2023 Subaru Impreza

Ranked #4 in Sedan

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$21,255

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Key Spec of 2023 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

Ample cabin room for both passengers and cargo.

Sluggish acceleration.

No changes and will be a carryover model.

AWD comes standard.

Mediocre cabin quality.

Available manual shifter.

Dull gas mileage.

2023 Subaru Impreza Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 31, 2022

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The 2023 Subaru Impreza isn't particularly noteworthy, but for the money, it's a respectable midsize sedan. The Impreza, the smallest model in the Subaru family, is offered both as a sedan and a hatchback. A thorough makeover of the Impreza is long needed. Subaru keeps things the same for the time being, with the exception of a price increase. The Impreza's advantages include standard all-wheel drive, a dynamic ride, and a no-nonsense interior design. It also has a ton of safety measures considering the class and price it sells for. Customers have a choice between a constantly variable automatic transmission and a manual gearbox. Subaru has a manual transmission, which we applaud, but its five-speed stick isn't the one we'd suggest because it lacks precision. The stick also has lower fuel economy. But even with the CVT, the car finds it difficult to match the fuel economy of its more efficient rivals. Despite these issues, the 2023 Impreza is still a good option for the majority of uses, but competitors like the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla, and the Kia Forte simply have more to offer.

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#4 in Sedan


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Trims

Base$21,255 Est. onwards


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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

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

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$26,231
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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

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

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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

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

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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport

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

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$25,090
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2022 Subaru Impreza Premium Hatchback

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

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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

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

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2022 Subaru Impreza Premium Hatchback

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

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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport

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

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$25,291
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2022 Subaru Impreza Sport

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

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$25,330
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Lakeland, FL
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Colors and Styles

2023 Subaru Impreza in Crystal White Pearl color
Crystal White Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 Impreza is a good option for the majority of uses, but competitors like the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla, and the Kia Forte simply have more to offer. The standard sedan model of the new Impreza, which has a manual transmission, will cost $19,800 when it goes on sale and the price is expected to go all the way to $24,600 for the top trim.


Features

The Subaru Impreza sedan will come in three trim levels namely Base, Premium, and Sport while the hatchback variant gets an additional trim called Limited that sits above Sport trim. The Impreza will start at $19,800 for the Base model equipped with a manual transmission while there is an option of equipping the car with a CVT for an additional $1,000. However, the ones looking to use a manual transmission can only pick the Base trim as the other two variants come fitted with a CVT by default. Despite being in the affordable category, Subaru hasn’t restrained itself from loading the sedan with a huge list of features right from the base variant. The car will get remote keyless entry, steering adjustments, height adjustable driver’s seat, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen as standard while the list further expands on the higher trims.

Trim

Base

Premium

Sport

MSRP (RWD)

$19,800

NA

NA

MSRP (AWD)

$21,300

$23,195

$24,600

Key Features

16-inch steel wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels with wider tires

Power exterior mirrors

Upgraded suspension

Sports tuned suspension

Remote keyless entry

Automatic headlights

Rear spoiler

Tilt and telescopic steering adjustment

Foglights

Keyless entry and push button start

Cruise control

Heated exterior mirrors

Upgraded interior trim

Height adjustable driver's seat

Heated windshield wipers

Sport cloth seats with red stitching

6.5-inch touchscreen

Remote engine start

8.0-inch touchscreen

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Heated front seats

 

4-speaker stereo system

Extra USB port

 

 

 

6-speaker stereo with CD-player

 

Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a power driver's seat, and a sunroof are options for the Premium and Sport versions. A Harman Kardon audio system is also available for those picking the Sport version.

We Recommend

We advise the Impreza Premium if you're looking for the best value. This model comes with an available blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert that alerts you if a car is in your blind zone during a lane change or while you're in reverse. It also offers infotainment system updates and comfort amenities for cold weather.

Release Date

The 2023 Subaru Impreza will hit the dealers anytime during the 4th quarter of 2022 but since the model is a carryover, there would not be a public unveiling. This also means that users would not miss out on any feature if they pick the 2022 model instead of waiting for the new model.

Engine and Performance

The Impreza has a 2L Flat 4 engine that produces 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, making it a sloth in a class of foxes. Of course, all-wheel drive is standard but this sedan has a weak low-end punch, so it takes a lot of pushing to keep the engine where it needs to be to provide power. The Impreza's five-speed manual transmission was less sluggish than the CVT, but we preferred the automatic because of the manual's clunkiness and imprecision. The Impreza manages to balance ride and handling almost perfectly. The little car has an added impression of energy due to its quick steering and lack of body lean in corners. Highways are where the car could get boring as passing the traffic requires time and patience.

Model

2023 Subaru Impreza

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Toyota Corolla

2023 Kia Forte

MSRP

$19,800

$22,000

$21,000

$20,000

Engine

2L Flat 4

2L Flat 4

1.8 L Flat 4

2L Flat 4

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-speed manual

CVT

CVT

CVT

Power (Hp)

152 hp @ 6000 RPM

158 hp @ 6500 RPM

139 hp @ 6100 RPM

147 hp @ 6200 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft)

145 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

138 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM

126 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.5 seconds

8.2 seconds

8.1 seconds

8.1 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

16.5 seconds

16.3 seconds

16.3 seconds

16.4 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

120 MPH

119 MPH

112 MPH

116 MPH

The Subaru is the only brand to offer a manual transmission but that particular transmission is only available in the base variant and is not refined in its operation. In terms of performance, both the Toyota and Kia put out the quickest timing to 60 mph while the most power is produced by Honda. This doesn’t mean the Subaru is way too slow in comparison as the car keeps up with the rivals despite being the most dated vehicle in the group.

2023 Subaru Impreza Ride and Handling

Subaru has managed to get the Impreza to handle really well and despite having refinement issue from the engine, the ride feels well planted and confidence-inspiring. The steering provides great feedback and feels well-balanced. Pick the Sport trim and it comes with a specially tuned suspension that makes the ride slightly stiffer and sportier. Regardless of which trim you pick, the Impreza barely puts out any body roll even in tight corners.

2023 Subaru Impreza Braking Performance

The Impreza has a rather hard brake pedal and quick stopping distance in emergency scenarios impressed us as being among the best in its class. Despite having a dated feel to the car, the Impreza delivers great performance in terms of the baking, and the sedan comes equipped with 10.9-inch discs for the front and 10.8-inch discs for the rear which helps the car come to a complete stop from 60 mph in just 121 feet.

Model

2023 Subaru Impreza

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Toyota Corolla

2023 Kia Forte

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

10.9

11.1

10.8

11.0

Brake Rotors (rear) (in.) 

10.8

10.2

10.2

10.3

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,047

2,877

2,910

2,908

60-0 (.-ft)

121

NA

119

144

The braking performance of the Subaru is commendable but the Toyota manages to offer sharper stopping power. However, the Subaru isn’t far behind, making it one of the best in the class. The Kia falls far behind and despite being a lighter car than Subaru, it takes extra distance to completely stop.

Fuel Economy

You’ll be happy with the fuel efficiency of any Impreza with the CVT. But if you choose the manual gearbox, you'll go to the fuel station more often. The most efficient Impreza achieves 28 city mpg and 36 highway mpg while the manual transmission base model is rated for 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. This section is where the Subaru takes a massive blow from the rivals as they are all designed to push out more mileage.

Model

2023 Subaru Impreza

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Toyota Corolla

2023 Kia Forte

MPG (city)

23

31

30

29

MPG (highway)

31

40

38

40

MPG (combined)

26

35

33

33

Fuel capacity (gal.)

13.2

12.4

13.2

14.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined (miles)

304/409/343

384/496/434

396/502/436

406/560/462

The fuel mileage on the Subaru is the least in the segment and differs from its rivals by a large margin. Impreza drivers will be visiting the gas station more frequently whereas the Honda, Toyota, and Kia push out numbers that are ideal for a cross-country drive with minimum fuel breaks. The Subaru Impreza happens to be the only sedan here to offer a combined fuel economy that is below the 30 MPG mark while the highest figure stands at an impressive 35 MPG, which is offered by the Honda Civic.

Interior

Although Impreza's interior lacks aesthetics, it is practical and well laid out. This automobile is a delight to drive thanks to its straightforward controls, easy-to-read gauges, and intuitive climate control system. The cabin also has soft-touch plastics, plush armrests, and an excellent fit and finish. The model's spacious front seats and class-competitive passenger volume will appeal to tall drivers. While there is barely any wind noise, users will hear an annoying whining from the CVT transmission. Although a little too stiff for extended road journeys, the seats are supportive and comfy. The back seats are flat but do provide enough comfort. Unfortunately, a few of the main air vents are located just where you would grab the steering wheel, chilling your fingers faster than the cabin. There aren't many places to keep small personal items in the interior of the Impreza and the cargo compartment is on the smaller side for the class, but you can fold down the 60/40 split-folding back seat for more cargo room when you need it.

Model

2023 Subaru Impreza

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Toyota Corolla

2023 Kia Forte

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.8/56.7/43.1

39.3/57.0/42.3

38.3/54.0/42.0

38.8/56.1/42.2

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

37.2/55.6/36.5

37.1/56.0/37.4

37.1/51.7/34.8

37.5/55.3/35.7

Trunk Capacity to the rear row seats (cu.-ft)

12.3

14.8

13.1

15.3

The Subaru offers the best front row passenger room while the Honda takes the lead for the rear passenger space. Nonetheless, both these sedans offer comfortable seating space with ample legroom. However, the same cannot be said for the cargo space on the Subaru as all its rivals offer bigger trunk space with the Kia topping the table.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Subaru Impreza include

  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40 split rear seats
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt and telescopic steering adjustment

How intuitive is the 2023 Subaru Impreza infotainment system?

