Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan

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Which Impreza does Edmunds recommend?

There's no doubt about it: The base 2.0i model is a killer deal if all you want is an inexpensive small car with all-wheel drive. If that's the case, you probably live in an area that gets eminently cold in the winter, and warming features could come in handy. That's why we recommend the Premium model. It's only one step above the base version, but the added heated front seats, heated mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer will be valuable once winter rolls around. Techies will also appreciate the upgraded sound system, extra USB port and satellite radio.

Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Standard all-wheel drive delivers secure handling and wet-weather traction
  • The cabin is quiet, comfortable and surprisingly roomy for a compact car
  • A healthy selection of advanced safety features is available on most trims
  • Available manual transmission for those who want to row their own gears
  • Slow acceleration, even with this generation's more powerful engine
  • Transmission is loud under heavy loads
  • Interior materials are lower-quality compared to many rivals
  • Hard to match fuel economy estimates in the real world
  • Expanded availability of the EyeSight package of safety features
  • Premium models now come with a CD player, HD radio and two rear USB ports
  • Manual-equipped Sport models get the short-throw shifter from the Impreza WRX STI
  • Part of the fifth Impreza generation introduced for 2017

Overall rating

7.4 / 10

On snowy and icy roads, vehicles with traction-enhancing all-wheel drive are invaluable. But what if you don't want to get an SUV? Check out the 2019 Subaru Impreza. Not only is it the least expensive all-wheel-drive vehicle on the market, but it's also the only compact sedan to offer AWD — and it's standard.

Even if you don't expressly need all-wheel drive, the Impreza is still worth checking out. Redesigned just two years ago, the Impreza is one of the newer compacts and features the latest tech gadgets and driving aids that buyers have come to expect. This is especially true of this year's model since Subaru has increased the availability of its EyeSight suite of advanced safety aids. Now, any Impreza can be equipped with EyeSight, which includes traffic-adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

The Impreza has other advantages, including secure handling, an excellent infotainment system, a comfortable ride, and a cabin with room for four adults. It's not competitive in all areas, however. Acceleration is slow, and real-world fuel economy is subpar. Overall, though, we're fond of the Impreza. It's worth considering, especially if you want all-wheel drive.

Notably, we picked the 2019 Subaru Impreza as one of Edmunds' Best AWD Sedans for this year and is a featured vehicle in our Cheapest New Cars article.

What's it like to live with?

Edmunds owned a Subaru Impreza for one year and nearly 20,000 miles. To learn more about our experiences, visit the long-term page for our 2017 Subaru Impreza Limited. We cover everything from seat comfort to real-world fuel economy. All-wheel-drive performance was a staff favorite, but we were less impressed with its engine responsiveness and interior materials. If you have questions, chances are good we've answered them during our long-term test. There are no significant differences between the 2019 Subaru Impreza and our long-term car, so our observations still apply.

2019 Subaru Impreza models

Like many compacts, the 2019 Subaru Impreza is available as a sedan or a four-door hatchback. Features on the four available trims are nearly identical between the two body styles. The base 2.0i is sparsely equipped, but it does have power windows and a touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay capability. The Premium counts alloy wheels and heated seats among its additions. Upgrade to the Sport and you get larger wheels, sporty suspension tuning, keyless entry and ignition, and a larger touchscreen. The Limited keeps some of the Sport's luxury features and adds leather and automatic climate control.

Every Impreza is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. (The related, high-performance WRX and WRX STI are reviewed separately.) A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2.0i and Sport models, and a continuously variable automatic is optional on those and standard on Premium and Limited trims.

The base 2.0i comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, daytime running lights, remote locking and unlocking, cloth upholstery, carpeted floor mats, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a driver information display, a height-adjustable driver's seat, cruise control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, and a four-speaker audio system with a USB port and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

The available EyeSight suite of driver aids adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, automatic reverse braking, and lane departure warning and mitigation. This option also adds an upgraded driver information display.

The Premium trim is better equipped, with alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, heated mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, a sound-reducing windshield, heated front seats, Subaru Starlink services, and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player, satellite radio and a second USB port. Models equipped with the CVT also get steering-wheel-mounted paddles with seven simulated gears, while hatchback models add roof rails and a cargo cover.

An available package combines blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, cornering lights and the EyeSight suite. This package can be ordered with or without a power sunroof.

For drivers who want a more exciting version of the Impreza, there's the Sport. It comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, keyless entry and ignition, an 8-inch touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, unique interior and exterior trim, and active torque vectoring for improved traction.

