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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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    Report: Current Subaru WRX and STI to stick around for a couple of years
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    The 2012 Subaru Impreza is on its way to a dealership near you, and you can pick one up starting in November. Should you prefer to go with something wearing a WRX or STI badge, you don't have to wait, but you'll just have to be happy with the current version, as Subaru is reportedly holding off on bringing revised examples of the hi-po Impreza sedans and ...

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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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    Recalls: Subaru Forester, Impreza and Saab 9-2X recalled over control arm corrosion
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just announced a safety recall covering 295,123 vehicles, a pair of Subaru models and a close relative from Saab. The recall concerns front control arms that may fail if corroded, making the vehicle difficult to control. The action covers select 2003-2008 Forester crossovers, 2002-2007 Impreza models ...

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    Video: Subaru Impreza plus BMW V10 engine equals awesome
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    Subaru loves boxers. No, not the kind that beat each other into bloody pulps, we're talking about the engine design, which places the cylinders directly across a horizontal plane, almost like they are swinging alternating punches away from the crankshaft – hence, the boxer name. There are lots of good reasons to love the boxer engine – it ...

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    Video: Remember that hapless Subaru stranded on the fire trail? Here's the in-car footage
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    Alas, poor Subaru, we knew you well. It was only a matter of time before someone came forward with an in-car video explaining exactly what happened to that Subaru Impreza that was stranded on the Miner's Gulch trail in Colorado. As you can imagine, the short flick is filled with plenty of shaky-hand-cam action as well as the painful sound of aluminum ...

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    Video: Forest road racing Subaru owner gets painful recovery lesson
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    Be warned, Subaru fans: this video isn't for the faint of heart. According to the YouTube description, an Impreza owner decided to see just how much his car had in common with the screaming machines of the World Rally Championship by submitting it to a torturous, rocky section of fire road. After somehow enduring 12 miles of abuse, the car struck a rock, ...

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    2012 Subaru Impreza: America's most fuel-efficient AWD vehicle priced from $17,495*
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    Official: Redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza retains $17,495* starting price
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    Think you know everything there is to know about the redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza? If you read our deep dive on the model, you're probably right. Except for one important tidbit: its price. Subaru has announced that it is holding the line on the Impreza, with the 2012 starting at $17,495 (*plus $750 for destination). That's the same price as the older ...

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    Video: Subaru WRX... official escape vehicle of the zombie apocalypse?
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    What's more fun than running through a five-kilometer obstacle course in the woods? Running through a five-kilometer obstacle course in the woods... while being chased by zombies! The event is called Run For Your Lives, and while it doesn't actually involve, you know, "real" zombies (which fortunately only exist in movies – we think), it does the ...

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    Spy Shots: Subaru XV (read: Impreza Outback Sport) leaked via patent renderings
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    Subaru unveiled its steroid-enhanced Impreza – the XV concept – at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show earlier this year, previewing what a high-riding version of the automaker's new C-segment hatchback could look like. Here in the United States, the XV is better known as the Impreza Outback Sport – a vehicle which we've gotten quite accustomed ...

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    Rumormill: Subaru to split WRX from rest of Impreza line, make it smaller
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    Subaru unveiled its 2012 Impreza at the New York Auto Show in April, and upon seeing the new car's new shape, we instantly started to picture it with all of the hardcore WRX and STI bits (including gold wheels, of course). However, it might not be as simple as slapping on some bits and pieces to the Impreza body anymore. According to Motor Trend, a source ...

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    Video: Subaru releases official video of Isle of Man TT record run
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    Subaru has released an official video of the company's recent record-breaking efforts at the Isle of Mann TT. As you may recall, the official sponsor of the race dusted off an impressive elapsed time of 19 minutes and 37 seconds while averaging 115.356 mph. If that's not impressive enough, driver Mark Higgins cracked the 160 mph barrier while blasting ...

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    Review: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
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    Winged Wonder Offers Performance, But Does It Deliver Value? During our weeklong stint with the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, many friends asked an all-too-obvious question: "How does it compare to the Mitsubishi Evolution?" A fair query, as the STI vs. Evo debate is something that we've pondered ever since Subaru launched its street-legal rally car in ...

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    Report: Subaru predicts 50% sales hike for 2012 Impreza
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    According to Ward's Auto, Subaru brass are expecting the 2012 Impreza to sell around 60,000 units a year, or half again as many as the car's current 40,000-unit total. Subaru executive vice president of North America Tom Doll says the car fills gaps in the company's lineup that prevented it from being as competitive as it could have been. Subaru claims ...

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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: Deep Dive
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    The fourth generation 2012 Subaru Impreza has arrived, and to paraphrase Huey Lewis, the first thing you might notice is that it's hip to be square... er. Underneath its skin, the new Impreza says a few things that Americans aren't so used to – nor so fond of – hearing, like the fact that it has a smaller-displacement engine with less ...

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    Report: NHTSA opens investigation into Kia Sorento and older Subaru Impreza models
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into the 2011 Kia Sorento for possible driveshaft failure that results in a sudden loss of power. According to NHTSA, there have been four complaints about the intermediate driveshaft and another five alleging that the power loss was due to a transmission failure which may be ...

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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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