The 1995 Subaru Impreza is a compact car manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries. It was first introduced in 1992 as a replacement for the extremely popular Leone, and it brought the equally popular EJ series engine that was used in the larger Legacy. Since its introduction, it has always been available with all-wheel drive, much like its direct competitor, the Mitsubishi Lancer.
Body Styles: coupe, sedan, station wagon
Engines: 1.8-liter H-4, 2.2-liter H-4
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza L, Subaru Impreza L Special Edition, Subaru Impreza LX, Subaru Impreza Outback, Subaru Impreza Outback Special Edition
The 1995 Subaru Impreza now includes a coupe and an Outback wagon to boost its appeal with outdoor and sporting enthusiasts. The high-end LX model is also introduced for this model year and will replace the LS model from previous years. This new LX model will use a 2.2-liter, flat-four engine borrowed from the Legacy, but will only be available with an automatic transmission.
The 1995 Subaru Impreza is available as a coupe, sedan, and station wagon. The wheelbase is 99.2 inches, and the overall length is 172.2 inches. All models have a width of 67.1 inches, and an overall height of 55.5 inches.
The 1995 Subaru Impreza is comparable to the Toyota Corolla, Geo Prizm, or Honda Civic. Like its competitors, the Impreza offers enough space for four adults to sit comfortably. Headroom and legroom are available all around, but the rear legroom can reduce considerably when the front seats are pushed back, which is likely if the driver is tall. Visibility is good in all directions, and cargo space is strictly average, even for the station wagon.
Entry and exit to the rear of the 1995 Subaru Impreza can be a difficult as well because of the narrow doors and the low angle at which they open. Up front, the dashboard is laid out logically with all the controls located around the instrument panel, making them easier to spot and operate. However, if the pull-out cup holders are used, they block access to certain stereo controls.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Subaru Impreza offers more than decent acceleration with the 2.2-liter, flat-four engine and manual transmission, but performance takes a hit when the engine is mated to an automatic transmission. The 1.8-liter engine lacks the necessary power or acceleration for passing cars on the highway or merging into expressway traffic, which is why it is favored less.
The 1995 Subaru Impreza lacks refinement and sounds and feels rough, even with the manual transmission. The all-wheel-drive models in particular tend to be rather sluggish. Overall, it fails to impress in terms of performance, except for the 2.2-liter engine and Outback wagon.
The 1995 Subaru Impreza does not have any government crash-test results available. Standard safety features include dual airbags and anti-lock brakes.
EPA Fuel Economy
Subaru Impreza: 21/27 mpg city/highway
- Dual airbags
- Good instrument panel and controls
- Powerful performance with the 2.2-liter engine
You Won't Like
- Poor performance with the 1.8-liter engine
- Entry and exit problems in the rear
- Lack of cargo space
Performance focused and driven by style.
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