A comfortable ride, responsive handling, good visibility, simple controls, and a relatively spacious rear seat all combine to make the Impreza easy to live with. The hatchback's cargo versatility gives it an edge in practicality over the sedan version. Sport models come with snazzy wheels and a bit more equipment than more basic Imprezas.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
NA
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
NA
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2002. Side air bags available from 2002, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2008. ESC available in 2008, standard from 2009.
Road Test

A comfortable ride, responsive handling, good visibility, simple controls, and a relatively spacious rear seat all combine to make the Impreza easy to live with. The hatchback's cargo versatility gives it an edge in practicality over the sedan version. Sport models come with snazzy wheels and a bit more equipment than more basic Imprezas.

Fuel economy is impressive for an all-wheel drive car, but falls a bit short against other compact cars. Crash test results are excellent, including the difficult IIHS small overlap test. Subaru's comprehensive EyeSight suite of electronic safety features is optional on Limited models. Improvements for 2015 reduced interior noise and significantly upgraded infotainment and connectivity features.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
wagon
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 (148 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2016 Subaru Impreza owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

"The display screen freezes up periodically, not allowing me to change the audio source from radio to phone, etc, not allowing me to turn it off, not allowing me to change the radio station. It doesn't respond to any touch commands on the display screen or phone. In addition, the text message readout worked the first year, but has now stopped working for no apparent reason. Update issue?? I have an iPhone 7 Plus that connects to the dashboard electronics via bluetooth."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Shuts Down Often.Has to be paired."

Anonymous, VT (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Song title does not match song being played"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Song info on screen displays correctly for the first song but doesn't update for subsequent songs. Voice dialing commands don't recognize simple names. Switching between phones doesn't work at all. We need to turn the car off, turn the bluetooth off on the phone, turn on the bluetooth on the other phone, and restart the car. Subaru says to use the 3.5mm aux port to fix it. Thay've replaced the head unit twice, all three units had the same issues"

Matthew F., MO (2016 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Started when car was about 2 1/2 years old. The map always worked, but the search for location sometimes could not find an existing Street. Sometimes could not be programmed at all. Then started to work again. The dealership was not helpful."

Anonymous, (2016 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The system is supposed to notify me when I receive a new SMS and read it to me. This works intermittently. When it does not work I will get a message asking me if I want to set up messaging or one that says that it is unable to retrieve message. The dealer has been unable to resolve this issue. It is a minor inconvenience in the big scheme of things so I have given up trying to resolve it. When it works it's great."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"In past phone and car have stopped connecting. That was fixed with a trip to dealer. More recently after getting a new phone, phone and car connect but then disconnect mid call--call is still going but I can't take it hands free--very dangerous when caller still thinks we're talking but I can't hear without holding phone to ear."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This is a weakness from this car. We suspect the whole system will have to be replaced."

Michel L., QC (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It will not let me store phone numbers"

Anonymous, MT (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"my old flip phone paired fine. My new Kyocera smartphone will not pair."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Everytime i took car for service i needed to have phone paired with car, worked foe a few weeks then dropped off. It has now been working for a few months so may be fixed"

Anonymous, (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone calls don't come in on car Bluetooth system. Repaired on our own but still reoccurring."

Anonymous, QC (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as Outback problem."

Anonymous, VT (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The dealer would get my iPhone to work, but the sound broke up the same day. Even the dealer spent time getting it working, and only fairly well. Other times it took more time to get it paired than it was worth to me. Hands free phones should be high priority for safety."

Richard R., AK (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"My wireless phone did pair with the car, but the voice quality was so bad that it was unusable."

Tony P., CA (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Every time the car starts it takes 60 seconds to connect. Switching between paired phones on the fly doesn't work 30% of the time. You need to turn the car off, change which phone has bluetooth turned on, then turn the car back on"

Matthew F., MO (2016 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone get unpaired frequently despite the fact the my phone is continually on bluetooth. Every six weeks or so I have to re-pair the phone to the car"

Mark R., TX (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Most times when u turn on the car with the satellite radio on it defaults to the ad channel on 1. Poor eq."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The Sirius satellite radio stopped working. Subaru replaced the radio and that fixed the problem. No other problems with the radio"

Curtis W., TX (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"the microphone located close to the rear view miror did not fonction properly and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"A failed switch in steering column prevents security system from recognizing the car is in PARK and ignition key cannot be released. Many hundreds of owners have this experience, yet Subaru will not recall and replace. Dealer wants $700. There is a work around on the internet which involves simply disconnecting this steering column switch, altho that will disable the "ding-dong" reminder to remove key. This problem is as irritating as the Subaru 4-cyl failed head gaskets (pre-2010) which Subaru failed to satisfy owners by admitting poor gasket product. This is my last Subaru."

Anonymous, (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"brakelight switch recall"

Anonymous, (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall on brake lights which may not work."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a recall on the brake lights and related functions."

Anonymous, NB (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Speedometer/odometer is very poorly illuminated in the daylight regardless of all attempts adjust it"

Elaine H., FL (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"At night and especially when raining, the headlights don't illuminate te road and roadside as well as previous cars did."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"connection was loose"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"The indicator lights stopped working"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Light is on continuously. Dealer tried to reset it twice but it did not work. I haven't taken it back for further work yet"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Recall on brake lights."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Both side the lower mouldings on the body have the same section on each side loose and the plastic piece that holds em in has broke."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Leather wrapped steering wheel: Paid extra for this option but the leather surface coating started peeling off at 26,000 miles. Believe it is cheap bonded leather. Other owners have reported this problem. Dealer Service manager does not have an answer for this!"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint chips easily and is hard/expensive to repair even small dings"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"subaru look like it 15 years old. it goes through snow and runs all the time, but it looks old,"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Unsatisfied with the paint at bumper and side molding areas. A slight bump in these locations reveals the black material that made these components."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint chips easily on hood. Paint behind front wheel peeled off. Had to have it repainted at my expense."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint job seems very thin (compared to my 2002 Buick Century). The slightest touch due to negligence takes the paint right off; even small scratches cannot be completely buffed away. My fault for carelessness but in 14 years of owning the Buick I had no paint nicks"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint chips way too easily and is very costly to repair properly because of the "exotic" nature of the paint"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Mfg recall of brake pedal module failure caused the shifter to lock up. Car was towed to dealer for repair. Dealer replaced the module and have had no problems since."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Handbrake got stuck when used after abrupt change in weather temperture, from rain to freezing last january. Lever could be return to original position but rear brakes stayed locked. When backing the car back in driveway, parts broke and fell in the wheel. Called a mecanic friend who suggested having the car towed to dealer because of the waranty problem if he worked on it. We called Subaru CARE (Customer assist. roadside emergency) program for cars under waranty to have it towed to nearest dealer, but We did not buy it there at Subaru Ste-Agathe Inc-SSA (in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts QC). SSA denied waranty and estimated repairs at over 1,300$ Can (Tx. inc), including disks on both sides, right back plate, right handbreak cable, right weel bearing, handbrake segments/pads on both sides. SSA said damages resulted from abuse and negligence and the car should have been in for brake inspection at 20,000km (it had 20,259km !) They said the engine oil level was low and missing 2 liters of oil (we already had 2 oil and filter changes and never the oil level had droped between changes; they prob. chequed after engine had run, but engine warning light should have lit up when missing that much oil). They pretended that we ran the car with handbrake on for a long time (again, the handbrake warning light would'nt have gone on? it is impossible in Quebec winter conditions to run with the handbrake on without ending in the ditch). We contested to Subaru Canada and followed their procedure to have the dealer contact them, which took a whole week. It took a whole month to have a Subaru inspector to the dealer but they relied on SSA diagnostic. They reduced the billing to 1,173$ Can. and offered a 200$ Visa Credit card to be used at dealer, but we had to sign a confidentiality agreement, so we refused. We went to a CAA recommanded inspection Center (accredited by Quebec gov.) who concluded that all the parts damaged and changed resulted from frozen right handbrake cable; that If car had been driven with handbrake on, both sides of rear brakes system would have had same wear (either that or some of the right side parts possibly did not come from our car). Right brake pad was still 7-8mm tick which is inconsistent with alleged abuse and negligence of the car. We sent a formal legal notice to pay to Subaru Can. (affirming that the handbrake system broke and caused the damages,and that Quebec Consumer Protection Law provides that the product should work normaly for a rasonable period of time, minimaly for the waranty period of 3 years or 60,000 km, but Subaru maintains their initial position, relying on SSA's technician's opinion of negligence and abuse. Subaru- made for winter their ads say! They should stand up to their claim if winter gets the better of their product ( or sell them only in warm climate area). We like the car which is a CR best buy, but Subaru Dealers and Waranty are not up to par, to say the least. 23,226km now: CAA says 2 r.disk tochange"

