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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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    Video: Drive looks at a pair of STI-ified Subaru Impreza RS Coupes
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    Among tuners, the legions of Subaru fans are hard to top, displaying all the fanaticism of English soccer fans and a dedication to their vehicles that borders on obsessive. These are compliments, by the way. In the latest video from Drive, Matt Farah takes a look at a pair of very special Imprezas - early Impreza 2.5RS Coupes that have had some serious ...

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    Report: Subaru gunning for 500,000 US sales by 2015
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    For the last four years in a row, Subaru has experienced incredible sales growth including record sales of 336,441 units in 2012. This trend is all but guaranteed to continue this year with 281,652 on the books so far, but Automotive News is reporting the automaker has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. The report says that Subaru is gunning for ...

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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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    Official: Subaru unveils catchily named WRX STI tS Type RA in Japan [UPDATE]
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    We feel safe in saying it's time for Subaru to step away from the keyboard for a spell. The company just unveiled this new WRX STI tS Type RA in Japan, and while the car features all sorts of tricks to help it stand out from the rest of the WRX rabble, it also boasts a name that looks like the product of a good old fashioned QWERTY Hulk smash. ...

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    Video: 2015 Subaru WRX caught testing in US on Mulholland
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    In April, we got our first glimpse at the 2015 2015 Subaru WRX – the car was caught in STI form in photos and in motion running around Germany's infamous Nürburgring. That's all well and good, but obviously Subaru will sell a good number of the hotter Impreza models here in the United States, and thus, it's nice to now see a video of the next ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Subaru WRX STI Special Edition
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    Despite my best efforts to convince myself otherwise, I think I'm finally getting too old for this car. I remember the days when I would go ga-ga over the winged Subaru WRX STI sedan, my inner boy racer caring only about its turbo thrills and not taking into account things like price, packaging or interior quality/comfort. Even now, as someone who ...

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    Report: Subaru investing $400 million for Impreza production in Indiana
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    As a part of a goal to increase its US sales tally up to 500,000 annual units by the end of the decade, Subaru is investing $400 million in its Lafayette, IN assembly plant in order to start building the Impreza in 2016. According to Automotive News, about half of that investment will be for a new paint plant while another big chunk will be used to extend ...

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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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    Recalls: Subaru issues recall over cars that may start themselves
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    Subaru has issued one of the strangest recalls we've come across in some time. As it turns out, certain Subaru models may randomly start their own engines. The issue is confined to select models equipped with an automatic or CVT and the company's optional Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. If the RES key fob is dropped, it could "randomly ...

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    Report: Subaru axes WRX and STI in UK
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    Auto Express reports Subaru will stop selling the Impreza, WRX and WRX STI in the UK starting next year. A spokesperson with the company said Subaru has been evaluating the Impreza and its performance in the UK for the past year and has finally decided to pull the plug. That means all of the model's performance iterations will also drop off of dealer ...

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    Report: Subaru mulling expanding Indiana plant for Forester, Impreza
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    Thanks to currency fluctuations and their impact on the bottom line, a growing number of Japanese automakers are starting to increase vehicle production in the US, and it appears Subaru could be the next to do so. According to Bloomberg, Subaru is looking into expanding production capacity at its Lafayette, Indiana assembly plant, which currently builds ...

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    Video: How to tell if your $600 Craigslist Subaru has bad struts
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    There is no excuse for this Subaru's suspension. There are so many ways to check for bad struts – bounce on the bumper, feel the tires for cupping, or just note the nautical motions as you go down the road. Whoever owned this Impreza before rally racer Brianne Corn picked it up for $600 completely ignored all the signs of impending suspension doom. ...

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    Official: Subaru announces 2013 XV Crosstrek prices to start at $21,995*
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    Subaru has announced pricing for its new 2013 XV Crosstrek. The quasi-crossover starts at $21,995 for the Premium trim, while a Limited model carries an MSRP of $24,495 (*not including a destination charge of $795). The XV Crosstrek is essentially a high-water Impreza five-door with a little extra cladding and ground clearance. Listed at 8.7 inches to be ...

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    Video: Watch this Subaru lug a Ram pickup and a trailer out of the mud
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    Well this should make a Ram fan or two blush. A Ram four-door pulling a trailer was saved from the clutches of a muddy rut by none other than a second-generation Subaru Impreza. That's the power of all-wheel drive for ya! It's unclear where the video was taken, but amidst many other trucks (all appear to be pulling camper trailers as well), it was the ...

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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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    Rumormill: Next Subaru WRX to use electric turbocharger?
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    Subaru has been trying to figure out the direction for its three-headed monster, as the Impreza and its WRX and WRX STI variants have grown increasingly at odds over the past two generations. Now this gets thrown into the mix: When the new WRX gets released in late 2013, it may ditch the traditional exhaust-gas powered turbocharger for a new, electric ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: 2002 Subaru WRX makes tracks into our heart [w/video]
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    Among the many exploits of Ken Block we've posted on over the years, we've always loved this video of his Subaru WRX STI fitted with tracks at all four corners. So when we got a tip on an eBay Motors auction for a similarly equipped WRX, we were tempted to head up I-75 to check out the car in person. The Subaru is for sale in Chassell, MI, some 550 miles ...

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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: 2013 Subaru models to see with optional EyeSight safety system
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    Trickle-down technology is how four-wheel anti-lock braking systems went from their production debut on a 1978 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to being standard equipment across the board for all vehicles on the road today. It also explains how advanced technologies like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision auto-braking and, to a lesser extent, lane departure ...

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