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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 New for 2007

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 877 Ratings for the 2002 - 2007 models.

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

Wonderfully reliable and great handling 4WD car.

By on Sunday, June 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Handles great on icy or snow packed roads."

Cons: "Not as comfortable as my previo 1998 Imprezza."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Wonderfully reliable and great handling 4WD compact. 4 spd automatic transmission is great in the mountains for engine braking on long descents. Only complaint is that it is not as comfortable on long hauls as my previous 1998 Impreza. Great little car!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Solid Car

By on Sunday, March 6, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great in snow, chunky, solid, reliable"

Cons: "poor mpg, kinda slow?"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"The Subaru Impreza 2.5RS is an excellent car. Its a chunky feeling car that has been reliable to me with all malfunctioning parts have come from poor treatment from me and the previous owner. This car can be described as fun but not fast. I have the 4-speed and it took a little to get it going. The power is also probably sucked by the all wheel drive system (as I've heard that 30% of the cars power is lost in an all wheel drive system) and as a result the MPG's can kinda suck too. I rarely highway drive and in the winter I would get about 16 MPG when the car is rated at 20/26. Now in the summer its better but still 16 MPG hurts when you're a broke teenager paying for your own gas. And speaking of the winter, this car is awesome in snow. I chuckle as I pass by a big V8 truck spinning its wheels. And if you're not fond of this styling, Saab offered a mechanically identical car to the Impreza 2.5RS called the Saab 9-2X which had a more european look. Slightly cheaper but harder to find. But, solid car."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Sporty, Great private owner price point

By on Monday, January 4, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 191,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Gas Mileage, minimal maintaniance, AWD, snappy"

Cons: "Interrior due to newer expectations."

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

Clean condition, Minor rust if visible, Snappy looking

"I have owned this car since 2010 and this is not my first sports Subaru I have owned, This is my second with my first being a 2001 Impreza 2.5RS, both cars are very reliable, handle wonderfully decent enough on gas for what they can do. With the wrx you can use 91-93 octaine and never have any issues. I have done 3000 mile oil changes frequently and I am a daily driver and use my WRX all year long. The car is quite old now and it's starting to show it's age with a slight engine nock how ever it's still very reliable and easily can do 0-60 in under 6 seconds depending on drivers skill and if standard. Overall this car is great I love it and it came with a unique aftermarket body paint in 2010, Light green & black with huge WRX logo and STI spoiler on the back. Even if the car was stock if another Subaru owner sees you and waves be sure to wave back it's a Subaru thing! Enjoy the car if any one buys one I highly recommend it and my WRX being bought in 2010 for $6,500 still has minimal issues like surface rust, o2 sensors and things like that as time goes on. Nothing really major except a clutch change but that's to be expected considering the OEM clutch lasted until I hit 190K miles. This won't be my last WRX, I am actually looking for another one so I can have two for different seasons."

10 people out of 26 found this review helpful

Clean condition, Minor rust if visible, Snappy looking

Motor very good. Interior, exterior VERY BAD!

By on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,097

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

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

"The interior and exterior is of extremely bad quality. I wrote a letter about it to the SUBARU Head office but I never heard from any one."

5 people out of 51 found this review helpful

excellent tires, runs excellent, clean interior.

By on Saturday, November 7, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price"

Cons: "new sound system, cup holders, spoiler, p/w, p/dl."

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

"VERY CLEAN, black, excellent running, good tires, rear spoiler, clean interior, great gas mileage, well kept."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Great quality.

By on Monday, September 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 193,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Like a little go-cart, snappy and fun to drive."

Cons: "Please make the next ones out of stainless steel!"

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

"Best car I ever owned. Even at 193000 miles, I think I could jump in it, and PROBABLY make it cross country. Has had regular oil changes at 3000 miles, and still uses no oil between changes. What's not to like?"

16 people out of 25 found this review helpful

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