Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,658 - $7,449
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
165-227
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,658 - $7,449
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
165-227
Seats
5

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2003 Subaru Impreza Owner Reviews

4.35
23 Reviews
57% 30% 9% 2 star 0% 4%
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It is not a wrx even if it looks and sounds like one.

2003 Subaru Impreza

I am sure at one time this was a great car, but to be fair it's trying to be something it's not: a wrx. If you want to build this into one, I am sure it could be a fun project. But as is it is a faker, that can trick nonsubi lovers into thinking you're driving a sports car when you are not. Handles great in the snow, ice, and rain. Good starter car for someone that wants to look cool but not have to learn how to drive a fast car. Good gas mileage, but that might have something to do with the manual transmission. Do not ignore your misfires, or any little bit of maintenance because it will snowball out of control quickly.

- Josie R

This car is reliable. It always starts, and it has never broken down - and it's 15 years old!

2003 Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza sedan offers great gas mileage in cities. I purchased my used Impreza RS 7 years ago and have had zero mechanical issues with it. My only complaint is that the trunk leaks because the gasket is loose, and the rubber gaskets around windows/doors are loose & cracked from sun exposure. It has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Safety features are adequate (I'm a parent and feel my child is safe in this car). It handles well and with a 2.5 it offers a pretty quick 0 to 60 time. I hope to keep this car for many more years.

- Cere S

Subaru lover drives it for fun.

2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Wagon

This cart has been a dream. It has not given me any problems until recently. Last week I had to replace several parts for the air conditioning. Last month the left front wheel bearing and constant velocity joint needed to be repaired. The car gets good gas mileage. It has enough get up and go for a four cylinder. There is enough leg room for me and I am 6 foot 1 inches tall, usually I feel cramped driving in other cars but not this one. I have all the features for this model, and also upgraded the stereo system with a GPS guidance made by Garmin.

- Darren S

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2003 Subaru Impreza Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.

Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
165 hp
227 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
2.0L DOHC SMPI 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 in.
38.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.7 in.
33 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
36.7 in.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/60HR15
P205/55VR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
99.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
173.4 in.
173.4 in.

Width

Width
66.7 in.
68.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3045 - 3100 lbs.
3090 - 3145 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
165 hp
227 hp

Torque

Torque
166 ft. lbs.
217 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
200 lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
19 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
26 - 27 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety