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SUBARU IMPREZA Used Car Review

Subaru was renowned for models such as the Leone and Jumbuck until a new small car appeared in 1993. The Impreza would take Australia by storm during the 1990s, and a turbocharged performance model called the WRX continues to be a huge cult car (and now its own, separate nameplate). Across several generations, however, regular versions of the Impreza have proven to be sensible compact family cars - with a segment USP of standard all-wheel drive and their distinctive horizontally opposed 'boxer' engines across the range.

Pros

Cons

  • All-wheel-drive system provides assurance on wet, slippery roads
  • Roomy cabin, and particularly practical in hatch form
  • Improved driving experience from latest model (2016 onwards)
  • Build quality and mechanical reliability
  • 'Boxer' engines short on low-down pulling power
  • Extra weight, complexity of AWD hurts fuel economy
  • Design not as distinctive as it once was
  • Older autos short on gears; newer (CVT) auto can take acclimatisation
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2009 Subaru Impreza G3 MY09 R AWD Silver 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 158501 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

JUNE EOFY SALE SALE ENDS JUNE 30 AT 5PM ALL VEHICLES REDUCED NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED DON'T MISS OUT *Located 15 minutes from Parramatta CBD *BEST PRICES GUARANTEE !!! *Easy Finance Approval NOW AVAILABLE! Bad Credits are welcome. *Every one of our cars come with a Pink slip / PPSR and Clear Title. *We offer 1-3 Year Warranty Parts and Labor Available *24/7 Road side assistance available. *Great trade in valuations offered. *Over 150 vehicle in stock. *Test Drive Today *Be Quick at

$10,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2009 Subaru Impreza G3 MY09 RX AWD Silver 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 165466 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

***WA BUYERS ONLY***FIXED PRICE*** 2009 SUBARU IMPREZA RX. Some features include: Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Power Windows, Automatic Air Con / Climate Control, 16 Inch Alloy Wheels, Central Locking Remote Control and so much more!!! Whether you are looking for Turbo Diesel 4WD & 4X4, Hybrid passenger car, V8 Ute, Convertible, Hatchback, Euro Luxury with a sunroof, or even your next Auto Van, and anything in between, we have it all. We have most brands including : Nissan, Holden, M

$9,876
Edgewater, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

Top2021 Subaru Impreza G5 MY21 2.0i-S CVT AWD Blue 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 22113 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

***** 21 COMPLIANCE**** One owner with full service history. Looks stunning in Blue! Powered by Subaru's famous AWD System. Still lots of new car warranty remaining. Enquire within to arrange a test drive. -Bluetooth -Apple CarPlay/Android Auto -DAB -Blind Spot Sensor -360 Degree Camera -Lane Keep Assist -Rear Cross Traffic Alert -Dual Zone Air Conditioning -Push Start Button -Smart Cruise Control -Daytime Running Lights -Rain Sensing Wipers -Leather Interior -Heated Front Seats

$32,292
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2012 Subaru Impreza G4 MY12 2.0i-S Lineartronic AWD Black 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 110800 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

New arrival! Currently undergoing our extensive 100 point safety checks. Enquire now and we'll keep you updated. Photos to follow. Call now to arrange your pre-purchase finance approval. Trade-ins welcome. Viewing by appointment to ensure vehicle is available.Fixed Price... Whether you are looking for Turbo Diesel 4WD & 4X4, Hybrid passenger car, V8 Ute, Convertible, Hatchback, Euro Luxury with a sunroof, or even your next Auto Van, and anything in between, we have it all. We have most bra

$17,991
Canning Vale, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2019 Subaru Impreza G5 MY20 2.0i CVT AWD Silver 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 23021 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

ONLY 23,000 KLMS - NEW CAR WARRANTY UNTIL 2024 - 3 SERVICES IN ONLY 23,000 KLMS - GENUINE ONE OWNER! This Subaru Impreza is just wow. It is a one owner vehicle that has been extremely well maintained as can be seen by the perfect LOG BOOK service history displaying 3 services done in just 23,000 kilometres. It even comes with balance of New Car Warranty until 2024 for total peace of mind. It looks great in sparkling silver metallic duco with big 17 inch sports alloy wheels, front sports alloy w

$28,999Drive Away^
Chermside, QLD

Dealer used
7 hours ago

Top2018 Subaru Impreza G5 MY18 2.0i Premium CVT AWD Silver 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 84046 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

All our vehicles come with *Guaranteed cleared title *Free Roadworthy certificate *Free 100-point safety inspection *3 Years up to 175,000km dealer warranty (condition applies) You can have chat to one of our in-house finance team for a free borrowing power assessment, and for finance deal tailored to your needs. Our state-of-the-art service department will ensure that your vehicle is kept up-to-date for ultimate performance. Buying made easy from the comfort of your home! your vehicle. your

$28,888
Castle Hill, NSW

Dealer used
25/06/2022

2013 Subaru Impreza G4 MY13 2.0i Lineartronic AWD White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 96897 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars all under one roof and we can bring the car to your home or office. We can also help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! Why pay more? easyauto123 Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in

$15,968
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
16 minutes ago

2007 Subaru Impreza 2.0i (awd) 5 Sp Manual 4d Sedan

  • 285500 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Selling due to upgrade. Reliable, runs smoothly and sounds great. Regularly serviced, just had new heavy duty clutch installed Really love this car but unfortunately have upgraded to a bigger vehicle so she needs a new home N/A

$7,250
Grafton, NSW

19 minutes ago

2006 Subaru Impreza 2.0i (AWD) Auto Sport /🎁Rwc✔️Rego✔️Warranty✔️🏁

  • 210000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

🎁RWC✔️Rego✔️Warranty✔️ Finance Available/ Trade ins Welcome 🙏 ✔️🎁 •• 08/2006 Subaru Impreza Auto AWD Sedan Sport White 🤍❤️👌🎁🏁🤗😊 4X New Tyres fitted 🛞🛞🛞🛞 ✔️ •Reliable// looks Great// Very Clean// Drives great/ ✅Odometer: 210xxx kms/ Log book/ Serviced already/ Remote key 🔑/ Cheap to run / ✅ Alloy Wheels 🛞/ Freezing 🥶 air con/ Central Locking/ clean/ CD/ AUX/ USB/ Bluetooth/ Cruise Control/ ✅RWC Safety Certificate; Yes ✅Registration: yes ✅Mechanically Exellent ✅4 C

$8,999
Archerfield, QLD

Dealer used
26 minutes ago

2006 Subaru Impreza AWD Auto Hatchback

  • 261000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto

5K NON NEGOTIABLE - unless you have a properly maintained and road registerable dirt bike/CT110 to swap with cash my way. Listing with low price for a quick sale, car is solid, test drives welcome. Located in Balranald 2715. NOTE: Apologies for the car being dirty, photos were taken a few days before listing on Gumtree, I'll clean the car and update photos ASAP. This car has been nothing but reliable since we have owned it, purchased in 2016 from a family friend. There is a CEL on the dash w

$5,000
Balranald, NSW

35 minutes ago

2014 Subaru Impreza G4 MY14 2.0i-S Lineartronic AWD Blue 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 86210 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

For more information plz call us on ******2000 or . you can email us at:

$18,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
37 minutes ago

2011 Subaru WRX Impreza

  • 156308 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual

WOW - 2011 Subaru WRX Impreza Hatchback fitted with a manual 5 speed gearbox and a sporty 2.5T Engine - Just Arrived ! Be Quick.

$23,990
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
46 minutes ago

2011 Subaru Impreza MY11 R (AWD) Blue 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 102350 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND UPAGRADED BLACK RIMS. 2011 SUBARU IMPREZA R MANAUL AWD HATCH PRESENTED IN BLUE. MUCH SOUHT AFTER ICNIC SPORTY HATCHBACK THAT IS SURE IMPRESS. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE THE GUEST ALWAYS COMES FIRST..... Rigorously inspected 100 point mechanical check. Note - a

$16,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
46 minutes ago

2017 Subaru Impreza G5 MY17 2.0i-S CVT AWD Silver 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 61508 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2017 Subaru Impreza G5 MY17 2.0i-S CVT AWD Silver 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

$24,990
Attadale, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2012 Subaru Impreza G4 MY12 2.0i-L AWD Silver Mist 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 198874 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

*** EOFY MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE 3 DAYS ONLY *** ### FREE $500 FUEL ON ALL VEHICLES ### +++ FREE 3 YEARS WARRANTY ON ALL VEHICLES +++ ALL PRICES HEAVILY MARKED DOWN!! HURRY SALE ENDS 5.00 PM THURSDAY 30TH OF JUNE, 2022!! DON'T MISS OUT!! + All Vehicles Workshop Tested, Current Roadworthy Provided + On The Spot Drive Away Finance Available (To TAP) + Contactless Delivery To Your Home Or Office In Sydney Metro (ACA) + Australia-wide Door To Door Vehicle Delivery Service (ACA) + Extended

$14,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2005 Subaru Wrx for sale

  • 225000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Only selling as i have found another car i really want so needs to go. Pretty desperate to get rid of it quickly but won't take stupid offer's. Its a 2005 Wrx has a bigger turbo and upgraded intercooler. Just had a service down at Platinum Tuning. Has a whole heap of reciepts for work carried out over the years. I have a lip kit and an STI to go with it. Will get more photo's tomorrow but if your generally interested come look instead asking whats the lowest. Really needs to be seen and heard t

$13,500Negotiable
Kingston Beach, TAS

2 hours ago

2009 Subaru Impreza G3 MY09 RX AWD Gray 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 140325 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2009 Subaru Impreza G3 MY09 RX AWD Gray 4 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

$10,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Subaru Impreza MY17 2.0I (AWD) Red Continuous Variable Hatchback

  • 85597 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

All wheel drive technolodgy. This Impreza hatch is full of features like electric windows and mirrors, black interior trims, reverse camera, phone connectivity, smooth automatic transmission, alloy wheels and so much more. All workshop approved and ready to go. Come take a look today! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and

$22,569
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2019 Subaru Impreza G5 MY20 2.0i-L CVT AWD Grey 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 24910 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

***EOFY SALE ON NOW*** ***$2000 MINIMUM TRADE IN FOR THE MONTH OF MAY*** ***PRICED TO SELL, GREAT FINANCE OPTIONS*** ***DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY*** ***WALK AROUND VIDEO AVAILABLE*** IS THIS VEHICLE STILL AVAILABLE????? Yes absolutely, our s are only listed online when they are available for purchase, enquire now to speak with a consultant anytime between 8am - 8pm any day of the week. All vehicles are priced DRIVE AWAY with no hidden costs and are advertised as a SPECIAL INTERNET PRICE

$31,888Drive Away^
Pakenham, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

IMPREZA 2.0i-S (AWD)

  • 52898 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto

IMPREZA 2.0i-S (AWD)

$26,990
Hawthorn, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Subaru Impreza G5 MY18 2.0i-S CVT AWD Red 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 47433 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND PACKED OF GENUINE SUBARU OPTIONS! This Pure Red Subaru Impreza 2.0-S hatch is the perfect daily runabout, loaded with features both in comfort and safety, this impressive AWD hatch will not disappoint. Features include Subaru Eyesight which gives you forward collision and lane departure warnings, pre-collision braking assist and adaptive cruise control, combine this with Subaru?s class leading All Wheel Drive system, this ha

$29,785
Reynella, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2013 Subaru Impreza G4 2.0I White Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 91455 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

* ONLINE CLICK & DELIVER OR CLICK & COLLECT OPTIONS AVAILABLE - PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR MORE INFORMATION * APPOINTMENT ONLY - PLEASE CONTACT US TO ARRANGE A BOOKING AS WE DO NOT ACCEPT WALK INS* This vehicle offers excellent value, with the peace of mind of a statutory 3 month/5,000km warranty. Dependable and knowledgeable with years of Automotive experience we offer you a truly unique interaction surrounded by World class customer facilities in our state-of-the-art dedicated Certified showroom.

$18,499Drive Away^
Tullamarine, VIC

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2020 Subaru Impreza G5 MY20 2.0i Premium CVT AWD Blue 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 19405 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Full service history, low Kms, carpet floor mats. This blue 2020 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium G5 Automatic AWD is in excellent condition and has only travelled 19,395 Kms. Features include: - Sat Nav - Reverse camera - Sunroof - Apple CarPlay & Android Auto - DAB+ Receiver - Lane departure warning - Lane keeping assist - Forwa

$33,990Drive Away^
Moorooka, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2018 Subaru Impreza MY18 2.0I-S (AWD) Grey Continuous Variable Hatchback

  • 26344 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Sporty and practicle! the Impreza hatch is full of features like electric windows and mirrors, phone connectivity, reverse camera, cruise control, black interior trims, smooth automatic transmission, alloy wheels and so much more. All workshop approved and ready to go. Come take a look today! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspec

$30,969
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2007 Subaru Impreza MY07 2.0I Luxury (AWD) White 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 213272 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

SUNROOF LEATHER INTERIOR DRIVE AWAY PRICE QUALITY CAR PRICED TO SELL INSPECTION RECOMMENDED TRADE INS WELCOME EXTENDED WARRANTY AVAILABLE TEST DRIVE TODAY!!!

