2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan  -  $18,245


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,245
Base Invoice: $17,484
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Man 2.0i
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 25 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: 2.0i 4-Door Manual
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine

Pros

Standard all-wheel-drive; great safety features; available wagon versatility; impressive performance from WRX models


Model Highlights

Subaru's popular lineup of Impreza sedans and wagons returns for 2012 with an all-new look and feel. In sedan form, the Impreza is offered in three trims: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, and 2.0i Limited. The Impreza wagons add 2.0i Sport Premium and 2.0i Sport Limited trims to the mix. All Imprezas are all-wheel drive and all come powered by a new 2.0L flat-4 engine, which produces 148 horsepower and 145 ft-lb of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on all but the 2.0i Limited, which has Subaru's Lineartronic continuously variable transmission as standard equipment. The CVT is optional on all other Imprezas.

The new engine is down on power and torque from the previous model, but fuel efficiency has increased. With the 5-speed, the Impreza returns ann EPA estimated 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. With the CVT, the numbers jump to an estimated 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway. Both sets of figures are impressive for an all-wheel-drive car.

Base Impreza 2.0i models ride on 15-inch steel wheels, while Premium Imprezas have 16-inch alloys, and the upper-level models are fitted with 17-inch alloys. Inside, cabin space has been increased thanks to a longer wheelbase and more steeply raked windshield. The result is a voluminous 43.5 inches of front legroom. All Imprezas feature a 65/35 split flat-folding rear seat, and in the wagon the result is a handy 22.5 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are down.

The Impreza 2.0i comes standard with a 6-way adjustable driver's seat, with 4-way adjustability for the passenger. Also included are power windows with driver's side auto up/down, power mirrors, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, air conditioning, keyless entry, and a 4-speaker CD stereo system. Step up to the 2.0i Premium and you'll get six speakers, a USB port, a multifunction steering wheel with controls for Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, the stereo, and cruise control. Limited models add auto on/off headlights, fog lights, a stainless steel exhaust tip, heated front seats, leather upholstery, steering wheel and shift lever, a premium 6-speaker stereo with HD radio, 4.3-inch display, and iTunes tagging, and automatic climate control. Sport Premium and Sport Limited are equipped like Premium and Limited models, respectively, but add exterior features like a roof rack, special gunmetal finish wheels, and 2-tone exterior paint.

The performance-oriented Impreza WRX continues in 2012 in the previous model's body style, and includes either a 265-hp or 305-hp turbocharged flat-four boxer engine, wide body mouldings, a sport-tuned suspension, performance tires, quad exhausts, a premium stereo, sport front seating and automatic climate control.

Popular options in the Impreza range include a power moonroof, voice-activated GPS navigation, an alloy wheel package, and an all-weather package, which features heated front seats, heated mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer.

In addition to Subaru's fantastic Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, standard safety equipment includes vehicle dynamics control, traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist, a tire-pressure monitor, dual-stage front airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, seat-mounted front seat side pelvis and torso airbags, and driver's side knee airbag.


Model News

The Subaru Impreza sedan and wagon are redesigned for 2012. This means new exterior sheet metal, with a more steeply raked windshield and longer wheelbase. While exterior dimensions remain unchanged from the outgoing version, the effect creates a larger, roomier cabin with the added benefit of improved outward visibility.

Also new is a 2.0L flat-4 "boxer" engine rated at 148 horsepower and 145 ft-lb of torque. The figures are 22 hp and 25 ft-lb less than those of the previous 2.5L boxer. The engine comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission, and the pair returns 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. With a new continuously variable transmission, which replaces the tired four-speed auto, the Impreza is rated at an impressive 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway.

The Impreza sedan is offered in 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, and 2.0i Limited trims, while Impreza wagons also include 2.0i Sport Premium and 2.0i Sport Limited trims.

Performance-oriented WRX and WRX STi models will remain on the previous Impreza platform for 2011, and include only superficial exterior changes. Navigation is now available on Premium and Limited WRX trims. On the STi, navigation is available across the range, and sedan models have new 18-inch wheels.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Subaru Impreza remains a great buy in the mid-size segment, thanks in large part to its standard all-wheel-drive, great safety rating, and availability as either a sedan or 5-door wagon. The focus has shifted to fuel economy, and the new 2.0L boxer engine returns impressive figures, including 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway when equipped with Subaru's all-new continuously variable transmission (CVT). Subaru estimates that Imprezas with the CVT will be the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive cars available. Base price or the new Impreza starts at $17,495. Power junkies can get their fix too, as the WRX and WRX STi models offer impressive performance in a small, affordable package based on the previous Impreza bodystyle.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
362.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
493.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas Flat 4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
96.9 ft³

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
43.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.6 in

Front Hip Room
52.2 in

Second Head Room
37.1 in

Second Leg Room
35.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.2 in

Second Hip Room
53.1 in

Wheelbase
104.1 in

Length, Overall
180.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.5 in

Height, Overall
57.7 in

Track Width, Front
59.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Liftover Height
27.0 in

Trunk Volume
12.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2910 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size
P195/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V061000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 25, 2013

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
47,419

Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 Impreza vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory, and certain model year 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles equipped with a CVT transmission and an Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. Additionally included are certain model year 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles that may have received replacement RES fobs. If the RES fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.

Consequence
The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. The engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RES key fobs, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

Original equipment keyless entry fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQF-42. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V419000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 01, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
32,400

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2012 model year Subaru Impreza 4-Door and Station Wagon vehicles (except WRX/STI models) manufactured April 21, 2011, to February 16, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the Occupant Detection System (ODS) may deactivate if a front seat passenger operates a device that is plugged into the power outlet such as a music player or cell phone, or touches a metal part of the vehicle such as the forward/rearward seat adjuster lever.

