2008 Subaru Impreza Sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $16,995 - $19,495
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.5l H4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 20 (city), 27 (highway)

Even though the base Impreza is often overshadowed by the hotter WRX, it is one of the only affordable AWD cars sold for under $20,000. On snowy and slick roads, the advantages of AWD are obvious. A powerful 170-bhp 2.5L flat-4 gives the Impreza an edge over most other competitors. Transmissions available include a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. A comprehensive set of standard features makes the Impreza 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 Sedan 2.5i 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M5 AWD $16,995
Impreza Sedan 2.5i 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD $17,995
Impreza Sedan 2.5i Premium Package 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M5 AWD $18,495
Impreza Sedan 2.5i Premium Package 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD $19,495