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If you’re searching for a high-quality car that provides glorious sturdiness, security, and reliability, then you must most likely think about shopping for the Subaru Impreza. The Impreza is a compact automotive that has been manufactured by Subaru since 1992 and is now in its fifth era. This legendary Japanese mannequin was launched to interchange the Leone, and this noticed the EA sequence engines changed with the EJ sequence. Since its launch, the Impreza has been out there in each, a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback configuration

Execs and Cons


  • All-wheel-drive traction mixed with excessive HP (STi model)
  • Legendary rally automotive heritage
  • Sensible. Accessible as a 4 door Sedan or Wagon.
  • Good worth
  • Elements availability as a result of North American model


  • Decrease high quality inside supplies
  • Watch out when tuning to over 400hp

Widespread Points

The Subaru Impreza WRX and STi are a number of the most dependable JDM vehicles you may import.

Common Costs

Subaru Impreza costs range extensively between the bottom mannequin, WRX mannequin and the STi mannequin however general these are excessive worth for cash automobiles.

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Comparable Alternate options

The Impreza isn’t the one scorching AWD compact available in the market:

Fashions and Specs

First Technology (1992 – 2001)

This primary era of the Impreza automobiles was supplied in both Entrance-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and in a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. It had a 1.8-liter, dour cylinder engine. Like many Subaru constructed vehicles, the Impreza was geared up with a flat engine. The preliminary Subaru Impreza engine selections included the 1,6L, 1.8L, and a couple of.0L engines.

The Outback Sport was launched to North America in 1994, and in 1995, “L” sports activities wagon, which was an up to date model of Impreza with a barely lifted suspension and related mechanical and efficiency features, was launched.  For the primary time in 1995, Subaru launched a extra highly effective 2.2 L engine choice, and in 1997, a 2.5-liter engine was launched among the many WRX mannequin, and the 1.8-L mannequin dropped the next 12 months. The WRX STI. 2.5RS fashions grew to become out there in sedan type for 2000.


Manufacturing 1992-2000
Physique sort 2-door coupe
,4-door sedan
  5-door hatchback
Engine transmission 1.5 L EJ15F4, 1.6L EJ16F4, 1.8L EJ18F4, 1.8L
EJ18F4(t/c) 2.0l EJ20F4, 2.0 L EJ20 F4 (t/c) 2.2 L EJ22 F4, 2.5 L EJ25 F4
 Transmission 5-speed handbook,
 4-speed computerized
Size 4,340 mm (170.9 in)
Width 1690mm 
Top 1405 mm (55.3 in)
Weight 1220kg

Second Technology (2000 – 2007)

The “New Age’ Impreza was launched in Japan in August 2000. Its dimension was bigger than the earlier one. The width dimension of sedan elevated by 40 mm (1.6 in) whereas that of wagon elevated by 5 mm (0.2 in). The coupe physique within the first era didn’t reappear within the second era.

The STI fashions on this era featured extra highly effective turbocharged engines of two.0- L and a couple of.5- L exterior Japan.  The WRX mannequin featured the two.0-L turbocharged engine till 2005 when it adopted the two.5-L turbocharged engine.

Manufacturing 2000-2007, 2001-2007 in US
Physique sort 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback
Engine transmission 1.5 L EJ15 H4
1.6 L EJ16 H4
2.0 L EJ20 H4
2.0 L EJ20 H4-T
2.5 L EJ25 H4
2.5 L EJ25 H4-T
 Transmission 4-speed computerized
5-speed handbook
6speed TY856WH3MA/TY856WH4MA/TY856WW6MA handbook
Size 4,415 mm
(173.8 in)
Sedan: 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Wagon: 1,695 mm (66.7 in
1,425 mm (56.1 in)
Weight 1,360 kg
(2,998.3 lb)
Wheel base 2,525 mm (99.4 in

Third Technology (2007 – 2014)

Third Generation of Subaru Impreza

Subaru unveiled this third Technology of Subaru Impreza on 2nd April 2007 at a New York Auto Present. The unveiled fashions comprised of the naturally aspirated Impreza and the turbocharged WRX variations.  Initially, this new Impreza was supplied as a five-door hatchback, however the unveiling noticed these generations being discontinued.

On this sequence, the Impreza was designed as barely longer, wider and with an extended wheelbase. With the third era, two traditions had been stopped; it noticed the removing of the parking mild change atop the steering column and introduction of window frames to enhance on harshness, noise, and vibration.


