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2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Limited

2012 Subaru Impreza Review

(0 Stars)  A much-improved entry-level Subaru.

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Overview
Like all Subarus, the Impreza comes with standard all-wheel drive. This used to be a penalty when it came to fuel economy ratings, but the 2012 Impreza has a new 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that's rated at 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway when equipped with the continuously variable automatic transmission. The WRX and STI models continue to use turbocharged 2.5-liter engines that aren't terribly efficient, but they more than make up for that with their exhilarating performance. Electric power steering is now standard on all Imprezas but the WRX and the STI. Thanks to a redesign, the Impreza is more stylish than the previous model, but we still prefer the aggressive look of an STI over that of the base car any day. The redesigned Impreza has all the typical safety appointments, better fuel economy, and a more luxurious interior, and yet Subaru has still managed to hold the line on pricing. The Impreza remains one of the best bargains on the market, but it doesn't come across as a cheap car when you look at it or drive it. Increases in trunk capacity and rear-seat legroom are sure to please shoppers who found the old Impreza a bit cramped.

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2012 Impreza WRX STi Limited Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.5L SUBARU BOXER horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 17 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 321 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
16.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 305 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 290 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

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'12 Subaru WRX STi Limited Standard Equipment

  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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