2012 - 2014 Subaru Impreza

Subaru offered up a small taste of what was to come with the first image of the new 2012 Impreza revealed in both sedan and hatchback versions at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The 2012 Impreza will be offered in base, Premium, Sport Premium, Limited and Sport Limited models when it arrives in dealerships later this fall.

The 2012 Impreza comes with an improved fuel economy achieved with the use of a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder producing 148 HP and 146 lb-ft of torque which debuted in Europe earlier this year. This engine replaces the current 170 HP 2.5-liter SOHC aluminum-alloy engine. Further aid is offered with the use of the new continuously variable transmission.

The new model will come with a totally new design that "will propose roomier cabin space with new level of comfort and refinement for enhanced product appeal."

UPDATE 08/22/2011: Subaru has announced prices for their 2012 Impreza. The base model 4-door Impreza 2.0i with a five-speed manual transmission starts off at $17,495 to match last year’s prices. The automatic version, offered exclusively with Subaru’s newly designed continuously variable transmission (CVT), starts at $18,495. The base 5-door Impreza 2.0i starts at $17,995 when equipped with a five-speed transmission and $18,995 for the CVT-equipped model.

Exterior

Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza

The new 2012 Impreza will be built on a longer wheelbase, 104.1 inches compared to the 103.2 in the outgoing model, but the length and width remain unchanged. Thanks to redesigned door panels, the 2012 Impreza also offers increased hip and shoulder room - 2 inches for the rear seat passengers - and increased trunk room and five-door cargo room. The front of the vehicle has also grown with the A-pillar getting moved 7.9 inches forward, allowing for a front door opening nearly five inches longer for easier entry/exit.

New For 2013:

  • Base model gains Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), iPod® control capability, USB port and 3.5mm aux. input jack.
  • Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission (CVT) gains Incline Start Assist. All-Weather Package now standard on Impreza 2.0i Premium with 5-speed manual transmission; remains an option for 2.5i Premium with CVT.
  • Rear Vision Camera added to optional navigation system for Premium and Limited trim lines
  • 2.5i Sport Premium adds leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

New for 2014:

  • Rear vision camera standard on Limited models.
  • Aha® Infotainment smartphone integration included with the optional navigation system for all 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Limited and 2.0i Sport Limited models.

2012-2014 Subaru Impreza - Exterior Dimensions

Length180.3 inches (4-door), 173.8 inches (5-door)
Width68.5 inches
Height57.7 inches
Wheelbase104.1 inches
Track (front/rear)59.4 inches/59.6 inches
Base curb weight (manual/automatic)2,944 lbs/3,010 lbs
Ground clearance (at base curb weight)5.7 inches

Interior

Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza

The interior will feature soft-touch materials for the dashboard, door trim, and center console armrest. Depending on the trim level, the 2012 Impreza will be offered with a multi-function display with fuel economy information, remote keyless entry system, security system with engine immobilizer, 16" alloy wheels or 17" alloy wheels for the Sport Premium, and a navigation system that includes a 6.1-inch touch screen LCD display and voice control. The options list will include an All-Weather Package that adds heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer.

2012-2014 Subaru Impreza - Interior Dimensions

Headroom (front/rear)4-door: 39.8 inches/37.1 inches; 5-door: 39.8 inches / 37.7 inches
Legroom (front/rear)43.5 inches/35.4 inches
Shoulder room (front/rear)55.6 inches/54.2 inches
Passenger volume4-door: 96.9 cubic feet; 5-door: 97.5 cubic feet
Cargo volume4-door: 12.0 cubic feet; 5-door: 22.5 cubic feet
Maximum cargo volume5-door: 52.4 cubic feet with rear seat lowered

Engine

Subaru Impreza

For 2012, Subaru has replaced the 2.5-liter engine with a new 2.0-liter Boxer engine that delivers a total of 148 HP. The engine is combined with a standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and a choice of five-speed manual transmission or the second-generation Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission).

The engine comes with EPA ratings of 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. A 2% improvement in fuel consumption is achieved with a new electric power steering system and lower rolling resistance tires.

All models will be offered with strengthened suspension components in the front and rear, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and the Brake Assist safety system.

Prices

The new 2012 Subaru Impreza will arrive in Subaru dealerships this fall. It will be offered in base, Premium, Sport Premium, Limited, and Sport Limited models. The base model 4-door Impreza 2.0i with a five-speed manual transmission starts off at $17,495 to match last year’s prices. The automatic version, offered exclusively with Subaru Subaru ’s newly designed continuously variable transmission (CVT), starts at $18,495. The base 5-door Impreza 2.0i starts at $17,995 when equipped with a five-speed transmission and $18,995 for the CVT-equipped model.

