2014 Subaru Impreza

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

180.3” x 57.7”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Backseat roominess
  • High mileage with CVT

The bad:

  • Road noise

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Newly available Aha-based smartphone integration
  • Sedan or four-door hatchback
  • Manual or CVT
  • Standard all-wheel drive

2014 Subaru Impreza review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Subaru Impreza is offered as a compact sedan or four-door hatchback. Unlike the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus that it competes with, the Impreza comes standard with all-wheel drive.
New for 2014
Limited trim levels gain a backup camera while the optional navigation system now includes Aha-based smartphone integration.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 15-inch wheels; 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels available
  • Power side mirrors; available heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer
  • Available fog lights
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Bluetooth and iPod connectivity
  • Available navigation system 
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available automatic climate control

Under the Hood

  • 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags 
  • Knee airbag for the driver
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Good car at low miles

Served me well for 5 years but after 130,000 miles it started burning oil and after 140,000 I needed all sorts of things fixed. Wheel bearing, air conditioning, airflow sensor and more. The tires also wear out/ lose air faster than in most other cars. And the airbags would turn off for the passenger and sometimes the driver.


Buyer Beware

After a certain milage I've had issue after issue, I would never own another Subaru after this car. I've had issues with my hood latch, muffler and exhaust, head gasket and radiator within three months. I don't even have 150,000 miles.


Great car highly recommended

I have had it almost 2 years and the only problem I have had is somebody scratching my trunk hood and a dent from a crazy driver hit and run which wasn’t covered by my insurance

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Based on the 2014 Subaru Impreza base trim.
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Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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