2022 Subaru Impreza

Rating6.9

Ranked #19 in Midsize Sedan

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$18,795 - $23,595

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Key Spec of 2022 Subaru Impreza
fuel economy

23/23/23

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3yr./ 36,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Comfortable and roomy cabin

Feels dated, both inside and out

New Sapphire Blue Pearl exterior color introduced.

Full-time AWD

More power is always welcome

Top-end Limited trim now only comes in 5-door hatchback bodystyle.

Bevy of safety features

Poor gas mileage

Adept handling and pliant ride

2022 Subaru Impreza Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Available as a sedan and a hatchback, the 2022 Subaru Impreza comes practically unchanged this year. Except for the addition of new exterior color and dropping of the Limited trim from the sedan model. Due to this, the prices of the 2022 Impreza sedan remain unchanged and it starts at $18,795 excluding delivery and destination charges. The Impreza sedan gets an unimpressive powertrain which is neither powerful nor quick and neither does it deliver good gas mileage. Although you get a choice of a manual and a CVT gearbox, the former being clunky is best avoided. With little to impress in terms of performance, the Impreza does get a well-appointed cabin along with adept handling and offers a comfortable ride quality. But will this be enough for it to become the most sought-after compact sedan for 2022? Let's find out in this review.

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Over All Rating

6.9

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Notable Rankings

#19 in Midsize Sedan

#21 in Sedan


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Trims

Base$18,795 onwards

  • Roof Trim
  • 6.5-Inch touchscreen
  • 6.5andquot; Display Media System
  • Fog lights
  • Four-Speaker stereo

Premium$22,195 onwards

  • Automatic headlights
  • Foglights
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Six-Speaker stereo

Sport$23,595 onwards

  • 8-Inch touchscreen
  • Keyless entry

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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 152 hp 7CVT)

Dealer Price
$26,231
Est. $356/mo
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$2,658 Below market
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MSRP $26,231
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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 152 hp 7CVT)

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$26,231
Est. $356/mo
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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 152 hp 7CVT)

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$26,250
Est. $356/mo
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$2,639 Below market
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Pleasantville, NJ
MSRP $26,250
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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport

Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 7CVT)

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$25,090
Est. $340/mo
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$2,470 Below market
RMV: $27,560
Walnut Creek, CA
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2022 Subaru Impreza Premium Hatchback

Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 152 hp 7CVT)

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$23,954
Est. $325/mo
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San Rafael, CA
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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 152 hp 7CVT)

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$26,405
Est. $358/mo
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Salem, OR
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2022 Subaru Impreza Premium Hatchback

Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 152 hp 7CVT)

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$24,071
Est. $326/mo
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$2,207 Below market
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport

Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 7CVT)

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$25,291
Est. $343/mo
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Salem, OR
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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport

Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl 7CVT)

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$25,330
Est. $343/mo
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$2,230 Below market
RMV: $27,560
Lakeland, FL
MSRP $25,330
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Colors and Styles

2022 Subaru Impreza in Magnetite Gray Metallic color
Magnetite Gray Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2022 Subaru Impreza offers a very roomy and comfortable cabin with adequate functionalities for the driver and passengers. That being said, it is the only car in the competition to provide an AWD system as standard and that makes it so much easier to drive on tricky road conditions or areas with frequent snowfall. Overall, it is an impressive car for the price and in a few areas like the cabin quality, offers more than the competition. Starting under $19,000, the 2022 Subaru Impreza competes with the likes of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Kia Forte in the compact sedan segment.

2022 Subaru Impreza Sedan front angle view
2022 Subaru Impreza Sedan rear angle view

Features
6.5/10

The 2022 Subaru Impreza will be available in two body styles sedan and hatchback. The 2022 Impreza sedan is offered in three trims this time namely Base, Premium, and Sport. While the Limited trim has been dropped for the Impreza sedan this year. The Impreza sedan starts at $19,600 when equipped with a manual transmission while the base trim with the CVT transmission starts at $20,095. The Premium and the Sport trims are only available with a CVT transmission and are priced at $22,195 and $23,595 respectively.

