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2005 Subaru Impreza Overview


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2.5 RS
Avg. Price: $8,136
2.5 RS Sport
2.5 RS Wagon
Avg. Price: $7,920
Outback Sport Special Edition Wagon
Avg. Price: $8,637
Avg. Price: $12,312
WRX Wagon
Avg. Price: $12,225

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4.65 stars

Based on 47 reviews

A Daily Driver With Muscle. by James
 — This is my first car, and I absolutely love it. It comes out of the box with better performance than your general econobox. However, if you wish to make it peppier, the options for aftermarket parts ... Read More
This Car Is Great For Living In The Real World. by Brian
 — The 2.5 flat 4 is great. Good low and mid-range power, falls a bit at the top end, but to be expected because it is the non-turbo model. This, with the all wheel drive and the independent suspension... Read More
Get One! by Nick
 — first thing swapped 2.5RS for a 2006 2.5 WRX motor, dual overhead cam, and of course, turbo. stainless steel headers, cat delete uppipe, cat delete 3 inch downpipe and exhaust pipe, grimmspeed electro... Read More

2005 Subaru Impreza Overview

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Based on 47 reviews

2005 Subaru Impreza

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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