2012 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: More Daewoo than Subaru

2012 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.0i Premium Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)

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More Daewoo than Subaru
By stillyourking on


2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


As an owner of a '12 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Premium, I wouldn't recommend the purchase of this car. The quality is far less than that of the '08 - '11 Impreza. The engine is loud, and has intense vibration, weatherproofing is shoddy, road noise interferes with conversation, interior materials rattle, and scratch easily. The seat fabric has folded in some parts, and became unwoven in others, the driver seat squeaks when your body shifts (only 178 lbs). Seats are uncomfortable on long trips (my Pontiac Vibe had more comfortable and supportive seats). Gets a combined 28 MPG (rated as 27/36 MPG).

Best Features

The CVT is fun to drive, it handles and corners well. AWD is nice in snow and wet conditions. The brakes worked well in avoiding potential accidents.

Worst Features

The exterior paint scratches and scuffs almost on command (22 chips in on the hood over 24 months/30,000 miles of ownership). There are many small scratches from reusable grocery bags put on the roof of the trunk, which is just disappointing. The chrome tail pipe has blackened.
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