2019 Subaru Impreza

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2019 Subaru Impreza
2019 Subaru Impreza

Key specs

Base trim shown


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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Our 2019 Subaru Impreza trim comparison will help you decide.

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 design 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Great car for the money but....

there are downsides. Easy driving, comfortable, well-designed economy car, one of the best in its class, especially appreciate the AWD. Safety features so numerous it's almost overwhelming (assuming you have eyesight feature). But it is slightly underpowered, the CVT tran is not smooth, cruise control erratic (but adaptive cc is great). I am a featherfoot but only getting 25/32, well below EPA est. I recommend the car but shoppers should be aware of the flaws.


Love my car

Took a while to find exactly what we were looking for but had major problems with the dealership. It is hard to shop during a pandemic


Comfortable; but poor gasoline mileage.

i bought this to get a small hatchback/wagon with good gas mileage. The car is well made(paint,interior, detail, etc. with gadgetry and safety features galore)-in fact, the most expensive car I ever bought. But I've had issues since with torn gasket on moon/sun roof, two recalls on fuel system, necessary updates on audio system. All on a vehicle I've had less than 2 years and driven about 2,000 mi.-bought brand new! Drives beautifully,quite roomy; but gets about 19 mpg. on mixed driving when it was EPA rated at 26-28 in city and 36 on the road.

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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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