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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 earnest... 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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    The wing returns! Subaru teases 2011 Impreza WRX STI ahead of NY Auto Show
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    The day after mashing around an ice course in Park City, Utah, we sat down with one of Subaru's product planners to discuss what the automaker has in store in the near-term. Our questions ranged from Subaru's thoughts about adopting torque-vectoring all-wheel drive ("We're looking into it.") to what, if any progress was being made on the Toyobaru front ...

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    Geneva 2010: Subaru Impreza XV looks buffer, not any better
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    Like the recently redesigned Forester and Outback, the Impreza XV unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this week gives us yet another Subaru that looks more SUV-like than its predecessor. Subaru pulled this trick off by giving the XV a heftier-looking grille, beefier wheel arches, thicker, more purposeful-looking roof rails and a new, boomerang-look rear ...

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    Subaru confirms Impreza XV crossover debut for Geneva
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    The big premiere for Subaru at next month's Geneva Motor Show will be the new Impreza VX. The all-wheel-drive specialist hasn't yet provided any images of the car, but judging from the description in the press release, it sounds as if this Europe-only model is pretty much the Outback Sport we get here. A unique grille, wheel arches and roof rails ...

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    Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205 continues the tradition, still not coming Stateside
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    Following in a line of successfully hotter Impreza variants, Subaru has announced the all-new "R205" version of its latest hatch, and in keeping with tradition, it won't be coming to the States. As it's done in the past with other "Road Sport" Imprezas, Subaru has raided the Spec C parts bin and fitted all the good kit to the Impreza STI R205, including ...

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    LA 2009: Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition is sportier, less expensive
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    So often, the tag of "Special Edition" comes with a not-so-special price increase. Fortunately for Subaru fans, the newly-introduced Impreza WRX STI Special Edition is actually less costly. At $32,995 it's actually $2,000 cheaper than the base price of the standard STI. Of course, buyers of the Special Edition will have to go without certain features, ...

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    Subaru Impreza WRX STI Takumi concept hints at future Spec-C
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    Our Parisian friends over at LeBlogAuto were on hand at the Motorsport Japan 2008 event in Tokyo this past weekend, where FHI unveiled an Impreza-based "concept" dubbed the Subaru WRX STI Takumi.Featuring upgraded springs and shocks, revised suspension bits, lightweight 12-spoke wheels, undisclosed engine tweaks and a slightly reworked exterior, the Takumi ...

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    Paris preview: Diesel Subaru Impreza and Forester
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    Subaru is slowly expanding his diesel availability in Europe. Fitted with the marque's signature boxer diesel cylinder (the only I can think of in a modern production vehicle), this diesel powertrain has been already available for a few months for the Legacy and Outback models. Following the Paris Motor Show, the engine will also be found under the hoods of ...

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    Sorta Confirmed: US-spec Subaru Impreza STI to bow in LA
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    Click the image above for more high-res pics of the Subaru Impreza STI.To all of you States-based Subie fans, November 15th is your day. At 10:35 AM, the new Impreza STI will supposedly make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in U.S.-spec trim. The good news comes courtesy of an email received by a Subaru dealer and posted on NASIOC, ...

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    Tokyo 2007 Preview: Subaru Impreza BEAMS Edition
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    Click the image above for high-res pics.For those of you who aren't up on the hottest trends hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun (we count us among you), BEAMS is apparently some kind of hot couture boutique whose website has been causing bouts of nausea around Autoblog HQ. Subaru seems to be so enthralled with the trendsetters at BEAMS that it's ...

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    Subaru teases the Impreza WRX STI's tush
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    Click image for photo gallerySubaru's not officially revealing the new Impreza WRX STI until October 24 (place your bets on who'll blow that embargo to smithereens before then), but it has released a teaser shot of the car's rear end. (We showed you the official teaser of the front end last week.) With the number of high-quality spy photos being churned out ...

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    Spy Shots: Impreza STI on the road
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    Finally, pictures of the new Subaru Impreza STI that have not been generated by a computer. Amateur shots taken on a public road in Japan clearly show the traditional enlarged hood scoop, butcher flared arches and two more exhaust pipes than found on the WRX. Those grey alloys would certainly be a departure from STI norm as well, should they make it to the ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: Subaru Impreza WRC Concept
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    Click the image above for over 30 LIVE images of the Subaru WRC Concept.Okay. We're completely and utterly dumbfounded. We just got back from the Subie-booth and after rummaging through the press CD for ten-minutes, we found exactly ONE sentence about the Impreza WRC Concept. That sentence reads: "The Concept Car, based on the new Impreza, conjures up ...

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    First Look! Subaru WRC Concept heading to Frankfurt
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    Click images to enlarge var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/Subaru_to_show_2008_Impreza_WRC_Concept_in_Frankfurt'; Next month in Frankfurt, we'll all get our first looks at Subaru's new WRC car in the form of the Subaru WRC Concept. The automaker will have driver Petter Solberg on hand for the introduction of the racer, which for all intents and ...

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    New York Auto Show: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX takes the stage
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    UPDATE: Video of the WRX live reveal added after the jumpclick the above image to view over 100 high-res shots of the 2008 Subaru Impreza var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/design/2008_Subaru_Impreza_WRX_live_unveiling_VIDEO_PICS'; In what was surely one of the most anticipated debuts here at the New York Auto Show, Subaru took the wrapper off its new ...

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    New York Auto Show: Subaru's bigger Impreza makes its impression upon NYC [VIDEO]
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    UPDATE: Video of the live reveal added after the jump!click above image to view 90 high-res shots of the 2008 Subaru Impreza var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/design/2008_Subaru_Impreza_live_reveal_in_NYC_VIDEO'; After running a few executives across the podium at its press intro, Subaru finally got down to business and pulled the sheet from its ...

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    Road & Track gives best look yet at the new Subaru WRX
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    Road & Track magazine has come clean with its take on (and photos of) the all-new Subaru Impreza WRX. The previously-released Motor Trend photo spread did absolutely nothing for the car, and was largely met with cries of anguish, pulling of hair and much gnashing of teeth. The new Subie's 5-door appearance has proven to be controversial so far, mostly ...

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    Fool us once: Most recent '08 Impreza shots are photoshops
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    We've now received our May issue of Motor Trend in the mail and can verify that the 2008 Subaru Impreza does appear on the cover and inside the mag. We can't show you those pictures of the car since they were taken by one of Motor Trend's photographers and are owned by the magazine (though you can view them here). The cover car is a blue model in the new ...

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    New York Preview: Official Subaru Impreza pics and info surface
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    click above image to view both pics of the 2008 Subaru ImprezaThe amount of time that's passed since we first laid eyes on the 2008 Subaru Impreza has not served to sooth our gag reflex upon seeing it again. Though cast in a different hue this time, the general shape of the new hatchback body style in conjunction with the new chrome grille make the '08 ...

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    New York Preview: Subaru Impreza WRX gets early release on cover of MT
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    It wouldn't be an auto show without embargos breaking everywhere you turn. This one comes courtesy of Motor Trend magazine's May issue, which features the new Subaru Impreza WRX on the cover. A member of the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club received his copy more than a bit early in the mail, and felt he must do his civic duty and share the pics ...

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    It's coming... Subaru counting down the days
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    Subaru is getting hyped up about the unveiling of something at the New York Auto Show. It doesn't take any amount of automotive detective work to figure out that the "legend" to be "reborn" in the Big Apple is the new Impreza, but unfortunately, their little site doesn't give up any more information, nor does it say that the event will be webcast. Still, ...

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