2012 Subaru Impreza review

The redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza's most compelling attributes are evident before you even start the engine. Take a glance and you'll see more mature styling in both the sedan and four-door hatchback. Get inside and you'll find excellent sightlines, roominess and improved quality. Look at the specifications and you'll see impressive mileage for a car in the compact class especially for one with Subaru's signature standard all-wheel drive: 27/36 mpg city/highway. If you like what you see so far, driving the Impreza probably won't deter you, but it won't close the deal, either.

The 2012 Subaru Impreza undeniably has broader appeal than ever before, but there are still downsides associated with its standard all-wheel drive, not just in terms of price.

Both body styles come in three trim levels: 2.0i (base), 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited. The hatchback, which Subaru calls the "5-door," adds two more levels: the 2.0i Sport Premium and 2.0i Sport Limited.

Subaru has discontinued the Outback Sport, a butched-up hatchback modeled after the larger Outback SUV. The turbocharged WRX and WRX STI versions continue as they were in 2011; they're 2012 models but not redesigns. All new Imprezas hit dealerships in November.

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Drivers side power window switches
1) Lock switch 2) For drivers window 3) For front passengers window 4) For rear left passengers window 5) For rear right passengers window All door windows can be controlled by the power wi ...

High mount stop light (4- door) (except LED [Light Emitting Diode] type)
1. Remove the high mount stop light cover by prying the edge with a screwdriver. 2. Remove the bulb socket from the high mount stop light assembly by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Pull the bulb ...

High beam light bulbs
Right-hand side 1. Use a screwdriver to undo the clips on the air intake duct, then remove the air intake duct (right-hand side). 2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb. 3 ...