Compact in size, huge in style and substance
The 2019 Subaru Impreza raises the bar in the compact segment, striking a chord with drivers who reject compromise at every turn. Armed with the legendary Subaru symmetrical full-time AWD system, the SUBARU BOXER® engine and the Subaru Global Platform, this generation Impreza is stronger, safer and higher performing than ever before. Whether you choose the 4-door or 5-door version, you’ll be thrilled by the bold styling, dynamic infotainment systems, superior connectivity, and stratospheric levels of comfort and control. To top it all off, this Impreza packs a bigger punch in terms of value, with more standard features for the same low base price than in years past. No matter where life’s twists and turns may take you, this class-leading performer is ready to go along for the ride.
4-Door and 5-Door models
Fuel efficient BOXER Engine
Roomy Cabin and Cargo Area
The 2019 Subaru Impreza features a wide, low stance and a dynamic look overall, all of which adds up to a striking first impression.
The 4-door features a trunk lid designed for improved aerodynamics, while the 5-door sports a roof-mounted spoiler.
Various available features, such as a trunk-mounted rear wing and a host of alloy wheel designs, ratchet up the excitement level even more.
Trunk Mounted Rear Wing Spoiler (4-door)
Rear Spoiler with Integrated Brake Light (5-door)
This generation Impreza features enhanced aerodynamics courtesy of a sleeker roofline and available streamlined side rocker panels. Select trim levels also come equipped with the Active Grille Shutter system, which boosts fuel economy by reducing wind resistance when the front grille is closed.
This available power-sliding sunroof delivers a great view of your surroundings, while allowing fresh air and sunshine to fill the passenger cabin.
The sunroof slides or tilts open; on extra hot and sunny days, a manual sunshade helps keep things cool inside.
Power-adjustable Heated Mirrors
These heated, power-adjustable and foldable mirrors are also designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce wind noise.
On select models, the LED indicators for the SRVD system have been relocated outside the mirror surface to cut distortion and improve rearward visibility. Sport-tech models also feature LED turn signals for added safety, visibility and style.
The interior of the 2019 Subaru Impreza is sporty, engaging and surprisingly comfortable for a compact vehicle. The front seats are designed for superior support and to provide more room for those in the back.
The materials used throughout are rich, soft and pleasing to the touch. There’s ample space for all five passengers and dynamic infotainment options to keep all five entertained. All of these qualities give the Impreza a fun-to-drive quotient that is tough to match.
The seats in the Impreza feature high levels of both support and comfort. The shape and bolstering of the seats creates increased comfort for different body types, while delivering a high-quality feel.
The front seats also feature significant support around the hips and sides to enable better posture. The lumbar area incorporates a plate and great pad surface rigidity to boost upper body support. Select trim levels are available with a 6-way power driver’s seat. Leather seating surfaces are featured on the Sport-tech trim.
Roomy Cabin and Cargo Area
The latest Impreza boasts a spacious cabin with superior legroom for back-seat passengers and increased space for their feet under the front seats.
The 60/40-split folding rear seats fold flatter than ever and appear flush at the split. Trunk space for the 4-door model has never been greater, while the 5-door features greater overall cargo volume than on previous generation models.
Tilt-adjustable, Telescoping Steering Wheel
It’s a fast-paced world we live in. That’s why the Impreza is equipped with next-generation infotainment systems that keep you connected with the features you demand and the audiovisual quality you expect.
An available 8.0-inch touchscreen display provides intuitive access to navigation and listening content, while a multifunction display provides drivers with key vehicle information. In touch and in control—that’s how you’ll always feel inside the Impreza.
6.5-inch Infotainment System
The standard AM/FM/MP3/WMA infotainment system is built around a 6.5-inch high-resolution multi-gesture capacitive touchscreen with swipe-and-scroll functionality.
The system includes Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity and streaming audio, USB port/iPod® control, auxiliary audio input, Aha Radio® and steering wheel integrated controls. The system is Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatible and also features Subaru STARLINK™, which lets you connect mobile devices and access select apps and services through the touchscreen. On the Touring trim level, this system is enhanced with six speakers.
8-inch Infotainment System
This AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system, available on the Impreza Sport, features an 8-inch high-resolution multi-gesture capacitive touchscreen.
This system incorporates Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity and streaming audio, dual USB ports/iPod® control, auxiliary audio input, steering wheel integrated controls and Aha Radio®. Also included is a free 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio†, with service such as SiriusXM™ Travel Link† (stocks, sports and weather updates) and SiriusXM™ Advanced Audio features. Various music apps are available with the system, which features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility. Subaru STARLINK™ is included, as are six audio system speakers.
† Subscription required
8-inch Infotainment System w/ Navigation
Available on the Impreza Sport-tech, this premium AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system features an 8-inch high-resolution multi-gesture capacitive touchscreen, voice-activated GPS navigation, a 432-watt Harmon Kardon® amplifier and eight speakers.
