Subaru Impreza, 2012: spacious, all-wheel drive, good value

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The 2012 Subaru Impreza is getting a lot attention especilly among shoppers seeking value and all-wheel drive. The newly designed model, in fact, is the lowest priced all-wheel drive car in the United States.

The new Subaru has a spacious interior, and an MSRP price range from $17,495 – $22,595.

Here are a few examples of what's being said about the 2012 Subaru Impreza:

"The base Impreza 2.0i with a five-speed goes for $18,245, making it one of the nicest all-wheel-drive cars for under 20 grand, as well as one of the only all-wheel-drive cars for under 20 grand." —- Automobile Magazine.

"The Impreza delivers a well-rounded package that's roomy, pleasant to drive, and very practical. For shoppers adventuresome enough to look beyond the default choices in small cars, the Impreza could be a very satisfying pick." –— Consumer Guide.com.

"The 2012 Impreza is the most spacious and refined compact car Subaru has ever sold in the U.S. It's also the most fuel-efficient Subie — with EPA ratings as high as 27 city and 36 highway mpg — to arrive on our shores since the three-cylinder Justy." —- Edmunds.com.

"Get inside and you'll find excellent sightlines, roominess and improved quality." —- Cars.com.

Here are some basis specs on the 2012 Subaru Impreza:

Measurements
Width: 68.5 (inches), Height: 58.1, Length: 180.3, Wheel base: 104.1, Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 11.3 cu.ft.

Engine & Performance
Base engine size: 2.0 L, Cam type: Single overhead cam (SOHC), Cylinders: flat 4
Valves: 16. Base engine type: gas.

Drive Train

Drive type: all wheel drive, Viscous center differential, Transmission: 5-speed manual, Center limited slip differential, Brake hill holder

Suspension
MacPherson strut front suspension, Double wishbone rear suspension, Four-wheel independent suspension, Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar

Fuel
Fuel type: gas, Fuel type: regular unleaded, Fuel tank capacity: 16.9 gal.

Safety & Security
4-wheel ABS
Front and rear head airbags, Dual front side-mounted airbags, Child seat anchors, Remote anti-theft alarm system, Emergency braking assist

Warranty
Bumper to bumper, 3 years/ 36, 000 miles; Drivetrain, 5 years/ 60,000 miles; Roadside: 3 years/36,000 miles

 

 

 

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