2008 Subaru Impreza review

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the rare type of car that combines year-round drivability, day-to-day livability and reasonable comfort with versatility — and is, all the while, a blast to drive. Along with a change in exterior styling, the 2008 has a better drivetrain, chassis and interior, and they make the WRX more tempting than ever.

Available as a sedan or a four-door hatchback, the WRX is basically the middle between the regular Impreza and the WRX STi, the latter of which is an uncompromising fire-breather that's modeled after Subaru's championship rally car. To see what's changed for 2008, check out a side-by-side comparison. There's also an Impreza Outback Sport, which is like the better-known Outback, a larger model.

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Tires
Never tow a trailer when the temporary spare tire is used. The temporary spare tire is not designed to sustain the towing load. Use of the temporary spare tire when towing can result in ...

Under-floor storage compartment (if equipped)
Under-floor storage compartment (if equipped) The storage compartment is located under the floor of the cargo area, and it can be used to store small items. To open the lid, pull the tab up ...

Recommended shifting speeds
The best compromise between fuel economy and vehicle performance during normal driving is ensured by shifting up at the speeds listed in the following table. ...