2005 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Another Quality Redsign!

2005 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.5 RS Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Another Quality Redsign!
By punchycool on


2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


I have the '05 Impreza 2.5RS Sport
Wagon with auto trans. This is the
2.5L non-turbo motor in case you were
wondering. It fits my lifestyle
perfectly and has room for two quality
carseats in the back seat.
The redesigned interior is very
impressive; trust me, it takes a lot
to impress me and Subaru has done a
great job changing it up to modernize
things. I really dig the new look of
the black interior. Good layout for
controls, good cupholders. Quiet
engine and low slung hood line are
perfect for all drivers. I love the
height adjustment of the front seats,
a very thoughtful touch for 5'4" wife.
And if I may say so, Subaru's
willingness to make me a great deal on
this model, made me jump!

Best Features

I have the Auto 4-speed trans which comes with the Active AWD system. It responds well to any situation that I can throw at it so far. The seats are SUPERIOR!! The fronts hold me in like that of the ultra-race type WRX seats. I am 6'0" tall have no issues with leg room or knee room; well done there!

Worst Features

A bit of a lag is present when stepping on it in top gear; although it does nicely downshift to 2nd gear from 4th gear at 45mph on full throttle, it takes some time to get into the powerband. Trust me, this does not bother me much, since once in second and up around 4 grand, it gains speed quickly!
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