EyeSight, the sunroof and blind-spot monitoring are bundled into a package that also includes an eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

At the top of the Impreza range, there's the Limited model. It builds off the Premium trim, adding 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, foglights, keyless entry and ignition, the 8-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver's seat, a rear armrest, automatic climate control, the EyeSight system and reverse automatic braking.

Blind-spot monitoring and the sunroof are bundled into a package. It can be ordered with or without the Harman Kardon system and navigation.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Subaru Impreza Limited Sedan (2.0L flat-4 | CVT automatic | AWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2017, there have been no significant changes to the Subaru Impreza.

EdmundsScorecard

Overall7.4 / 10
Driving7.5
Comfort7.5
Interior8.5
Utility7.0
Technology8.0

Driving

7.5
Aside from poor acceleration and a CVT automatic that doesn't always do as we'd expect, the Impreza performs very well. Handling is well-sorted, the brakes are responsive and confidence-inspiring, and the steering is sporty and communicative. A solid showing for the most part.

Acceleration

6.0
The Impreza seems peppy off the line at first, but this enthusiasm is short-lived. In Edmunds instrumented testing, it took 9.4 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph, one of the slowest times in the class. Passing maneuvers on the highway take more planning than they should.

Braking

8.0
The Impreza's brakes feel great. You get good pedal pressure immediately, which makes it easy to modulate, and the brakes inspire confidence when needing to scrub off speed quickly. The Impreza stopped from 60 mph in 121 feet in testing, an average distance for the segment.

Steering

8.0
The steering is quick, responsive and generally pretty sporty. For a car in this class, there's a lot of steering feedback, especially on the Sport and Limited trims. Most shoppers will be happy with the level of steering effort and good on-center feel.

Handling

8.0
Handling is a strong point for this Impreza, regardless of trim level. Body roll is well-controlled, and the car goes where you want and provides you with lots of confidence along the way. Standard all-wheel drive only increases its sense of stability.

Drivability

6.5
The CVT-engine combo rumbles at low speeds and whines at full-throttle acceleration; neither is ideal. But the sticking point is the occasional lack of response from the CVT. The transmission works better when you use the paddle shifters, which shouldn't be the case.

Off-road

8.0
While it doesn't have big approach or departure angles like a true off-road vehicle, the Impreza is the only one in the class with standard all-wheel drive, and in that regard, it is more capable than most compact sedans and hatchbacks.

Comfort

7.5
A relatively quiet and smooth ride makes the Impreza a breeze to drive on the highway. The seats are comfortable and well-bolstered, even if they are a bit on the firm side for extra-long road trips.

Seat comfort

7.5
The Impreza's front seats are well-bolstered, providing good support and firm cushioning. If you're in the saddle for long stints, they may get a little tiring for some. The rear seats are relatively flat but comfortable enough.

Ride comfort

8.0
Ride comfort is excellent with the 17-inch wheels on our test car, and we'd suspect the 16-inch wheels would be, too. The suspension is compliant enough to shrug off small and large bumps without drama and without being overly soft and floaty.

Noise & vibration

7.0
Wind noise is practically nonexistent on the highway, even at 80 mph. Road noise is a bit more pronounced, however, and the engine and CVT whine somewhat unpleasantly under full throttle. Our tester had no rattles or squeaks.

Climate control

7.0
Our test car's optional automatic climate control is easy to operate through the three centrally located dials. A couple of the main air vents are right next to the steering wheel, right where you would grip, unfortunately cooling your fingers quicker than the cabin.

Interior

8.5
Though functionality has always been a strong point, the 2017 Impreza's interior represented a big leap forward for Subaru. Thanks to a spacious cabin, large windows and thoughtfully laid out controls, the Impreza is one of the more ergonomically friendly options in the segment.

Ease of use

8.0
The radio controls, touchscreen interface and climate control knobs are generally easy to read and use, and the secondary top screen is surprisingly useful. Large fonts, high-resolution screens and simple button structures ease the learning curve dramatically.

Getting in/getting out

8.5
The seats are mounted high enough that sliding in and out won't be a problem for most average-height adults. The roofline, while lower than the outgoing Impreza's, is still high and provides ample head clearance. Overall, entry and exit are effortless.

Driving position

8.0
The tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel allows for a lot of adjustment and the driver's seat offers six-way adjustment, so there's plenty of range for all types of drivers to find a good fit.

Roominess

8.5
This Impreza is bigger than ever before, and it shows. The cabin offers plenty of headroom, with tons of legroom in the front and a decent amount of room in the back. Those over 6 feet tall may find the back seat a little cozy, but that's common for this class.

