Subaru bills the Impreza as the most efficient all-wheel drive car in America. It’s not the most exciting Subaru on the market, but it does strike a balance between efficiency and a nimble persona. It’s available both as a four-door sedan and as a five-door hatchback. It’s also available as the sportier WRX model.
What's New for 2014
The current Subaru Impreza was introduced in 2012. For 2014, minor technological additions include a standard rearview camera for Limited models, and infotainment smartphone integration for the optional navigation system on Premium, Limited and Sport Limited models.
Choosing Your Subaru Impreza
The Impreza’s 2-liter Boxer engine produces 148 horsepower. The standard five-speed manual transmission earns 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Coupled with the continuously variable transmission (CVT) that is optional on the base and Limited models, fuel economy numbers shift to 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. The five-door adds tie-down hooks, grocery bag hooks, rear window wiper and a rear roof spoiler.
The Impreza is the go-to car for commuters in inclement climates who value fuel economy as a high priority. The feature-packed 2.0i Sport Limited is a good value, and our pick of the Impreza line.