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2020 Subaru Impreza

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


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
  • Sedan's trunk space

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Updated front styling
  • Five-seat compact sedan or four-door hatchback
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Sport trim level with unique suspension tuning
  • EyeSight suite of active safety features available

2020 Subaru Impreza review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 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 2020 Subaru Impreza?

The Impreza’s front bumper and grille have been restyled, and automatic door locks are now standard. A rear-seat reminder is available, and CVT-equipped Imprezas come with Subaru’s EyeSight active safety technology. EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, automatic precollision braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist.

What Features in the 2020 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 2020 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 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Stupid transmission plug

What a stupid idea to put the transmission fluid drain plug unlabeled right behind the oil pan drain plug. Had to have the car towed to a shop after trying to change the oil. What a joke.


It is an awesome daily driver... 😉

First things first... I view any car as a necessary evil.... I view them as something to get stuff from point A to point B. If I had My druthers I'd bicycle everywere but, since I live in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and as such we get a lot of snow and I can't. The Impreza fits the bill of what I need in a car. I have driven many cars in all kinds of conditions, the Impreza has never let me down. I'll admit it won't win most drag races but if you're looking for safety and reliability look no further. Mine is a lease and is the base model, but is chock full of great and useful features such as lane assist, hazard warning and my favorite adaptive cruise control (which brakes for you as the car in front of you slows down.) I had the first iteration of the Impreza in the nineties and that was good... This is awesome. Before I leased the Impreza I did due diligence by test driving Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota... The Impreza had most of the features I wanted at the price point that I wanted... Also the only manufacturer that offered AWD on the base model.


beautiful in winter driving and rain soaked roads

Love the handling. The seats are stiff, heater air conditioning controls are hard to read at night. I leased the Imprezza hatchback and love that I can put the weekly groceries in the back and unload easily. Gas mileage is good for an all wheel drive vehicle. Next time I will lease the Crosstek as the Imprezza is to low to the ground.

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Based on the 2020 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
Roadside assistance
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