The current-generation Subaru Impreza hit showrooms in 2017, so it’s getting a little long in the tooth. However, true to Subaru’s roots, the Impreza will continue carrying on mostly unchanged in 2022. It will, however, gain a new color and a shakeup in trim availability.
On the outside, the 2022 Subaru Impreza will continue with the same unoffensive design it’s had since debuting in 2017. This look will be available in a traditional sedan or as a roomier five-door hatchback. The only change to note will be the new Sapphire Blue Pearl exterior color available with black or ivory interior. The other notable change will be the range-topping Limited trim’s availability. Starting in 2022, Subaru will limit this loaded Impreza to only five-door models.
Inside, the 2022 Impreza will be a complete carryover. It’ll continue with its same, simple interior design that borders on boring but pleases the masses with its lack of complexity and busy design features. The standard interior equipment will also remain the same and include a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, power windows with auto up/auto down on both driver and passenger sides, 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, power door locks and side mirrors, a multi-function display with fuel economy information, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, keyless entry, security system with engine immobilizer, carpeted floor mats and more.
Under its hood, the 2022 Impreza will continue with the same 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder engine that delivers 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. This engine will pair with a standard five-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. A continuously variable transmission will be available.
All CVT-equipped Impreza models will continue to come standard with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, and lead-vehicle start alert. We expect the IIHS to continue rating the Impreza a Top Safety Pick, but that confirmation will come later.
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Pricing & Release Date
Subaru hasn’t announced an official on-sale date for the 2022 Impreza, but we expect it in the fall of 2021.
Pricing for the 2021 Impreza will range from $19,755 to $27,355 (destination fees included).
Pictured: 2022 Impreza