It looks as dependable as ever.
The Subaru Impreza is a rallying legend first and foremost and a reliable family car second. Sadly, the days of World Rally Championship glory for Subaru are behind us, but that hasn't stopped the Subaru from blossoming into a dependable, comfortable, capable family sedan. Still, with no new rally legends from the company, the old ones command a rather lofty premium. Bidding wars have been known to erupt over these icons, but fortunately, Subaru isn't quite so greedy with its brand new cars.
The Japanese automaker has just announced pricing for the 2022 Impreza, and buyers will be chuffed to hear that there is no increase across the entire model line.
For reference, the Impreza range is made up of Base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trims. Available on all of these is a new exterior paint finish called Sapphire Blue Pearl, which can be paired with either a black or an ivory interior, depending on the trim selected. As before, the Impreza remains the only compact passenger car in the US with standard all-wheel drive.
Another feature that is a little less exciting is the inclusion of the Lineartronic CVT, but this transmission is among the better continually variable units out there. On Premium and higher trims, it offers a seven-speed manual mode with paddle shifters.
In regards to pricing, the Base model with its standard five-speed manual costs $18,795 for the sedan and $19,295 for the five-door. Opt for the CVT and pricing jumps to $20,095 and $20,595, respectively. The Platinum costs a little more at $22,195 and $22,69,5 respectively, and comes with the CVT as standard. The Sport goes back to the manual and starts at $22,995 for the five-door while the CVT version costs $24,095. Opt for the sedan version and you only get the CVT, with this model setting you back $23,595.
Finally, the Limited model is new for 2022 exclusively as a five-door and starts at $26,395. This model gains 17-inch alloys, LED headlights, and chrome exterior accents. Inside, you get automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and an eight-inch infotainment display. A power sunroof adds $2,350 to the price.