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The Aging Subaru Impreza Impresses Increasing An Incredible 215 Percent

The 2022 Subaru Impreza has the most sales increase of any model. Here’s why and what’s next for compact car buyers.


The Impreza is aging and needs a remodel, but the compact sedan and hatchback still had the most sales increase of any model in Subaru of America’s (SOA) lineup in July. The Impreza compact car saw a 215 percent increase compared to July 2021. SOA reported they delivered 2,228 Impreza compact cars to customers in July compared with 706 in July 2021.

The Subaru Impreza needs a remodel, but it didn’t stop buyers from buying the sedan and hatchback. Why is the Impreza an essential model in SOA’s lineup?

2023 Subaru Impreza features, specs, pricing
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The Impreza comes standard with the automaker’s Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, while most compact cars are front-drive only. The Impreza is all-weather capable and can handle mild off-pavement activities.

With gas prices remaining high this summer, the Impreza offers fuel efficiency for road trips and city commutes. What is the 2022 Subaru Impreza fuel mileage?

2023 Subaru Impreza features, specs, pricing
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The EPA says the 2022 Subaru Impreza gets 31 mpg combined city/highway and 28/36 city/highway mpg in the non-Sport CVT trims. The 2022 Impreza 4-Door sedan with the 5-speed manual gearbox has the same fuel mileage. The 2022 Impreza 4-Door sedan gets 26 combined city/highway and 23/31 city/highway mpg in the non-Sport CVT trims.

Impreza gets top safety scores

The Impreza compact is an IIHS Top Safety Pick winner, and Eyesight safety technology is available on all automatic transmission models.

What’s next for the 2023 Impreza?

Buyers aren’t waiting for the 2023 Subaru Impreza compact sedan and hatchback because they remain unchanged. The all-new redesign from the ground up will not come until the 2024 model year.

What is the price of the 2023 Impreza?

The 2023 Impreza gets a price increase. All 2023 Subaru Impreza trim levels get a $550 price bump, including destination and delivery fees (+$25).

The 2023 Impreza comes in four trim levels and seven different models. Impreza comes in Base sedan ($20,815), Base hatchback ($21,315) Premium sedan ($24,215), Premium hatchback ($24,715), Sport sedan ($25,615), Sport hatchback ($25,015), and Limited hatchback ($28,415). Destination and delivery ($995) are included in the prices above. Models with a CVT automatic transmission add about $1,300 depending on the trim level.

What’s coming in 2024?

Compact car customers will have to wait until 2024 models arrive to get the next-generation Impreza compact sedan and hatchback. The next-generation 2024 Subaru Impreza will get a complete remodel with new exterior styling, infotainment upgrades, the latest safety technology, and possibly a new engine.

Before the new 2023 models arrive this fall, The 2022 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback have the most sales increase of any model in Subaru of America’s lineup. The compact car still offers all-weather performance, fuel efficiency, affordability, utility, and safety.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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