3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Subaru Impreza Saloon (05-08) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £16,035 - £29,802
Used price £1,315 - £16,070
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £340 - £600
Insurance group 26 - 42 How much is it to insure?


Stunning performance from top WRX and STi versions, superb handling, four-wheel drive


Thirsty engines, uncomfortable for passengers, cheap feeling interior, lacklustre standard models

Subaru Impreza Saloon rivals

Written by Ben Wall on

This new Impreza sticks to what the model's been doing since 1993: bringing power to the people. You get supercar thrills for high street prices; few cars can match the bangs-per-buck. And bangs in the new model are bigger than ever: all engines have a power increase, 0-60mph times have come down and there's sharper acceleration on the top STi. But the most obvious changes are visual: a new front and rear end treatment gives Impreza a more distinctive look and there are high intensity headlamps and 3-D rear lights.

The Spec D version tones down the visual aggression slightly while still delivering the maximum Impreza driving experience. The Richard Burns commemorative special edition RB320 boasts extra equipment, the full Prodrive Performance engine upgrades and a rock-hard suspension set-up that rattles fillings as well as supercar drivers.

Subaru Impreza Saloon rivals

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