The 2007 Subaru Impreza certainly made quite an impression on the automotive world and car buyers. With its many trim levels available in either sedan or wagon body styles, this car is certainly designed to meet the needs of anyone looking for a high-performance four-door vehicle. While the interior may be less than awe inspiring, the rest of the car does not let consumers down. The two versions offer four-cylinder motors, and manual transmission work in perfect harmony to produce good power and plenty of impressive handling.
Choosing from one of the trim levels is simply a matter of taste and preference. Each trim level is equipped with all-wheel drive and anti-lock disc brakes. From that point, the trim levels break into sport packages, high-performance options, and basic sedan or wagon styles. Overall, this car meets the needs and demands of even the most demanding driver.
Body Styles: Sedan, Wagon
Engines: 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Impreza 2.5i sedan and wagon, Impreza Outback Sport wagon, Impreza Outback Sport Special Edition, Impreza 2.5i Special Edition, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX TR, Impreza WRX Limited, Impreza WRX STI, Impreza WRX STI Limited
For the 2007 model year, the Subaru Impreza undergoes a variety of changes for the series’ many trim levels. All of the models feature a new steering wheel, with the exception of the WRX STI edition. Additionally, the Outback Sport Special Edition trim level changes slightly and the Special Edition package is available for the regular sedan model. Several of the other trim levels are now available with upgraded audio systems as well.
With so many different trim levels to choose from, it’s difficult to nail down the body style of the 2007 Subaru Impreza. Whether looking at the sedan or wagon variations, there is plenty of style and attractiveness in both. The sedan model looks like a serious performer with its race car-inspired hood and sleek lines, even if it does have four doors. The wagon manages to look sporty and stylish with a similar body style as the sedan. The various trim levels also come into play, adding a great deal of character to each version.
Regardless of the trim level, the interior of these cars is nothing compared to its exterior and performance abilities. However, high-quality materials are used inside, and the design is functional. The rear seat doesn’t offer a lot of space, so taller passengers may have problems with leg room. In terms of cargo space, the Impreza isn’t bad. It offers 28 cubic feet of space in the trunk alone and 62 cubic feet when the back seat is placed down.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Subaru Impreza is golden with exceptional and surprising power, especially from the turbocharged four-cylinder, though the regular motor is impressive as well. The Impreza is fun to drive, handles well, and features amazing braking ability. The standard all-wheel drive and well-balanced suspension system help to ensure the car’s ready ability to hug the road and take sharp turns and corners easily. The only real complaint to be lodged against the 2007 Subaru Impreza is the automatic transmission’s sluggish response. Most industry leaders feel choosing the manual option does away with that problem.
With so much impressive handling and power under the hood, it only makes sense to add the latest safety features to the 2007 Subaru Impreza. All body styles and trim levels are equipped with side airbags, as well as anti-lock disc brakes. Driver safety in frontal impact testing earned the Impreza four out of five stars. It earned five out of five stars for passenger safety. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety awarded this model a ""good"" rating for side impact and frontal offset collusion.
EPA Fuel Economy
Impreza 2.5-liter four-cylinder: 20/26 mpg city/highway
Impreza 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder: 18/25 mpg city/highway
- Turbocharged engines in some models
- Plenty of wagon and sedans to choose from
- All-wheel drive
- Impressive handling
You Won't Like
- Uninspired interior design
- Limited leg room in the back seat
- Sluggish downshifts from the automatic transmission
Plenty of performance and fun to drive.
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