Best Bet
(4.8) 21 reviews
MSRP: $231$22,703
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
2005 Subaru Impreza

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

Reviews

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 for the 2005 Subaru Impreza

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Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 21 reviews

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2.5RS Impreza

by Impreza Enthusiast from on December 17, 2012

If you are looking for a reliable and economical AWD car - this is a great choice. We really have enjoyed the car and recommend it for someone who wants something a bit sporty in a 4 door style. if yo... Read Full Review

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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.


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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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