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2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Hatchback AWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
MSRP
$18,995
Invoice
$18,123
Average Price Paid
$17,583
2,967 listings nationwide

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2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
MSRP
$25,895
Invoice
$24,360
Average Price Paid
$23,497
2,177 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
Fair Price
$18,071
Good Price
$17,074
Great Price
$16,504
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
Fair Price
$24,140
Good Price
$22,852
Great Price
$22,115

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,605
29 listings nationwide

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2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,529
79 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
No Expert Reviews
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

One of the original “crossover” SUVs, the first Outback was a trim level for the 1995 Legacy station wagon. In 1996, in a stroke of sheer brilliance, Subaru jacked up the suspension, p...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 4
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
writes:
Great car, same as the premium just less options.
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium Sedan AWD better.
"The front seats are cloth, but are also heated. They are manually adjustable but you can adjust the hieght of the drivers seat which is nice. The head rest is adjustably and is perfectly placed, so your head isnt too far forward or backwards. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium Sedan AWD better.
"Its really the same as the basic impreza just with more options, including the eyesight system which adds more safety."
writes:
Just bought one and I love it.
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium Sedan AWD better.
"The front seats are cloth, but are also heated. They are manually adjustable but you can adjust the hieght of the drivers seat which is nice. The head rest is adjustably and is perfectly placed, so your head isnt too far forward or backwards. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium Sedan AWD better.
"Its really the same as the basic impreza just with more options, including the eyesight system which adds more safety."
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
10
writes:
I drove this vehicle before I purchased another car. I really disliked driving the Outback: (1) lousy brakes...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi A4 Allroad better.
"Thats easy: just look at them."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi A4 Allroad better.
"My girlfriend and son love the Audi A4 allroad."
120
writes:
Handles very well and feels very capable on our terrible dirt road with little side-to-side movement. Handles ...
Handling Ranked 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo worse.
"On both dirt road and pavement, the Outback was smoother and I felt more in control. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo worse.
"A little more room for legs of all sizes, and the seats are comfortable and durable."

Specs

2018 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
Powertrain 6-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
24 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
31 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
152 hp @ 6,000 RPM
152 hp @ 6,000 RPM
175 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
174 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.54 in
3.31 in x 3.54 in
3.7 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.9 in
Back Legroom 36.5 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 20.8 cu ft 35.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,252 lbs 1,073 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,700 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.6 in 189.9 in
Width 79.4 in 81.3 in
Height 57.3 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 108.1 in

Available Options

2018 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Island Blue Pearl
  • Lapis Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Thule Extended Cargo Carrier
  • Exterior and Interior Auto-Dimming HomeLink Mirrors
  • Popular Package #2
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i

Exterior Colors

  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Tungsten Metallic
  • Twilight Blue Metallic
  • Wilderness Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • Extended Thule Cargo Carrier
  • Exterior Interior HomeLink Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Protection Package #1
  • Protection Package #1
  • Trailer Hitch

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