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2012 Subaru Impreza

2012 Highlights

The regular 2012 Subaru Impreza has been completely redesigned. Highlights include a more fuel-efficient engine, updated styling and a roomier and higher-quality interior. Last year's high-performance WRX and STI variants carry over unchanged. The Outback Sport has been discontinued.


Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • 2.0i's good fuel economy
  • high-quality and spacious interior for 2.0i
  • wickedly quick WRX and STI models.

Cons

  • Disappointing cabin quality of WRX and STI
  • STI lacks the dynamic edge of rivals
  • substandard sound systems.

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Used 2012 Subaru Impreza for Sale

Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Satin White Pearl Ivory86,485 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i Limited
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Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Cruise Control| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Leather Shifter| Power Drivers Seat| Power Passenger Seat| Memory Seat Position| Tachometer| Digital Info Center| Tilt Steering Wheel| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Alloy Wheels| Heated Front Bucket Seats, Leather-Trimmed Upholstery, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Radio data system, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear seat center armrest, Split folding rear seat, Telescoping steering wheel 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Carpeted Floor Mats| Child Proof Door Locks| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Front Heated Seats| Heated Mirrors| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors -

Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Satin White Pearl Ivory72,434 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i Premium
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Subaru Impreza 2012 WRX 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Plasma Blue Pearl Black75,559 miles
Used 2012Subaru ImprezaWRX
List:$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M) Satin White Pearl 87,866 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i Premium
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Subaru Impreza 2012 WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Obsidian Black Pearl Black150,376 miles
Used 2012Subaru ImprezaWRX Limited
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2012 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 5-Speed Manual 2.5L DOHC Intercooled Turbocharged Recent Arrival! *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Obsidian Black Pearl Ivory83,945 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i
List:$9,995
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2012 SUBARU IMPREZA WAGON 2.0i - All Wheel Drive - Obsidian Black Pearl with Beige Cloth - Winner of the award for 2012 Best Compact Car for Families, the Subaru Impreza received a 9.3 out of 10 Safety Rating from U.S.News. It also received a 9.2 out of 10 Total Cost of Ownership rating. U.S.News gave positive points for standard all wheel drive, as well as a spacious interior. Reviewers said the Impreza�s remodeled cabin looks clean and classy, with high-quality materials throughout. They also said the seats are comfortable and spacious, and one noted that outward visibility is better than other cars� in the class. This Impreza Wagon features all-wheel drive, remote power locks, CD player and up to 36 MPG.

Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Ice Silver Metallic Black88,501 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i Limited
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Subaru Impreza 2012 WRX STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Plasma Blue Pearl Black Alcantara/Carbon Black leather/sueded microfiber60,032 miles
Used 2012Subaru ImprezaWRX STI
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Just added to our inventory, we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STi ! This STI is gray, sitting on alloy wheels with GREAT tread left on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN black cloth interior, accented with sporty embroidered STI logos in the seats! Powered by a 2.5L turbo 4 cylinder motor equipped with a SMOOTH shifting 6 speed manual transmission, and completed with the amazing All Wheel Drive system! LOADED with great features throughout, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, heated seats, and that's only the beginning! Premium surround sound speaker system, with AM/FM radio, CD player, blue-tooth capable, and even has a built in auxiliary and USB cord hook up! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this fantastic! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this SPORTY, 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI!

