SubaruImpreza Wagon

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Base model shown as 2016 5dr Man 2.0i
2016 Subaru Impreza Wagon 5dr Man 2.0i - front view

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Top Features of Base Model

  • All-wheel drive
  • 31 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in city driving
  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • Long list of impressive safety features

The 2019 Subaru Impreza Wagon is a four-door car with a hatchback. While many classes of vehicles look similar to the Impreza Wagon, there are some defining features that place it in its class. For instance, the Impreza Wagon has ground clearance that's similar to a sedan.

One of the benefits of less ground clearance is that wagons have a lower center of gravity. This gives the Impreza Wagon better handling and makes it a smoother ride than many SUVs.

Another key feature that places it in the wagon class is the amount of cargo space. Some people choose a wagon because it offers more cargo area than a sedan, which is one of the benefits of the Impreza Wagon. However, it doesn't offer as much cargo space as a larger vehicle, such as a crossover or an SUV.

In general, the Impreza is a vehicle with a performance that's built to last. In fact, about 97% of Imprezas built within the last 10 years are still on the road.

In the Impreza line, there's also a sedan version, which has some of the same features with a different body. Additionally, the sport version is like the sedan except with features that make it more like a sports car. The wagon version is the most like a crossover, although it is only slightly different than the sedan version.

What Are the Safety Features on the Impreza?

Safety on the Impreza is one of the top-selling features on both the sedan and the wagon. Some of these features include:

  • Active torque vectoring: This feature reduces understeer for more control
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology: This is a line of features that help you avoid collisions
  • SUBARU STARLINK: With this app, drivers can take more control of the security of the vehicle and get assistance in the event of an emergency
  • Blind-spot detection: Alerts drivers when another vehicle is in their blind spot
  • Rear cross-traffic alert: Tells drivers of vehicles that will be crossing their rear path
  • Rear-vision camera: A camera in the back captures and sends real-time footage of what's behind your vehicle
  • Reverse automatic braking: If something's in your way, the car will automatically apply the brakes

What Are Some of the Features with the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology?

By monitoring traffic movement, EyeSight technology warns you when you're drifting out of your lane. It will also correct your steering if you fail to do so. The Pre-Collision Braking system monitors what's in front of you and can even apply the brakes before you hit vehicles.

How Does SUBARU STARLINK Protect Cars?

When you're trying to find your vehicle, STARLINK can help if someone has stolen your vehicle. You also get roadside assistance in case you have a flat tire or other mechanical problem. If you commonly search for places while driving, you'll like that you can get directions and make reservations at restaurants.

Other Vehicles That Compete with the Subaru Impreza Wagon

The Ford Fusion wagon is one of the Subaru Impreza Wagon's top competitors, although the Fusion has a longer body. Toyota also has a Corolla Wagon, which has a lot of the features of a Corolla sedan.

What Is the Price of a New Impreza?

There are several models of the Subaru Impreza Wagon, which include:

  • 2.0i Five-door: This version starts at about $19,000
  • 2.0i Premium Five-door: This version has some upgrades from the regular five-door Impreza, so the price reflects this as it starts at about $22,000
  • 2.0i Sport Five-door: This version has just a few features more than the Premium version, so it's only a few hundred dollars more
  • 2.0i Limited Five-door: This is the highest-end model of the Impreza Wagons with the most added options, and it starts at about $26,000

Should You Buy a Used Impreza Wagon?

Since it's a vehicle that has a history of standing up to years of driving, it's a good car to buy used. Like all vehicles, there are many features that you won't find on a much older model.

For instance, many of the features on newer cars weren't around even five years ago. Most of the current-day safety features like automatic rear braking have only been around for the past couple of years. In addition, a lot of the convenience features, such as STARLINK, are not available on older years.

What Is the Exterior of the Impreza Wagon Like?

The exterior comes in a variety of paint colors. Some of these include:

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Lithium Red Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Island Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Dark Blue Pearl
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal White Pearl

What Is the Interior on the Impreza Wagon Like?

The interior features will depend on which model you get. For instance, the Limited has a leather steering wheel and leather-trimmed upholstery. On most models, the seats have cloth upholstery.

There are a few available colors, such as black sport cloth, black cloth, and ivory cloth. With the Limited model, you can also get leather-trimmed seats in black or ivory.

