The Subaru Impreza is both stylish and a lot of fun to drive. It offers a sleek design, excellent fuel economy, and the kind of stability you'd normally expect from an SUV. So, how can you be sure if it's the right compact car for you? Maguire Subaru can help drivers in Ithaca decide with this 2020 Subaru Impreza review.

Subaru Impreza Trim Levels

The Subaru Impreza comes in four trim levels for you to choose from. Take a look at the options below and check out the various configurations for the Subaru Impreza. 

Subaru Impreza Interior Dimensions


The Subaru Impreza is available as either a compact sedan or a 5-door hatchback. Both options offer seating for up to five people. There's a choice between cloth and leather seats, as well as amenities such as heated front seats, a power moonroof, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Both styles provide the driver and front passenger with 39.8 inches of headroom, while passengers in the back seat of the sedan have 37.2 inches of headroom. Back-seat passengers in the hatchback will have 38 inches of headroom. Both styles offer the same amount of legroom for both front- and back-seat passengers.

In the sedan, the trunk offers 12.3 cubic feet of cargo room. The hatchback has a rounded trunk to give you extra cargo room. With the back seats upright, there's 20.8 cubic feet of space. By folding them down, you can get up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo room.




Cargo Room

12.3 cubic feet

20.8 cubic feet/

55.3 cubic feet with rear seats folded down

Head Room (Front/Rear)

39.8 inches/

37.2 inches

39.8 inches/

38 inches

Legroom (Front/Rear)

43.1 inches/

36.5 inches

43.1 inches/

36.5 inches


Subaru Impreza Specs

The Subaru Impreza offers the handling and fuel economy of a compact car, plus the capability of an SUV. It comes with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and features a Traction Control System.

Under the hood, you'll find an efficient 2.0L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine. It can get up to 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission comes standard, but a Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is also available.

While the Impreza is available as either a sedan or a hatchback, the CVT allows both models to get up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/36 highway MPG.

Subaru Impreza Safety Features

In addition to its standard All-Wheel Drive, the Subaru Impreza helps keep you safe with an advanced airbag system. There are a pair of front airbags for the driver and passenger, seat-mounted front side-impact airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and side-curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats.

You'll also enjoy some useful technology in the Impreza. For example, the standard Rear-Vision Camera gives you a clear picture of what's behind your car when you're backing up. There's also the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system. This available bundle of safety features can help prevent accidents and give you more awareness with technology that includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management

In addition to the EyeSight® package, you can add even more safety features, such as Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Test Drive the 2020 Subaru Impreza

To learn more about this 2020 Subaru Impreza review, contact Maguire Subaru and take a test drive. Whether you're interested in an efficient compact sedan or a convenient hatchback, the Impreza is a great choice for drivers in Ithaca.

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