Visibility

9.0
Visibility is excellent out of the front thanks to a big windshield, small front pillars, and small sectional windows near the windshield. A big rear window in both the sedan and the hatchback make for great rear visibility as well.

Quality

7.5
While the interior of this redesigned Impreza is a big improvement, it still isn't quite the class leader, especially in the lower trim levels. Our top-shelf Limited trim test car closes the gap a bit and has nice soft-touch surfaces for your elbows to rest on.

Utility

7.0
Between the two available Impreza bodies, we'd recommend the hatchback. The sedan we tested has limited trunk space but offered excellent child seat accommodation.

Small-item storage

6.0
Small-item storage is decent but pales in comparison to class leaders such as the Honda Civic. The center storage console and door pockets aren't as deep or long as we'd like. There are several cupholders, though, all capable of accommodating a standard water bottle or soda can.

Cargo space

6.5
Access to the trunk is much wider this year (4 inches wider on the hatchback; 5 inches wider with the sedan) but the trunk still only offers 12.4 cubic feet of storage. That's smaller than in the Mazda 3, Honda Civic and Nissan Sentra. If you want a utilitarian Impreza, go for the hatch.

Child safety seat accommodation

6.5
Car seat accommodation is as excellent as ever. There's easy access to rear seat latches behind Velcro straps, and there are three anchor points behind the rear seats. There's plenty of space for a big rear-facing seat too, especially since the interior is even roomier than the previous generation's.

Technology

8.0
Tech is much improved in the newest Impreza, with a redesigned touchscreen and the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Our test car had some issues with the touchscreen, but when it is functioning correctly it provides a vastly improved experience over the old system.

Audio & navigation

8.0
Laid out much like a smartphone homescreen, the Limited's 8-inch touchscreen is familiar, easy to see and understand, and responsive to touch inputs. The navigation command structure is simple, and finding points of interest is easy. But the stereo's speaker quality and max volume could be better.

Smartphone integration

7.0
Device integration might seem adequate on paper, but we've had some issues in testing. Bluetooth connects to a music source quickly, but the system has frozen on us more than once. When working, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are responsive and helpful in mitigating distraction.

Driver aids

7.5
Adaptive cruise control comes with the EyeSight package and it performs well. It doesn't slam on the brakes when you get cut off and it also doesn't follow too far behind. The underpowered engine, though, makes keeping up on hills a bit difficult. Lane keeping assist also works well.

Voice control

8.0
Voice controls are simple, responsive, and easily accessed through a button on the steering wheel. You can control radio and connected phone commands via voice control, which is pretty common but effective.

