Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 25 - 32 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Insurance isn’t cheap: you’re looking at groups 19 and 20 for the WRX and WRX STi. Although service intervals are average for a high performance car, Subaru parts and labour rates tend to be lower than those offered by other premium brands.

Impreza performs badly on the eco front. With an average of 239 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are a little high for a sports saloon. 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 quite thirsty, averaging 28 mpg.

As good as you’d expect from a car designed to compete in some of the toughest rallies around. Back in the real world, owners report few problems – even minor niggles. There’s no reason to believe this model will be any different. The robust – and proven – technology is carried over from the previous car.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £360 - £630
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Insurance group 26 - 42
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