Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,623 - $18,793
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
173-305
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,623 - $18,793
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
173-305
Seats
5

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2006 Subaru Impreza Owner Reviews

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Nothing beats a Subaru! Reliable and dependable - no matter the season.

2006 Subaru Impreza

There is nothing negative I can even think to say about my Subaru! It is the best car I have ever owned. It is a hatchback so I have plenty of room for storage, camping gear, photography, vacations, and legroom for my dog when we go on road-trips together. It is excellent in the winter, and even though it is a 2006, the last inspection my car had rated in top condition. The only problem I have had and have noticed with other makes and models is the body rust near the rear tire well on the left side. Otherwise, no other mark. Performs like new, and always reliable. Minimum service to the shop other than tire rods, oil change, etc. Super comfortable. I had thought about upgrading to a newer model but after taking one for a test drive, I think I'll keep my 2006 model for as long as possible. The newer features with all the bells and whistles and alarms seem to be more distracting than helpful.

- Shawn K

Good gas mileage, easy to get around and park in town.

2006 Subaru Impreza

The vehicle is very well built and therefore dependable. It is roomy and capable of carrying a large load both in the trunk area as well as on top. As with most vehicles repairs tend to be expensive. Since my vehicle is 12 years old at this point, most of the interior could be replaced in order for it to look as well as it runs. That would include floor carpeting, all seat covers and the area around the stick shift. I have priced out the cost of doing such and it would be cheaper to just turn the vehicle in rather than upgrade the inside. Subaru has done a good job of supporting and standing behind repairs that are done or necessary.

- Mary S

DRIVE A SUBARU UNTIL IT WON'T ANYMORE

2006 Subaru Impreza

Like many Subaru owners, I find many positive attributes about the vehicle manufacturer. First, the all-wheel drive is a must. Living in Colorado, the weather changes often and an all-wheel drive vehicle provides greater safety. I also enjoy the space in the vehicle. Despite only being a hatchback, there is ample amount of room for my passengers and myself. Lastly, I'd say that the longevity of previously owned Subarus and number of them on the road is another positive. The vehicle drives forever!

- Jesse R

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$18,295 - $19,095
$32,995

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
300 hp

Engine Type

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

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
38.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33 in.
33 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11 cu. ft.
11 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55VR16
P225/45ZR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
100 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
175.4 in.
175.8 in.

Width

Width
68.5 in.
68.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3016 - 3067 lbs.
3351 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
166 ft. lbs.
300 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
25 - 26 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
22 - 23 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 29 mpg
24 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety