This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Subaru Impreza Saloon (05-08) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The essentials are well taken care of – supportive bucket seats and a nice steering wheel as befit a real driver’s car. Interior quality is much improved over the previous model.

Rear space is comparatively good. It’s beaten by the best hatchbacks but they can’t match the WRX for performance and few performance cars can offer rear doors even if they have rear seats.