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Subaru Impreza

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Pros and cons

  • Available in sedan or hatchback
  • Full-time all-wheel drive
  • Innovative EyeSight driver-assist system
  • Engine lacks low-end power
  • CVT transmission can be noisy under acceleration
  • Rear trunk spoiler can impede visibility
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption8.4 - 10.1 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.5 - 7.7 L/100km
  • Width1775 mm
  • Length4460 mm
  • Trunk space589 L
  • Cargo space1566 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Subaru Impreza 2017 - present is available in 10 trims:

Convenience trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Convenience trim:
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Convenience trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:8.4 - 10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 - 7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:554 - 663 km

Touring trim features and specs

Available with the Touring trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Touring trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:8.4 - 10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 - 7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:554 - 663 km

Sport trim features and specs

Available with the Sport trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Sport trim:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Sport trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:8.4 - 10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 - 7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:554 - 663 km

Sport-tech trim features and specs

Available with the Sport-tech trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport-tech trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sport-tech trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Sport-tech trim:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Sport-tech trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:554 km

Sport with EyeSight trim features and specs

Available with the Sport with EyeSight trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport with EyeSight trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sport with EyeSight trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Sport with EyeSight trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Sport with EyeSight trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:554 km

Sport w/Eyesight Package trim features and specs

Available with the Sport w/Eyesight Package trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport w/Eyesight Package trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sport w/Eyesight Package trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Sport w/Eyesight Package trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Sport w/Eyesight Package trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:554 km

Sport w/Technology Package trim features and specs

Available with the Sport w/Technology Package trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport w/Technology Package trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sport w/Technology Package trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Sport w/Technology Package trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Sport w/Technology Package trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:554 km

Sport-tech with EyeSight trim features and specs

Available with the Sport-tech with EyeSight trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport-tech with EyeSight trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sport-tech with EyeSight trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Sport-tech with EyeSight trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Sport-tech with EyeSight trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:554 km

Sport-tech w/Eyesight Package trim features and specs

Available with the Sport-tech w/Eyesight Package trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport-tech w/Eyesight Package trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sport-tech w/Eyesight Package trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Sport-tech w/Eyesight Package trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Sport-tech w/Eyesight Package trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:554 km

Sport-tech w/Technology Package trim features and specs

Available with the Sport-tech w/Technology Package trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport-tech w/Technology Package trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sport-tech w/Technology Package trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Sport-tech w/Technology Package trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Sport-tech w/Technology Package trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:10.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:554 km

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Learn about the Subaru Impreza

Summary

The Subaru Impreza is one of the most reliable compact cars on the market, with consistently high safety ratings to give you peace of mind while you're behind the wheel. Both the sedan and hatchback models provide a smooth and stable ride in all road conditions, thanks to its sturdy full-time all-wheel drive and well-engineered suspension. There have been some reports that the engine lacks power at lower gears, but overall the Impreza is impressive for a small car. You can choose from a 1.6 L or 2 L boxer engine, which have a lower centre of gravity and increase stability overall.

Safety

The Impreza is big on safety. For starters, even on old models, like 2007, the car has side airbags, which got it a five-star rating on front-passenger safety. It also comes with anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard to help control the car in the event of skidding. 

New for 2019, the EyeSight driver assist system uses two cameras and an array of sensors to automatically keep the car in its lane and run a safe distance from other cars. Some say that the rear spoiler reduces visibility out of the rear window, but drivers can always use the standard rearview camera to safely back up.

Interior

Later models of the Impreza, from 2015, feature air conditioning, electric windows and a rearview camera as standard—the latter first became optional in 2013. Other features are available as options in newer cars, including:  

  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, so you can adjust the angle and distance of the wheel to your liking
  • Paddle shifters to shift gears from the sides of the steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery 
  • Heated front seats

Technology

The 2013 Impreza introduced the USB port and Bluetooth connectivity as standard, and each year has seen improvements in the in-car infotainment system. Depending on the trim you choose, you'll have access to the following features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Subaru STARLINK technology, for connecting mobile devices and accessing apps 
  • Satellite radio

Earlier models such as the 2008 came standard with a CD/MP3 player and full power accessories, with an upgraded audio system, satellite radio and navigation available on the Premium package.

Space

The Subaru Impreza has a spacious cabin with lots of headroom for all passengers and ample legroom for those in the back, including a large space under the front seats for their feet. Just fold down the 60/40-split rear seats if you are in need of more cargo space. In later models from 2017 and onwards, the sedan has a 12.3-cubic-foot trunk while the hatchback features more cargo volume as well, with 20.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 55.3 cubic feet with them folded.

Comfort

All models since 2007 make use of control-arm suspension, with a stabilizer bar mounted directly to the rear of the body, which makes for comfortable handling and a smooth ride. On models from 2016 and onwards, ergonomic seats provide good support, for a comfortable and relaxed driving experience. There are some reports that the continuously variable transmission (CVT) can be noisy while accelerating, which can detract from your comfort when in the driver's seat, but improved sound insulation glass on more recent models will keep noise to a minimum.

Frequently asked questions

The Impreza WRX and WRX STI models both have turbochargers, allowing the 2.0 L engine to produce an impressive 268 horsepower.

Yes. Both the sedan and hatchback models from all model years are considered to be in the compact class of cars.

The Impreza comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, but 2011 and later models are available with continuously variable transmission (CVT), which operates much like an automatic transmission.

No. The Crosstrek and the Impreza have many details in common, such as engine type, interior and exterior size, and available transmission. However, they are separate models.

Yes. Subaru has been producing the Impreza since it was launched in 1992. The 2019 models are on the roads now.