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Subaru Impreza

Subaru's Impreza has been around since 1992 in sedan and hatch styles, as well as front- and all-wheel drive models.

While it gained notoriety thanks to the all-wheel drive turbocharged WRX versions that have been sold since 1994, the Impreza has been a mainstay of the Japanese brand. An all-new version of the Impreza launched in December 2016 in five-door hatch and four-door sedan, built atop Subaru's new billion-dollar platform that will sit under every new Subaru for the next decade.

Current prices range from $23,990 to $31,490 for the Impreza 2.0i (AWD) and Impreza 2.0i-S (AWD).

This vehicle is also known as subaru xv.

Subaru Impreza Colours

The Impreza is available in six colours, including white, black, grey, red, blue, and silver.

  • Crystal white pearl
  • Ice silver metallic
  • Pure red
  • Lapis blue pearl
  • Magnetite grey metallic
  • Crystal black silica
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Subaru Impreza Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Impreza here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What small all-wheel drive hatchback should I buy?

    Small all-wheel drive hatchbacks are rare in Australia, as only a comparatively tiny number of people live in the sort of environments that require the added traction and surety that AWD provides.

    Also, most Australian consumers seeking AWD tend to go for smaller SUVs, since they are easier to get in and out of, offer a higher seating position and generally enjoy better resale values. On the flipside, SUVs cost more to buy and run, are not as stable at increased speeds due to their higher centre of gravity and are larger to manoeuvre in tighter parking spots than a small hatchback.

    The Subaru Impreza remains the least expensive small AWD hatchback you can buy new, as well as the sole mainstream-branded model starting at under $30,000.

    However, while the latest-generation Impreza launched in 2016 it's a huge improvement over previous iterations (with service intervals finally extended  to 12 months/12,500km), there are a few more compelling alternatives in small crossovers – that is, the in-between segment between small cars and SUVs; they boast a few extra centimetres of ground clearance without the bulk. Note only a few crossovers offer AWD as an option.

    A recent stint in the new Impreza-derived XV 2.0L Hybrid revealed it to be a powerful and economical crossover with excellent handling and road-holding capabilities. The same applies to the Mazda3-based CX-30 AWD, the Toyota C-HR 1.2L-turbo AWD and Volkswagen T-Roc 140TSI 4Motion - though none are as frugal as the Subaru.

    If you're not sold on the idea of an crossover AWD and prefer a small AWD hatchback, then your only other option is to stretch to premium European hatchbacks like the Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic, BMW M135i xDrive, Audi A3 quattro and Volkswagen Golf R. But all generally cost upwards of $60,000 drive-away - and that's before some of the more desirable options fitted.

    Finally, unless you are travelling hundreds of kilometres ever week, there is probably no benefit choosing diesel over petrol, as the former fuel is dirtier for the environment and not as quiet and refined as the latter. Additionally, diesels are falling out of favour with buyers due to their harmful emissions, and most companies are switching to petrol/electric hybrids as a solution. Again, this means the Subaru XV Hybrid AWD.

    A long response we know, Jan, but we hope this helps.

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  • Subaru Impreza 2008: Good price range

    It would depend on which variant it is, but it’s very low kilometres for its age, which would go in its favour. I would suggest a price of $8,000 - $10,000.

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  • What car should I buy?

    The Camry wins on reliability and fuel consumption, but carries the highest price; the Subaru is the least expensive but has the highest fuel consumption ad the lowest resale, while the Kia sits in the middle. The Kia is good value-for-money. If fuel consumption is your priority go for the Camry, if not go for the Kia.

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  • Subaru Impreza 2017: What's a good replacement?

    One to try is the Ford Focus; it has a rear view camera, GPS, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and fits within your budget.

