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2012 Subaru Impreza

Going Mainstream With The Beauty Of All-Wheel-Drive Subaru found itself in an interesting position when the North American auto market imploded back in 2009. While most manufacturers were busily darting about trying to stop their sales from bleeding out, the quirky Japanese automaker actually posted gains in both market share and earnings during the recession. It was a dark time for most dealers. Salesmen began eying the fairest compacts on their lot for sacrifice in an attempt to appease the sales gods that had abandoned them, and showrooms began devolving into tribal law in... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.0L Boxer-Four
Power:
148 HP / 145 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
MSRP:
$19,545 as tested
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    New York: Subaru previews rally-ready WRX STI for Global RallyCross
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    Subaru's long and distinguished history in the world of rallying is about to get another chapter, as it's set to field a team in the Global RallyCross Championship. The car? The all-new WRX STI. Yes, Subaru will be fielding a GRC challenger, with drivers Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen at the helm. This particular car was teased earlier this week, and is ...

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    Los Angeles: 2015 Subaru WRX looks to set a new benchmark in LA
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    Subaru has just taken the wraps off of the new, 2015 WRX at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The totally redesigned sedan - the five-door option won't be offered - is more powerful, more fuel efficient (with the right transmission), better looking and more intelligently designed than the car it's replacing. A new 2.0-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged ...

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    Report: 2015 Subaru WRX STI headed for Detroit, more WRX details leaked
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    The debuts of the 2015 Subaru WRX and the Legacy Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week are kind of hogging the Subaru spotlight, making it easy to forget that there is a more potent, more aggressive version of the small sedan waiting in the wings. And based on a rumor from Australia, we'll see the sportier WRX STI at the Detroit Auto Show in ...

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    Teased: 2015 Subaru WRX teased ahead of LA debut
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    After bringing a seriously hot concept to the New York Auto Show earlier this year, Subaru will finally reveal the production 2015 WRX at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. And while we've seen spy shots of the hotter Impreza (including the winged STI variant), Subaru has now released this teaser image, showing the bulging, scooped 'Rex that's ...

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    Report: Next Subaru WRX and STI to go sedan only; reveal headed for LA
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    After a serious bit of teasing at the 2013 New York Auto Show, Subaru might be finally preparing to pull the sheets off of the production versions of the new WRX and STI. The venue, according to Automotive News, will be the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Besides that tasty bit of info, AN has a number of other interesting ideas about the 2015 ...

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    New York: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid finally adds gas-electric option to the brand [w/video]
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    For a company that does a pretty great job of tying its vehicles to the environment – or, better said, to people who like to actually get out into the environment – Subaru hasn't exactly been a leader in green vehicle production. In fact, it's 2013 and the company is finally releasing its first-ever production hybrid, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid. ...

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    Report: Next Subaru WRX previewed by Advanced Tourer concept
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    There was nary a peep of discontent about the looks of the Subaru Advanced Tourer concept revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. But when everyone was clamoring for Scooby to transfer the Advanced Tourer's looks to a production vehicle, never once did people ask for that transfer to be foisted on the WRX. A report in Motor Trend, though, says that's ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #276
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    New York Auto Show, Chevrolet Camaro 1LE, 2013 Ford Explorer Sport Episode #276 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Zach and Dan cover the known knowns so far at the New York Auto Show, the Chevrolet Camaro 1LE, and the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport. Your questions and comments power the end of the 'cast, and for those of you who hung with ...

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    Official: Subaru confirms debut of U.S. XV Crosstrek for NY
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    Subaru has announced it will debut the 2013 XV Crosstrek at next month's New York Auto Show. While based on the company's Impreza platform, engineers worked in several tweaks to the body and chassis to imbue it with a bit more crossover utility. Additional ride height delivers 8.7 inches of ground clearance and a smattering of black plastic cladding helps ...

