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MSRP: $16,995 - $19,995 Find it Used
Bodystyles: Sedan, Hatchback
Class: Compact
Engine: 2.5l 4-cyl. (170hp)
EPA Mileage:
[mpg]
20 (City)
27 (Highway)
Our Rating:
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Subaru Impreza and Outback Sport use a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine teamed with a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces 170-horspower, enough power for everyday needs and enough oomph for good passing punch. We drove it in the mountains of Colorado and found it up to the task, but it had to work hard up steep grades partly due to the thinner air at high altitude. Drivers who want more power should consider the turbocharged Subaru Impreza WRX, which is surprisingly civil in behavior.

The Impreza powertrain is competitive with anything in the compact class, but some rivals offer six-speed automatics that improve fuel economy. The Impreza's fuel economy is on par with other all-wheel-drive compacts, but it suffers compared to front-drive rivals. If fuel mileage is your main concern, the Subaru Impreza is not the best choice among compacts.

All-wheel drive adds handling stability and traction on slippery roads, however, and we found it kept us safe on a snowy ski trip. Even a minor wreck costs more than a tank of gas.

Specs & Features

The 2008 Subaru Impreza is available in 2 versions:
Sedan and Hatchback.

The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of these versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2008 Subaru Impreza and their standard equipment and their prices below.

SedanHatchback

The 2008 Subaru Impreza Sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter Flat-4 with 170 at 6,000 hp.

2008 Subaru Impreza Sedan Specs & Features

The 2008 Subaru Impreza Sedan comes in only one trim level:

Trim MSRP
Subaru Impreza 2.5i$16,995
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The 2008 Subaru Impreza Hatchback is powered by a 2.5-liter Flat-4 with 170 at 6,000 hp.

2008 Subaru Impreza Hatchback Specs & Features

The 2008 Subaru Impreza Hatchback is available in 2 trim levels:

Trim MSRP
Subaru Impreza 2.5i$17,495
Subaru Impreza Outback Sport$19,995
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