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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: Subaru ramping production back up after quake
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    Subaru has, like many other Japanese automakers, struggled to get its factories up and running in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. But the automaker appears to be making strides towards that goal, as Automotive News reports that the car maker will restart vehicle production Wednesday at its Gumma plant. The facility produces 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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    Subaru offering more powerful WRX STI for UK buyers
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    For a limited time, Subaru UK is offering customers a slightly more powerful version of its Evo-battling WRX STI. Between April 1st and June 30th, buyers can fit their four- or five-door STIs with a power package, good for an additional 20 horsepower and 32 pound-feet of torque. This means the turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four now puts out 320 hp and 332 ...

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    Video: ESPN teases Global Rallycross Championship
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    Taking a break from its endless stream of SportsCenter, followed by SportsCenter, followed by NFL Draft analysis, followed by SportsCenter, ESPN will be running the Global Rally Championship this Spring and Summer. The Global Rally Championship will be a series of sprint-style races like the ones featured at last year's Summer X-Games, only spread out ...

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    Video: Just another day in the life of Travis Pastrana
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    A day in the life of Travis Pastrana is probably a bit more exciting than our own 24-hour standard stretch of day-in/day-out minutia. We don't race rally cars, do multiple back-flips on a dirt bike or try our hand at NASCAR. Interestingly enough, it's that last one that seems to be giving Pastrana some trouble. He's a man not used to failing, but so far ...

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    Subaru's new 2.0-liter boxer: It's better, but does it matter?
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    Subaru recently invited us to Budapest to get to know the 2011 European-spec Forester, which was... well, exactly what you'd expect (it was fine), but that's not the point here. What is important is the all-new "FB" engine under the hood – Subaru's third-generation boxer design – the same unit that we'll be seeing in the upcoming Impreza. ...

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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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    Rumormill: Subaru hybrid headed to U.S. in 2013
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    Subaru finally appears ready to enter the hybrid segment. Unsurprising considering the numerous rumors and reports that the Japanese automaker, which has strong ties with Toyota, aims to launch it first hybridized vehicle by the end of 2012. However, Subaru's tight-lipped approach prevents us from confirming what vehicle the automaker will use to ...

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    Rumormill: Subaru hybrid headed to U.S. in 2013
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    Subaru finally appears ready to enter the hybrid segment. This conclusion stems from numerous rumors and reports that the Japanese automaker, which has strong ties with Toyota, aims to launch it first hybridized vehicle by the end of 2012. However, Subaru's tight-lipped approach prevents us from confirming what vehicle the automaker will use to introduce ...

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    Subaru WRX STI Spec C launched in Japan
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    Lighter, more responsive engine performance and increased stiffness – three descriptors that provide the basis of information regarding the all-new Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C. We supposed we could also throw in the longer name, but you can already see that. The Spec C, which is quite sadly a Japan-only model for the moment, receives a host of ...

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    Subaru teases JDM-only Impreza WRX STI tS with carbon fiber roof
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    Our Japanese may be a bit rusty, but our eyes work just fine. So it was hard to miss this teaser image for an upcoming version of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI tS sporting a carbon fiber roof. When we click to the English-language portion of the site the image and information disappears, so we don't know what else to make of this STI tS and its lighter ...

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    Review: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
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    Measuring The Difference In Inches One point three inches. How much difference can it make? That depends on what you're measuring. If you're comparing the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX to the 2011, that small measurement makes all the difference in the world. If you're a Subie fan, you've already read our First Drive. The headline news for the 2010-to-2011 ...

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    Video: Subaru Impreza concept embraces its inner Yanni
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    Subaru has given us all a computer-generated look at what the company's new Impreza Design Concept looks like in motion. Frolicking above the waves on some sort of futuristic glass highway, the sedan looks just as well sorted and attractive as it did lounging on stage at the LA Auto Show. The quick clip doesn't just show the four-door prancing through ...

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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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    Rally driver James Girvan killed in competition [w/video]
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    James "Jimmy" Girvan, former Scottish Rally Champion, has died as a result of a crash at the this past weekend's Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally in Scotland. According to the BBC News, Girvan's Subaru Impreza collided with some boulders then was thrown into the surrounding trees. Mike Ramsay, Girvan's co-driver, had to be cut free from the vehicle but he ...

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    Report: Subaru to dump "quirky" image
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    As the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And while many of us look at a Subaru and describe the brand's styling as "awkward" or "quirky," owners of the competent, all-wheel drive conveyances tend to show unconditional love. More recent, Subaru designs like the Legacy or Impreza are less "outside the box" than past efforts, but some ...

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    John Haugland Rally School - Driver's education for the terminally slow
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    Our goal here is pretty simple: drive consecutive laps around a varied and technical rally training course without killing 63 year-old world rally competitor and all-around good guy John Haugland. You see, the man has been brave enough to strap himself into the copilot's chair of the same race-prepped Subaru WRX STI that we've been charged with ...

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    Subaru prices 2011 Impreza, adds new paint colors
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    Subaru has released pricing on its non-turbocharged Impreza models (which doesn't include the pictures WRX STI, sorry), and you'll be glad to know that your procrastination has been rewarded. Straight from the house that wears The Pleiades: "Pricing for the 2.5i, 2.5i Premium and Impreza Outback Sport are held to 2010 model year levels." That means the ...

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    Subaru to offer diesel engine option on next-gen STi
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    Hey, if Mitsubishi is doing it, then Subaru might as well follow along, right? In case you missed it, Autocar reported that Mitsubishi will employ a diesel hybrid powerplant in the next-gen Evo XI scheduled for debut in 2013. It looks like Mitsubishi will rely solely upon the diesel hybrid to propel its Evo XI down the road, but Subaru has chosen the ...

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