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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 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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    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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