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Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon review

2005 - 2008 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £12,362 - £22,302
Used prices £383 - £8,676
Road tax cost £320 - £675
Insurance group 16 - 38
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 356 - 422 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Great handling, turbo performance


Interior seems old and unsophisticated

Written by Simon Harris Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.