2012 Subaru Impreza Review

2012 Subaru Impreza Photo
Vehicle:
2012 Subaru Impreza
MSRP Range:
$17,495 - $37,445 | Dealer Pricing
Fuel Economy:
17 MPG city / 23 MPG highway
Bodystyle:
Hatchback,Sedan,Wagon
Engines:
2.0L H4
Drivetrains:
All Wheel Drive,Four Wheel Drive

Overview

The 2012 Subaru Impreza is considered by many to be a great alternative car to others in the same classification. It offers great fuel economy for the simple 2.0L engine that is available. It has impressed many of the car experts with its ability to offer 30% better gas mileage than the competition while still being an affordable car for almost every budget. While the models have not made any changes since 2011, they still offer a stylish body with a sporty design.

Pricing

Prices for the 2012 Subaru Impreza start at $17,495 for the 2.0i and goes up to $37,445 for the WRX STi Limited model. The packages which are included as upgrades will add to the price as well.

The 2012 Subaru Impreza has a few different trims including: 2.0i, 2.0i Limited, 2.0i Sport Limited, 2.0i Premium, WRX, WRX Premium, WRX Limited, WRX STi, and WRX STi Limited.

Specs

The 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i model comes standard with many impressive features such as 15-inch steel wheels. These are accompanied by interior features including a four-speaker sound system with CD player, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, air-conditioning, 65/35 split-folding rear seats, keyless entry, a trip computer, and a height-adjustable driver seat.

The Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium packs on the same features as the 2.0i with the addition of a six-speaker sound system with auxiliary audio jack, fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, a cargo cover (hatchback)steering-wheel controls, cruise control, iPod/USB audio interface, an adjustable front center armrest, and Bluetooth phone/audio connectivity.

The 2.0i Limited includes everything from the Premium package, but also includes leather upholstery, automatic climate control, a rear center armrest, automatic headlights, a touchscreen audio interface, and HD radio.

The 2.0i Sport Premium goes even further with two-tone body color, 17-inch wheels, different upholstery, roof rails, and an all-weather package. All packages for the WRX models offer similar packages as the 2.0i models.

The 148 horsepower performance for the 2012 Subaru Impreza comes from the 2.0L four cylinder boxer engine. The even weight five speed manual transmission allows the control and power to get from zero to 60 in 9.6 seconds. Models which were turbocharged were able to produce 265 horsepower from the 2.5L four cylinder boxer engines. Turbocharged engines were capable of going from zero to 60 in a whopping 5.3 seconds. The Impreza still is able to get great gas mileage with 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Review

The 2012 Subaru Impreza is a perfect car for those looking for something midsized with a bit of a sporty edge. It is great for individuals on the go, as well as, for small families especially with seating for five and an optional wagon model. The 2012 Subaru Impreza is comparable to the Hyundai Elantra and the Chevrolet Cruze. Those purchasing this vehicle will appreciate not only the striking appearance of the vehicle but also the large interior and its relatively inexpensive pricing structure.

Safety

The safety offered by the 2012 Subaru Impreza uses antilock brakes to have a stopping power of 60 to 0 mph in 123 feet. The stability and traction control help to keep you on the road even at top speeds. The front side, driver knee and side curtain airbags allow you to be safe during a collision. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) offered ratings of “good” for all of the trims levels for the 2012 Subaru Impreza with regards to frontal-offset, roof-strength and side impact crash tests.

Trade-in Value