Used 2005 Subaru Impreza Wagon

Pros & Cons

  • A stout 227 horsepower in the WRX, all-wheel-drive grip, a variety of sedans and wagons to choose from, fun to drive.
  • Tight rear quarters, limited availability of side airbags.
List Price Range
$7,000 - $7,499

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Edmunds' Expert Review

From the RS wagon to the WRX, the all-wheel-drive Impreza is a practical, fun-to-drive alternative to the typically dull cars that populate its segment of the market.

2005 Highlights

The 2.5 RS now has drive-by-wire electronic throttle control and a new four-speed automatic transmission. The dashboard center stack/console has been redesigned with improved cupholders and fancier metallic trim. The 2.5 RS wagon, which boasts the RS sedan's upgraded suspension tuning, alloy wheels and sport seats, has replaced last year's 2.5 TS wagon. The WRX picks up automatic climate control, redesigned alloy wheels and body-color ground effects. Smoke-tinted headlight lenses and revised exterior colors round out the changes.

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Great Wagon
stocksj,06/07/2012
2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
I've have my Impreza RS Wagon since new in 2005 and it's always been very reliable in all weather. Mileage is good and it always runs. I've used it as a truck hauling my hobby stuff and gardening things. The HVAC does not blow cold AC from the lower vents but it's no differnt than the 2002 WRX wagon I traded in for this. This car's a keeper for life.
Maybe the best all around car
Subie4life,03/09/2010
2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I just got back from the dealer for a recall. Yep, after 96,000 miles this is the first time I took it to the dealer. What a great car. I've totally abused this thing (from landscaping materials to my 4-60 lb dogs) and it begs for more. I've only done routine maintenance (tires at 50k, oil every 3k) and it's as strong as ever. It thrives in bad weather (torrential downpours here in Miami and trips to the snow in NC). I get not great, but definitely good gas mileage (21-22 city, 26-27 hwy) and it has plenty of room for just about anything I need. Yes...you should buy one. I expect to keep mine for well over 5 more years and 100k miles.
Perfect all around vehicle
Justin,02/18/2005
2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I did a lot of research before buying my Subaru. I narrowed my choices to a Jeep Liberty, Mazda 3, Toyota Rav4, and the Subaru Impreza. The Impreza won out for a few reasons. I was looking for something that was good in the snow since I live in Minnesota. I was also looking for something that was good on gas, but could also be rugged and haul my camping gear. The Subaru Impreza was the perfect mix of everything I had wanted in a vehicle. It performed extremely well this winter in the snow. The car does better than an SUV for gas, but worse than most small cars. I am getting 23 city, 28hwy. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my decision.
An Excellent Value
ScoobieDoobie,05/17/2005
WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I have ~5000 miles on Scoobie and it is a fine car so far. My wife wanted a wagon and I wanted a Mustang GT - a good compromise? I think so. Decent performance but this car is rough around the edges - the ride is firm, mechanical clatter and road noise are always present. Scoobie's economy car roots show through at times.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Subaru Impreza

Used 2005 Subaru Impreza Wagon Overview

The Used 2005 Subaru Impreza Wagon is offered in the following styles: WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M), Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 4A), Outback Sport Special Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), Outback Sport Special Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M), and Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Subaru Impreza Wagon models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 227 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Subaru Impreza Wagon comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic. The Used 2005 Subaru Impreza Wagon comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Subaru Impreza Wagon?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Subaru Impreza Wagon trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX is priced between $7,000 and$7,000 with odometer readings between 103931 and103931 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Subaru Impreza?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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