2008 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon

At a Glance

Pricing $24,850 - $34,995
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.5l H4
Transmissions A4, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 17-20 (city), 23-25 (highway)

As an all-around performance value, it's hard to beat the AWD Impreza WRX. The WRX is powered by a 224-bhp turbo flat-4 coupled to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. The sophisticated AWD powertrain allows the WRX to provide all weather performance and handling.

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. The range topping WRX STI has moved from the sedan to the 5-door.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Impreza WRX 5d 2.5l H4 (224-bhp) M5 AWD $24,850
Impreza WRX 5d Premium 2.5l H4 (224-bhp) M5 AWD $26,950
Impreza WRX 5d Premium 2.5l H4 (224-bhp) A4 AWD $27,950
Impreza WRX 5d STI 2.5l H4 (305-bhp) M6 AWD $34,995