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    Official: Subaru promises BRZ, Impreza STI concepts plus rally return at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Unlike most cities, Japan's capital city plays host to two major automotive exhibitions: the Tokyo Motor Show and the Tokyo Auto Salon. While these terms may be interchangeable when it comes to European expos, in Tokyo, they connote two different shows altogether. The first is the Motor Show, where new concepts and production models are unveiled by the ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Subaru XV raises the Impreza bar
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    Don't call it an Outback Sport. This is Subaru's new XV crossover, and though it totally fits the bill as a successor to the Impreza-based Outback Sports of yore, the Japanese automaker says that this little orange all-roader takes the company "into the compact crossover segment for the first time." (Nevermind that the XV isn't actually a new model, or ...

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    New York 2011: Subaru looking at XV Concept for US, but wouldn't be called Outback Sport
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    At the 2011 New York Auto Show, we asked Dominic Infante, Subaru's U.S. product manager, about the XV Concept revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show. "It's probably not for us," he said, "but we're looking at it. And if it did come, it probably wouldn't be called Outback Sport." That's because the Outback Sport is an anomaly in Subaru's U.S. line-up that ...

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    New York 2011: Subaru shows off 2012 Impreza with lighter figure, impressive fuel economy
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    We just gave you a deep dive look at the 2012 Subaru Impreza. Now, we get to see the fourth-generation Subaru in its four and five-door flesh on the floor of the 2011 New York Auto Show. The new car is lighter and more fuel efficient, boasting a very impressive 36 mile per gallon highway fuel-economy rating. How is the new 2012 Impreza able to claim the ...

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    2012 Subaru Impreza to get estimated 36 mpg highway
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    Subaru is set to officially reveal the 2012 Impreza at the New York Auto Show towards the end of April. Ahead of its debut, the automaker has released a single profile shot of the four-door version of the soon-to-be released Impreza. Subaru's extremely brief press blurb doesn't reveal much in the way of specific details on the upcoming Impreza, but it ...

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    Spy Shots: 2012 Subaru Impreza shows its face
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    Subaru released a side profile shot of its 2012 Impreza sedan ahead of the car's New York Auto Show debut, and now, our trusty spy photographers have caught the new Subie out in public, revealing its fresh face. Rather unfortunately, the production-spec Impreza looks to be a pretty drastic departure from the decidedly hot concept car that bowed at the ...

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    Subaru shows us a side of the 2012 Impreza
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    Subaru rolled out an impressive Impreza concept vehicle at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. That design was aggressive, good-looking and one of the better reveals of the entire auto show. Will the impending production version be as exciting as the concept? We'll see. Subaru has plans to reveal the next Impreza at the fast-approaching New York Auto Show. ...

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    Report: 2012 Subaru Impreza could debut in New York
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    We were smitten with Subaru's Impreza Concept from the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The production version will certainly be toned down for normal road use, and a report from Inside Line states that we could see the next-generation Impreza bow sooner than expected. In speaking with IL, Subaru of America's executive vice president, Tom Doll, confirmed that ...

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    Subaru Impreza Design Concept has us hating on current model
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    We've often found ourselves in the apologist camp when it came to the latest design of the current Subaru Impreza. The company has a long and storied history of producing vehicles with faces only a mother could love, so we just assumed that the squinty visage of the latest model was just an homage to homely rides of the past. Well, you can go ahead and ...

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    SEMA 2010: Subaru tuners bring the goods
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    Subaru promised a cornucopia of WRXs for SEMA, and it certainly has not disappointed. More than a handful of tuned up Subies are on hand at the automakers booth, and both sedan and hatchback body styles are represented. The two most well known vehicles are the ones you've no doubt seen in the news: Travis Pastrana's New Year's Eve Jump car and ...

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    New York 2010: Subaru Impreza WRX flaunts new widebody flares for 2011
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    The Subaru press conference at the New York Auto Show isn't until tomorrow, but with the new 2011 Impreza WRX sitting out in the open, we headed right over to snap a few photos. Just as it has done the past few years, Subaru couldn't resist tweaking the looks of the WRX and has given it a broader stance thanks to a 1.5-inch wider track both front and ...

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