$8,490Drive Away^
Newtown, VIC

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2012 Subaru Impreza G3 WRX S-Edition Black 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 101325 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4

Buy with confidence from Australia's oldest and most awarded Mazda Dealer. Every vehicle that we sell has been inspected by a fully licensed mechanical workshop. We want to make buying your next car is as easy as possible with options to have it delivered to your front door!!! Simply make an inquiry and we can work together to make your car buying a convenient and safe experience!!! We have only the best quality inspected vehicles, located just 10 minutes from Parra station. FAST AND EAS

$29,999
North Parramatta, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2017 Subaru Impreza G5 MY17 2.0i CVT AWD Blue 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 43708 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2017 Subaru Impreza G5 MY17 2.0i CVT AWD Blue 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

$24,490
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2009 SUBARU IMPREZA RS SEDAN

  • 155303 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

-2.0L 4 CYLINDER PETROL -5 SPEED MANUAL -SERVICE HISTORY AND 2 KEYS -REGO UNTIL 9 SEPTEMBER 2022 -18"INCH WHEELS -GOOD TYRES -REAR MUFFLER DELETES (NICE NOTE) -LEATHER SEATS -ELECTRIC SUNROOF -CD PLAYER WITH AN AUX INPUT -CRUISE CONTROL -POWER WINDOWS AND MIRRORS -NEAT AND TIDY INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR Trade ins Welcome!! Top Line Autos MD28884 1520 ALBANY HWY BECKENHAM 6107 6 Month, 1, 3 and 5 Year Extended Warranty Options Available Trading hours: Monday to Fr

$10,000
Beckenham, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2006 Subaru Impreza

  • 267000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Drives fine 5 speed manual Non turbo 2 months rego Cracked head so engine will eventually need to be replaced $2000ono

$2,000Negotiable
Armadale, WA

3 hours ago

2018 Subaru Impreza G5 MY18 2.0i-L CVT AWD White 7 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 102874 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Economic, confidence inspiring, function and capability this white 2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L AWD is just that!! With comprehensive safety equipment including dual front airbags, active cruise control, lane change warning, reversing camera this Impreza is going to protect you and the family! Boasting dual climate control, roof racks, apple car play, android auto, 6 speaker stereo and much more. This Impreza is designed to take the hassle out driving and fit perfectly into family life! e

$27,429Drive Away^
Hendra, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • CarsGuide gave the Subaru Impreza an average rating of 7.2 out of 10 with 77 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

Overview of the Subaru Impreza

Overview of the Subaru Impreza

Subaru was renowned for models such as the Leone and Jumbuck until a new small car appeared in 1993.

The Impreza would take Australia by storm during the 1990s, and a turbocharged performance model called the WRX continues to be a huge cult car (and now its own, separate nameplate).

Across several generations, however, regular versions of the Impreza have proven to be sensible compact family cars - with a segment USP of standard all-wheel drive and their distinctive horizontally opposed 'boxer' engines across the range.

SUBARU IMPREZA GENERATIONS (SINCE 2000)

2000-2007

2007-2012

2012-2016

2016-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (excluding WRX models)

2.0L 4-cylinder petrol: 6.6-7.2 litres per 100km

(2012-2016) 2.0L 4cyl petrol: 6.8-7.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO SUBARU IMPREZA

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: SUBARU IMPREZA (2012-2016 MODELS)

Check that the timing belt has been replaced at 125,000km intervals. A broken belt will destroy the engine. A second belt change also requires water pump, pulleys and tensioners to be replaced as well.

Check for water in the oil and vice-versa. Subaru had big head-gasket problems in previous years.

Due to poor machining and iffy quality piston rings, some cars from around 2012-2013 had high oil consumption. These should have surfaced by now and been fixed.

Subaru engines can last a long time but require strict maintenance to do so. Small, intricate oilways in the engine won't tolerate the sludge created by skipped oil changes. A ticking engine is one that is already damaged.

Like many modern CVTs, their alien feel and sound made some owners think there was something wrong. Drive one first to make sure you could live with its characteristics.