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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon (05-08) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Great handling, turbo performance

CONS

Interior seems old and unsophisticated

At a glance

New price £12,362 - £22,302
Used price £180 - £9,740
Fuel economy 27 - 35 mpg
Road tax cost £260 - £555
Insurance group 16 - 38 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Great handling, turbo performance

CONS

Interior seems old and unsophisticated

Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon rivals

Perhaps unfairly viewed as the poor relation to the Impreza saloon, the Sports Wagon estate isn't quite as glamorous as the rally-inspired STi. However, it still represents good value, particularly with the WRX, and the non-turbo 2.0R models. New for the 2007 model year is an entry-level 1.5-litre model that aims to offer Subaru's rally heritage and all-wheel drive traction for a few hundred pounds more than the cheapest five-door Ford Focus.

Although all versions are good to drive and are well equipped, despite regular revisions and refreshes the Impreza is feeling its age on the inside, with an abundance of hard plastics and old-fashioned angular designs.

Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon rivals

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