Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,541 - $27,495
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
170-224
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,541 - $27,495
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
170-224
Seats
5

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2009 Subaru Impreza Owner Reviews

4.46

93 Reviews

56% 35% 8% 1% 1 star 0%

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2009 Subaru Impreza car review.

All wheel drive is the car's best feature. It feels very safe driving in any kind of weather. Overall performance and reliability has been good. Driving feels very comfortable and I have been told that the passenger seating is comfortable, too. I wish there was higher ground clearance. Developed rust in areas I did not expect, for example, below the rear windshield wiper and the driver's side floor. There is also visible paint fading on the car door handles. Driver side visor needed replacement within a couple months after the warranty expired. The standard windshield wipers do not appear to hold up well. Had to be replaced several times and the heavy duty wipers seem to be stronger. Tire pressure gauge sensor(s) appear to be very sensitive and the indicator light routinely is on if the temperature drops below 50 degrees f. It also came on when I had an insulated food bag in the back of the car. The light went off after I removed the bag. In the manual I found one mention that this could happen if there is an interruption of the signal between the sensors.

- Amy K

Great day to day vehicle!

I bought my Subaru Impreza in November 2017 with 120, 000 miles for just below 8000 dollars. So far it has been a very reliable vehicle with very few issues. I had to change one of the tires once. I did two maintenance checks. Next time I purchase a vehicle I would go for a larger vehicle maybe like the Forester or the crosstrek since it would make traveling in Utah easier. This vehicle is reliable for day to day driving, from home to work but it lacks a bit of engine power. It is a four wheel drive which is great in the snow.

- Steven W

Subarus will last forever but getting them fixed is typically more expensive than other vehicles.

I love Subaru vehicles. I love the 35 average mph I get. The all-wheel drive makes winter driving a breeze. I have driven my car all over the country without worrying about it breaking down and in relative comfort. I have loaded with my kayak on top, bike on the back, and all of my gear in the back seat. The one complaint I do have is the low clearance. The all-wheel drive can only do so much offroading when the clearance is so low.

- Katie B

Ranked #2 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$17,495 - $18,995
$19,495 - $20,995

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
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 - 43.5 in.
42.9 - 43.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 - 40.3 in.
38.6 - 40.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33 - 33.5 in.
33 - 33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 37.6 in.
36.7 - 37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 in.
103.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
173.8 - 180.3 in.
173.8 - 180.3 in.

Width

Width
68.5 in.
68.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3053 - 3131 .lbs
3053 - 3131 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
170 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .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
16.9 gal.
16.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 27 mpg
10 - 27 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 27 mpg
26 - 27 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety