2018 Subaru Impreza Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,735 - $25,510
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
152
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,735 - $25,510
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
152
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.3 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.3 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Subaru Impreza offers something standard that's nearly impossible to find in its compact car competitors: all-wheel drive. But there's more to the Impreza than all-weather driving security. It's fun to drive, with a nicely sorted suspension and sporty exhaust note. It's packed with technology, and roomier than ever. The popular hatchback body available is part of the Impreza's do-anything reputation.

Subaru Impreza Models & Trims

Base $17,735 - $20,160*
Horsepower: 152 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium $20,085 - $22,684*
Horsepower: 152 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport $21,744 - $24,711*
Horsepower: 152 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $22,433 - $25,510*
Horsepower: 152 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.64

124 Reviews

66% 31% 2% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Overall great, engine seems to have trouble.

I have very little to complain about with this car. It is my first brand new car and it's been great. I had heard that the only complaint with this model is the engine, I can agree with that. The engine really has trouble driving in the mountains and for a Colorado resident that is a hard problem to manage. Sometimes it struggles so much I question is the stress will someone affect the transmission over time. Other than that I have no complaints.

- Lauren C

Seats uncomfortable in the 2018 Subaru Impreza.

Seats are not as comfortable as I would like. Not enough padding and lumbar region does not have the support needed. I have owned American cars and their seats are much more comfortable and plush as well as rental cars I have driven. I do not know if the higher end models of the Subaru have better seating. My back hurts after driving an hour and I have to constantly be repositioning myself in the seat or get out and walk.

- Christina M

Seats are uncomfortable in the Subaru Impreza especially long distance.

I find the seats are not as comfortable as American cars I have owned in the past. After driving for more than 15 minutes I am shifting and trying to get comfortable. Lumbar support is not good. If you have a bad back this is going to be a problem in the Impreza model. I am unsure if the higher end models like the Outback has more comfortable seating but the basic Impreza model does not have very comfortable seats.

- Christina M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,735 - $20,160
$20,085 - $22,684

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 hp
152 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC 16V 4
2.0L DOHC 16V 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
37.6 - 39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.5 in.
36.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 - 38 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.3 cu. ft.
12.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55VR16
P205/55VR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
182.1 in.
175.6 - 182.1 in.

Width

Width
70 in.
70 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3034 .lbs
3073 - 3093 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 hp
152 hp

Torque

Torque
145 ft. lbs.
145 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
33 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 mpg
38 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings