Best Bet
(4.6) 11 reviews
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 21
Engine: 300-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2004 Subaru Impreza

Our Take on the 2004 Subaru Impreza

Our Take

Subaru’s smallest model comes in sedan and wagon forms and includes high-performance WRX editions in each body style. The basic Impreza lineup consists of a 2.5 TS Sport Wagon and a 2.5 RS sedan.All Impreza-based Subarus have been face-lifted for the 2004 model year. The restyling involves ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Rear legroom
  • Overly exuberant styling of performance models

Notable Features

  • Restyled for 2004
  • Manual or automatic in regular Impreza and Impreza WRX
  • 300-hp engine in WRX STi


Our Expert Reviews

We're taught to respect people who go through life refusing to compromise, right? Should we respect cars that refuse to compromise? If that no-compromise car is a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi, then yes. Yes we should. The word "extreme" is overused, but it applies to the STi, a lumpy little economy sedan with an absurdly huge rear wing, a bulge in the hood that looks as though it came... Read full review for the 2004 Subaru Impreza

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Consumer Reviews


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by Subaru Guro from Spokane on April 6, 2011

Probably the best awd car around. If you buy one try to get one with out all the mods. That means someone drove the heck out of it. A one owner clean with proven service records is worth its weight in... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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