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The Subaru Impreza is a compact sedan model produced and sold by the automobile manufacturing division of the Subaru Corporation. Currently the smallest and most affordable vehicle sold by Subaru, the Impreza is sized and priced below the Subaru Legacy midsize sedan.

The Subaru Impreza was first released in Japan in 1992 as both a sedan and a hatchback/wagon model, with the option of front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). The Impreza became the replacement for the outgoing Subaru Leone model, from which it took inspiration for its early hatch-like wagon models.

The Impreza nameplate is also the birthplace of the Subaru WRX (World Rally eXperimental) performance models. Starting in 1992, all Subaru WRX models were built on Impreza platforms before a unique build and official first-generation WRX model was released in 2014.

Currently in its fifth generation and built on the Subaru Global Platform, modern competitors of the Subaru Impreza include the Honda Civic, the Mazda3, the Toyota Corolla, and the Volkswagen Jetta.

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  • 2022 Subaru Impreza (Starting MSRP $18,795)
  • Pros: The Subaru Impreza is one of the few sedan options that comes with standard all-wheel drive. Additionally, it provides drivers with tight handling, a comfortable ride, and an easy-to-use infotainment system.
  • Cons: The Impreza’s performance is very subpar, with slow acceleration, poor fuel economy ratings, and an unreliable standard manual transmission.
  • See Also: Legacy and WRX

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