Subaru has not made any changes to the Impreza for the 2023 model year. The compact vehicle continues to be offered in sedan and hatchback body styles with all-wheel drive standard on both. Despite being a carryover model, pricing for the Impreza has increased for the new model year.
Choosing Your Subaru Impreza
The Impreza is available as both a sedan and a hatchback. Both are available in base, Premium, and Sport trims. The hatchback is also available in Limited trim.
Pricing for the sedan ranges from $20,815 to $25,615 (prices include destination). The hatchback is slightly more expensive with a price tag that starts at $21,315 and goes up to $28,415.
Subaru offers the Impreza with a single engine. The compact car comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission as standard. A continuously variable automatic transmission is available for $1,300 on the base and comes standard on higher trims.
All Imprezas come with AWD as standard. With the manual transmission, the Impreza is rated to get up to 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined. With the CVT, the Impreza can get up to 28/36/32 mpg (city/hwy/combined).
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Regardless of body style, the Impreza can seat up to five people. The Impreza sedan offers up to 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space in its trunk. The hatchback has a roomier cargo area with up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded.
The only standard safety feature the Impreza comes with is a rearview camera.
Opting for the Impreza with the CVT brings Subaru’s EyeSight suite of advanced safety features. The suite includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and a rear-seat reminder. The Premium trim is available with the Convenience Package that adds blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert for $1,970.
The range-topping Limited trim comes with reverse automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high-beam assist as standard.
Every Impreza comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, four audio speakers, Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
The Sport trim is the first in the Impreza lineup to get an 8-inch touchscreen and voice recognition as standard. The Sport is also available with a Convenience Package that adds an eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Navigation and the Harman Kardon audio system are available on the Limited trim with the Convenience Package.
The base trim doesn’t come with a lot of features but has 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights, power accessories, cloth upholstery, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, air conditioning, traction control, anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, and keyless entry.
Adding a CVT costs $1,300.
The Premium trim adds 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, fog lights, transmission paddle shifters, six audio speakers, Wi-Fi hot spot capability, heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, automatic headlights, remote engine start, and upgraded suspension.
The Convenience Package adds a moonroof, push-button start, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and some more advanced safety features. The package costs $1,970.
The Sport trim adds 18-inch wheels, larger all-season tires, a stainless exhaust outlet tip, a spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum alloy pedal covers, a color multifunction display, keyless entry, push-button start, dual USB charging ports, active torque vectoring, and sport-tuned suspension.
Consumers can also specify the Sport trim with the Convenience Package which costs $2,470.
The range-topping Limited trim is only available as a hatchback. Standard features on the trim include leather upholstery, automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a rear center armrest.
The Limited trim is available with the $2,350 Technology Package. It adds a moonroof, a larger touchscreen, an upgraded audio system, and navigation.
With the 2023 Subaru Impreza hatchback being a far more versatile vehicle than the sedan body style and being a relatively reasonable upgrade for an extra $500, it’s the body style we recommend. The Premium trim offers a great mix of features for its starting price tag, while the available Convenience Package is worth the cost, as it adds a few more convenience and tech features to feel more upscale than lower trims.