Identify Pre-facelift Subaru Impreza sedan
Manufacturing 2007–2011
2007–2014 (WRX
Physique sort 4-door sedan (slender, GE)
4-door sedan (large, GV)
5-door hatchback (slender, GH)
5-door hatchback (large, GR)
Engine transmission 1.5 L EL15 H4 (gasoline)
2.0 L EJ20 H4 (gasoline)
2.0 L EJ20 H4-T (gasoline)
2.0 L EE20 H4-T (diesel)
2.5 L EJ25 H4 (gasoline)
2.5 L EJ25 H4-T (gasoline)
 Transmission 4-speed computerized
5-speed computerized
5-speed handbook
6-speed TY856UB1KA handbook
Size 2 Sedan: 4,580 mm (180.3 in)
Hatchback: 4,415 mm (173.8 in,620 mm (103.1 in)
Width 1,740 mm (68.5 in)
1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Weight 1,394 kg (3,073 lb)
Wheel base 2,620 mm (103.1 in)

Fourth Technology (2011 – 2016)

Fourth-generation Subaru Impreza

This era of Subaru Impreza was unveiled in 2011 however was bought later in 2011 as a 2012 mannequin 12 months car.  Although it remained almost the identical dimension because the earlier mannequin, this new mannequin was lighter, extra environment friendly, and had higher packages than the earlier one. It had an extended wheelbase, thus offering extra inside room for passengers.  It had a powerful rear head and legroom, thus offering extra consolation. 

One of the crucial notable applied sciences included into this era is EyeSight know-how. It’s a know-how that makes use of human-like stereoscopic imaginative and prescient to guage distances and provides warning on the driving force, thus serving to keep protected distances whereas on highways.


Identify Subaru XV
Subaru XV Crosstrek (2013-2015)
Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru WRX
Manufacturing 2011–2016
2012–2017 (XV)
2014–current (WRX)
Mannequin years 2012–2016
2012–2017 (XV)
2013–2017 (XV Crosstrek)
2015–current (WRX)
Physique sort 4-door sedan (GJ)
5-door hatchback (GP)
4-door sedan (VA)
Engine transmission 1.6 L FB16 H4 (gasoline)
2.0 L FB20 H4 (gasoline)
2.0 L EE20 H4-T (diesel)
2.0 L FA20F H4-T (gasoline)
2.5 L EJ257 H4-T (gasoline)
2.0 L EJ207 H4-T (gasoline)
 Transmission 5-speed handbook
6-speed handbook
CVT computerized
Sedan: 4,580 mm (180.3 in)
Hatchback: 4,414 mm (173.8 in)
XV: 4,450 mm (175.2 in)
WRX: 4,595 mm (180.9 in)
Width 1,740 mm (68.5 in)
XV: 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
WRX: 1,795 mm (70.7 in)
Top 1,465 mm (57.7 in)
XV: 1,570 mm (61.8 in)
WRX: 1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Weight 1,320 kg (2,910 lb)
Wheel base 2,644 mm (104.1 in)
XV: 2,635 mm (103.7 in)
WRX: 2,650 mm (104.3 in)

Fifth Technology (2016 – Current)

Subaru Impreza Fifth Generation

This new era of Subaru Impreza, consisting of Impreza Sedan and hatchback was unveiled in 2016. The brand new Impreza is powered by a revised model of the FB2.0 liter direct-injection boxer. This new engine was meant to enhance acceleration and suppleness in energy supply. Nevertheless, reviewers really feel that this mannequin tends to fall wanting different rivals on the characteristic of acceleration energy.

The Subaru EyeSight security characteristic continues to be out there on this era, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been included.  It’s the primary Japanese car to ever embody a pedestrian airbag in its design. The automotive is considered among the many most secure vehicles and scored a excessive security rating within the Japan New Automobile Evaluation Program.


Subaru XV
Subaru Crosstrek
Manufacturing 2016–current
2017-present (XV)
Mannequin 12 months 2017–current
2018-present (XV)
Physique sort 4-door sedan (GK)
5-door hatchback (GT)
Engine transmission 1.6 L FB16 H4 (gasoline)
2.0 L DAVCS FB20D 152 hp (113 kW) H4 (gasoline)
2.0 L FB20D e-Boxer Hybrid H4
 Transmission 5-speed handbook
6-speed handbook (XV)
CVT computerized
Size Sedan: 4,625 mm (182.1 in)
Hatchback: 4,460 mm (175.6 in)
XV: 4,465 mm (175.8 in)
Width 1,775 mm (69.9 in)
XV: 1,800 mm (70.9 in
Sedan: 1,455 mm (57.3 in)
Hatchback: 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
XV: 1,615 mm (63.6 in)
Weight 1,386–1,433 kg (3,056–3,159 lb)
Wheel base
2,670 mm (105.1 in)


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Methods to Import a Subaru Impreza

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