2019 Subaru Impreza

Buyer's Guide

All-wheel drive has become closely associated with utility vehicles and luxury cars, but Subaru remains the only full-line, budget-minded manufacturer to offer four-wheel traction as a standard feature across its line.

That includes the entry-level Impreza, which the company says once again earns the title of Canada's least-expensive AWD car, with a sub-$20,000 starting price Subaru has held over for the third year running.

Last redesigned in 2017, the 2019 Impreza is carried forward with minor changes: Touring trim gets a new wheel design; Convenience models can be had in Island Blue Pearl paint, a shade previously reserved for more expensive trims; and Touring, Sport and Sport-tech trims done in that colour are now offered with an ivory interior.

Subaru lets you choose from sedan and hatchback body styles, with the hatch commanding a $900 premium across the board. Power comes from a 2.0L four-cylinder engine good for 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque which, in lower trims, is paired with a five-speed manual transmission or an optional continuously variable automatic that is standard in higher trim levels.

This is one of the few cars that hasn't graduated to a six-speed manual as its base transmission, and the way the industry is going we figure the Impreza will lose the manual option altogether before Subaru adds a sixth ratio. In any event, the automatic is the way to go here, with gearing that makes for a quieter highway experience and thriftier fuel consumption: Subaru's estimates for the CVT-equipped Impreza are 8.3/6.4 L/100 km (city/highway) versus 10.0/7.5 with the stick.

Entry-level Convenience trim comes with niceties like air conditioning, cruise control and an infotainment system that supports the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration platforms.

Move up to Touring to add a 6.3-inch information display, six-speaker stereo, automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear selector and a windshield wiper de-icer.

Sport gains a power driver's seat, LED steering-responsive headlights, LED daytime running lights, sunroof, 17-inch wheels, larger infotainment display and blind spot monitoring with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert.

Sport-tech is a trim unique to Canada that gets a firmer suspension tuning, active torque vectoring, heated steering wheel, leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-speaker stereo and navigation.

Sport and Sport-tech can be optioned with Subaru's Eyesight active safety suite.

2019 Subaru Impreza Specifications

There are 18 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $19,995 MSRP
8.8
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
152 hp @6000 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
2.0i Convenience 4-door Manual $19,995 5 Sedan
2.0i Convenience 4-door Manual 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm 5-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
2.0i Convenience 4-door Manual 182.1" 69.9" 57.3" 105.1"
2.0i Convenience 4-door Manual
2.0i Convenience 4-door Manual Cloth Seats
2.0i Convenience 4-door Manual
2.0i Convenience 4-door Manual
2.0i Convenience 5-door Manual $20,895 5 Hatchback
2.0i Convenience 5-door Manual 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm 5-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
2.0i Convenience 5-door Manual 175.6" 69.9" 58.3" 105.1"
2.0i Convenience 5-door Manual
2.0i Convenience 5-door Manual Cloth Seats
2.0i Convenience 5-door Manual
2.0i Convenience 5-door Manual
2.0i Convenience 4-door Auto $21,295 5 Sedan
2.0i Convenience 4-door Auto 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Convenience 4-door Auto 182.1" 69.9" 57.3" 105.1"
2.0i Convenience 4-door Auto
2.0i Convenience 4-door Auto Cloth Seats
2.0i Convenience 4-door Auto
2.0i Convenience 4-door Auto
2.0i Touring 4-door Manual $21,995 5 Sedan
2.0i Touring 4-door Manual 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm 5-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
2.0i Touring 4-door Manual 182.1" 69.9" 57.3" 105.1"
2.0i Touring 4-door Manual
2.0i Touring 4-door Manual Cloth Seats
2.0i Touring 4-door Manual
2.0i Touring 4-door Manual
2.0i Convenience 5-door Auto $22,195 5 Hatchback
2.0i Convenience 5-door Auto 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Convenience 5-door Auto 175.6" 69.9" 58.3" 105.1"
2.0i Convenience 5-door Auto
2.0i Convenience 5-door Auto Cloth Seats
2.0i Convenience 5-door Auto
2.0i Convenience 5-door Auto
2.0i Touring 5-door Manual $22,895 5 Hatchback
2.0i Touring 5-door Manual 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm 5-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
2.0i Touring 5-door Manual 175.6" 69.9" 58.3" 105.1"
2.0i Touring 5-door Manual
2.0i Touring 5-door Manual Cloth Seats
2.0i Touring 5-door Manual
2.0i Touring 5-door Manual
2.0i Touring 4-door Auto $23,295 5 Sedan
2.0i Touring 4-door Auto 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Touring 4-door Auto 182.1" 69.9" 57.3" 105.1"
2.0i Touring 4-door Auto
2.0i Touring 4-door Auto Cloth Seats
2.0i Touring 4-door Auto
2.0i Touring 4-door Auto
2.0i Touring 5-door Auto $24,195 5 Hatchback
2.0i Touring 5-door Auto 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Touring 5-door Auto 175.6" 69.9" 58.3" 105.1"
2.0i Touring 5-door Auto
2.0i Touring 5-door Auto Cloth Seats
2.0i Touring 5-door Auto
2.0i Touring 5-door Auto
2.0i Sport 4-door Manual $24,495 5 Sedan
2.0i Sport 4-door Manual 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm 5-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport 4-door Manual 182.1" 69.9" 57.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport 4-door Manual
2.0i Sport 4-door Manual Cloth Seats
2.0i Sport 4-door Manual
2.0i Sport 4-door Manual
2.0i Sport 5-door Manual $25,395 5 Hatchback
2.0i Sport 5-door Manual 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm 5-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport 5-door Manual 175.6" 69.9" 58.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport 5-door Manual
2.0i Sport 5-door Manual Cloth Seats
2.0i Sport 5-door Manual
2.0i Sport 5-door Manual
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto $25,795 5 Sedan
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto 182.1" 69.9" 57.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto Cloth Seats
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto $26,695 5 Hatchback
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto 175.6" 69.9" 58.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto Cloth Seats
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg $27,295 5 Sedan
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg 182.1" 69.9" 57.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg Cloth Seats
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg $28,195 5 Hatchback
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg 175.6" 69.9" 58.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg Cloth Seats
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto $28,695 5 Sedan
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto 182.1" 69.9" 57.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto Leather Seats
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto $29,595 5 Hatchback
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto 175.6" 69.9" 58.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto Leather Seats
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg $30,195 5 Sedan
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg 182.1" 69.9" 57.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg Leather Seats
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport-tech 4-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg $31,095 5 Hatchback
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg 152 hp @6000 rpm 145 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg 175.6" 69.9" 58.3" 105.1"
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg Leather Seats
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg
2.0i Sport-tech 5-door Auto w/EyeSight Pkg

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Owner Reviews: 2019 Subaru / Impreza

Average Rating

2007 Subaru Impreza

by Pjones on 10-12-2012
Reliable year round
We have had this car for approx 5 years now and it has been great to us. We do a lot of camping and hiking year round so the all wheel drive is perfect for driving in the snow and dirt roads to get us anywhere we want to go. The downside of all of this is that the car is not great on gas, but that would be my only complaint. I would definitely get another subaru in the future.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1998 Subaru Impreza

Trim: RS
by girlonfire on 10-12-2012
1998 Car of the Year
It was 1998 Car of the Year! Great handling with AWD in sun, rain and snow, this car is a bomb in terms of zip, speed and power. Like watching the a rally races, this car can turn better than any other car I've ever driven especially at high speeds on the sharp corners. Love (and miss) the manual transmission now that I drive an automatic. Out of all the cars I've owned, this car was by far the most fun to drive. Upsized to a SUV for the expanding family, but if I needed another vehicle I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Subaru again in the future. :)
Overall
4.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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2001 Subaru Impreza

Trim: Brighton
by Jake706 on 10-11-2012
AMAZING WINTER CAR!!!
This is the 3rd Subaru I own and the first in an automatic transmission.

This car will take whatever Mother Nature or Jack Frost throw your way! Although it's obscure cup holder location(s) may frustrate you a bit this little beast will make up for it in terms of reliability and perfromance in any type of road conditions.

With the proper tires it's AWD makes for a well controlled ride and gives you just the right amount of confidence to leave the house when you otherwise wouldn't dare too!

I owned the same model prior to this one but it had over 340,000kms and all the bells and whistles... I sold it for just under $1000 and I never put a dime into it during the year I drove it.

My current car is as base model as they get...crank widows (which doubles as the only A/C you will get) and the only standard power option are the 2 side folding power mirrors.

Compared to the variety of FWD cars I've owned in the past it is slightly more expensive on gas but having that AWD is worth every penny at the pump.

I absolutely LOVE this car and will certainly keep purchasing Subarus going forward.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
5/5
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