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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

The Impreza was one of the first models to undergo Euro NCAPs more stringent crash tests in 2009. The new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test. The Subaru scored four stars out of five which is respectable and all cars have dual front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution, anti-whiplash front seat head restraints and two Isofix child seat mounting points in the back.

On the security side, there’s remote central locking and an immobiliser. The top RX model gets keyless entry: you can leave the key in a bag or pocket and the car will sense you approach and unlock itself.

The hatchback works as a halfway house between the old saloon and estate. It's more user-friendly than the saloon, yet doesn't have as much load space as the estate. Still, it's big enough for a couple of cases, fairly easy to access and increases it's practicality with the rear seats folded down. However, with 301 litres of boot space with the seats in place it lags behind hatches like the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Subaru Impreza (07-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

R equipment

R standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
R optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Traction control

R [C Pack] equipment

R [C Pack] standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
R [C Pack] optional equipment
None available

R [X Pack] equipment

R [X Pack] standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
R [X Pack] optional equipment
None available

RC equipment

RC standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Traction control
RC optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

RX equipment

RX standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Headlight washers
RX optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

WRX equipment

WRX standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
WRX optional equipment
None available

WRX S equipment

WRX S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
WRX S optional equipment
  • CD
  • DVD