Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,799 - $10,408
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
148
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,799 - $10,408
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
148
Seats
5

Ranks #7 Compact Cars by Owners

Ranks #13 Compact Cars by Experts

Ranks #8 Compact Cars by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.3 Comfort 3.3 Styling 3.1 Value 3.4

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2012 Subaru Impreza Owner Reviews

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122 Reviews
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Engine Problem

2012 Subaru Impreza 2-0i-sedan

I bought the Impreza for all wheel drive and overall reliability. My 2012 model has 83,000 miles. There is a serious engine problem. The car burned oil causing the oil light to come on continuously, especially on longer drives. I always carry a can of oil and have to fill up even after an oil change. After several trips to the dealer and many complaints, a Suburu engineer told us there was a problem with the O-rings in the engine and they had to be replaced. Luckily, the engine is still under warranty. The car has been at the dealer for a month awaiting a qualified mechanic to rebuild the engine. I am very concerned about the car's condition when I get it back. I will never buy a Suburu again.

- William Kalal

Overall great performance despite a minor hiccup.

2012 Subaru Impreza

This vehicle has very good performance, though I will admit that I am not the most picky when it comes to cars. The acceleration and handling are good, and it is an overall smooth ride. There is also plenty of passenger/cargo space. However, one problem that has begun to arise is that when I try to turn the car off, the key gets stuck in the ignition. I have since found a fairly consistent solution where I simply push the key in when I make the final turn to take the key out. While the situation is for now under control, I worry about the possibility of the key becoming permanently stuck, and having to fix it. Aside from this isolated issue, I have absolutely no complaints with this.

- Max M

This car be ok. It a Subaru Impreza. It decent and runs.

2012 Subaru Impreza

Runs decently well, crank windows and ac needs fixed. Drives well. The seats are not the most comfortable but they are decent and not bad. The steering wheel gets hot easily in the sun and the sound from the radio is very light and does not travel to the back of the car well. The Subaru is not too small but it is on the smaller side. The locks on the car are weird, you have to lock it and then hold out the door handle while you close it in order for it to actually lock shut. The color of my car is a medium to dark green, someone stole the gas pump flap and it has been through some stuff but still runs good.

- Emily J

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$17,495 - $18,495
$22,595

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 hp
148 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC 16
2.0L DOHC 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

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
43.5 in.
43.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 - 39.8 in.
37.2 - 39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65R15
P205/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.1 in.
104.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
180.3 in.
173.8 in.

Width

Width
68.5 in.
68.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2910 lbs.
3086 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 hp
148 hp

Torque

Torque
145 ft. lbs.
145 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 - 32 mpg
32 mpg

City

City
25 - 27 mpg
27 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 36 mpg
36 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

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

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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