Consequence
If the ODS deactivates, the front passenger air bag will be turned off and the front passenger air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Occupant Control Unit with a modified one, free of charge. The recall began August 21, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQT-55.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V830000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 31, 2014

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
198,900

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.

Consequence
Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V562000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 28, 2011

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
31,959

Summary
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 IMPREZA SEDANS AND WAGONS (EXCEPT WRX/STI MODELS), MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 21, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2011, AND LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 17, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER THAT COULD MALFUNCTION AND CAUSE AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL DISTANCE REQUIRED TO SLOW OR STOP THE VEHICLE.

Consequence
THE DRIVER MIGHT MISJUDGE THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED STOPPING DISTANCE. THIS COULD OCCUR UNEXPECTEDLY AND WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

SUBARU SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS WVY-35. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Note: Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger's thoracic rib deflection was elevated.

2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine

Dual active valve control system (DAVCS) -inc: variable valve timing

Electronic throttle control

5-speed manual transmission

Symmetrical all-wheel drive

4-wheel independent suspension -inc: front strut-type, rear double wishbone

Front stabilizer bar

Electric pwr steering

4-wheel disc brakes

15" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P195/65R15 all-season tires

Front grille w/chrome accent

Headlights ignition switch auto off

Black manual-folding pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washers

Body color exterior door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD player & (4) speakers -inc: MP3/WMA capability, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), roof mounted antenna

Cloth upholstery

Front bucket seats -inc: whiplash protection, tilt & height adjustable head restraints, height adjustable driver seat

60/40 split fold-down rear seatback -inc: rear seat headrests for all (3) seating positions

Front & rear carpeted floor mats

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Multi-function display -inc: fuel economy ECO gauge

Ambient temp gauge

Pwr windows w/driver-side auto-down feature

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Security system w/engine immobilizer

Manual air conditioning

Air filtration system

Rear window defroster

12V pwr outlets -inc: dash, center console

Cup holders -inc: dual center console, front & rear doors

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Dual map lights

Off-delay dome light

Front passenger seatback pocket

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) -inc: traction control

Brake assist

Incline start assist

Brake override system

Daytime running lights (DRL)

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags

Driver-side knee airbag

Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Active front seat head restraints

3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners

3-point rear seatbelts

Rear LATCH child safety seat anchors

Rear child safety locks

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Safety brake pedal system

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
ALASKA DELIVERY
$150

 
STANDARD MODEL
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CAMELLIA RED PEARL
$0

 
DEEP CHERRY PEARL
$0

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MARINE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
SKY BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
IVORY, TRICOT CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, TRICOT CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
POPULAR PKG 2
$433

 
UTILITY PKG 2A
$497

 
UTILITY PKG 2B
$497

 
10" POWERED SUBWOOFER
$543

 
TWEETER KIT
$138

 
UPGRADED SPEAKERS
$328

 
AUX INPUT JACK
$98

 
PERIMETER ALARM SHOCK SENSOR
$189

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING
$249

 
CAMELLIA RED PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING
$249

 
DEEP CHERRY PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING
$249

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING
$249

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING
$249

 
MARINE BLUE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING
$249

 
SKY BLUE METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING
$249

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING
$249

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$91

 
CHROME REAR TRIM
$142

 
FOG LIGHT KIT W/BEIGE BEZELS
$335

 
FOG LIGHT KIT W/BLACK BEZELS
$335

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK PEARL FRONT UNDERSPOILER
$359

 
CAMELLIA RED PEARL FRONT UNDERSPOILER
$359

 
DEEP CHERRY PEARL FRONT UNDERSPOILER
$359

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC FRONT UNDERSPOILER
$359

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC FRONT UNDERSPOILER
$359

 
MARINE BLUE PEARL FRONT UNDERSPOILER
$359

 
SKY BLUE METALLIC FRONT UNDERSPOILER
$359

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL FRONT UNDERSPOILER
$359

 
SIDE SILL PLATES
$140

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK PEARL SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
CAMELLIA RED PEARL SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
DEEP CHERRY PEARL SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
MARINE BLUE PEARL SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
SKY BLUE METALLIC SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK PEARL SPORT MESH GRILLE
$327

 
CAMELLIA RED PEARL SPORT MESH GRILLE
$327

 
DEEP CHERRY PEARL SPORT MESH GRILLE
$327

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC SPORT MESH GRILLE
$327

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC SPORT MESH GRILLE
$327

 
MARINE BLUE PEARL SPORT MESH GRILLE
$327

 
SKY BLUE METALLIC SPORT MESH GRILLE
$327

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL SPORT MESH GRILLE
$327

 
SINGLE EXHAUST TAIL PIPE COVER
$51

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK PEARL TRUNK SPOILER
$443

 
CAMELLIA RED PEARL TRUNK SPOILER
$443

 
DEEP CHERRY PEARL TRUNK SPOILER
$443

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC TRUNK SPOILER
$443

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC TRUNK SPOILER
$443

 
MARINE BLUE PEARL TRUNK SPOILER
$443

 
SKY BLUE METALLIC TRUNK SPOILER
$443

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL TRUNK SPOILER
$443

 
WHEEL LOCKS FOR STEEL WHEELS
$51

 
110V PWR OUTLET
$334

 
CARGO TRAY
$71

 
BLACK CENTER CONSOLE SLIDING ARMREST
$160

 
IVORY CENTER CONSOLE SLIDING ARMREST
$160

 
BLACK CENTER CONSOLE TRAY
$30

 
IVORY CENTER CONSOLE TRAY
$30

 
AUTO DIMMING MIRROR W/COMPASS
$186

 
AUTO DIMMING MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$271

 
FRONT/REAR ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$69

 
5MT LEATHER SHIFT KNOB
$100


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