread across four trim levels and two body styles—sedan and five-door. This is a car that's suitable for running errands, a little light off-roading, and for putting your foot down during your commute.

All Subaru Impreza years

New for 2017

  • The Impreza is available in a new trim called the Sport.
  • The 2.0I Sport Limited and 2.0I Sport Premium trims have been discontinued for 2017.
  • Impreza trims have been upgraded with Smart Key, Power Seat(s), Bluetooth Technology, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Sunshade, Full Roof Rack, Harman Kardon Sound, and Rockford Fosgate Sound features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The 2.0I Limited trim now comes with Rear Spoiler as standard equipment.
  • The 2.0I Premium trim now comes with Rear Spoiler as standard equipment.

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Sport 4WD/AWD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rockford Fosgate Sound
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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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


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Seating capacity




5 reasons to buy the 2017 Subaru Impreza

1. All-Weather traction

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The standard all-wheel drive means you get fantastic traction, no matter the weather. This gives you peace of mind on wet roads or when driving through snow. As a bonus, it also gives you great traction and handling in dry conditions, too. The symmetrical AWD paired with the standard electronic stability control and traction control system means you get fantastic grip no matter where you are.

2. Great standard features

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Even on the base model, you get a range of great standard features. The 2.0i trim features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth® streaming. If you're looking for a little more, the Premium trim adds heated seats, welcome lighting, and a six-speaker audio system. Whichever trim you like the look of, you know it'll be well equipped and comfortable inside.

3. Lots of passenger space

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With 99.8 cu ft of passenger space in the sedan, the 2017 Subaru Impreza has room for everyone and their things. If you need a little more space, keep an eye out for the five-door model, which has 20.8 cu ft of room in the trunk. In the sedan, you get 12.3 cu ft of cargo space, which is plenty if you need to load up for that next camping trip while still having enough space for your whole crew.

4. Available convenience features

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Subaru's EyeSight® suite of convenience features offers a wide range of driver assistance technology. This is great if you often do long drives or spend a lot of time on the highway. Adaptive cruise control will make driving simple by not only setting your speed but the distance from the car ahead, too. Lane departure warning and lane-keep assist are also great features if you want a little peace of mind when you're on the road.

5. Go longer between stops

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On any road trip or long drive, you might choose to stop for snacks or a bathroom break but the Impreza doesn't require frequent fuel stops. The 2017 Impreza Premium trim sedan with the 2.0L engine and automatic CVT has an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined.

This makes it a great choice if you want a fuel-sipping sedan with AWD drive, a comfortable cabin, and plenty of standard tech—perfect for the commute or vacations with family and friends.

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With three engine options available across all 2017–2019 models, you may find an Elantra to suit you. There's a punchy little 1.4L turbo available on the Elantra Eco (from 2017) but it has a trick up its sleeve with a drive mode selector; switch to Sport mode and you may be surprised how much fun you can have with this little engine. There's also a standard 2.0L engine and a 1.6L turbo that's available on the Sport model. Inside all 2017 models onwards, you get abundant tech features and a comfortable cabin.

Look out for these standard features on all 2017–2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited models:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

  • Heated front seats

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

  • Blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

6 customer reviews
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.

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2017 Subaru Impreza trims


  • Includes a five-speed manual transmission or optional Lineartronic® CVT, 16-inch steel wheels, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a 6.5-inch high definition touchscreen, cloth upholstery, a six-way manual driver seat, power windows, electronic cruise control, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming, a four-speaker audio system, and more.

  • View all Subaru Impreza 2.0i in stock


  • Adds standard Lineartronic CVT, paddle shifters, 16-inch alloy wheels, body-color side mirrors, six-speaker audio, heated exterior mirrors and front seats, a windshield wiper de-icer, auto-on/off headlights, welcome lighting, and more.

  • View all Subaru Impreza Premiums in stock


  • Adds active torque vectoring, sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, a trunk spoiler, body-color side rocker spoilers, LED daytime running lights, an eight-inch touchscreen, keyless entry and ignition, a Harman Kardon audio system, and more.

  • View all Subaru Impreza Sports in stock


  • Includes premium trim features, and adds LED steering responsive headlights, leather upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-way power driver seat, automatic climate

  • View all Subaru Impreza Limited in stock

2017 Subaru Impreza FAQ

More about the 2017 Subaru Impreza

2017 Subaru Impreza Review: Available Colors | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Carbide Gray (Metallic)

  • Crystal Black (Silica)

  • Crystal White (Pearl)

  • Ice Silver (Metallic)

  • Island Blue (Pearl)

  • Lapis Blue (Pearl)

  • Lithium Red (Pearl)

  • Venetian Red (Pearl)

Interior colors:

  • Black Cloth

  • Black Leather

  • Black Sport Cloth

  • Ivory Cloth

  • Ivory Leather

Interior details

The roomy interior of the 2017 Subaru Impreza offers 43.1 inches of legroom in the front and 36.5 inches in the back. This is plenty of space all round for adults and children alike. Depending on the trim, you'll find either cloth or leather inside; the Limited trim offers leather-trimmed upholstery plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle. The Sport trim also has the leather-wrapped wheel and shifter but has a sporty cloth interior with red stitching. In the trunk of the sedan, you'll find 12.3 cu ft while the five-door opens this up to 20.8 cu ft.


All models come standard with all-wheel drive for extra grip and dynamic handling. According to the manufacturer, the 2017 Impreza Sport has a 0-60 time of 9 seconds, and a top speed of 155 mph. All 2017 Subaru Impreza sedans feature a 2.0L engine. The 2.0i base model with CVT has an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined.

Emissions Info

According to EPA estimates, the AWD 2017 Subaru Impreza with a 2.0L engine and five-speed manual transmission has tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 331 grams per mile, while the AWD 2.0L model with automatic transmission has tailpipe emissions of 282 grams per mile.

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