     

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Subaru Impreza Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Subaru Impreza varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $23,990 and going to $31,490 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $23,990 $31,290
2022 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $24,190 $31,490
2021 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $23,990 $31,290
2021 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $24,190 $31,490
2020 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $31,790
2020 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $32,010
2019 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $15,100 $28,160
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $15,200 $28,380
2018 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $14,600 $28,820
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $14,700 $30,360
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Subaru Impreza Accessories

The Subaru Impreza range comes generally well equipped, with either 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels, a 6.5- or 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as a 4.2-inch multi-information display, and a 6.3-inch multi-function display. The Impreza range features either cloth or leather-appointed interior trim, with a leather-appointed wheel and shifter, dual-zone climate control, as well as push-start ignnition with keyless entry.

Subaru Impreza Fuel Consumption

The Subaru Impreza is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.6L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Hatchback 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2021 Sedan 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Hatchback 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Sedan 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 Hatchback 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 Sedan 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 Hatchback 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 Sedan 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2017 Hatchback 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2017 Sedan 6.6L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Subaru Impreza Pricing and Specs for 2021

Subaru Impreza Dimensions

The dimensions of the Subaru Impreza Sedan and Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Sedan 1455x1775x4640 mm 130 mm
2021 Hatchback 1480x1775x4475 mm 130 mm
2020 Sedan 1455x1775x4625 mm 130 mm
2020 Hatchback 1455x1775x4625 mm 130 mm
2019 Sedan 1455x1775x4625 mm 130 mm
2019 Hatchback 1455x1775x4625 mm 130 mm
2018 Sedan 1455x1775x4625 mm 130 mm
2018 Hatchback 1455x1775x4625 mm 130 mm
2017 Sedan 1455x1775x4625 mm 130 mm
2017 Hatchback 1455x1775x4625 mm 130 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Subaru Impreza Dimensions

Subaru Impreza Wheel Size

The Subaru Impreza has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x50 R17 8 for Hatchback in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Hatchback 205x50 R17 8 205x50 R17 8
2021 Sedan 205x50 R17 8 205x50 R17 8
2020 Hatchback 205x50 R17 17x7 inches 205x50 R17 17x7 inches
2020 Sedan 205x50 R17 17x7 inches 205x50 R17 17x7 inches
2019 Hatchback 205x50 R17 17x7 inches 205x50 R17 17x7 inches
2019 Sedan 205x50 R17 17x7 inches 205x50 R17 17x7 inches
2018 Hatchback 205x50 R17 17x7 inches 205x50 R17 17x7 inches
2018 Sedan 205x50 R17 17x7 inches 205x50 R17 17x7 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x50 R17 17x7 inches 205x50 R17 17x7 inches
2017 Sedan 205x50 R17 17x7 inches 205x50 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Subaru Impreza Wheel Sizes

Subaru Impreza Towing Capacity

The Subaru Impreza has no towing capacity for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Sedan 0kg 0kg
2021 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2020 Sedan 0kg 1200kg
2020 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2019 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2019 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2018 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2018 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2017 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2017 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
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Subaru Impreza Boot Space

The Impreza has the same boot capacity as its non-hybrid XV SUV counterpart at 345-litres (VDA).

Subaru Impreza Boot space Subaru Impreza Boot space

Subaru Impreza Interior

The Subaru Impreza has seriously upped its interior game. As these images show, its dashboard features a pair of central displays, with the lower touchscreen delivering most of the multimedia system's function. The dashboard is covered in nice soft-touch trim, while leather covers the seats and armrests in certain variants.

Shown above are interior details for the Subaru Impreza 2019.

Subaru Impreza Seats

The following Subaru Impreza is available with five seats. The 2.0i AWD variant comes with Black or Ivory cloth seat trim. The 2.0i-L variants comes with premium cloth seat trim, with the choice of either Black or Ivory. Leather accented seats are reserved for the 2.0i-S AWD, with the choice between Black or Ivory.

Subaru Impreza Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Subaru Impreza 2019.

Subaru Impreza Speed

Subaru does not quote an official 0-100km/h time for the Impreza hatch, although independent testing has it landing north of 10 seconds.