2014 Subaru Impreza - Prices

Model/Trim Transmission MSRP MSRP + Destination and Delivery
4-door Models
2.0i5MT$17,895$18,690
2.0iCVT$18,895$19,690
2.0i Premium5MT$19,795$20,590
2.0i PremiumCVT$20,295$21,090
2.0i LimitedCVT$22,195$22,990
5-door Models
2.0i5MT$18,395$19,190
2.0iCVT$19,395$20,190
2.0i Premium5MT$20,295$21,090
2.0i PremiumCVT$20,795$21,590
2.0i LimitedCVT$22,695$23,490
2.0i Sport Premium5MT$20,795$21,590
2.0i Sport PremiumCVT$21,795$22,590
2.0i Sport LimitedCVT$23,195$23,990

Competition

Honda Civic

Honda Civic

If you are not satisfied with all the improvements Subaru is offering for the 2012 Impreza, then you should also check out the Honda Civic which has also improved for 2012. The model is powered by a 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that delivers 140 HP and is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission, and unlike the Impreza is a little bit more expensive, with base price starting from $18,390.

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Cruze is powered by a base 1.4 liter turbo engine that delivers a total of 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet Chevrolet ’s model has the advantage of also offering a seconds, Ecotec 1.8L four-cylinder and is also the cheapest: $16,995.

Our vote goes to the Impreza which has the advantage of being offered with a standard AWD system. The Subaru has also offered a solution for one of the car’s biggest problems: rear room.

Subaru Impreza
LOVE IT
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Better rear room
  • Better looking exterior
LEAVE IT
  • Less power than the model it replaces

32 comments:

his 2012 version of Subaru Impreza has been fully redesigned. It includes a more efficient engine, an updated exterior styling and a roomy higher quality interior. It looks more luxurious.

I noticed that the platform design, and their wheels are almost the same with Subaru Legacy, but I must agree that this Subaru Impreza has a better-looking exterior than Legacy, and they were right that the decency of this car is really impressive.

This is like a more luxurious type.... I hope this one is for normal driving.. Because the 2011 STI sedan is just the perfect looking car smiley it should stay on the market for quite some time.

It looks so neat and exclusive with its aesthetic design even on the body paint that they use on it. Moreover, I love the dressed-up interior of it. It looks very comfortable and cozy on that.

Impreza still looks very attractive in spite of having only a simple and ordinary detailing. However, I would as yet prefer to have a Honda or a Chevrolet because on the fact that its rival could offer a more interesting feature than on this.

Impreza is really looks so ordinary and simple, but I still find it very appealing on its decent and hygienic appearance, well I will still be preferred to have this one than to the other over designed cars, it is so reliable on the road.

The decency of this Impreza is so impressive though it only had a simple platform and styling. The interior is also looking so awesome. It seems so cozy and relaxing, and I love the fact that it is so affordable.

At first sight this hatchback became more ideal and formal car. The appearance seems so professional. Though its not really my best option.

Subaru Impreza styling and platform are very ordinary and simple, but I love the angst on the headlights of this car even the decency that it had. The interior seems so ordinary either.

Simplicity tops off, and i found it on Imprezza except for the rear room. But eventually, i found it more convenient to drive along the highway.

Yes, Subaru Impreza really have a better looking exterior and I must say that the car lines adds lots of appeal and beauty of it. The decency of this car is really what I love the most on it.

It looks like Subaru Legacy, they had the same platform design and there wheels are almost the same either but I must agree that this Subaru Impreza have a better looking exterior than Legacy and they were right that the decency of this car is really impressive.

i really love the decency of the vehicle. This car really is impressive! I hope to drive this one.

I like the decency in the styling of the car. I have to say that I was really impressed with the performance of the vehicle.

The front look nice, even good, its kind of nice when a company that uaually makes ugly cars doing somthing that the eye is happy to see (Kia?... remember?).
The lighting units at the back of the car simplt destroy the illusion that this car is gonna be actually nice looking car. to cut long story short, ugly back.
The interior is disapoitning... It havn’t been changed sence the previous impreza (2003 i think).
summary: Nice looking front, ugly back, old interior.

Well, I get satisfied with the total appearance of this car, And I can see that this is the best model type of Subaru Impreza that also have a good and efficient fuel efficiency.

Wow! I like the sporty look of this car. The design seems to be clean and decent though I have a doubt is its going to be powerful.

I agree that this car has an awesome look and impressive aesthetic but I don’t get why does the replaced engine is less powerful compare to the previous. BTW, though it deliver a high fuel economy I think it would be better to choose other brand than this.

Well, this seems to be the the great revisions and provides a better engine capacity. The a new electric power steering system and lower rolling resistance tires.

Good thing that they have retained much of the previous generations’ looks with this one. That’s really one of the things that I love about the Impreza.

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