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2012 Subaru Impreza - Expert Reviews


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2012 Subaru Impreza Professional Review

...Unfortunately, with the softening has come pronounced body roll — a shortcoming that is not the inevitable trade-off we once accepted from more compliant suspensions. Note that a rear stabilizer bar comes in the Premium and higher trim levels I drove, so the base 2.0i can only be worse in this regard. The Yokohama Avid all-season tires provided enough grip that the car held on through winding roads with no drama, and the electric power steering is among the better executions in this class. The car's limits aren't easily found, thanks to the all-wheel drive, but it felt to me like...

2005 subaru impreza Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...that populate its segment of the market.Published: 10/02/2005 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 2005: The 2.5 RS now has drive-by-wire electronic throttle control and a new four-speed automatic transmission. The dashboard center stack/console has been redesigned with improved cupholders and fancier metallic trim. The 2.5 RS wagon, which boasts the RS sedan's upgraded suspension tuning, alloy wheels and sport seats, has replaced last year's 2.5 TS wagon. The WRX picks up automatic climate control, redesigned alloy wheels and body-color ground effects. Smoke-tinted headlight lenses and revised...

1996 subaru impreza Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Formerly found only in uplevel Impreza LX models, the 2.2-liter package includes a new grille, a rear stabilizer bar, and wider tires. For the first time in the Impreza, buyers can opt for a five-speed transmission with the 2.2-liter engine. Other changes include the addition of power locks and windows to upper trim levels, and the addition of a new AWD Brighton Coupe, a budget four-wheeler saddled with the old 1.8-liter engine and skinny 14-inch tires. Overall, we find much to like about the Impreza. The AWD LX Coupe we examined sported nice styling, attractive alloy wheels, and an...

1996 Subaru Impreza Professional Review

...What it can do is turn those dirt roads and snowy trails into playthings. The Impreza made quick work of the steep hairpin switchbacks on the desert road to Crown King, an old rail bed for mining trains, charging around t hem under throttle, just like the rally guys. The 2.2-liter engine coupled with a five-speed gearbox provides plenty of pull for the lightweight car. A bit rough-sounding under acceleration, the horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, similar in layout to a rear-engine Volkswagen, is remarkably smooth and quiet at highway speeds. Gas mileage is excellent, a definite plus...

2005 Subaru Impreza Professional Review

...Automatic WRX models feature Variable Torque Distribution all-wheel drive. Noticeable WRX styling touches include slightly bulged fenders and a large air scoop that feeds cool air to the turbocharger's intercooler. The hood is made of aluminum. WRX models have a sport-tuned suspension, standard 16-inch alloy wheels and larger front brake discs. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags are standard. A tiny turbo boost gauge sits atop the steering column. The Impreza WRX looks the part of a hot performer and delivers the goods, too. Acceleration is strong, especially when passing or merging and the...

2004 subaru impreza Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, a collapsible pedal system, revised gauges and a new stereo faceplate. The WRX and Outback Sport receive projector beam foglights. Inside, WRX models have new sport seats, a central tachometer and darker gray faux metal accents. The TS wagon, Outback Sport and RS sedan add an in-glass antenna, active front head restraints, central power door lock switch and multireflector halogen headlights. Further, the TS now has four-wheel disc brakes. The RS sedan's keyless entry system now has an audible confirmation feature, and keyless entry is now standard on the...

1994 subaru impreza Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1994 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1994: A passenger airbag joins the driver airbag on all models. LS Imprezas have standard antilock brakes, automatic transmission and sunroof...

1995 subaru impreza Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1995 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New
for 1995: An Impreza coupe and an Outback wagon are added to Subaru's subcompact line of cars in an attempt to broaden their appeal with sporting and outdoor enthusiasts.
Top-of-the-line LX model is introduced, replacing the LS trim level, with a 2.2-liter engine taken from the Legacy. Unfortunately it is available only with an automatic transmission...

1996 Subaru Impreza Professional Review

...Cargo room is excellent for a small wagon. It opens to a roomy 62.1 cubic feet with the seats folde d. There's a plastic tray in the back to prevent any sloppy freight from spreading and staining the cargo bay. Assembly quality overall was average, with a couple of small rattles punctuating the interior. Safety was well taken care of, with the anti-lock brakes dual airbags, adjustable seat belts and 5-mph bumpers. The Impreza also meets 1997 side impact standards. So what we have here is as unusual a vehicle as you can get these days: a small wagon with all-wheel drive, lots of cargo carrying...

2012 Subaru Impreza Overview
Source: CarGurus

...The 2012 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback come in 2.0i Base, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited trims, and the hatchback adds a Sport Premium and Sport Limited. Air conditioning, power locks, side mirrors and door locks, and a 65/35 a split-folding backseat come standard in the Base trim, and an automatic transmission is available. The Premium, which comes standard with a manual transmission, adds 16-inch alloy wheels and cruise control, and the stereo gets a USB port along with iPod connectivity and Bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free cellular. An optional All-Weather Package offers...

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2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan And Hatchback: 2011 New York Auto Show

The redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan and Hatchback made their respective debuts this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show and we have to admit that despite initial fears... read more April 21, 2011 by 

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Subaru XV Concept: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

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