Used 2006 Subaru Impreza
- A stout 230 horsepower in the WRX, standard all-wheel drive, a variety of sedans and wagons to choose from, excellent handling, tight construction.
- Tight rear quarters, slow downshifts from automatic transmission.
Used 2006 Subaru Impreza for Sale
Edmunds' Expert Review
From the 2.5 i wagon to the WRX, the all-wheel-drive 2006 Subaru Impreza is a practical, fun-to-drive alternative to the typically dull cars that populate its segment of the market.
Are you looking for a small car or wagon? Just about every automaker offers one. How are you to choose? Well, if you want your car to be more than just basic transportation, consider the Subaru Impreza. It's been on the market for over a decade now, but only in the last several years has it gained the kind of style and performance that make it such an appealing vehicle. When it was last redesigned in 2002, the Subaru Impreza not only gained more room and features, it spawned a high-performance model known as the WRX. Packing a turbocharged engine and a sport-tuned suspension, the Impreza WRX can keep pace with many cars costing thousands more. It's even available as a wagon.
If the Impreza WRX doesn't suit your needs, there are other trim levels available, including the Outback Sport, a more rugged version for buyers who want extra utility without having to pay for a full-blown Outback. All trim levels offer well-laid-out interiors, numerous options and solid build quality. Standard all-wheel-drive continues to be the Impreza's drawing card, and a healthy price reduction on base models this year makes buying the 2006 Subaru Impreza a pretty irresistible proposition.
2006 Subaru Impreza configurations
The Subaru Impreza is available in sedan and wagon body styles and a wide array of trim levels. The 2.5 i sedan and wagon have 16-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, air conditioning, sport seats with height adjustment for the driver, a CD player, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power windows, locks and mirrors. The Outback Sport wagon adds two-tone paint, heavy-duty suspension tuning and a bit more ground clearance, foglamps and cargo tie-downs. The Outback Sport Special Edition sedan and wagon build on these features with a premium audio system, in-dash CD changer, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather steering wheel and shifter, and a rear spoiler.
The high-performance Impreza WRX comes in three different versions: WRX TR, regular WRX and WRX Limited. The TR features a functional hood scoop, limited-slip rear differential, stiffer suspension, bigger brakes and unique wheels. The standard WRX adds STi ground effects, foglamps, aluminum pedal covers, automatic climate control, premium audio with CD changer and performance-design seats. The luxury-oriented Limited features leather seating, heated seats and mirrors, and a moonroof.
Performance & mpg
Powering all 2.5 i and Outback Sport models is a 2.5-liter, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that makes 173 horsepower. A more powerful engine can be found in the WRX sedan and wagon. This turbocharged 2.5-liter mill (also a flat four) kicks out an impressive 230 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices are a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard on all Imprezas.
All Subaru Impreza models have standard four-wheel antilock disc brakes. Side airbags are standard on all models. In government crash testing, the Subaru Impreza earned four stars (out of five) for driver safety in frontal impacts and five stars for front-passenger safety. Five stars were awarded for front-seat side-impact safety. The IIHS named the Impreza a "Best Pick" in frontal-offset testing.
There's no question that the 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX sedan and wagon are an absolute blast to drive. Previously, the WRX's power delivery was soft at low rpm but the new 2.5-liter turbo provides more bottom-end pull and an even deeper midrange. Handling is superb thanks to a well-tuned suspension and standard all-wheel drive. Although not nearly as fast, the 2.5 i sedan and wagon are equally enjoyable to toss around on a twisty road. The Outback Sport may have a sportier look, but the less expensive 2.5 i wagon is the better handler.
Though by no means a match for the cockpit of a Jetta, the Impreza's dash is modern enough in appearance, and the materials used are of good quality. For cargo, the wagons can hold 27.9 cubic feet of stuff, or 61.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.
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Used 2006 Subaru Impreza Overview
The Used 2006 Subaru Impreza is offered in the following submodels: Impreza Sedan, Impreza WRX STi, Impreza Wagon. Available styles include WRX STI 4dr Sedan AWD w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Outback Sport 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), WRX STI 4dr Sedan AWD w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2.5 i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), WRX 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Beige Interior (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Off-Black Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Beige Interior (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/Beige Interior (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Off-Black Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.5 i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), WRX Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/Off-Black Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), Outback Sport Special Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), Outback Sport 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5 i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), WRX Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/Beige Interior (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX TR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/Off-Black Int. (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.5 i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), and Outback Sport Special Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M).
What's a good price on a Used 2006 Subaru Impreza?
Save up to $300 on one of 7 Used 2006 Subaru Impreza for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,990 as of11/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for Used 2006 Subaru Impreza trim styles:
- The Used 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5 i is priced between $3,990 and$6,595 with odometer readings between 108300 and146115 miles.
- The Used 2006 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Special Edition is priced between $5,999 and$5,999 with odometer readings between 118047 and118047 miles.
- The Used 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX is priced between $8,280 and$8,280 with odometer readings between 127718 and127718 miles.
- The Used 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI is priced between $15,990 and$15,990 with odometer readings between 69964 and69964 miles.
- The Used 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR is priced between $12,995 and$12,995 with odometer readings between 76704 and76704 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2006 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.