2013 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Falls just short in almost eve

2013 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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

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Falls just short in almost every category
By rallyguy on


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


Bought the car in September of 2013. I was looking at several but decided on this as I couldn't afford the gas bill for the premium fuel only WRX and this car still had the famous Subaru AWD but also boasted very good gas mileage.

So far at 6000 miles with largely conservative highway driving I am getting worse mileage than my girlfriend's 250hp BMW. Worse mileage. It feels under-powered even for a 148hp car (the dealer says "it will really open up at 10000mi" lol) and the AWD has not been as advertised. I've gotten stuck and had to be pulled out three times on a dirt road that my old sports car did not have trouble with.

This car is so close .. but fails.

Best Features

Comfortable seats/interior design.

Worst Features

The heated seats only work one out of every ten times you try them so that needs looked at. The CVT is always confused. Consistently shifts into economy gears while going uphill forcing me to change over to the "manual mode" and use the paddle shifters. Gas mileage on a car like this should be higher. 170hp would be a much better fit for this car. Get more advanced blue-tooth. There is a lot of slop in the steering. Tighten it up. Tighten the suspension. A car this low to the ground with a Boxer engine should NOT have so much body roll or be so effected by wind.
Recommend (2) (15)

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