2008 Subaru Impreza
There are 24 user reviews for the 2.5i Sedan trim shown below
- Great handling, good mpg for AWD, best overall value
I leased my first Suby in January and LOVE this car, it handled it's first Wisconsin winter without a problem, I was able to drive confidently and without fear in the bad snowstorms, I have a 40 minute commute to work and I get on average 28mpg. I love the way the interior and exterior look, I love everything about this car and can't wait for the turbo diesel to come out....read morehide
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- Handles well, AWD, comfortable
- Interior paint chips easily
I bought my first Subaru last October and drove it during a major ice storm in our area. The car handled exceptionally well on the slick roads and I felt safe driving the vehicle. Due to a car accident (while the car didn't make it, it kept me from getting seriously injured), I have purchased another Impreza (w/premium package) and still love the car. I average about 27 mpg and drive a mix of city and highway. It handles great on gravel roads and is fun to drive. I love the AWD feature.
The interior paint chips easily and the armrest is a little low, but the inside is roomy and comfortable. There are three Subaru's in my family (all different models) and they are all great vehicles....read morehide
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- AWD, Excellent handling
- terrible fuel economy
had it for 7 months
feels safe, drives in snow and ice as if on beach (no problems),
very comfortable interior, very easy to handle on the road, alot of perks on base (power steering, AWD, power everything).
Problems: large blind spots on sides, (changed my driving habits, have to turn my head to look behind), poor visibility out of rear windshield (will not see anything relatively low) bumped the bumper twice so far)
an average city millage of 20-22 MPG, highway 26-30; did really hurt but I knew that going in....read morehide
6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- All wheel drive handling, fuel economy, unique styling.
- Interior switches, dash instruments, and materials are probably a little nicer in other brands.
Overall, my wife and I think the Subaru Impreza 2.5i offers great value for the price. Good space, performance, and efficiency are all available for price that other makers would charge much more for.
9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great handling, Good fuel economy (for AWD), incredibly roomy and well appointed.
- Handling, while competent, is sometimes 'soft.' Fuel economy while excellent for AWD is middling.
I purchased this car after looking at several different models - the Ford Focus, Mazda 3 hatchback, Saturn Astra hatch and Ford Escape. We went for the Subie Wagon for several reasons - (1) it comes standard with pretty much everything. (2) It is a great value for the money. (3) The fuel economy, while middling for a smallish car, is phenomenal for an AWD vehicle. (4) Did I mention AWD in #3? It was a major factor in our purchase...it is the only car in the price range that offers it.
I test drove both the automatic and manual transmissions versions of the vehicle and opted for the manual. I found the acceleration to be mediocre on the auto, but with the manual transmission...the car really flies if you need it to. Also, I get great gas mileage with it on the highway (only about 22 in mixed New York City traffic). On a recent drive back from Maine, I averaged nearly 35 mp/g...just amazing considering the EPA estimate is only 27 (with a max of 32..and this was a trip of nearly 500 miles) highway. This was achieved through safe 'common sense hypermiling' techniques. The long and the short is that I get better gas mileage than I did in my FWD VW Golf.
Over-all, I am very much enjoying the driving experience. The ride can feel soft at times (as mentioned in my 'cons'), however, it handles competently. I have never felt like I was lacking control over the vehicle. Actually, the feelings are just the opposite. On my trip to Maine, there was a torrential downpour of rain. It was intense. The car felt perfectly secure in a way that my VW would not have.
There is no question that I would purchase this car again in a heart beat. I think I probably would have sprung the extra thousand though for the premium package with the 17 alloy wheels, sunroof and rear wheel disc breaks. Having said that, those are all luxuries - and I am completely satisfied with my Impreza 2.5i wagon....read morehide
33 out of 59 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- All-wheel drive, fuel economy, price
Subaru Impreza is an average car overall. Although it has a 2.5L engine, its acceleration is slow. It also has a low resale value and the quality of the materials is subpar.
33 out of 62 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fuel economy, AWD,Value for Money, Driving pleasure, Bad weather driving
Drove a subaru base model with automatic.This car is pure pleasure.Recently, I drove it to from denver to Yellowstone national park on memorial day weekend.On a hilly, snowy, rainy and slippery conditions, this car performed amazingly well.
On the trip from Denver to Yellowstone, I set up cruise control around 65-70 and averaged around 33 on the highway.While returning to Denver, it rained heavily,I constantly touched 70-75 without cruise control and got a highway mileage of 30.In city driving, I get around 30.
This car is great in Winter.I feel very safe in it.The manufacturer's website says that we get a 20-27 MPG in city/highway,but I have never got less than 28-29 in city.In highways I get 30-35.
Seat material is a plus..I really love this car....read morehide
25 out of 37 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- AWD and parking
- Seating for a tall driver, mpg and takes too long when shifting (auto).
I like the car, wish I had known about the upcoming diesel version. Tires are not the best for heavy snow/ice conditions. Handles well. I bought the auto, wish I had purchased the stick. It takes way too long to shift. Telescoping wheel and more travel of the steering wheel would be nice. A better automatic transmission with either a 5th gear or OD. On a recent trip I got 31.8 mpg @ 70 mph. I love the pearl white and opted for tan leather seats with heat. Interior noise is a little higher than I like but the overall fit and material is very good. I have had 3 BMW's and was considering another AWD 3 when I drove this. For 18K difference I can live with the little things that bother me. Big plus, not a Camry or an Accord....read morehide
19 out of 31 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- AWD, improved engine, features, room, ride
- Slow, exterior is very generic and boring, no bodyside mlds, price, armrest, mileage
A very average car with the best part being the AWD setup for us unlucky Winter drivers. The revised 2.5 Boxer is ok and mileage is so so but better than your average truck with 4 wheel drive. The new styling is very dissapointing and why did Subaru give in to what every other manufacturer is doing and eliminate the very neccessary bodyside protection moldings? The center armrest is mounted too low and far back to be of much use and lots of wind noise gets in the cabin at higher speeds. This car is ok if your really not into things like styling, performance, handling etc. But watch the options as this rig can get very pricey....read morehide
12 out of 28 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Handles well and good in the snow
- Needs a telascoping steering wheel (only found on WRX) & lower lumbar support, otherwise great car
Car leans a little too much in the turns, but seams to keep all of the wheels in place. I loved passing the BMW this last winter as he spun his wheels in the snow. :)
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