Subaru Impreza Models and Impreza History
New and Used Impreza Prices, Subaru 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.