2022 Subaru Impreza

MSRP range: $19,295 - $26,395
MSRP $21,555
Edmunds suggests you pay $21,630

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2022 Subaru Impreza Review

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy cabin is quiet and comfortable
  • Plenty of advanced driver safety features
  • Available manual transmission for drivers who like to row their own gears
  • Slow and unrefined acceleration
  • Lower-quality interior materials compared to many rivals
  • Hard to reach fuel economy estimates in the real world
  • Limited trim now exclusive to the hatchback
  • Part of the fifth Impreza generation introduced for 2017
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The Impreza is roomy and provides extra wet-weather traction because of its standard all-wheel-drive system. But the engine and transmission are a bit of a letdown.
The weak engine is one of the Impreza's biggest failings. Its 0-60 mph time of 9.4 seconds is near the bottom of the class, and the transmission can exacerbate the engine's buzzy and relatively unresponsive nature. Passing on the highway or merging into traffic requires more time and planning than it should.

It's not all bad news. The brakes are firm and easy to control, meaning you can bring the car to a smooth stop with ease. The steering is quick and responsive without feeling unsettled, and it's sportier relative to the steering in most competitors. Body roll is well controlled, and standard all-wheel drive helps the Impreza feel more sure-footed than some other small sedans.
With a relatively quiet and smooth ride, the Impreza is a breeze to drive on the highway. It's comfortable and compliant without feeling too soft or floaty. There's no wind noise, but the continuously variable automatic transmission does result in some unpleasant whine. The seats are comfortable and well bolstered even if they are a bit on the firm side for long road trips. The rear seats are flat but comfortable.

The available automatic climate control is easy to operate, but the vents aren't well placed. 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.
The Impreza's interior is definitely functional. The controls are clear and easy to use, and the secondary screen on the top of the dash is more useful than it may seem at first.

The Impreza is easy to see out of, especially in hatchback form. There's plenty of room for passengers, though those over 6 feet tall might find the rear seats a little tight. The large door openings make it easy to get in and out. The steering wheel tilts and telescopes, offering plenty of adjustment for drivers of any size or shape.
The touchscreen is laid out much like a smartphone homescreen. It's 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.

The EyeSight system's adaptive cruise control works well. It maintains a proper distance and doesn't slam on the brakes when you get cut off or follow too far behind. The lane keeping assist system also works well.
Between the two available Impreza bodies — sedan and hatchback — we'd recommend the hatch. The sedan has limited trunk space compared to class leaders such as the Honda Civic and the Mazda 3. Storage for small items is fine, but some competitors do better. There are plenty of cupholders, all capable of fitting a standard water bottle or soda can.

Child seat accommodation is excellent. The latches are easy to access, and you'll find three anchor points behind the rear seat. The roomy interior means there's a good amount of room for bulky rear-facing child seats.
The EPA estimates the Impreza sedan with the CVT automatic, its most fuel-efficient configuration, will get 32 mpg in combined city/highway driving. That's right on target for the segment's top competitors. But real-world fuel economy is disappointing; our test Impreza struggled to yield even 28 mpg.
In lower trim levels, the Impreza is a good way to get all-wheel drive without a big price premium. But as you move up the trim-level ladder, the rising cost makes the Subaru a less compelling offering. The interior isn't as nice as what you'll find in some other small sedans, and no features help the Impreza stand out in the class.
It's certainly a plus that the Impreza is one of the few cars in the class with all-wheel drive. But the lackluster engine reduces desirability. The Impreza is simply too slow compared to some rivals. It's a good car but lacks the desirability of the class leaders.

The Impreza is Subaru's long-running small sedan and hatchback, serving for years as the Japanese automaker's smallest and most affordable model. The current-generation Impreza made its debut in 2017, and while that doesn't seem all that long ago, Subaru has updated most of its other models since 2017, including the Outback and Forester SUVs and the Legacy sedan.

For 2022, the Impreza is essentially unchanged, though we predict a full Impreza redesign next year. However, if you need a compact sedan or hatchback with all-wheel drive before the all-new model arrives, we think the Impreza is a smart option. You might also check out the Mazda 3 or the Nissan Sentra. Explore all the details on the Impreza in our Expert Rating below.

Which Impreza does Edmunds recommend?

While the base Impreza is relatively well equipped, the Premium trim adds several desirable features, including heated front seats and Subaru's EyeSight suite of driver safety aids, without a substantial price increase.

Subaru Impreza models

The 2022 Subaru Impreza is available as a sedan or a four-door hatchback. Features are generally the same for both body styles. The four trims available are the base, Premium, Sport and Limited. For 2022, the Limited trim level is only available in the four-door hatchback body style.

