2012 Subaru Impreza sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $17,495 - $21,595
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.0l H4
Transmissions CVT, M5
Fuel Economy 25-27 (city), 34-36 (highway)

The Impreza is Subaru's compact line of cars. Available as either a sedan or 5-door wagon, the Impreza stands apart from other models in the segment with standard all-wheel-drive. Subaru is also unique in their use of horizontally-opposed engines. The 2.0l four-cylinder engine in the Impreza produces 148-bhp. When equipped with the CVT transmission, the Impreza is rated at an impressive 27 / 36 (city/highway) which exceeds the two-wheel-drive mileage of some competitive offerings. Compared to other compact cars like the Ford Focus, the Impreza offers more passenger and cargo room. With well-equipped models starting at around $20,000, the Impreza is an exceptional value.

What Changed:

The Impreza enters its fourth generation with all new models for 2012. Although the new models are basically the same size on the exterior, a longer wheelbase and restyled interior result in more passenger and cargo volume. A new 148-bhp, 2.0l boxer engine replaces the 2.5l unit in the previous generation. When paired with the new CVT transmission, the all-wheel-drive Impreza is expected to achieve fuel economy ratings of 27 city / 36 hwy.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Impreza sedan 2.0i 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) M5 AWD 25/34/29 55 $17,495
Impreza sedan 2.0i 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) CVT AWD 27/36/31 54 $18,495
Impreza sedan 2.0i Premium 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) M5 AWD 25/34/29 58 $18,795
Impreza sedan 2.0i Premium 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) CVT AWD 27/36/31 57 $19,795
Impreza sedan 2.0i Limited 2.0l H4 (148-bhp) CVT AWD 27/36/31 58 $21,595