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2007 Subaru Impreza

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2007 Subaru Impreza Review

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If you live in an area that sees more snow than sun, you probably already know about the Subaru Impreza. It's the only compact car to offer Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, making it ideal for traversing deep snow or mud-covered roads, because all four wheels are constantly engaged. Available in both sedan and wagon forms, the Impreza offers about the same interior space as a Honda Civic or Mazda 3, although it does not offer as many high-tech options, such as heated leather seats or DVD navigation. Last year's major makeover improved the Impreza's sporty appearance, helping strengthen its appeal to younger drivers who crave, but cannot afford, the Impreza's speedy WRX sibling.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're shopping for a compact sedan or wagon that can take on the worst that winter has to dish out, the Impreza's all-wheel drive trumps its competitors' front-wheel drive systems every time.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a roomier rear seat in this size car, the Ford Focus or Mitsubishi Lancer should be first on your list. If budget is a factor in your buying decision, you won't find much to like about the Impreza's $19,000 base price.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007.

Driving the Impreza

Driving Impressions At the heart of the Impreza is a strong four-cylinder boxer engine with a permanently engaged all-wheel-drive system. The boxer engine is so named because its cylinders and pistons are...

horizontal and opposed to each other, not in a V or in-line configuration. This design has allowed Subaru to lower the car's center of gravity, thus improving the way the Impreza handles by keeping its weight close to the road.
A quick trip into snow country is all you need to understand the appeal of owning a Subaru. The minute the road conditions get slick, the all-wheel-drive system comes immediately into play, and you can feel the extra traction as the vehicle muscles its way through the ever-deepening drifts.

Additional 12-Volt Outlet
The additional 12-volt outlet in the rear cargo area comes in handy when camping or tailgating.

Boxer Engine
The low center of gravity of the Impreza's boxer engine is one reason for the car's exceptional stability.

2007 Subaru Impreza Details
2007 Subaru Impreza photo Interior

The Impreza's dash design is fresh and modern, with pleasingly soft surfaces on both the dash face and door panels. The instrument gauges are easy to read and attractively packaged, showing the same attention to detail as found in much more expensive vehicles. Cargo room is acceptable in the sedan and better-than-average in the wagon. Impreza sedans feature a folding rear center armrest with a small pass-through for skis or poles, but a folding rear seatback is not available.

Exterior
2007 Subaru Impreza photo

The Impreza's exterior received a complete makeover last year, with tinted headlamps flanking a three-piece mesh grille. A new hood, wider fender flares and new wheels completed the transformation. The Impreza Outback Sport wagon also received a remake and now touts a steel-gray front bumper, lower side moldings and some new color choices.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Impreza 2.5i sedan includes a 2.5-liter engine, five-speed manual transmission, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), locking center differential, air conditioning, illuminated remote keyless entry, dual power mirrors, power windows, power locks, AM/FM stereo with CD, rear-seat pass-through, tilt steering wheel, alarm system, outside temperature gauge and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options include the Outback Sport upgrade (wagon only), four-speed automatic transmission, short-shift kit, premium audio upgrade with tweeters and subwoofer, auto-dimming rearview mirror, in-dash six-disc CD changer, fog lights, rear spoiler and titanium shift knob.

Under the Hood

The newly-improved 2.5-liter boxer engine receives a new intake manifold, variable valve lift and a higher compression ratio, resulting in more horsepower and better fuel economy. This engine performs as smoothly as any in-line four-cylinder model, and provides plenty of mid-range power to operate the all-wheel-drive system without getting bogged down.

2.5-liter Boxer-4
173 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
166 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/29 (manual), 23/28 (automatic)

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2007 Subaru Impreza Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 867 Ratings for the 2002 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

The Car is a rocket!

By on Sunday, May 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Performance and Handling"

Cons: "Premium gas, but you gotta pay to play."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Cobb Stage 1 for 10 years. White line Sway Bars. Auto crossed, and tracked. Very low maintenance, just oil, filter, changes every 5K miles. Oil analysis suggests I could easily extend the change interval to 6 or 7K miles. Recently had the 100K mile maintenance done. I love this car and will never sell it!!!"

Love thus car!

By on Saturday, May 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,353

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car new in February 2004. It has been the best car I have ever owned. It's time for a new one and I will buy the same car. I am sad and happy at the same time."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Absolutely Love This Car

By on Monday, April 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 208,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, reliable, all wheel drive."

Cons: "Poor brakes, no power seats, no luxury features."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned my 2002 WRX since 2006. I purchased it with about 46k miles on it and the odometer just hit 208k. This car has been great! It's super fast, but also safe and reliable. I would have given it a perfect 10, but the OEM brakes are weak and I recommend upgrading them. I have had no major mechanical problems. The all wheel drive is great for snow and driving in bad weather. I would recommend the WRX and Subarus in general to anyone. I wish they would release a Luxury class vehicle with all the nice creature comforts of say a lexus or BMW. If all you're looking for is a fully customizable car with a strong bullet-proof engine, this is the one for you."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

best car I've ever owned

By on Friday, March 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "everything"

Cons: "paint,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The title says it all, only complaint is the paint seems weak, other than that in 110000 mile nothing but regular maintenance, never quit on me never replaced anything but a battery and wiper blades, wonderful car, wish Subaru built a real truck, I'd buy it in a heartbeat"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Reliable A to B

By on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have owned this car since brand new off the lot in 2007. Eight years later, it still only requires oil changes and tires and nothing more. After living in New England for the duration, I'm convinced Subaru has the best AWD system around, second only to Audi. Never gotten stuck or stranded in winter. Never had to pay for major mechanical issues. Regular maintenance or bust. I will be buying a WRX for my next car (for those that don't know, that's the next level up in performance from the Impreza). Interior needs work, no luxury here. But you're paying for a base car that is based off a rally car and priced competitively agains even other branded used cars. For the price compared to other brands, even used, this was the best deal ever!"

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

2005 Subaru WRX STi: I will keep it forever

By on Sunday, February 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Handling/Power are out of this world"

Cons: "The fuzz love to pull you over"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Seriously, this is the best all around vehicle that I've owned. It's comfortable, insanely fast and capable, and is actually a really practical car. Some advice if you are looking to buy an 04-07 STi: Make sure you buy one that's never been modified, and also confirm that all required maintenance has been performed."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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