Consumer reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
Nice car, nothing great nothing bad
Raja Chava,09/11/2019
2.0i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
I have had a 2007 Camry and replaced it with Impreza after 13yrs. Our primary requirement was AWD, reliability and affordability. It was easy to filter and narrow down the list of cars. We bought Impreza base model with EyeSight. We also got lifetime oil changes for $500 (2 oil changes/yr for as long I own the car) The good: Smooth ride Perfect size for our needs Lot of features in the base model (Dual LCD displays, Bluetooth, USB, Apple/Android connectivity, good interiors, high quality cloth seats, all weather mats) Good sound quality (with just 4 speakers) Price: Paid $19,350 (2.i with EyeSight) + Tax + fee (under $300) The bad: Mileage: Pittsburgh has no flat roads and lot of stop signs. We drove around 300 miles so far and fuel average is just 19 MPG. I hope it will increase after first service. Gas tank: With 19 MPG and a 13 gallon tank, we have to make far more trips to gas station (Almost once a week with our 30 mile/day usage), which I hate to do in winter. Second row hump: I only sat in the back row for sometime but the hump in the middle made the middle seat useless. It may be good for a child but not for an adult. Manual driver seat adjustments: The driver seat adjustments are manual. My 07 Camry has power driver seat, how come a 2019 model still comes with manual adjustments? Me and wife both use the car and its always a hassle to adjust the seat. I am missing my Camry here. No DRL: No day time running lights. So we always keep the lights on. Center HVAC vents: These are in the middle vertically. If you hold your steering in the middle horizontally, your hand blocks air. I believe it will be more annoying when you turn on heat since the hot air directly hits your hand. To be honest there is no wow factor(except AWD and price) here compared to my 13 year old Camry.
4 out of 5 stars
Good so far...
MAC,12/21/2019
2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Have the sedan, premium with eyesight, rear cross-traffic alert and weather package since April 2019. So far so good. Good safety and function. Understated, classic looks. Specifics: Suspension - outstanding. Perfect balance of road feel and cushion. You would be hard pressed to find something better - at any price level. Acceleration - fair. CVT is adequate for my driving style but you won't be winning any races in this one. Handling - curves - outstanding Hugs the road. Any weather. Handling - highway straight - good but over 70 the car does wander a little in the lanes Braking - fair/good. Works well but car seems to want to pull away at stops unless you keep a lot of pressure on the brakes. They do stop the car effectively though which is more important. Noise - low engine RPMs - very good. Noise - higher RPMs - fair. The engine does drone a bit at higher acceleration and driving loads. Visibility - very good - best in class. Huge windows and good driver position. Large, effective side mirrors. Especially with BSD. Room - very good. Lots of headroom and rear seat legroom. Child seat accommodation is outstanding and latches are the easiest I have ever used. Instrumentation - Good. Looks classic but has a lot of tech with good displays. Infotainment screen could be about an inch or two larger which it is in the Limited. Eyesight - collision warning - very good. Works well without false positives. It also does a great job of recognizing hazards up close but seems to be able to calculate your closing speed and the position of an object in front that is fairly distant but still poses an issue given your own speed. Impressive. Eyesight - dynamic cruise control - fair. Follows cars well provided they don't pull away. It slows down when needed but doesn't seem to speed up when the car in front does. Eyesight - lane keep assist - N/A. Don't really use it because it seems spooky to me. I think it works pretty well though. Eyesight - lane departure - very good. Not intrusive and mostly accurate. BSD - Outstanding. Few false positives. Seems to know the difference between 1 lane and 2 lanes away. Not intrusive but there when you need it. Rear cross traffic - good. Some false positives but accurate otherwise. It will not stop the car though. Back-up camera - Fair/good. Works well but with poor weather can be difficult to see. Also doesn't have multiple angles like some cars. Ergonomics - Good. Most things in the right places and easy to use. One issue is climate control knobs which are cheap and small. Seating - Good/Fair. Nothing especially bad about seats but the front seats could use a little more bolstering/support. Some people may prefer not to have the seat pushing into you. Others will want more support on long trips. Adjustable front headrests (rather than having angled excessively forward) is a nice touch. Storage - poor. Not sure what they were thinking. There is one center console this awkwardly placed and hard to access. The USB ports are there - not towards the front. You have to run your charger cable through a small opening in the top of the center console and it is really awkward to even get the USB plugged in because the wire has to fold back over itself. Cup holders are too wide and the plastic prongs will not adjust to the size of your cup. It might be a small issue but I am not sure what they were thinking. Not good enough. Mileage - Fair. Get 30 if mostly on highways. But around town, it's less. Not great in this day and age. Hope that helps. I had always been a Honda person but I have been impressed so far. You can beat the safety and AWD, especially at this price.
3 out of 5 stars
I so want to love this car!
Jayamare,01/19/2020
2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
I bought this car as my first new car. Owning a Subaru was something I was wanting. I originally opted for a wrx sti however I chose Impreza because it had a similar look but better gas mileage. Well overall I want to love this car, but I am so very disappointed with the gas mileage I've been getting so far. I have less than 2000 miles on the car and I'm getting on average 14 mpg, this is up from about 8 mpg. I chose a new car so I would not have problems, yet they keep downplaying this problem. I understand that the EPA is under certain conditions, but this is grossely off and different. I'm going to bring it in, on my time and I am concerned about this. I am so disappointed.
5 out of 5 stars
Great car
Elsie,07/08/2019
2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
We specifically bought this car for a teenager. It’s very safe, drives great and looks awesome. My kid loves it!

Safety

Our experts like the Impreza models:

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Sounds an audible warning when vehicles are approaching from the side, such as when backing out of a parking space.
Subaru EyeSight
Bundles several driver aids, including adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and lane keeping assist.
Reverse Automatic Braking
Applies the brakes automatically if a collision is deemed imminent while reversing.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan Overview

The Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan is offered in the following styles: 2.0i Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 2.0i Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and 2.0i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Subaru Impreza Sedan models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 152 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, continuously variable-speed automatic. The Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan?

Price comparisons for Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Premium is priced between $20,500 and$24,998 with odometer readings between 7201 and58746 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i is priced between $19,498 and$20,761 with odometer readings between 5613 and20230 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Limited is priced between $24,762 and$24,788 with odometer readings between 16995 and25506 miles.
  • The Used 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Sport is priced between $22,998 and$27,000 with odometer readings between 18757 and22106 miles.

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