2013 Subaru Impreza
Outside, the latest Impreza looks more focused than its somewhat
soft and rounded predecessor. Sleek headlights, well-integrated fender flares
and an almost fastback-like roofline highlight the sedan. Inside, the interior
is simple but highly functional, with a sporty three-spoke steering wheel and
intuitive center stack controls.
Helping the Impreza to achieve its strong fuel economy figures is
a 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder that produces 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft. of
torque. Those figures are down from the 170 horsepower and 170 lb-ft. of torque
produced by the last-gen model's 2.5-liter mill, but the tradeoff is 27 mpg in
the city and 36 mpg on the highway with the available CVT.
All-wheel-drive is standard across the line; it gives the Impreza
a sure-footed feeling in slippery inclement weather.
The Impreza sedan is offered in three trim levels - 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i
The 2.0i comes standard with:
windows and locks
AM/FM/CD stereo system with a USB input and full iPod integration
steel wheels with hubcaps
The five-speed manual is the only available transmission for the
The 2.0i Premium adds:
- Cruise control
- Two extra speakers for the sound system
- Steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth
- 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
The CVT is optional on the 2.0i Premium. The manual transmission
model includes heated seats.
The 2.0i Limited brings:
- Leather upholstery
- Heated front seats leather-wrapped steering
wheel and shifter
- HD radio
- Automatic climate control
- Fog lights
- Auto on/off headlights
- 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
The CVT is standard on the 2.0i Limited.
Options include a moonroof and a navigation system that comes with
a rear-parking camera.
All Impreza models come standard with dual front, front side and full-length
side curtain airbags in addition to a driver's side knee airbags, traction and
stability control systems and a tire-pressure monitoring system.