2019 Subaru Impreza

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Seating capacity

182.1” x 57.3”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Cabin materials on top trim
  • Ride and handling
  • Rear legroom and headroom
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Visibility

The bad:

  • Cheap interior materials on base and mid-level trims
  • Road noise
  • CVT noise
  • Trunk space (sedan)

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Offered as a compact sedan or hatchback
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity standard
  • Sport trim level with unique suspension tuning
  • EyeSight suite of active safety features available
  • Standard all-wheel drive

2019 Subaru Impreza review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Subaru Impreza?

The Subaru Impreza is a compact car that seats five, has standard all-wheel drive and is available as a sedan or four-door hatchback. All models use a 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. Base and Sport trim levels have a standard five-speed manual transmission; a continuously variable automatic transmission is available. Competitors include the Nissan Sentra, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.

What’s New on the 2019 Subaru Impreza?

Subaru's EyeSight safety system is now part of the Limited trim level and is available for the CVT-equipped 2.0i version. EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist.

What Features in the 2019 Subaru Impreza Are Most Important?

Subaru brags that the Impreza is the only mainstream compact car with standard all-wheel drive. Other useful standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and a 60/40-split folding backseat.

Should I Buy the 2019 Subaru Impreza?

The Impreza isn’t the roomiest, most refined or best performing compact car, but with standard all-wheel drive and an impressive array of available safety features, it deserves consideration — especially if you live in an area where all-wheel traction is a plus.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


Nice little car, great value!

I've had my 2019 Impreza Limited wagon for a little over three years now. In general, it's an excellent car for the price, with many safety and other features found only in cars costing much more. The Eyesight safety suite, Apple/Android Carplay, and Synchronized All Wheel Drive are the highlights. These are advanced systems but are easy to operate intuitively. Other nice features are driver visibility, quality fit and finish, and easy-to-see dash controls. It's a nice looking car but exterior styling is a little clunky. Other low points are a jerky CVT transmission, lower-than-estimated MPG (but still not bad) even with conservative driving, and very low front-end clearance. This is a sensible, not sporty car. If you want a zippy small car, this is not it. If you want an affordable AWD that's reliable, you can't do better.


Great commute car

My first car/Subaru and i will never trade it in! i will drive it until the wheels and rims fall off! Eyesight technology has saved me countless accidents and also have saved pedestrians lives! Not happy about the gas mileage and speed but its a great car! I will forever be team subie!


Subaru is consumer friendly! True love!

This is my 4th Subaru, 1st new & 1st Impreza. I hated my early 2000 Forester-boxy/noisey loved both of my outbacks. Other than regular maintenance none of them had any major problems. Subaru of America never hides any issues or recalls, they have been quick to alert me and fix ALL. Every car company has recalls, sadly many companies try and hide the fact or sweep it under the rug so they don't have to fix it or pay up. Not Subaru in fact after my 3 year warranty ran out and they found an issue with the tires, Continental would not cover them nor prorate them. Yet SOA stepped up and paid for all 4 mounted, balanced, and alignment for FREE! Now THAT is a customer friendly car company in a world of rip-offs! They have me for life! I'm getting 30 mpg town and 40 highway! AWD that's awesome!

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Based on the 2019 Subaru Impreza base trim.
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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
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