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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Relatively cheap to buy when you consider the performance on offer and the standards of engineering. However insurance, tyres and fuel cost are comparatively higher.

Impreza is quite a polluting model. With an average of 209 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are a touch high for a medium-sized estate. It's worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is not very frugal, averaging 32 mpg.

A model of reliability; likely to be long-lived if correctly serviced and not abused.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,763 - £2,155 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
2.0 Petrol 201 g/km (Min) £325
2.0 Petrol 242 g/km (Max) £265 - £325

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £265 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 19 - 37
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.