2008 Subaru Impreza Wagon

At a Glance

Pricing $17,495 - $20,995
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.5l H4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 20 (city), 27 (highway)

Even though the base Impreza hatchback is often overshadowed by the sporty WRX hatchback, it is notable for being one of only a couple AWD compact wagons sold in the USA for under $20,000. A powerful 170-bhp 2.5L flat-4 gives the Impreza an edge over most other competitors. A choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic is available. A comprehensive set of standard features makes the Impreza 5d an excellent value.

What Changed:

The Impreza line of compact cars is all-new for 2008. Impreza has grown by some four inches in wheelbase and overall length, which should improve the ride. The interior is more spacious with the biggest gains coming in shoulder room. Overall, the styling of the new models is more rounded, but the big news is the loss of the controversial grille from the front end. Powertrain options remain the same, with all model variants featuring a version of Subaru's horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Impreza 5d 2.5i 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M5 AWD $17,495
Impreza 5d 2.5i 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD $18,495
Outback Sport 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M5 AWD $19,995
Outback Sport 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD $20,995
Impreza 5d 2.5i Premium Package 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M5 AWD $18,995
Impreza 5d 2.5i Premium Package 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD $19,995