Parkers overall rating: 3.4 out of 5 3.4

The Parkers VerdictThe Parkers Verdict

Despite operating in an incredibly competitive sector of the market, the Impreza can still mix it with the class leaders in a number of crucial areas – yet it’s the overall package that lets it down. As while its reliability, safety, standard equipment and practicality levels are second-to-none, the Impreza needs to excel in everycategory to be considered among the best in class.

The lacklustre engines, transmission, efficiency and small matter of how much value for money it will cost on finance are the car’s biggest failings and need to be addressed in order for it to appeal to a wider market. 

Subaru Impreza rear three quarter driving shot