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2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited

2013 Subaru Impreza Review

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

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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 WRX Limited Wagon Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.5L SUBARU BOXER horizontally opposed 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 19 MPG city, 25 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 355 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
16.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 265 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 244 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

'13 Subaru WRX Limited 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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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
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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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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Limited Slip Differential
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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
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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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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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