All the trims of Imprezza sedans are powered by the same 2.0-liter flat-4 engines with a full-time AWD. Apart from the standard features listed below in the table, there are a couple of optional features also available. The Base trim has an option of having Subaru's EyeSight driver aid suite that includes lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, rear automatic braking, and forward collision mitigation. While optional on the Premium and Sport trim is a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, Harman & Kardon sound system, navigation, and sunroof.

Trims

Base

Premium

Sport

MSRP (Manual)

$19,600

N/A

N/A

MSRP (CVT)

$20,095

$22,195

$23,595

Features

152 hp, 2.0-liter flat-4 engine

Adds or upgrades to "Base"

Adds or upgrades to "Premium"

 

16-inch steel wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

 

6.5-inch touchscreen w/ 4-speaker stereo and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Roof rails

Keyless entry and push-button start

 

All-wheel drive

Automatic headlights

Sport-tuned suspension and all-wheel-drive system

 

Cruise control

Foglights

8-inch touchscreen

 

Fabric upholstery

Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters

Upgraded interior trims

 

Power windows and door locks

Heated front seats

 

 

60/40-split folding rear seats

6-speaker stereo w/ single CD player

 

 

 

Drive modes and upgraded suspension

 

 

 

Subaru EyeSight driver aids suite

 

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

The 2022 Subaru Impreza comes with a sluggish 2.0-Liter naturally aspirated flat-4 engine that puts out 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox while AWD is standard on all the Imprezas. This engine lacks punch and is slow to build pace. In the segment, it is the most lethargic sedan to drive and one needs to work it up to coax out some decent performance from it. The transmission choices are a further let down with the CVT being sluggish and the manual being notchy. Although between the two we would prefer the CVT just for its smoothness.

2022 Subaru Impreza Engine Bay

When it comes to acceleration timing the 2022 Impreza does 0-60 MPH under nine seconds and takes another eight more seconds to cover a quarter-mile which is by far the slowest in the segment. Although all isn't bad with the Impreza, it does shine in terms of ride and handling. While the steering is quick and precise. Chucking Impreza around corners at high speed won't unsettle it too. The braking performance is another area where the Impreza shines, stopping at a much shorter distance compared to the other sedans in its class.

Models

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Toyota Corolla

2021 Kia Forte

MSRP

$18,795

$21,900

$20,075

$19,390

Engine

2.0-Liter Flat-4

2.0-Liter Inline-4

1.8-Liter Inline-4

2.0-Liter Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-speed manual

CVT

CVT

CVT

Power

152 hp @ 6000 RPM

158 hp @ 6500 RPM

139 hp @ 6100 RPM

147 hp @ 6200 RPM

Torque

145 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

138 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM

126 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec) 8.5

8.2

8.1

8.1
Quarter-mile (sec) 16.5

16.3

16.3

16.4
Top Speed (MPH) 120

119

112

116

In this comparison, the Honda Civic emerges as the most powerful of the lot while the Corolla is at the other end of the spectrum putting out the least amount of power and torque figures. In terms of acceleration timing, the Corolla and the Kia Forte are the quickest while the Impreza took 0.4 seconds more than both to hit the 60 MPH mark.

Fuel Economy
5.0/10

The 2022 Subaru Impreza is not only the slowest sedan in the segment but also returns below-average fuel economy figures. The 2022 Impreza has an EPA estimated gas mileage of 23 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and 26 MPG combined. While with the CVT gearbox the number rises sharply to 28 MPG in the city, 36 MPG on the highway and 31 MPG combined.

Models

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Toyota Corolla

2021 Kia Forte

MPG (City)

23

31

30

29

MPG (Highway)

31

40

38

40

MPG (Combined)

26

35

33

33

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)

13.2

12.4

13.2

14.0

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (mi.)

