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2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test

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2012 Subaru Impreza: The CVT And Fuel Economy

October 29, 2012

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The EPA rates our Impreza's 2.0-liter flat four/CVT combo at 30 mpg combined. As of the end of September, with nearly 7,500 miles on the clock, we were seeing a 26.0 mpg combined average.

But there's another transmission option...

Subaru also offers this car with a 5-speed manual, which is rated at 28 mpg combined. I have a friend who's getting exactly that number with his 5-speed 2012 Impreza. He gets more than 30 mpg on the highway (the EPA rating is 33 mpg).

Given those numbers, the choice is an easy one for me.

Manuals for the win!

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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