Base
The Impreza starts out with:

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (152 horsepower, 145 lb-ft)
  • Five-speed manual transmission or continuously variable automatic (CVT)
  • All-wheel drive
  • 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
  • Cruise control
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Power windows and door locks
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility
  • Four-speaker stereo with a single USB port
  • 60/40-split fold-down rear seat

Premium
Has some more desirable equipment such as:

  • Selectable drive modes (Subaru's SI-Drive; adjusts throttle response and powertrain characteristics)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • Foglights
  • Roof rails
  • Upgraded suspension for more stable handling
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (for CVT models)
  • Heated front seats
  • An extra USB port
  • Six-speaker stereo with single CD player

Subaru's EyeSight suite of driver aids is available on the base Impreza and standard on the Premium and above. It includes:

  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Subaru and the car in front)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Rear automatic braking (brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Impreza back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)

Sport
Gets you a sportier take on the Impreza with:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tires
  • Sport tuning for the suspension and all-wheel-drive system
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Upgraded interior trim
  • Short-throw shifter (manual-transmission models only)
  • 8-inch touchscreen

Limited
Only available as a hatchback, the top-line Limited adds:

  • Standard CVT
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Automatic climate control
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)

Premium and Sport trims are also available with blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and a sunroof. Sport and Limited models have the option of a sunroof and a Harman Kardon audio system that includes a navigation system.

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2022 Subaru Impreza.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$20,595
MPG & Fuel
28 City / 36 Hwy / 31 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: Continuously variable-speed automatic
Engine
Flat 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 152 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 145 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 175.6 in. / Height: 58.9 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 79.4 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 70.0 in.
Curb Weight: 3058 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 20.8 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Impreza safety features:

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 you're in reverse.

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 TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Subaru Impreza vs. the competition

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Nissan Sentra

2022 Nissan Sentra

Subaru Impreza vs. Nissan Sentra

If all-wheel drive isn't a high priority, the Nissan Sentra offers a comfortable ride with a lot of standard safety and tech features for the money. We think the Sentra offers a better-quality interior than the Impreza, but the Subaru has a superior touchscreen interface and offers a manual transmission. Neither car is particularly quick, but the Impreza has better brakes.

Compare Subaru Impreza & Nissan Sentra features 

Subaru Impreza vs. Mazda 3

Much like the Impreza, the Mazda 3 is offered in both sedan and hatchback configurations. The Mazda 3 doesn't come standard with all-wheel drive like the Impreza, but Mazda does offer it as an option on certain trim levels. The Mazda 3 is also more refined on the inside. In the Impreza's favor is its more spacious rear seating. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Mazda 3.

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Subaru Impreza vs. Hyundai Elantra

About the only thing the Elantra is missing is all-wheel drive, but it's an otherwise better option than the Impreza. There's more interior room, it gets better fuel economy and it comes with a longer warranty. The Impreza does come in hatchback form, which provides extra cargo space that the Elantra can't match.

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2022 Subaru Impreza First Impressions

What is the Subaru Impreza?

The Impreza is Subaru's long-running compact sedan and hatchback, serving for years as the Japanese automaker's smallest and most affordable model. The current Impreza made its debut in 2017, followed soon by the Impreza-based Crosstrek hatchback. While that doesn't seem all that long ago, Subaru has updated most of its other models since 2017, including the Outback and Forester SUVs and the Legacy sedan.

We expect to see changes from those vehicles to trickle down to the Impreza. In addition to updated styling, the Impreza should feature a more modern interior with improved tech. It would be a shock if standard all-wheel drive was dropped, so the Impreza should be the popular all-weather car it's been for years.

EdmundsEdmunds says

The Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback are due for a redesign. Look for tech, driver aids and an overall design drawn from newer Subaru models such as the Forester and Legacy. If the redesign is as successful as those, the Impreza might move up from its middling spot in our rankings.


FAQ

Is the Subaru Impreza a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Impreza both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.4 out of 10. You probably care about Subaru Impreza fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Impreza gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg to 31 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Impreza has 20.8 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Subaru Impreza. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Subaru Impreza?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Subaru Impreza:

  • Limited trim now exclusive to the hatchback
  • Part of the fifth Impreza generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Subaru Impreza reliable?

To determine whether the Subaru Impreza is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Impreza. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Impreza's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Subaru Impreza a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Subaru Impreza is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Impreza and gave it a 7.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Impreza is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Subaru Impreza?

The least-expensive 2022 Subaru Impreza is the 2022 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $19,295.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $20,595
  • Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $24,095
  • 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M) which starts at $19,295
  • Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $26,395
  • Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $22,695
  • Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M) which starts at $22,995
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What are the different models of Subaru Impreza?

If you're interested in the Subaru Impreza, the next question is, which Impreza model is right for you? Impreza variants include 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT). For a full list of Impreza models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Subaru Impreza Overview

The 2022 Subaru Impreza is offered in the following submodels: Impreza Hatchback, Impreza Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M). Subaru Impreza models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 152 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Subaru Impreza comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2022 Subaru Impreza 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 do people think of the 2022 Subaru Impreza?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Subaru Impreza and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Impreza.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Subaru Impreza and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Impreza featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Subaru Impreza?

2022 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

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2022 Subaru Impreza Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

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2022 Subaru Impreza Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

The 2022 Subaru Impreza Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,355. The average price paid for a new 2022 Subaru Impreza Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $84 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $84 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,271.

The average savings for the 2022 Subaru Impreza Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is 0.3% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Subaru Impreza?

2022 Subaru Impreza 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, regular unleaded
26 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2022 Subaru Impreza Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
30 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/36 highway MPG

2022 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
31 compined MPG,
28 city MPG/36 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG26
Transmission5-speed manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume112.1 cu.ft.
Wheelbase105.1 in.
Length182.1 in.
WidthN/A
Height57.3 in.
Curb Weight2976 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Subaru Impreza?

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