304/ 409/ 343

384/ 496/ 434

396/ 502/ 436 406/ 560/ 462

The Honda Civic delivers impeccable mileage for the competition followed by the Toyota Corolla and Kia Forte while the Impreza is the least efficient of all even when had with the CVT gearbox. But one should bear in mind that they are all FWD cars which the Subaru Impreza comes with a full-time AWD which does take a hit on gas mileage.

Interior
7.0/10

The interior of the 2022 Subaru Impreza sees no changes and has been carried over. This means you get a very practical and well-put-together cabin with an ample amount of space and ergonomically laid-out controls. The interior looks inspired by the Legacy and Subaru strictly follows the design cues from it. On the dashboard and around the cabin there is a mix of soft-touch and hard touch plastic with the latter being in the majority. But in this segment and at this price point we won't complain about this. At the center, there is an infotainment screen flanked by AC vents, and to the left, there is a 4.2-inch driver's digital display along with analog dials.

2022 Subaru Impreza Sedan cockpit area

The instrument cluster offers good readability and is visible even under direct sunlight. The seats are covered with good quality clothing and are well cushioned and supportive. Both rows offer a decent amount of legroom and headroom and additional storage spaces. Higher trims get leather-trimmed seats with a heating function for the front seats. Although, the cargo capacity on the Impreza is only 12.3 cubic feet which is on the lower side but can take your daily loads and a few carry-on suitcases if you plan for a weekend getaway.

2022 Subaru Impreza Sedan front seats

As for the infotainment, the 2022 Impreza gets a 6.5-inch touchscreen unit as standard while an 8-inch touchscreen unit is standard only on Sport trim. Both the units are easy to read, have a crisp display, and are intuitive to use. The audio is played with a four-speaker stereo on the base trim while the Premium trim adds two more speakers. That said, other than the bigger touchscreen the Sport trim also offers the option of upgrading to Harman and Kardon sound system with navigation.  

Models

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Toyota Corolla

2021 Kia Forte

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom) (in.)

39.8/ 56.7/ 43.1

39.3/ 57.0/ 42.3

38.3/ 54.0/ 42.0

38.8/ 56.1/ 42.2

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom) (in.)

37.2/ 55.6/ 36.5

37.1/ 56.0/ 37.4

37.1/ 51.7/ 34.8

37.5/ 55.3/ 35.7

Cargo Capacity (ft³)

12.3

14.8 13.1 15.3

The Impreza along with the other cars offer similar cabin space with adequate headroom and legroom. Although, the Honda Civic offers slightly better legroom at the rear which makes the rear quite comfortable for tall passengers. The Toyota Corolla offers the least spacious cabin overall. While the trunk capacity of the Kia Forte is the best in class cargo capacity followed by the Honda Civic.

2022 Subaru Impreza Cargo Area

Interior Features:

  • Power windows and door locks
  • 60/40-split folding rear seats
  • Fabric-trimmed seats
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available leather-trimmed seats
Exterior
5.0/10

The exterior design of the Subaru Impreza has been updated throughout the years with minor changes which are vaguely noticeable. Although the 2022 Impreza receives no changes to its exterior except for the addition of a new Sapphire Blue Pearl exterior color option. Change or no change the exterior looks of the Impreza is elegant and neutral in the segment.

2022 Subaru Impreza Front Three-Quarter View

The rear is also sans any drama or strange design and continues the understated design theme of the front fascia. The base model gets a 16-inch steel wheel while the higher trims offer 16- and 18-inch alloy wheels options. The 18-inch wheel seen on the Sport trim comes with wider rubber.

Models

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Toyota Corolla

2021 Kia Forte

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2976 2877 2910 2769

Length (in.)

182.1

184.0 182.3 182.7

Width (in.)

70.0

70.9 70.1 70.9

Height (in.)

57.3

55.7

56.5 56.5

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.1

N/A 5.3

5.3

Wheelbase (in.)