Subaru Impreza 2012 WRX STI 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Dark Gray Metallic Black Alcantara/Carbon Black leather/sueded microfiber76,800 miles
Used 2012Subaru ImprezaWRX STI
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CROSS BAR KIT,AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS,Bluetooth Connection,Rear Spoiler,All Wheel Drive,BASE MODEL,BLACK; ALCANTARA SEAT TRIM W/CARBON BLACK LEATHER BOLSTERS,PLASMA BLUE PEARL This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. Autonation Subaru Hunt Valley is honored to present a wonderful example of pure vehicle design... this 2012 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX WRX STI only has 76,800 miles on it and could potentially be the vehicle of your dreams! This Subaru includes: BLACK, ALCANTARA SEAT TRIM W/CARBON BLACK LEATHER BOLSTERS Leather Seats Premium Synthetic Seats WR BLUE PEARL *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* This vehicle is loaded with great features, plus it comes with the CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. When driving an all wheel drive vehicle, such as this Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX WRX STI, superior acceleration, traction, and control come standard. Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX The easiest choice in purchasing a new vehicle is choosing one with a complete and detailed history like this gently driven pre-owned vehicle. More information about the 2012 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX: The 2012 Subaru Impreza remains a great buy in the mid-size segment, thanks in large part to its standard all-wheel-drive, great safety rating, and availability as either a sedan or 5-door wagon. The focus has shifted to fuel economy, and the new 2.0L boxer engine returns impressive figures, including 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway when equipped with Subaru's all-new continuously variable transmission (CVT). Subaru estimates that Imprezas with the CVT will be the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive cars available. Base price or the new Impreza starts at $17,495. Power junkies can get their fix too, as the WRX and WRX STi models offer impressive performance in a small, affordable package based on the previous Impreza bodystyle. Strengths of this model include great safety features, available wagon versatility, impressive performance from WRX models, and Standard all-wheel-drive *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Deep Cherry Pearl Ivory cloth76,254 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i
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Subaru Impreza 2012 WRX 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Plasma Blue Pearl Black89,451 miles
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Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Ice Silver Metallic 46,135 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i
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Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i Sport Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Marine Blue Pearl Black53,980 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i Sport Premium
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Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Ice Silver Metallic Black111,996 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i Premium
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Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i Sport Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Obsidian Black Pearl 80,614 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i Sport Premium
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Subaru Impreza 2012 WRX STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Obsidian Black Pearl Carbon Black leather113,260 miles
Used 2012Subaru ImprezaWRX STI Limited
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Subaru Impreza 2012 WRX 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Obsidian Black Pearl Black94,254 miles
Used 2012Subaru ImprezaWRX
List:$16,000
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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Subaru Impreza 2012 2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Camellia Red Pearl Black51,736 miles
Used 2012Subaru Impreza2.0i Premium
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Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Clean CARFAX. Impreza 2.0i Premium, *Local Trade, Not a Prior Rental Vehicle!!*, *NEW OIL AND FILTER CHANGE*, *PROFESSIONALLY DETAILED INSIDE AND OUT*.Camellia Red Pearl 2012 Subaru Impreza2.0i PremiumAWD CVT Lineartronic 2.0L DOHCCLICK TO LEARN MORE. Odometer is 19599 miles below market average! 36/27 Highway/City MPGAwards:* 2012 IIHS Top Safety PickPlease call us today; to schedule a test drive or get more information on the vehicle of your choice.

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Features & Specs

WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)WRX Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)WRX STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
MPG212119
Seating555
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower265 hp @ 6000 rpm265 hp @ 6000 rpm305 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


One of the bettter vehicles, but not perfect
I purchased the Impreza Sport Premium two months ago and have put almost 2K miles on it . In general I am very pleased with the Impreza. The styling is far better than for past Impreza models. The interior is roomy and comfortable.Visability is excellent. It drives and handles very well, almost sport like. Gas mileage has been just about what is advertised. I am getting 30 MPG for a mix of highway and city driving. Now all that being said there are a few things about this vehicle that I am not that impressed with. First is the amount of road and tire noise. It is downright loud on some road surfaces. There is also a delay in shifting from reverse to drive.
Best Subaru Yet!
This is my third Sooby. It is the most fun. For a car with small dimensions on the outside, it is huge on the inside. I like the ergonomics of the interior - the dash and steering column controls are easy to use; intuitive. Lots of pep, very spirited off the line. With winter tires on (see suggested improvement below) this car can go places my 4x4 pick-up can not go. Good gas mileage too. It started off getting 30 in town and after breaking in for 13,000 miles I get over 40 on highway/country driving trips. This from an AWD! Its a great car to take to the beach or to the mountains with friends. Two of my friends bought Imprezas this year.
Big Improvement
This car is light years ahead of the previous generation Impreza. It looks better, has a much nicer interior, has more room for both passengers and cargo, and handles much better. The 2nd generation CVT is much smoother and more efficient than the old 4 speed automatic transmission it replaces. I just drove it about 60 miles in a snow storm, and even with the lower resistance tires Subaru has switched to, it handled great. I have been averaging 31 MPG in mixed driving which is right where the EPA says it should be. I was able to coax 35 MPG out of my last tank of gas by driving the car more like you would a Prius i.e., easing up on the gas pedal while cruising letting the CVT do its thing.
More About This Model

Driving the 2012 Subaru Impreza reminds us why Fuji Heavy Industries didn't put us in charge of this important redesign. We would have shrunk this car back it to its 2002-2006 proportions, discontinued the sedan, ordered up a turbocharger even for the sub-WRX models, and blown the rest of the budget trying to make the Impreza handle like a streetable rally car. Exactly 10 of you would purchase our "new" Subaru Impreza and all of Subaru's sales gains in the United States, its biggest market, would be reversed in short order.

