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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)

Overview Information

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.

Official Word:

Subaru of America, Inc. debuts the all-new 2008 Impreza WRX STI today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The ultimate performance Subaru is powered by a 305-horsepower Boxer engine and features a new level of driver-selectable powertrain- and dynamic handling-control. The 2008 WRX STI is built exclusively as an aggressively styled wide-fender 5-door model with a design strongly influenced by the brand's competition heritage. The 2008 WRX STI is the third-generation of the rally-bred supercar,...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Impreza WRX 5d 2.5l H4 (224-bhp) M5 AWD 19/24/21 $24,850
Impreza WRX 5d Premium 2.5l H4 (224-bhp) M5 AWD 19/24/21 $26,950
Impreza WRX 5d Premium 2.5l H4 (224-bhp) A4 AWD 20/25/22 $27,950
Impreza WRX 5d STI 2.5l H4 (305-bhp) M6 AWD 17/23/20 $34,995