105.1

107.7 106.3 106.3

The 2021 Impreza is the heaviest compact sedan among the competition with a curb weight of 2976 pounds and the Kia Forte is the lightest in the segment. Apart from that, all four sedans share pretty much similar dimensions here. Except for the fact that the Civic is the longest sedan with the longest wheelbase on offer while the Impreza sedan is the tallest among all the sedans here.

2022 Subaru Impreza Rear Three-Quarter View

Exterior Features:

  • Automatic LED headlamps
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Foglights
Safety
9.0/10

The 2022 Subaru Impreza has received the top safety ratings from both federal agencies. The overall build quality and chassis make it safer along with the driver assistance features. The 2022 Impreza got the highest rating of "Good" from IIHS in all its six parameters while the NHTSA gave it a perfect 5-star overall safety score. The Impreza even went further and bagged the perfect 5-star rating in a frontal crash, side crash, and rollover mitigation from NHTSA.

2022 Subaru Impreza IIHS Crash-Test

Safety Features:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Rear-cross traffic alert
Competition
6.0/10

2022 Subaru Impreza vs 2022 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is better in performance, fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, and offers a bit more rear legroom than the Impreza. However, the Impreza has an AWD system, advanced safety features, and overall sporty nature over the Civic. 

2022 Honda Civic Sedan

With the 2022 update on the Civic, it has gotten even better than before while the Impreza remains mostly unchanged. Thus between the two, we suggest picking the Civic over the Impreza.

2022 Subaru Impreza vs 2022 Toyota Corolla

The 2022 Toyota Corolla looks sharp from the outside but in competition with the Impreza, it lacks overall interior design, quality of materials inside the cabin, and the AWD capability the Impreza packs in. 

2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan

On the other hand, the Impreza can be highly customized and offers better ride and handling. Thus between the two, the Impreza is a better pick over the Corolla if you can live with the poor gas mileage.

2022 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Kia Forte

The current-gen Kia Forte is very similar in appeal to the Toyota Corolla. The design has been kept minimal yet stylish on the outside while on the inside it is similar to other Kia cars in that price range. The Forte is ahead in delivering better mileage figures, and the overall cabin space than the Impreza. 

2022 Kia Forte Sedan

The Forte also performs better and has an overall better build quality. Except for the AWD and a well-put-together cabin, there is hardly anything that the Impreza does better over the Forte. Thus between the two, the Forte is a clear winner here.

Final Verdict
6.5/10

The Subaru Impreza has always been a very reliable and sporty compact family sedan with all the modern touches you can expect. All that with a price that is strikingly lower than the competition. The 2022 Impreza also builds on the same fact and comes mostly unchanged. It is priced considerably lower than the rivals and still retains the stick-shifter on the base trim. For the money, the Subaru Impreza has always amazed with the tech and cabin quality it offers. But with time it has started to feel dated and updated rivals like the Civic sedan feels a much better choice in the segment at the moment. So if you are looking for a compact sedan we suggest first looking at other cars before coming to the Impreza.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$23595

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

290 hp @ 6400rpm

torque

145 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

7-Speed Cvt W/Overdrive

dimensions
length

182.1 in

wheelbase

105.1 in

width

70 in

curb weight

3142 lbs

Height

57.3 in

Ground Clearance

5.1 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

99.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

27/27/27 mpg

highway range

475.20 mi


Subaru Impreza 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$21,436
5 Year Cost To Own
$39,218
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $39,218
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,168$1,362$1,250$1,545$1,416$8,741
Insurance$1,384$1,467$1,474$1,588$1,572$7,485
Fuel$1,820$1,914$1,924$1,952$2,106$9,716
Maintenance$464$1,045$566$2,630$1,097$5,802
Repairs$14$48$137$287$515$1,001
Financing Interest$1,339$1,093$824$482$210$3,948
Taxes and Fees$1,875$211$165$172$102$2,525
Total Cost-To-Own$10,064$7,140$6,340$8,656$7,018$39,218
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