The Subaru Impreza is a vehicle with a long history of reliability and positive reviews. The Subaru Impreza 5-passenger first arrived in the spring of 1993, replacing the loyal Subaru Loyale, and it was obtainable in either sedan or 5-door wagon versions. This new Impreza was smaller in size, lower in price, and lighter in overall weight than Subaru's only other comparable offering at the time- the Subaru Legacy. It was motorized by an expertly engineered 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine that produced 118 horsepower and was available in a baseline L and a more luxurious LS trim model- both of which were offered with full time all-wheel drive or front wheel drive. As the years passed, the Impreza continued to feature its famous drive train and many of the reliable components that were also used in the popular Legacy, which helped to reduce development and manufacturing costs and keep the overall price of the car low. The years have flow by, and the Subaru Impreza is still known as the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive vehicle in America. The 36mpg 2012 Imprezza 2.0i 5-Door Sedan comes standard with Subaru's Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC) - a system which combines traction and stability control functions. All models are also equipped with a Brake Assist safety system and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
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The 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 5-Door Sedan is the basis for the new 2012 Impreza model, which comes with a 4 or 5 door choice and lots of additional trim choices, including: the 2.0i Premium, the 2.0i Traditional, the 2.0i Sport Premium, and the 2.0i Sport Limited. This base model gets 36 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city- an excellent fuel economy rating for a family- friendly automobile. The 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 5-Door Sedan has a starting MSRP of $17,995. While we've never really loved the Subaru's traditional styling (apparent in this model as well) because of its bodywork, we can say that this year's Impreza is slightly more impressive. Designers have blessed the 4-door with an aggressive front end and large headlights that lie beneath a nicely contoured hood and are sectioned by an attractive hexagonal grille. However, the features when viewed collectively can look a bit awkward. Named a top safety pick by the IIHS, the 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 5-Door Sedan also amazes us with its numerous standard safety features (and various features in general). In short, the 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 5-Door Sedan is a safe family-friendly bet for those looking for adventure and all-weather capability.