2019 Subaru Impreza

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Subaru Impreza highlights

Customer rating


  • Spacious cabin
  • Manual transmission available
  • Modern and practical infotainment system


  • Small trunk for a sedan
  • Interior materials lack refinement
  • Base engine feels underpowered

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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Style, practicality, and a suite of tech features.

The 2019 Subaru Impreza is the ideal vehicle for the outdoor enthusiast. The Subaru Impreza is a rugged all-wheel-drive (AWD) compact car that comes in both sedan and five-door hatchback variants. The Impreza is one of Subaru's smallest, but still well-equipped sedans, delivering a host of convenience, practicality, and even a bit of luxury if you are looking for a great compact car. So if you want a go-anywhere compact sedan or hatchback, look no further than the Subaru Impreza. This 2019 Subaru Impreza review will give you all the key information on the 2019 version of this popular compact car.

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New for 2019

  • Impreza trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning and Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment this year.
  • The 2.0I Premium trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

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2.0I Limited 4WD/AWD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

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

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




5 reasons to buy the 2019 Subaru Impreza

1. Choice of two practical layouts

Subaru Impreza: Backseats | CarMax

Can't decide which Impreza is right for you? The 2019 Subaru Impreza comes in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback layouts. Choose your layout and then choose between the four great trim levels like the well-equipped Impreza base model, upgraded Premium trim, the cool Sport, or the upscale Impreza Limited. The five-door hatchback has 55.3 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats down, while the sedan features a generous 12.3 cubic feet of space in its trunk. The Subaru Impreza truly has something for everyone.

Subaru Impreza: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

2. Capable AWD

Subaru is known for its symmetrical AWD system on race tracks and off-road events around the world. You can bring that same AWD off-road prowess to your driveway since it's standard equipment on all trim levels of the Impreza. So whether your weekend trip is heading downtown to see the latest show or past the sidewalk's end, your Impreza will keep you moving in the right direction.

3. Standard stability

Subaru Impreza: Engine | CarMax

Even beyond the fantastic AWD capability, all Subaru Impreza models come equipped with Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) which detects variations between driver inputs and vehicle direction and applies braking power and/or reduces engine torque to help correct vehicle path. VDC also incorporates a smart Traction Control System (TCS) that is designed to function at all speeds. You can even opt for the Active Torque Vectoring which takes things a step further and improves handling (standard on Sport models).

4. Driver convenience

Subaru Impreza: Front Seats | CarMax

So the Impreza has standard AWD and lots of stability features to keep you on the road. But did you know that it's also got loads of other tech? Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist Technology adds adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane-departure and sway warning, and lane-keep assist functions to an already impressive lineup of features. The EyeSight technology is standard on Limited models and optional on all other trim levels of the Impreza.

5. Trim levels available from base to luxury

Subaru Impreza: Tech Dash | CarMax

With the choice of both sedan and five-door layouts, plus four trim levels that are each available with either layout, you can find the right Impreza for any of your needs. The well-equipped base model also comes with a bunch of impressive features, but if you are looking for a more luxurious experience, check out the Limited spec Impreza. Expect a six-way power-adjustable driver seat with leather-trimmed upholstery, eight-inch Multimedia Plus display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, automatic climate control system with air filtration, and tons more, all as standard.

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The Subaru Forester is a go-anywhere compact crossover with room for your whole crew. The 2017-2018 Forester has a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine producing 170 hp or an available 250-hp 2.0L turbo-four. Starting in 2019, the Forester bumped base horsepower to 182 for the standard 2.5L but dropped the more powerful engine option. For 2017-2018, the Subaru Forester has 31.5 cubic feet of room behind the back seat, which increases to 33 cubic feet for 2019 and newer models.

Standard features on 2017-2021 Subaru Forester models include:

  • 6.2-inch touchscreen (6.5-inch for 2019+)

  • Height-adjustable driver's seat

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (2019+)

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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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2019 Subaru Impreza trims

Curious how Subaru Impreza trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • As with all trim levels, the base model includes Subaru's fantastic Symmetrical AWD system, a multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a rear-vision camera and Vehicle Dynamics Control.

  • View all Subaru Imprezas in stock


  • Upgrade to the Premium and expect 16-inch alloy wheels and interior upgrades like available 4G LTE WiFi capability, heated front seats, and a 6.5-inch multimedia infotainment system.

  • View all Subaru Impreza Premiums in stock


  • The Sport ups the ante with 18-inch alloy wheels, sport cloth upholstery with red stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle, plus an even larger eight-inch multimedia system.

  • View all Subaru Impreza Sports in stock


  • The top-of-the-line Limited offers buyers standard leather-trimmed upholstery, EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, LED headlights that adjust to your steering input, an automatic climate control system, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

  • View all Subaru Impreza Limiteds in stock

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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Crimson Red Pearl (Not available on Impreza Sport)

  • Crystal Black Silica

  • Crystal White Pearl

  • Dark Blue Pear

  • Ice Silver Metallic

  • Island Blue Pearl

  • Lithium Red Pearl (Only available on Impreza Sport)

  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Interior colors

  • Black Cloth (Impreza and Impreza Premium)

  • Black Leather (Limited)

  • Black Sport Cloth (Impreza Sport)

  • Ivory Cloth (Impreza and Impreza Premium)

  • Ivory Leather (Limited)

Interior details

The 2019 Subaru Impreza comes in four-door sedan or five-door hatchback variants with seating for five across all versions. Base and Premium trim levels feature cloth seating, the Sport trim level comes with sport cloth, and the Limited trim features leather upholstery.

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