2010 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

2010 Subaru Impreza Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"awd" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"rattle" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 2010 Subaru Impreza reviews.

Nicolas writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Hatchback Review
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5

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Fun to drive, nice appearance, AWD, good performance, the sound of the engine

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Squeaks and rattles, poor fuel economy

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Awd You Can Afford! — Performance: The performance of the 2.5L boxer engine are pretty good for a compact car. The accelerations are okay and there's enough power to overtake on the higway without being scared. The sound of the engine is amazing, I love the metallic growl it does. The manual transmission is not very precise, but is nice to manoeuver. The AWD system is probably the best feature of this car, it's not a fake AWD (like on the Matrix/Vibe), it's a REAL one... This means, the 4 wheels are always turning. Also, you can disable de traction control to drift during the winter! Build Quality: The build quality is correct, but nothing more. Everything is well built, but the materials are really crappy (hard plastic everywhere!). But it's a compact and Subaru reduced the price of the Impreza since 2008, so they had to cut somewhere! At least, it doesn't feel like it's gonna fall apart like old Ford and GM trim from the '90s. Since it's plastic everywhere, there are some rattles and squeaking sounds when it's cold. I drove it on REALLY bad roads and the car feels very solid! Appearance: I love the appearance of this car, the tail lights are my favorite piece of design. I also love the fact it's a hatchback, I hate sedans! The interior is a little bit "beige" but it's not as bad as a Corolla per say. Everything is placed accordingly and you don't need to read the owner's manual to understand what the buttons and knobs do (unlike in an Acura). I also like the Impreza because it's kinda exclusive, it's not a Mazda 3 or a Honda Civic. Cost of Ownership: Amazingly, the base model is pretty cheap. Mine is a rental and it was cheaper than a Honda Fit or a Mazda 3, mainly because of the low interest rates and the resell value (which is pretty high). Insurance wise, it's also cheap because it's considered as a compact (if I'd bought the WRX, it would have been a different story). The gas mileage is okay. Because of the AWD system, it's higher than any other compact, but you won't have as much fun during the winter with another car! Fun Factor: Amazingly fun to drive during the winter or any harsh climate. The AWD system is great and keeps the car in the right way.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cody writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium Review
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5

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Fast, great handling, good looks, reliable, practical

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Mediocre gas milage, not a lot of creature comforts

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It's A Crazy, No-compromises Sports Car. — Love this car. It's fast, good looking, practical and reliable. The handling is amazing, and it really puts a smile on your face when the turbocharger kicks in. Of course, it's a Subaru, so you get legendary Japanese build quality and reliability.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback Review
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4

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Roomy, ridiculously fast, readily tuneable, all wheel drive, inexpensive, practical, reliable, solid build quality, huge aftermarket, cool drivetrain noises in first and second gear.

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Clutch feel, clear taillights, door panel materials, crap OEM stereo, tire noise, fairly dismal gas mileage, a ricer magnet at traffic lights.

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Long Time Listener, First Time Caller. — Trying something different after 17 years of driving Chevy pickups. As a rally fan I've always admired the Imprezas, but until the controversial 2008 redesign, I really didn't *want* one. When power was upped to respectable levels in 2009 without a respective jump in MSRP, I put it on my short list. Finally picked up a 2010 in December of '09. One of the few compact cars I can fit in comfortably (6'4", 225 lbs). It has more legroom than my 2005 Silverado, and nearly as much headroom. It's not much to look at, the interior is pretty barebones, but it is roomy and it will rip your face off on boost. Seriously, nothing that costs $25K new has any business being this fast. It's a well screwed together, practical car that will hand just about anything else on the road its ass, especially in lousy weather.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jakereese writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Hatchback Review
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3

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AWD!

Cons

Lower Fuel Economy because of the AWD.

jakereese
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Great Little Car — I just got this car a week ago so this will be a short review for now. First on the looks. I love the look of this car, I find myself checking it out often. Build quality: There are some noise when going over uneven terrain but it's not bad. There certainly are some blind spots in the back. So far I've only averaged 22 MPG but I'm hoping that will change soon. Performance: The acceleration is ok. It's not a turbo so it's not going to throw you back but it scoots along nicely. The braking seems a bit soft but the car feels safe and is fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Review
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4

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All wheel drive and that its a manual.

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exhaust tone is a little dull.

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Everyone Should Own One. — handling is awesome, power is good for a car of its size. could use the brembo brakes from an STI, so far the cost to own this car has been low. the car is a blast to drive. interior has alot of plastic. but all in all a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dallas writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback Review
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4

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Performance/looks

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Stereo

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My Scooby — Performance is great. Build quality is pretty good, some rattles and signal is kinda funk. The exterior is great, sporty but not too attention grabbing. Interior is very clean and classy, but the sound system is a joke. Gas mileage is below avg, maintenance is good. Most fun I've had driving a car!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Christopher writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium Hatchback Review
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4

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Great Price, smooth ride

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Doesn't have the power of a WRX

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Fun Awd Hatchback Versatility — Acceptable small car miles per gallon. Comfortable ride. Great price for All wheel drive versatility. High Fun Factor. Typical Subaru low center of gravity. Trouble free mechanics. LED taillights are a great, bright long lasting feature. Hatchback is the way to go!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Natalie1224 writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Review
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Natalie1224
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Fun, Fun, Fun! — Love my new car! Fun to drive and beautiful to look at. Great acceleration. Only negative is that that model does not have a sunroof option.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Craig writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium Review
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5

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Heated seats

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No power seats

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Awesome — This care has never left me stranded! It is great in snow, ice, rain, or any other type of weather! The look is elegant and sophisticated. The interior has many options that make the car comfortable and fun to be in!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SkinShaman writes:
2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Hatchback Review
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4

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To get from A to B

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170hp

SkinShaman
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Fun To Drive Handle Great, Not Much Power, Economically Reasonable. — Basic 2.5i premium hatchback, 170hp nothing crazy. Pretty fun to drive, hugs the road nicely. Interior is leather with the outdoor package, heavy duty floor mats. What the outdoor package is, and why it has leather seats, i will never know.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Sexy Beast By Xaviernator1000

I love the handling couldn't ask for better great for those ralley roads and amazing in the snow can definitely have some fun in it. It has a very unique look to the car which I love. Great car overa... Read More

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2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Fully Functional And Fun Car By Sean

I love being able to pack up the car and go camping. With the subaru I can fold all the seats down and i have ample room for what i bring. I have also fit six people in this car with a cooler. With th... Read More

I'm Really Surprised More People Don't Own These. By WizUnderWater

I HAD to buy a 4WD to get up our hill. Sadly had to get rid of my Mustang. Bought the Impreza because it wasn't as "boxy" as the other small SUVs. Since it was based on the car it was zippy, corne... Read More

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2011 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Overall Good Reliable Car For 21k By pooderheads

Love the all wheel drive in winter, low maintenance, will last a long time like most subarus, parts are moderately priced, looks like WRX (hatch), great cargo space. Don't like the passenger front sea... Read More

Ilove The Car It Is Probably The Best Handeling Car I Ever Owned By geomanski

Not the best riding car but then it was never ment to be.It has power almost on demand I wanted to get the STI but when I drove the WRX it was a very close second and if I wanted more power the p... Read More

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2009 Subaru Impreza Reviews

09 Impreza By shawje

I love this car but with a growing family the small storage becomes an issue. Might be good as a second car. The AWD will get the car nearly anywhere you want. Power is sluggish until high up in rp... Read More

Wrausarex (please Keep Your Hands In The Vehicle At All Times). By Interceptor

One of best decisions I've made was trading in my 2004 WRX for an 09 WRX! Although I think my 04 looked Beefy like the Incredible Hulk... this WRX has the little niceties (MP3, Bluetooth - phone, Sat... Read More

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2008 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Fun, Dependable Commuter For Wintry Climates. By schlep1rock

Great commuter car. Buy a entry level sedan or hatchback and put in a new stereo and speakers if you like music. The value of this car cannot be matched. Sales and service staff at my local dealership... Read More

All Around Perfect For Weather And Cargo. By Prieta

I liked how comfortable I was taking this car off road to either go fishing or up in the mountains to go skiing. I loved the fact that I never once had any mechanical problems with it for the 25K mil... Read More

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