2013 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Still undecided

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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Still undecided
By luvsgas on


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


After having the car for awhile its not as good as my impressions of when I bought it from the dealership.
But it is a very good price AWD car.
Buying a Subaru was a different experience. I found out that you will get a substantial better price from a large volume dealer than smaller one. This is how Subaru distrubution model works and the Impreza is a hot car. Our order took 6 months instead of the 12 weeks we were told, but we kind of knew this going in.

Best Features

Pros -AWD -Very Comfortable seating, simple adjustme -Solid Roof Rails -Excellent gas mileage if driven correctly with the CVT you need to a light foot with the pedal and keep the rpms under 3000 -Easy oil changes -Nice steering wheel and wheel controls -CVT will be awful if you don't know how to drive it but I figured it out and love it. -Suspension is a perfect balance between smooth ride and performance handling. -Crosstrek bumper guard fits on the impreza and its nice and solid not like the sticker one that is an option -People say they like the look of the car -Has good leg room in back for adults for such a small car. One of main reasons we bought it -Cell phone holder -

Worst Features

Cons -The speedometer is too small and hard to read with a quick glance -No trailer hitch allowed on US model. Even for bike rack. Will Void warrenty -17 Rims look great but will get chewed up with potholes as tires are about the same width or rims so no protection. I would get the 16 inches if it was possible. -5 minute engine warm-up time in 30 degree weather -Body metal is thin expect lots of parking lot dings -Bluetooth setup is hard to use and doesn't always connect -Fuel efficiency gauge resets with the trip counter -kids have hard time with rear belt buckles as middle seat has a different size tab -fuel door is on passenger side. -Radio reception and sound are marginal
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By 7hegreat1
on 02/16/14 01:46 AM (PST)

It's on the passenger side so you dont get hit by a car if your run out of gas on the highway. It's a saftey feature, a friend of mine almost died getting hit by a car while adding fuel on a highway

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