Key infotainment options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility come standard on every Impreza. The Sport trim comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, while the Base and Premium models have a 6.5-inch display. Both systems include clean graphics and logical menu layouts. Finding points of interest is simple because of the navigation command structure. However, the stereo's maximum loudness and speaker quality could be improved.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Subaru Impreza are

  • 6.5/8.0-inch touchscreen
  • USB ports
  • 6-speaker stereo system
  • Satellite radio
  • Starlink connected service
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Exterior

An Impreza buyer has the option of a hatchback or a sedan with a trunk. If you desire alloy rims, you might want to look past the Base trim as it wears 16-inch steel wheels and choose the Premium model instead. Subaru chose to make no changes to the design for 2023 and carries the simple yet elegant body styling which might look dull to some considering that the rivals have been receiving aesthetic refreshes in recent times. The 2023 Subaru Impreza makes a stunning first impression because of its athletic-looking front fascia, wide, low stance, and significantly more dynamic appearance. The 4-door has a trunk lid with an aerodynamic shape. The level of excitement is further increased by available high-end options, such as a rear wing mounted on the trunk in Sport trim and a variety of eye-catching alloy wheel designs.

Model

2023 Subaru Impreza

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Toyota Corolla

2023 Kia Forte

Curb Weight (lbs)

 

3,047

2,877

2,910

2,908

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

6.3

5.3

5.3

Wheelbase (in.)

105.1

107.7

106.3

106.3

The Subaru is the heaviest car and also has the lowest ground clearance but the dimensions otherwise match up to its rivals. The Honda Civic however is slightly longer when compared.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • 16 or 18-inch wheels
  • Heated and power exterior mirror
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rear spoiler
  • Heated windshield wipers
  • Fog lights
Safety

Subaru's EyeSight suite of driver assistance technologies is available on models with automatic transmissions. The manual buyers are out of luck. Despite not being officially rated yet, ratings from the previous model can be referred to as the 2023 model is a carryover. The Impreza was awarded top ratings by both NHTSA and IIHS. The sedan aced most of the parameters of IIHS, obtaining “Good” overall, and similar is the case with NHTSA, resulting in a 5-star rating.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Subaru Impreza are

  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
Competition

2023 Subaru Impreza vs 2023 Honda Civic

The Subaru Impreza's main advantage over the Honda Civic is that it comes standard with all-wheel drive. Both vehicles have sedan and hatchback body types and compare favorably in terms of safety ratings, but Honda is far more advanced in terms of engineering and design. Plus, the Civic is available with a more powerful turbocharged engine choice and as a real sport compact sedan in its Si model.

2023 Subaru Impreza vs 2023 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is available in sedan and hatchback body types, just like the Subaru. The basic engine in the 2023 Corolla is more potent than the Impreza's, and you can also buy the Toyota with a fuel-efficient hybrid drivetrain that offers up to 52 mpg in combined driving. However, Toyota does not provide an all-wheel-drive system for the Corolla.

2023 Subaru Impreza vs 2023 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte feels like a more modern vehicle when compared to the Subaru and delivers better performance. The Kia also has better gas mileage ratings but the Subaru has the advantage of a standard AWD system. The Impreza also has better build quality but those are the only advantage the car holds over the Kia.

Final Verdict

Despite being adequate in most areas, the Impreza's average fuel efficiency and slow acceleration cause it to rank poorly in the highly competitive compact vehicle segment. The Impreza is a cost-effective alternative, but if all-wheel drive isn't essential, there are other cars that are competitive and worth considering. Subaru hasn’t really updated the Impreza for 2023 and that could suggest a model refresh in the near future. The Impreza will not be a bad purchase but considering the kind of tech and feature the rivals hold, it might make the Impreza feel like it’s from the stone age. For those looking for a more engaging drive with performance sedan-like drive dynamics, the Subaru Impreza could be a disappointment but if composed and a reliable city commute is what you’re in the hunt for, look nowhere else, and the fact that Impreza is available under $20,000 makes it accessible for many. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$21255

body style

dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

145 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

5-Speed Manual

dimensions
length

182.1 in

wheelbase

105.1 in

width

70 in

curb weight

2976 lbs

Height

57.3 in

Ground Clearance

5.1 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

99.8 cu ft

cargo volume

12.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

23/23/23 mpg

highway range

409.20 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3yr./ 36,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5yr./ 60,000 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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