The reviews are in concerning the Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door Sedan, and overall, they're rather positive. The 2012 sedan receives minor trim changes, a brand-new available touch-screen and an innovative voice-control navigation system. The new Impreza WRX encases a smaller-displacement engine with less horsepower, which can be considered positive or negative attributes depending on your tastes. If you do consider less power a negative attribute when it comes to this year's version the family-friendly sedan, you'll be happy to hear that it's also, more affordable, has a roomier cabin, holds a better suspension and is faster than past models.
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The 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX is powered by a 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder engine that delivers 265 horsepower and 244 pound-feet of torque. Depending on the trim, this engine is paired with either a five or six-speed manual transmission. It can accelerate zero to 60 mph in a brisk 5.3 seconds, which is quite impressive. Despite its acceleration power, it still manages to return 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
There are a number of trims available for the Impreza, including the WRX, WRX Premium, WRX Limited, WRX STI and WRX STI Limited. One does have to wonder if this was really necessary, or if Subaru is just showing off. Regardless which trim you choose, you will be thrilled to learn that the WRX was rated "Good" in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. It boasts standard safety features, such as child seat anchors, emergency braking assist, engine immobilizer, stability and traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution and tire pressure monitoring.
The idea behind the redesign of the 2012 WRX 5-Door Sedan is less about reinvention and more about continued enhancement and styling progress. That might seem obvious, but the point is that Subaru felt there were no looming issues to address; the company simply wanted to make the latest Impreza WRX better in every way. The good news is you'll get more bang for your buck in the 2012 model Comfort, quality, and reliability joins forces in this Subaru vehicle, which provides all-weather handling throughout every season. In fact, it is a top recommended vehicle in the Snow Belt as it handles superb in slippery conditions thanks to better traction, Brembo brakes and limited slip differential in the front and rear. The Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door Sedan starts at just $25,595, a figure that is more than reasonable for such a reliable vehicle.