Used 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Consumer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

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eldernerd, 09/03/2015
2.0i PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
17 of 19 people found this review helpful

We never buy a new car but when shopping for an Impreza, low mileage used were always more than new. So we ended up looking for a new one, with acceptable colors and price. Never found much difference in price and shopped internet in 4 states. Never found the desired color in stock but winter was coming and wife wanted all wheel drive so we made the purchase locally with an acceptable color. I've been a "car nut" since the 50's and have owed many from a full race Pontiac to a Mercedes and BMW but never a Subaru. The Subaru Impreza drives with the best once you replace the factory tires with good ones. I don't find the noise objectionable even under heavy throttle. The body has some flex which was disappointing but not unusual. Car is well made and solid overall. Subaru produces vehicles in various models but the option list in each model is sparse so don't plan on adding anything later from Subaru. The CVT ruins the car for me but the wife still loves it. It requires a different type of driving. Maybe I'll get used to it eventually if my wife ever lets me drive it. Mileage is great with warmer weather. As with all vehicles, it's not great when it gets cold. About 37 MPG highway in the summer and 27 MPG for shorter travel. The vehicle mileage indicator isn't as smooth as other vehicles and is off between 6 and 8%. For an economy car with all wheel drive, the Subaru Impreza is a best buy. Update after two years of ownership: The Impreza is still a best buy if one is looking for a practical, inexpensive, AWD sedan. It doesn't have the bells and whistles but it would be hard to beat it's mileage, driveability, and practicality for the price. I'm still not a CVT fan but it looks like that's the best way to obtain the economy. Cold temps really drop the mileage but that happens with all vehicles. The car is built well and materials are durable. Seats are comfortable and no wear is showing after two years. Plenty of leg room in the back seat for a small car. Other than the CVT, complaints are pretty minor. The painted front is not very durable and results in many paint chips. It could use more insulation and sound deadening material throughout the interior. The windshield seems thin and rock chips spread rapidly. There are times when a little more height would be nice for visibility and clearance but Subaru has models to provide that feature. All things considered, the Impreza does everything well that it was purchased to do for us. It provides economical and dependable transportation for all seasons and road conditions. Update 9/2019 Nearly five years after purchase, the Impreza is still going strong and trouble free with nearly 42000 miles. The car is driving mostly by my wife of 53 years and used mostly around town. She loves the simplicity and just start and go, plus the AWD gives her piece of mind in our Montana winters. She doesn't like to learn the newer technology like in my Mercedes. I like the Impreza for around town since it's easy to handle, park, and comfortable for the short drives. I still don't care for the CVT and lack of power, especially when the A/C is operating. Neither of us are very happy with the quality of paint as it seems to chip very easily on the front end. Even bugs seem to leave a chip at times. I don't think there's a more economical vehicle with AWD as we consistantly get 27 mpg around town in warmer weather (drops to 24 in the cold) and 37 on the road driving at the speed limits.

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4 out of 5 stars

Solid but lack luster

Nic, 09/27/2019
2.0i PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Looses its speed of excelleration within first $30,000 miles. Reliable and easy to drive. But lack luster in general. Paint is poorly conditioned and easily chips with road pebbles. Tons of road noice and any cargo makes it bog down significantly. Handles in winter but only with added weight to truck and not in snow due to snow packing up around wheels really bad. No ground clearance.

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5 out of 5 stars

One EZ ride

gloria currie, 03/11/2018
2.0i PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
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It's a great car.

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5 out of 5 stars

Excellent small car

Rick, 06/09/2020
2.0i PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
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I purchased my Impreza used with 80,000 KMs 3 years ago . I'm up to 115,000 KMs and still love this car. Handles better than my old 2006 Volvo S40. It drives smooth and tight. My tires have yet to spin even once during the winter. I just press on the gas and it goes. Gas mileage is great for an all wheel drive. So it doesn't have the acceleration of a race car. Buy the WRX for that. Liked this car so much, bought the wife a Forester. She loves that too!

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