2021 Subaru Impreza

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Subaru Impreza highlights

Customer rating


  • Generous head- and legroom on both rows
  • Lots of driver-assistance features
  • Handling resembles that of a sports car


  • Poor acceleration
  • Lower cargo capacity than rivals
  • Easily noticeable road noise

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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Capable compact brings the latest tech.

Looking for a uniquely capable compact car? The 2021 Subaru Impreza has you covered. The Impreza is available in both sedan and hatchback designs and features standard all-wheel drive (AWD). With tons of tech and driver-assistance features, you'll love taking this car on all your driving adventures. While we currently do not have many 2021 Subaru Imprezas on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Subaru Impreza with similar features.

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What is new for the 2021 Subaru Impreza?

  • Impreza trims have been upgraded with Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.

2021 Subaru Impreza trims

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  • 152-hp, 145-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Subaru Impreza

1. AWD capability

2021 Subaru Impreza Review: Exterior | CarMax

It's impossible to talk about the Impreza without discussing its impressive all-wheel drive system. Standard across all trims of the 2021 Impreza, the symmetrical AWD system is designed to deliver stability and traction in a variety of weather conditions. The Impreza's AWD system is steeped in rallying history, giving you the ability to tackle all sorts of conditions and even go off-road, too.

2. Helpful connected services

2021 Subaru Impreza Review: Front seats | CarMax

The 2021 Impreza is a compact car with the latest technology. The Subaru STARLINK® system (standard on Premium, Sport, and Limited trims) offers a mix of connected services for you and your passengers. STARLINK includes convenience features like remote engine start, remote climate control, and concierge services to help you find the closest gas station or restaurant.

3. Tons of available features

2021 Subaru Impreza Review: Cell | CarMax

The 2021 Subaru Impreza comes with loads of standard features. On the base trim, look for great stuff like AWD with vehicle dynamics control, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, and a rear-vision camera. Premium and Sport trims add even more to the mix, with the trim-topping Limited model adding standard leather seating and LED lighting. Additional features include a Harman Kardon® premium audio system (available on Sport and Limited) and a power moonroof (optional on all trims).

4. Smooth driving experience

2021 Subaru Impreza Review: Dashboard | CarMax

All 2021 Subaru Imprezas come standard with the latest EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. The system is designed to monitor traffic around your vehicle and update your cruise control to adapt to other vehicles' speeds along the way. It can even monitor your vehicle's position in the lane, using lane-keep assist to help keep you on the straight and narrow. This makes the Impreza a breeze to drive, whether for your daily commute or a weekend adventure.

5. Choice of sedan or hatch

2021 Subaru Impreza Review: Trunk | CarMax

The 2021 Impreza comes in both sedan and hatchback styles, so you can find the right model for your needs. Every trim, from Base to Limited, can be found in either layout. That means you can get 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space in four-door models, or 20.8 cubic feet in five-door models. The five-door even offers up to 55.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seats lowered.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2021 Subaru Impreza, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Subaru WRX

Subaru WRX

Built on a reputation in rally racing, the WRX is a four-wheel-drive four-door sedan with striking looks that packs a formidable performance punch. The 2019 base trim starts with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 268 horsepower, with a 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 310 horsepower included as an option on the STI trim. Five trims are available: base, Premium, Limited, STI, and STI Limited. And being a four-door sedan, there's a decent amount of space inside to move: 97 cubic feet of passenger volume and 12 cubic feet of luggage volume. The Subaru WRX is bound to impress, especially if you're a rally fan.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.3 out of 5

3 customer reviews
Above Average

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 Subaru Impreza 35th out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Subaru Impreza features and specs

Limited 4WD/AWD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 43.1"/R 36.5"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 38"

Front tires


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2021 Subaru Impreza FAQ

More about the 2021 Subaru Impreza

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Crimson Red Pearl

  • Crystal Black Silica

  • Crystal White Pearl

  • Dark Blue Pearl

  • Ice Silver Metallic

  • Lithium Red Pearl

  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

  • Ocean Blue Pearl

Interior details

  • Standard cloth seating with optional sport cloth upholstery with red contrast stitching (Sport only) and optional leather seating surfaces (Limited only)

  • Standard 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system; optional eight-inch display

  • Seating for five

  • 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space (four-door) or 20.8 cubic feet of cargo space (five-door)

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2021 Subaru Impreza received an overall 5/5 rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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