Best Bet
(3.9) 65 reviews
MSRP: $6,399$23,239
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 22-31
Engine: 148-hp, 2.0-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2012 Subaru Impreza

Our Take on the 2012 Subaru Impreza

Our Take

The 2012 Impreza is a complete redesign of Subaru's compact sedan and four-door hatchback. Along with new exterior and interior styling, both body styles boast increased interior space, a new engine and much-improved gas mileage. The Impreza competes with household names like the Honda Civi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Less horsepower than 2011

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2012
  • Sedan or four-door hatchback
  • New 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or CVT
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Larger interior

14 Trims 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.