Instead, the 2012 Impreza is the most spacious and refined compact car Subaru has ever sold in the U.S. It's also the most fuel-efficient Subie — with EPA ratings as high as 27 city and 36 highway mpg — to arrive on our shores since the three-cylinder Justy. And even though it's less powerful than the car it replaces, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a bit quicker, thanks to a significant weight loss and a new continuously variable transmission.

Maybe it's not the Impreza we would have built, but that wouldn't stop us from drafting it as a daily driver. Shouldn't stop you, either.

Moving to the Center
Back in the 1990s, Subaru decided it would only sell all-wheel-drive cars in the U.S., a move that helped establish its identity as a left-of-center automaker that builds cars that take you on adventures (or to work after a snowstorm). As the 21st century arrived, company executives realized they might have dug too narrow of a niche: Ordinary people who cared about legroom and feature content weren't buying Subaru Imprezas. That realization led to a larger, better-equipped Impreza in 2007, but critics panned the styling. Nevertheless, this car outsold its predecessors.

Enter the more defensively styled 2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan and Hatchback. You might not remember how they look tomorrow, but neither can you pick out any truly ugly details. Note the absence of hood scoops: Only the base-engine Imprezas are new for 2012; the WRX and STI carry over unchanged.

Underneath the new bodywork, there's an extra inch of wheelbase (although the cars aren't any longer overall) which, along with thinner front seat-back cushions, will put to rest any lingering legroom gripes. Your 5-foot-10 author doesn't max out the seat travel in front and, if exiled to the backseat, said scribe's knees don't come close to bumping the driver seat-back.

Downsized Engine, Upsized MPG
Mediocre mpg was the other knock against the previous Impreza, which competes with lighter, front-wheel-drive cars. Engineers removed weight from the 2012 model by using more high-strength steel in the unit-body and lighter interior components here and there, but the bulk of the efficiency improvement comes via a new, smaller-displacement engine, a horizontally opposed 2.0-liter that's part of Subaru's recently introduced FB-series four-cylinder engine family.

As we noted after driving a European-spec 2011 Forester with this 2.0-liter, the FB engines are a pretty radical departure from the decades-old EJ series. They're undersquare (the stroke is longer than the cylinder-bore diameter) instead of oversquare, double-overhead-cam instead of single and equipped with a variable valve timing system on both intake and exhaust cams.

In the 2012 Subaru Impreza, the 2.0-liter is rated at 148 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 145 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. You can have it with either the new CVT and a clutch-type AWD system (that prioritizes torque to the front wheels until more traction is needed), or a carryover five-speed manual and a viscous-coupling AWD system that has a default 50/50 torque split. Fuel economy is lower with the manual gearbox — 25 city/34 highway for the sedan, 25/33 for the hatch.

Making Do With Less
We're given the key to a CVT-equipped Impreza hatchback in Manhattan's Flatiron district with orders to be in Connecticut, by lunchtime. The early morning slog is over, but we're still scrapping for position with the cabbies. Immediately, we notice that the 2.0-liter has less low-end grunt than last year's 2.5-liter (170 hp, 170 lb-ft).

Once we're up to speed on the West Side Highway, the benefits of the new drivetrain are clearer. Compared to the old four-speed automatic transmission, which was often reaching for 2nd gear during passing maneuvers, the CVT is a far better tool for maximizing forward thrust — all the more important since the FB20 engine doesn't have a huge midrange. The result is adequate acceleration. We expect the CVT-equipped car to hit Subaru's 9.8-second 0-to-60-mph target easily. Manual transmission cars will be slightly quicker.

This doesn't sound quick, but remember that the four-speed automatic-equipped Imprezas never made it out of the 10s. Of course, the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Jetta, which Subaru regards as the Impreza's key rivals, are comfortably in the 8s (we've yet to test a 2012 Mazda 3 with the new, fuel-miser Skyactiv-G engine). Other likely competitors such as the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra run in the low 9s.

No Whiners
A bigger annoyance is that the CVT's belt-and-pulley action produces a shrill whine around 4,000 rpm under full throttle, at least in these pre-production test cars. Additional NVH measures would be wise, as we're frazzled by day's end.

A quick drive in a manual-shift 2012 Impreza restores our sanity, as we hear only normal, endearing boxer-engine sounds. We'd choose a manual Impreza, no question. However, upon reacquainting ourselves with the five-speed's tricky clutch takeup in New Haven's evening rush-hour, we're guessing some 80 percent of you will disagree.

The CVT has a simulated manual mode, by the way, along with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. But you get an automatic "upshift" around 6,300 rpm even though redline is marked at 6,600.

