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.

Comparison to Prior Model

2008 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2007 Subaru Impreza Sedan
2008 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2007 Subaru Impreza Sedan
Price Range ($) $16,995 - $19,495 $17,995 - $19,795
Length (in) 180.3 175.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 99.4
Width (in) 68.5 68.5
Height (in) 58.1 56.7
Track (in) 58.9 58.5
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 357.1 337.5
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3064-3131 3016-3067
Legroom Total (in.) 77.0 75.9
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.4 87.6
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 11.3 11.0
Driven Wheels
  • AWD
  • AWD
Engines
  • 2.5l H4 (170-bhp)
  • 2.5l H4 (173-bhp)
Transmissions A4, M5 A4, M5
City MPG 20 22-23
Highway MPG 27 28-29
Combined MPG 23 25
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