2013 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Poor MPG

2013 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.0i Sport Limited PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)

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Poor MPG
By jr981 on


2013 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Limited PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


Overall the car is fine. The interior is okay and it handles eell on flat roads and downhill in the mountains. It's light and fun to drive in these conditions and feels very stable.

Downside: It's more underpowered than I expected--even hilly neighborhoods have the engine revving high and loud. AC seems to increase the problem. The nav system is not
intuitive--my cell phone app is more user friendly. Speakers are tinny and HD radio is not useful because it keeps fading out--unsure if the problem is the car or HD radio in general. Biggest problem is MPG--have yet to break 25 MPG with 60+% highway driving. Trip computer seems to overestimate actual by about 1.4 MPG. Updat after 42 months, 36 k mikes: MPG still way under epa estimates. I average aims 19 city and 27 if pure highway driving (as in a road trip from LA to San Francisco. This is exactly what I get in my 1999 Acura TL which is a much older, heavier, and more powerful car. In fact my Impreza matches the EPA estimated MPH fur my Acura.
At around 36 k miles, we noticed oil leaking from the cylinder head.

Best Features

  • Instrumentation

Worst Features

  • Entertainment
  • Navigation
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost

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