2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test


2012 Subaru Impreza: 15k Milestone

February 13, 2013

2012 Subaru Impreza

Our long-term 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Limited reached the 15k milestone during its recent road trip to Scottsdale, Arizona. And wouldn't you know it? I wasn't paying attention to the odometer and completely missed taking a photo when it happened.

So you'll have to settle for 126 miles over.

In general the Impreza has been pretty reliable, but we did have an issue a while back with the continuously variable transmission. A pressure switch malfunctioned, which freaked out the CVT into thinking it was overheating. At the time we worried the transmission was in jeopardy, but the Subaru dealer assured us it was simply a sensor thinking it was overheating, not actually overheating. We've had zero problems since.

Other than that, we've noticed the mostly hard-plastic interior gets scuffed easily. And there's a rattle in the dash.

We've definitely been enjoying the comfy ride and decent fuel mileage.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 15,126 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Subaru Impreza in VA is:

$126 per month*
* Explanation
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