Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

No Euro NCAP crash test score, yet, but every Impreza comes with side airbags (previously only available on WRX), dual front airbags and ABS (with electronic brakeforce distribution). There are also a number of subtle safety features like anti-raindrop wing mirrors that are said to stay cleaner and enhance visibility. Security is taken care of with a shielded doorlocks, remote central locking, deadlocks and a Thatcham Category One alarm.

Thieves may like the look of the WRX STi, but it gets a satellite tracking system, which means that even if they make off with it, the Police should be able to hunt it down.

Impreza's big advantage over its two-door coupe rivals: mad enough for the track, but civilised enough for the family. There's a big boot, cubby holes and cupholders inside and enough room for the weekly shop or a modest trip to IKEA.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Subaru Impreza Saloon (05-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake 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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

GB270 equipment

GB270 standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
GB270 optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

R Sport equipment

R Sport standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
R Sport optional equipment
None available

RB320 equipment

RB320 standard equipment
  • Sports seats
RB320 optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

RX equipment

RX standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
RX optional equipment
None available

WRX equipment

WRX standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
WRX optional equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

WRX SL equipment

WRX SL standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
WRX SL optional equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

WRX STi equipment

WRX STi standard equipment
  • Metallic Paint
WRX STi optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats