Subaru Impreza Model History
New and Used Impreza Prices, Subaru Impreza Model Years and History
All New and Used Impreza Model Years and History
Since 1993, the Subaru Impreza has successfully played a dual role as a practical, value-oriented compact car and a small performance vehicle. Arriving in the United States originally as a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback-style wagon, a two-door coupe version of the Impreza was added in 1995. Front-wheel drive served as a base model choice for the Subaru compact from 1993 to 1996. Starting in 1997, the Subaru Impreza lineup exclusively operated with all-wheel drive. The next major changes that came to the Impreza occurred when an all-new model appeared in 2002. Dropping the coupe body style, the 2002 Subaru Impreza introduced the sport-oriented WRX trim propelled by a 227-horsepower turbocharged boxer engine. Receiving a front end styling change in the 2004 model year that was welcomed by many who disliked the rounded headlights from 2002 and 2003, the Subaru Impreza added a new high-performance model. The 2004 Impreza WRX STi operated with a 300-horsepower engine while the exterior wore an enlarged hood scoop and rear spoiler. All-new versions of the Subaru Impreza were rolled-out in 2008 and 2012 incorporating striking design upgrades as well as enhanced technologies such as a continuously variable transmission. Major changes were performed to the Impreza for 2017. Constructed on a new global platform touting high rigidity, the larger 2017 Subaru Impreza became an American-built vehicle assembled in Indiana.