Impreza 2.5 I hatchback, manual
By arvid on
Vehicle2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5 i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewI bought this as a "micro SUV" -- the 2006 RAV4 had only an automatic and was $4000 more. Handling is great; the Impreza moves confidently through snow and heavy rains on hilly roads. With a roof rack, transport capacity is terrific. With some planning, and multiple trips, I can move most the loads that a pickup can take. I tow a 1500 pound camper (towing capacity is 2400 lbs -- largest in this group). The one drawback is lower MPG. I am getting mid 20s. My previous car was a 96 Saturn sedan, which was getting in the mid 30s, but did not have the power, or handling in snow.
Best FeaturesAWD, handling, hugs the road.
Worst Featuresimprove the MPG; heater/AC is pretty modest.
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