Sylvain G., QC (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"In January 2018 the hand brake cable froze after a rapid change in temperature from rain and melting snow to freezing. Still under warranty, car was towed to nearest dealer and stayed there for a month because dealer alleged abusive use to refuse repair under warranty. Subaru Canada endorsed the diagnosis even though CAA expert consulted by us contradicted diagnosis of abuse by driving with handbrake on; If that would have been the case, both side rear brakes and cable would have had same wear and overheating signs. Paid over a 1,000$ And Subaru offered a 200$ credit Visa card valid at dealer with the signing of a confidential agreement that we refused; we complained rather to CAA, APA, and governmental Consumer Protection agency. We sent Subaru a formal legal demand but they stand by the dealer’s diagnostic of abuse, as if they did not have the expertise too overturn it (or they stood by it by principle)."

Sylvain G., QC (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Left drivers side wheel seems to have problems with brake pads and alignment"

Jeffrey B., ME (2016 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brakes were worn and needed to be replaced after only 30000Km"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"rear pads do not last as long as other cars I have owned"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Being looked at now"

Anonymous, (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The car began to shake seriously when I pressed on the brake at 50 MPH or higher. I brought it to my mechanic and he changed the front brakes and rotors and now it runs perfectly."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"the air-conditioning drain got plugged so water was leaking from under the globe compartment"

Anonymous, QC (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Within the past month the car has developed some creaks and groans that seem to be coming from the cargo area (this is a hatchback). Since the car is no longer under warranty I will live with it. It is a minor inconvenience at this point."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeak and rattle in right front door. Vibration in exhaust system (cause undiagnosed by dealer)"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"With windows closes, noise from wind and tire noise are distracting"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving on an expressway, much noise comes into passenger compartment even with windows closed."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind and/or tire noise at speeds over 40 mph."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"on the highway, with windows closed, a lot of noise from wind and road enters the passenger compartment"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Driver side latch wouldn't close. Dealer replaced inner mechanism"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

"both of the side mirrors lost the back of the mirrors"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Gas struts weren't lifting liftgate to full height when temperature was below 50F. I noticed when I hit my head on the plastic liner of the liftgate. I also noticed, when it exhibited this behavior, that the liftgate would drop more rapidly and noisily when being shut."

Chowchi H., OH (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Rear wheel bearing became noisy. Had it repaired at a local shop. Wrote Subaru and they reimbursed"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Differential

"Bearing failure Very noinsy"

Rich P., FL (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"At highway speeds, much vibration from transmission"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"I had a squeak. I took it to the dealer. They said it was a bad ball joint that was under warranty. They replaced it for free. I worry about the others."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"front link rods cracked on both sides"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"I've replaced two bearings so far and car is in shop now being looked at for similar problem"

Anonymous, (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Needed to be replaced no explanation"

Anonymous, (2016 Subaru Impreza Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"2 mechanics struggled to find and fully repair recurring leak"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Impreza Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC coolant has completely leaked twice since buying the car 5 years ago"

Anonymous, (2016 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Technician noticed oil leak during maintenance visit. It was an oil pan defect which Subaru replaced under warranty."

Alex A., NY (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leak was either from head gasket or other oil line connections. Dealer did not explain clearly but did successfully repair"

Ronald M., NM (2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"The car suddenly downshifts as it approaches an intersection (despite it being a CVT) and slows a lot, causing me to have to accelerate to avoid being rear-ended if another car is following close behind me. The dealer's service department did refresh the software (their words) for the transmission, which solved the problem for a few weeks, but the car is exhibiting the same behavior again. It's not big problem, but it is annoying."

Tony P., CA (2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"IT happened suddenly and I was completely disgusted and it was an expensive replacement but the car was not under warranty, I was in the midst of a family crisis (my brother in law was dying) and under the circumstances it was cheaper And faster for me to do the replacement than purchase a new car."

Anonymous, (2016 Subaru Impreza Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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