Resale: $19,620
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MPG: 25 city/33 hwy

2013 Subaru Impreza 2.0 i Premium

2013 Subaru Impreza Review

(0 Stars)  AWD without the fuel-economy penalty.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
Subaru upgraded the audio for base 2.0i cars to include Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming, iPod control, a USB port, and a 3.5mm auxiliary input jack. Steering-wheel audio and Bluetooth controls are now standard. Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium cars now feature leather-wrapped steering wheels and shifters. All 2.0i models with the optional navigation system now have rearview cameras.
Overview
Like most Subarus, the Impreza comes with standard all-wheel drive. This used to be a penalty when it came to fuel economy, but the 2013 Impreza has a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 27/36 mpg city/highway when equipped with the continuously variable automatic transmission. The rally-inspired 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 recent 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 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 an inexpensive 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. The Impreza is available in a wide range of trim levels, so there should be at least one variant that fits your needs.

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2013 Impreza 2.0i Premium Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L SUBARU BOXER horizontally opposed 4 DOHC with Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 25 MPG city, 33 MPG highway, 28 MPG combined and 406 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 148 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 145 ft lb of torque @ 4,200 rpm

'13 Subaru 2.0 i Premium Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  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 Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Cargo Cover
  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 Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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