The service incorporates Bluetooth® connectivity with voice recognition in English and in French, SMS text messaging capability, dual USB ports/iPod® control, auxiliary audio input, steering wheel integrated controls and Aha Radio®. Also included is a free 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio†, with services such as SiriusXM™ Traffic†, SiriusXM™ Travel Link† (stocks, sports and weather updates) and SiriusXM™ Advanced Audio features. The system also includes Subaru STARLINK™, is Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatible, and allows you to access various music apps.
† Subscription required
At the core of the 2019 Subaru Impreza is the stuff of legend: the Subaru symmetrical full-time AWD system, the SUBARU BOXER engine, the rally-honed, long-travel independent suspension system, and a platform engineered for incredible strength and safety.
The spirited SUBARU BOXER engine
The 2.0L naturally aspirated SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder, reengineered for this generation model with approximately 80% new components, delivers crisp response, stellar fuel-efficiency and striking reliability.
The design of this engine creates natural balance and smoothness, the free-breathing intake and free-flowing exhaust enhance overall performance, and the Dual Active Valve Control System and direct injection system produce dynamic low-end response. Whether paired with the Lineartronic® CVT or the 5-speed manual, the latest Impreza delivers an efficient and enjoyable driving experience. This engine also comes standard with Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) equipment that reduces smog-forming emissions to near zero without compromising performance in the least.
Transmissions + Symmetrical AWD
The Subaru Impreza offers the choice of either a 5-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), each designed to work with different versions of the legendary Subaru symmetrical full-time AWD system to create optimum response to the complete range of driving conditions.
The MacPherson front strut-type suspension system features stabilizer bars for greater stability, direct response and improved driver feedback. This design utilizes a racing-derived, K-shaped cross-member brace to lessen lateral forces and vibration.
When combined with a very wide track, this suspension system gives the Impreza crisp steering, remarkable handling and a surprisingly composed ride. Fine-tuned over decades of punishing competition on the World Rally circuit, this suspension system is an absolute strength of the Subaru technical package.
The double-wishbone rear suspension system is engineered to reduce noise and vibration, while improving control and stability. This system utilizes an available rear stabilizer bar for a smoother ride and a truly stable feeling.
The rear stabilizer bar is mounted directly to the body to reduce body roll by 50%. The rear bushings and shock absorbers are fine-tuned to minimize harshness, producing a comfortable ride that manages to soak up bumps easily, yet still give the Impreza a genuinely sporty edge. This suspension system is also designed not to encroach into the cargo area, so it also preserves storage space.
Subaru has forged a reputation for building vehicles that offer superior levels of protection through the use of the most technologically advanced active and passive safety systems available. The end result: vehicles that inspire confidence on every type of road, under all possible conditions and at all times.
The Subaru Impreza has earned top safety ratings year after year and this trend continues with the latest-generation version—the strongest Impreza ever built and the one equipped with more powerful safety systems than ever before.
EyeSight® Advanced Driver Assist System
Several Impreza models are available with EyeSight, which utilizes two cameras to monitor activity on the road ahead, help identify potential danger and provide assistance to the driver when needed most.
EyeSight features several different advanced active-safety systems: Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, and Vehicle Lane Departure, Sway Warning and Lane Keep Assist. Powered by this award-winning driver assist system, past versions of the Subaru Impreza earned the highest possible front crash prevention rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)**.
High Beam Assist
This system automatically switches from high beams to low beams when approaching other vehicles in the road ahead and then automatically switches back to generate superior visibility. High Beam Assist is available on Sport and Sport-tech trims with the optional EyeSight® Package.
Being able to see behind is not only a great convenience, it’s a great safety feature. This standard rearview camera captures a crystal-clear image of what’s behind your vehicle and projects it, along with dynamic guide lines, onto the centre console screen.
For an even more natural, distortion-free view, the lens is protected by a hydrophilic coating and the camera is located close to the centre of the vehicle to provide the widest possible angle.
Reverse Automatic Braking
Using proximity sensors, this advanced system warns you as your vehicle approaches an obstacle and will automatically apply the brakes if it appears that a collision is imminent. Reverse Auto Braking is available on Sport and Sport-tech trims with the optional EyeSight Package.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
The ABS incorporates the latest thinking on anti-skid prevention, as well as other advanced features designed with added safety in mind. Electronic Brake-force Distribution automatically adjusts front/rear brake pressure for consistent performance under different vehicle loads.
Brake Override cuts engine power when the brakes and accelerator are applied simultaneously. Brake Assist automatically provides added stopping power in panic-braking situations. The Hill Holder System prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards on inclines. Finally, the entire braking system has been engineered for quick response through the use of a short pedal stroke, high-quality brake pads and next-generation calipers.
Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection (SRVD)
The SRVD system uses sensors to detect other vehicles and has three distinct functions designed to promote higher levels of safety. Using LED indicators located inside the mirror surround, Blind Spot Detection identifies vehicles approaching from behind the C-pillars and in other blind spots.
Lane Change Assist detects fast-approaching vehicles when you’re about to change lanes. Lastly, while reversing out of a driveway or parking space, Rear Cross Traffic Alert signals when vehicles are approaching from either side of your vehicle.