2012 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Updated: Four Year Ownership R

2012 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.0i Premium PZEV Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Updated: Four Year Ownership Review
By i4collin on


2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


Editing my 2 year review of this vehicle, I've had to lower the rating from 4 stars to 3, mostly due to reliability scares. While proving to be rather comfortable, great in all seasons, decently economical, and safe, after only 35000 miles the vehicle has begun to burn oil at an alarming rate. We are currently waiting for the dealer to do a compression test on the engine to see if they need to replace it. This is the second Subaru in the family that has had engine issues, despite regular oil changes. It is a nice little car, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you absolutely need the all-wheel drive. There are much better options in the compact car class nowadays.

Update: car sold after numerous issues at 5 years and 53,000 miles

Best Features

  • Braking
  • Rear seats
  • Getting in out
  • Ride comfort
  • Cargo storage
  • Logic of controls
  • Outward visibility
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Climate control
  • Dealership support

Worst Features

  • Acceleration
  • Shifting
  • Active safety
  • Parking aids
  • Entertainment
  • Navigation
  • Repair frequency
  • Engine
  • Electronics

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