2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Subaru Impreza

The 2022 Subaru Impreza is a suitable albeit unimpressive compact car. Subaru offers its smallest vehicle in both sedan and hatchback shapes with either a manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The Impreza's flat-four engine provides languid acceleration regardless of the gearbox, but the stick shift is imprecise and not one we endorse. You find a practical interior and an intuitive infotainment system in both the sedan and hatch, and base models have a host of driver assists, but only with the CVT.

2022 Subaru Impreza


Every Impreza includes key infotainment features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. While the base and Premium models feature a 6.5-inch touchscreen, the Sport and Limited trims are equipped with an 8.0-inch unit. Both systems boast logical menu structures and crisp graphics.


Choose any Impreza with the CVT and you'll be pleased with its fuel economy. Opt for the manual transmission, though, and you'll visit your local gas station more frequently. The most efficient Impreza earns 28 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, per the EPA; the least-efficient model a hatchback with a manual transmission is rated for 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Our manual-equipped Impreza Sport sedan managed 30 mpg in our real-world highway fuel-economy test. For context, the nonhybrid Toyota Corolla achieved an impressive 41 mpg, albeit with an automatic transmission.


The Impreza is a tortoise in a class of hares, with a four-cylinder engine that makes 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is standard, of course. With little low-end punch, both the sedan and hatchback require considerable goading to keep the engine where it needs to be to make power. The five-speed manual transmission on our Impreza Sport sedan performed less lethargically than the CVT of our long-term Sport hatch, but we actually prefer the automatic, due to the manual's notchy and imprecise nature. The Impreza strikes a near-perfect balance between ride and handling. The body doesn't lean in turns, and the quick steering gives the compact car an additional sense of verve. We found the Impreza Sport's relatively firm brake pedal and short stopping distance during emergency-braking situations to be exemplary for the class.

2022 Subaru Impreza


Base $19,790
Premium $23,155
Sport $23,955
Limited $27,355

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