Based on 55 Ratings for the 2012 - 2014 models.Review this car
By CJ on Monday, August 18, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,500overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Cons: "EVERYTHING is cheaply made on this car!!!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"I have had my 2013 WRX Premium Hatch for one year and 13.5k miles and the car is already looking terrible and needs to go in for warranty work. I have countless chips all over the nose of the car, many of which are through down to bare metal and are beginning to rust. I could understand if I had a highway commute to work but it's all back roads ranging from 30-40mph. Subaru is notorious for horrible paint (google search) I've come to find out and simply puts the blame on the customer as they did to me. My throw out bearing is making a whining when cold and rattle noise when warmed up when the clutch is being engaged. Interior is pathetically cheap as it scratches and looks awful too easily. Many of my friends had older Subarus and had great luck but apparently the quality isn't there as it once was. The only positives are that the car is very good in snow, practical and fun to drive however many people have had issues with piston ringlands so it makes you not want to drive the car spirited. If the car is showing this much wear after a year I'm scared to see what it will be like when I have paid it off, currently looking for a new car."
5 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By Gabe on Friday, July 25, 2014
I don't own this caroverall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good car, good value and reliability!"
Cons: "Lacks power, sportiness and refined interior"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"To be fair to anybody who reads this review I want to make clear I don't own this car. However, my significant other does and we trade off driving it from time to time. Now, with that said I do like the car. The interior is simple if a bit plain. The exterior is reminiscent of the Honda Fit but more curved and sloped (I like that). The ride is comfortable as are the seats. Subaru finally made their seats comfy. The drive is underwhelming. Most car companies have found a way to make their CVT's shift smoothly and quietly or come up with new ways to boost traditional engine power and efficiency (see Mazda Sky-active Tech), Subaru has failed in this regard with the Impreza. The car is loud and noisy at low gears and the CVT does not seem to want to shift when one expects it would. When it does shift the change is noticeable and harsh. However, the CVT does seem to give the car some extra umph at low gears and on the freeway (a definite need for an AWD car). I should not fail to mention it comes with a decent batch of standard features. But for young car enthusiast it seems to lack the finishing touches. The speaker system is subpar (I'm being generous) and the ride leaves a lot to be desired. The interior layout, while fine, is a bit bland. The metal colored interior appears fake and the controls are utilitarian. But hey, unlike the Subaru Forester, at least it comes with a black interior. All in all, not a bad car but not close to great either. Addendum: My loyalty to Subaru (I drove them when I was younger) probably makes me rate this car higher than I should. But what can I say? I am a sentimentalist."
12 people out of 25 found this review helpful
By mick on Friday, June 27, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,111overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Its more than fun to drive,"
Cons: "Yes it has 4"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love the dual transmison and anti skid control, It went through 12 inches of snow and sleet ( no problem ) I have kept it in mint condition including oil changes etc. You could eat off the engine."
21 people out of 40 found this review helpful
By Spoolie on Thursday, June 26, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Smooth on highway, roomy, overall good design"
Cons: "Noisy, terrible sound system, needs 6th gear"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Sometimes you get what you pay for. This is a reasonable car for a reasonable price. It is "ultilitarian" - will go in any weather and will be mechanically reliable. It is roomy and comfortable. It feels glued to the payment and although not speedy, quick emough. So, what's not to like? The sound system is atrocious - not sure why, as a few more dollars in price would probably not chased away buyers? The manual transmission needs a 6th gear. It is great on country roads, but a little "clumsy" in the City. It is less fun to drive than car #2 Mazda3 Sport, and less of a highway cruiser than car #3 Subabru Legacy - but I really do like the Impreza."
3 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Brian on Saturday, June 21, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great MPG, Comfortable, spacious, hands free"
Cons: "Price, Weak acceleration,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I get 29 mpg on city streets and about 37-40 mpg on highways. The car handles great and is well worth the money, especially if you live anywhere where it snows a significant amount. The one major downside of the car is that it lacks pep. Acceleration is pretty slow when trying to reach highway speeds. I've had some issues with the car starting right away, but I've had it checked and apparently nothing is wrong..."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful