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2020 Subaru Impreza

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$18,695 — $26,295 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
25-31 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2020 Subaru Impreza exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Subaru Impreza
  • 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

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2020 Subaru Impreza Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.9
12 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Roomy fun to drive sports car

by Polo Queen from McHenry IL on March 15, 2020

Lots of interior room and handles like a sports car. Great gas milage for AWD vehicle. I feel safe in it as well. My teenagers think I'm cool now. Read full review

(5.0)

Love this Impreza 5 Door

by JoelBarry from Vincentown, NJ on March 5, 2020

I leased this car for my wife. We both love it. Very easy to handle, more legroom in the rear than we expected, smooth ride and looks great. Perfect size for anyone who doesn't like a large car or SUV... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Subaru Impreza currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 Subaru Impreza has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Subaru

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    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

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000

  • Dealer Certification Required

    152-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Impreza received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

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Latch or Latch system

* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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