The race-bred 2010 Subaru Impreza sport-compact is available as a sedan or 5-door hatchback that's as comfortable cruising city streets as it is rallying in its performance WRX setup.
The base Impreza is powered by a 170 horsepower 2.5 liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder Boxer engine. The turbocharged versions of this engine, available in the WRX and WRX STi trims, produce 265 and 305 horsepower, respectively. Power is sent through a choice of 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual to full-time all wheel drive. The WRX STi comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
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Performance is a theme that the Impreza won't let you forget, as the WRX comes equipped with a functional hood scoop and the WRX STi boasts larger fender flares and Brembo performance brakes.
Base MSRP for the 2010 Subaru Impreza is $17,495. A WRX will start at $24,995, while the top-level WRX STi starts at $34,995. The Impreza is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile power train warranty.
For those looking for an economical compact car, the Subaru Impreza is a smart choice. For those who want a road-going, race proven performance machine, the WRX and WRX STi are agile and powerful motor vehicles ready to feed that need for speed.