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Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 48 reviews
2005 Subaru Impreza Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 48 reviews
A new RS Sport Wagon joins the Subaru Impreza lineup in 2005, replacing last year's TS Wagon. It is similar to the RS sedan, but with more cargo room and a 60/40 split-fold rear seat. The 2005 Impreza is an all-wheel drive sedan or wagon in both 2.5RS, RS Sport, and the performance oriented WRX. The RS sedan appearance is based on the World Rally car and features a 2.5.-liter, 165-hp, flat-4 engine with a standard 5-speed manual or a new 4-speed automatic. The WRX is a turbo version of that same engine, but hits 227-hp. There is also the compact SUV-like Outback Sport wagon, which uses the non-turbo engine. A 2005 Special Edition of this wagon adds more interior conveniences and a rear spoiler.
In 2005, the Impreza WRX gets new 16-inch wheels, a new center console and dash, as well as standard automatic climate control. The new RS Wagon has a sport suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, a wraparound rear window, and 61 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are folded. For the RS Sedan, a Sport Package offers much of what's on the WRX, including ground effects, sport seats, leather wheel, body-colored mirrors, and alloy pedals. All 2005 Imprezas have all-wheel drive, ABS brakes, power features, cruise control, keyless entry, and daytime running lights, and dual front airbags. Only the WRX comes standard with front and side bags.
The 2005 Impreza is a compact car that's fun to drive, whether for weekend pleasure or city commutes. It is reliable, safe, and packs a lot of features at an affordable price. Owners love the WRX acceleration and and power. All-wheel drive provides added security. Handling is always rated well. Disappointments include a small rear seat, notable turbo lag, clunky shifting with the 5-speed, and below average fuel economy.
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Subaru Impreza Questions
What Motors Will Go Into A 2005 Impreza?
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How To Make A Subaru Fast, But Cheap?
What parts could i put into my 05 subaru wrx to make it faster, but at the same time dont waste too much money on doing so..?!
Braking And Exhaust
I have a 2005 impreza would like to upgrade the standard braking system to a performance system, as I live in the mountains and want more braking power. Any suggestions??? Thanks