• (4.5) 24 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,708$23,064
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Engine: 305-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2010 Subaru Impreza

Our Take on the 2010 Subaru Impreza

Our Take

The Impreza is available as a sedan or hatchback. Trim levels include the naturally aspirated four-cylinder 2.5i and Outback Sport, as well as turbocharged 2.5GT and WRX models. All-wheel drive is standard. Competitors include the Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta. A 305-horsepower Impreza WRX STi tops... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Basic-feeling cabin
  • Non-turbo models lack telescoping steering wheel
  • So-so gas mileage
  • Sedan has small trunk
  • Limited driver's-seat travel
  • Inconvenient child-seat anchors (hatchback)

Notable Features

  • Plethora of regular or turbocharged variants
  • Standard AWD
  • Sedan or hatchback
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Standard stability system

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

In its most basic form, Subaru's compact Impreza upholds the most rudimentary tenets of A-to-B transportation: capability, comfort and utility. Its cabin feels thoroughly basic, and a few must-have features are missing, but I suspect that months or even years after buying one, the car's workhorse qualities will make many drivers glad they chose it.With two body styles, four engines an... Read full review for the 2010 Subaru Impreza

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Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 24 reviews

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EXCELLENT LITTLE MACHINE

by SILVERBOY from COLORADO/NEW YORK on March 2, 2010

Well, just picked one up today(AUTO), Silver color and love it. I drove a 09' Sedan for about three weeks(rental) and it drove nice. The wife really love the Sport model. THE GOODS: I love everything... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 7 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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