Performance Features on the Impreza

Like most station wagons and many sedans, performance features on an Impreza are not a top-selling feature. It has a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine, which offers average power.

The transmission is a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. The Impreza Wagon also has all-wheel drive for better handling in slippery conditions. It's worth a test drive to see how the vehicle handles under both normal and wet weather.

What Is the Fuel Economy Like?

When you're trying to get good gas mileage, getting a wagon is one of your best options. Since they're built similar to a sedan, you'll have access to a lot of the perks of smaller vehicles. The Subaru Impreza Wagon's EPA rating is about 31 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in city driving.

Pros and Cons of the 2016 Subaru Impreza Wagon


  • Good fuel economy
  • More cargo space than a sedan
  • Lots of safety features


  • Low-end interior
  • Average performance features compared to most of the auto industry
  • Low ground clearance, so it's not as good in the snow as an SUV or a crossover
Model History

The Impreza Wagon, otherwise known as the five-door version, is part of the larger Impreza line. Throughout the time that the line has been in existence, it's also associated with the Outback. This vehicle has a slightly more rugged appearance and looks more like an SUV.

The Subaru Impreza is in its fifth generation, which began in 2016. The Impreza's first year of production was in 1992. Since then, Subaru has manufactured several hatchbacks and sedans under the Impreza and Outback nameplates.

Subaru manufactured the second generation of the Impreza from 2000 to 2007, which included a wagon. From 2007 to 2014, Subaru manufactured the third generation of Imprezas. The fourth generation came out from 2007 to 2016, and Subaru began producing the fifth generation in 2016.

Like many vehicles in the auto industry, the Impreza Wagon has different names. For instance, the wagon is also called the hatchback, and Subaru now calls it the Impreza five-door. The name of the vehicle can also vary depending on slight modifications and the market it's in.

Since about 2000, the Impreza Wagon has undergone several body redesigns, giving it a completely different look. The extra features have also changed with the times. For instance, in 2002, Subaru offered the WRX package on the wagon.

In 2014, Subaru added the 145-horsepower engine, and the current styling is drastically different than in previous years. Over the years, the brand has continued to make improvements to the Subaru Impreza Wagon to make it a durable and safe vehicle.

Specs & Key Features of the 2016 Subaru Impreza Wagon


Body Style
2.0L DOHC 16V 4-Cylinder
148 hp
5-Speed Manual
Passenger Doors
Passenger Seating
All Wheel Drive
City MPG

Key Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Audio
  • Back Up Camera
  • Bluetooth
  • CD Player
  • Cruise Control
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Tinted Glass

More Features

  • Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16V 4-Cylinder -inc: Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • 4.11 Axle Ratio
  • 48-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 110 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 14.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Wheels: 15" x 6.0J Steel w/Full Wheel Covers
  • Tires: P195/65R15 89H AS
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Radio: Subaru Starlink 6.2" Multimedia System -inc: AM/FM w/HD single disc CD player, MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, single touch gesture high resolution 6.2" LCD display screen, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, iTunes tagging capability, smartphone integration, AHA, Pandora, Starlink Cloud applications: calendar, iHeart radio, Stitcher, music player, news and weather, USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack and 4 speakers StarLink enrollment cannot be applicable to Fleet Management Companies (FMCs) or to Commercial fleet accounts at this time.
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • Reclining Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver's seat pump lever type height adjuster, driver and passenger full width fore/aft adjustment lever, height and tilt adjustable head restraints and whiplash protection front seats
  • Driver Seat
  • Passenger Seat
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Cloth Upholstery
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Emergency Sos
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

Warranty Options for the 2016 Subaru Impreza Wagon (4)










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Available Trims for the 2016 Subaru Impreza Wagon (7)

5dr Man 2.0i
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5dr CVT 2.0i
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5dr Man 2.0i Sport Premium
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5dr CVT 2.0i Premium
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5dr CVT 2.0i Sport Premium
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5dr CVT 2.0i Limited
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5dr CVT 2.0i Sport Limited
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Safety Ratings for the 2016 Subaru Impreza Wagon

US NHTSA Crash Test Results

Results shown are for the 2016 Subaru Impreza Wagon 5dr Man 2.0i:

Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

Dynamic Test Result

No Tip

Risk of Rollover


Rollover Note

Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.


Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.