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2012 Subaru Impreza sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $17,495 - $21,595
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.0l H4
Transmissions CVT, M5
Fuel Economy 25-27 (city), 34-36 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 58

Overview Information

The Impreza is Subaru's compact line of cars. Available as either a sedan or 5-door wagon, the Impreza stands apart from other models in the segment with standard all-wheel-drive. Subaru is also unique in their use of horizontally-opposed engines. The 2.0l four-cylinder engine in the Impreza produces 148-bhp. When equipped with the CVT transmission, the Impreza is rated at an impressive 27 / 36 (city/highway) which exceeds the two-wheel-drive mileage of some competitive offerings. Compared to other compact cars like the Ford Focus, the Impreza offers more passenger and cargo room. With well-equipped models starting at around $20,000, the Impreza is an exceptional value.

What Changed:

The Impreza enters its fourth generation with all new models for 2012. Although the new models are basically the same size on the exterior, a longer wheelbase and restyled interior result in more passenger and cargo volume. A new 148-bhp, 2.0l boxer engine replaces the 2.5l unit in the previous generation. When paired with the new CVT transmission, the all-wheel-drive Impreza is expected to achieve fuel economy ratings of 27 city / 36 hwy.

Official Word:

Subaru of America, Inc. has introduced the fourth-generation 2012 Impreza(R) four-door and five-door compact models, featuring bolder, more dynamic designs and an all-new highly efficient powertrain. The 2012 Impreza models offer a 36-percent improvement in EPA combined fuel economy (automatic transmission) over the previous versions, along with increased room, greater agility and a higher level of refinement. New amenities, high-line trim levels, infotainment technology and higher-grade interior materials contribute to a more rewarding driving and ownership...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Impreza sedan 2.0i 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) M5 AWD 25/34/29 55 $17,495
Impreza sedan 2.0i 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) CVT AWD 27/36/31 54 $18,495
Impreza sedan 2.0i Premium 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) M5 AWD 25/34/29 58 $18,795
Impreza sedan 2.0i Premium 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) CVT AWD 27/36/31 57 $19,795
Impreza sedan 2.0i Limited 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) CVT AWD 27/36/31 58 $21,595