Solid Chassis
Our circuitous route from New York to New Haven takes us over some pretty terrible pavement, but the 2012 Subaru Impreza takes it in stride. The chassis is stiffer this year, and although it's still suspended by struts in front and double wishbones in back, engineers made various small changes to improve the ride. There are new bushings in the rear, while the struts now incorporate additional springs — known as rebound springs — to help control body roll without resorting to aggressive damping or a massive stabilizer bar.

The 2012 Impreza feels more buttoned down than last year's car, yet it's still plenty compliant with all of the wheel-tire combinations Subaru is offering (205/50R17, 205/55R16 and 195/65R15). In this regard, it stacks up well with cars like the Jetta and Focus. Road noise is on the high side, though.

There aren't many gnarly curves on Connecticut's back roads, but the Impreza feels balanced through the sweeping turns. It's not as sporty as the Mazda 3, which was reportedly Subaru's handling benchmark, but if this is the baseline, there's hope for the next WRX.

Electric-assist power steering is new to the Impreza line for 2012, and this is not a bad first effort. There's enough of a dead spot on center to minimize corrections when cruising down I-95, but when you make small inputs, the wheel is a touch overeager to return to center. Effort levels are just about right, but there's not much feel compared to the Mazda 3, which has the best steering in the segment. Of course, the Mazda is front-drive, so it's an imperfect comparison.

Brakes consist of ventilated discs and two-piston calipers up front. In back, the solid discs are smaller in diameter this year (10.8 inches versus 11.3) and continue to use single-piston calipers. Pedal feel is trustworthy and requires medium effort.

Same Money
Subaru didn't raise pricing, so you can get into a 2012 Impreza sedan for as little as $18,245, while a volume 2.0i Premium model with the CVT will cost you $20,545 ($21,045 if you get the hatchback). A loaded 2.0i Impreza Sport Limited hatch with an optional navigation system and sunroof tops out at $25,345. Standard equipment hasn't changed much, but there's a knee airbag for the driver this year and the steering wheel now telescopes (previously, this feature was limited to the WRX).

Materials quality is near the top of the class. The dash and doortops are soft-touch, and both the cloth (standard on base and Premium models) and leather (standard on the Limited) upholstery are genuinely nice. The audio and climate controls still feel chintzy, but overall, these furnishings are second only to the Jetta wagon.

No matter where you're sitting, there's a well-designed cupholder within reach, and we found slots to stow a blueberry scone, camera, iPhone and notebook simultaneously. You'll need to step up to at least the Premium model if you want Bluetooth and auxiliary and USB inputs.

Cargo space is also up for 2012, as the sedan's trunk now holds 12 cubic feet (versus 11.3 previously) and while the hatchback swallows 22.5 (versus 19.0) with its rear seats in use. Subaru carved out this space by downsizing the gas tank from 16.9 gallons to 14.5.

Commuting Is Not a Crime
Subaru's hard-core fans will never be fully satisfied with the 2012 Impreza, simply because it's nothing like the scrappy 2002-'06 car. That car didn't sell well, though — at least not well enough.

This 2012 Subaru Impreza will sell, even if it's not your first pick for bombing down a back road. It will sell because it makes a good commuter car. The ride is comfortable. The acceleration is adequate. Getting 30 mpg is easy. And the cabin is spacious and furnished with quality materials.

This Impreza is absolutely good enough to compete in this class. Of course, it's up against equally good cars like the Mazda 3, Focus and Jetta Sportwagen, so as in years past, AWD is the main reason you'd buy it.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored event, to which selected members of the press were invited, to facilitate this report.

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Used 2012 Subaru Impreza Overview

The Used 2012 Subaru Impreza is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback, Sedan, WRX STI, WRX STI Limited. Available styles include WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX STI 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), WRX STI Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), WRX STI 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2.0i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), WRX Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.0i Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 2.0i Sport Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), WRX Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.0i Sport Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), WRX 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.0i Sport Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 2.0i Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Sport Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Sport Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 2.0i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 2.0i Limited PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 2.0i Sport Limited PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 2.0i PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT). Pre-owned Subaru Impreza models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 305 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Subaru Impreza comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual. The Used 2012 Subaru Impreza 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 2012 Subaru Impreza?

Save up to $300 on one of 18 Used 2012 Subaru Impreza for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,695 as of 05/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Subaru Impreza trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium is priced between $9,291 and $13,998 with odometer readings between 31000 and 111996 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i is priced between $8,695 and $12,991 with odometer readings between 46135 and 83945 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium is priced between $8,995 and $13,795 with odometer readings between 53980 and 129000 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX is priced between $16,000 and $18,995 with odometer readings between 75559 and 94254 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI is priced between $22,750 and $22,983 with odometer readings between 60032 and 76800 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited is priced between $20,998 and $20,998 with odometer readings between 113260 and 113260 miles.

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