Subaru should have announced a complete redesign for the 2023 Subaru Impreza, but the compact sedan and hatchback remain unchanged. The all-new redesign from the ground up will now come for the 2024 models. Subaru typically introduces a new Impreza every five years.
How much did the 2023 Impreza price increase?
All 2023 Subaru Impreza trim levels get a $550 price increase, including destination and delivery fees (+$25).
What is the price of the 2023 Subaru Impreza?
The 2023 Impreza comes in four trim levels for customers. The seven different models come 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 around $1,300 depending on the trim level.
All Impreza trims come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 152 horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. Subaru still offers the 5-speed manual transmission standard in the three trims (base sedan, hatchback, and Sport hatchback).
What is the 2023 Impreza fuel mileage?
The EPA says the 2023 Subaru Impreza gets 31 mpg combined city/highway and 28/36 city/highway mpg in the non-Sport CVT trims. The 2023 Impreza 4-Door sedan gets 26 combined city/highway and 23/31 city/highway mpg in the non-Sport CVT trims. The 2023 Impreza 4-Door sedan with the 5-speed manual gearbox has the same fuel mileage.
What sets the Subaru Impreza apart from the rest?
The 2023 Impreza is still the only compact car in North America with standard all-wheel drive, and it's the compact car's best feature. A few competitors offer it, but you'll have to pay extra to get the all-weather capability the Impreza offers standard on all trim levels.
Impreza Base trim
Base trims also come standard with Subaru Starlink, a 6.5-inch Multimedia system with touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power windows, door locks, and side mirrors, 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, multifunction display with fuel economy information, tilt and telescoping steering column, keyless entry, security system with engine immobilizer, and carpeted floor mats.
Premium trim adds a 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters on CVT-equipped models. The Premium also adds the Starlink 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus, Starlink safety, and security features, fog lights, and the all-weather package with heated front seats, windshield, and exterior mirrors. The 5-door models come with roof rails as standard. The Premium trim adds an SI-DRIVE performance management system.
What is the best Impreza trim level?
The 2023 Impreza Sport hits the sweet spot for features, price, and suspension tuning for improved driving dynamics. The Sport trim comes with 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels and Active Torque Vectoring (ATV). What difference will driving enthusiasts feel?
ATV is a performance system introduced on the Subaru WRX that helps reduce understeer. Without it, the forward motion wants to keep the vehicle moving in a straight path. With ATV, it will help the Impreza Sport carve a tight corner.
Sport trims also come with Subaru Starlink 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus system, keyless access with pushbutton start, aluminum pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift handle, and CVT shift boot.
The top-of-the-lineup Limited trim adds LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. The Limited also has 18-inch alloy wheels in a black machine finish and body-color exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals.
Limited is upgraded with a leather-trimmed interior with double stitching on the door armrests and instrument panel, a 6-way power driver's seat, an automatic climate control system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter.
Safety features for 2023
Subaru's EyeSight driver assist technology comes standard on models with the Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission. The Limited upgrades safety with Reverse Automatic Braking and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert. Also standard on Limited trims are High Beam Assist and Steering Responsive Headlights.
What's next for the 2024 Impreza?
The 2023 Impreza should have been the next-generation model customers have been waiting for. Because of microchip shortages and supply chain issues, Subaru of America chose to carry over the 2023 Impreza with no changes for the second year. Customers will have to wait until 2024 models arrive to get the next-generation Impreza compact sedan and hatchback.
The 2023 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback models built at the U.S. plant in Lafayette, Indiana, will arrive at Subaru of America showrooms with a $550 price increase this fall with no upgrades.
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