2005 Subaru Impreza

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Available Price Range Get Value Trims1 Combined MPG 21 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2005 Subaru Impreza

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Rear legroom
  • Over-exuberant styling of performance models
  • No side-impact airbags in regular models

Notable Features

  • New 2.5 RS Sport Wagon
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Manual or automatic in regular Impreza and WRX
  • 300-hp turbocharged engine in WRX STi


Our Expert Reviews

There are some exciting new five-door compacts on the road, from the Kia Spectra5 to the Audi A3 Sportback, and more to come, including the sexy Dodge Caliber. Their presence makes the Subaru Impreza Outback Sport wagon seem even more dated -- almost as if time were standing still when you're sitting in the driver's seat. We tested a 2005 Outback Sport Special Edition, with a sticker ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 19 reviews

2005 wrx sti

by Suby from chicago on October 31, 2009

Orignal owner here... i have 204,000 miles on the orignal engine! its unbeleivable how reliable this car is.. NEVER had a problem, orignal turbo still spools awesome. My sti still runs like the day i ... 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 4 recalls for this car.

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