Few other cars drive with the fun and eagerness of Impreza, so you won't be surprised by how uniquely this is accomplished. The horizontally opposed configuration of the SUBARU BOXER engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than that of other engine types. This gives the engine, and overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and a more balanced distribution of weight. Furthermore, the pistons' opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration.

  • 2.0-liter DOHC SUBARU BOXER

    Refined vigor is the signature of this smooth powerplant. Double overhead camshafts (DOHC) and an improved Active Valve Control System (AVCS) enhance performance and reduce CO₂ emissions, whilst its horizontally opposed layout naturally cancels out vibration. From its free-breathing intake to its free-flowing exhaust, the 2.0-litre DOHC SUBARU BOXER makes driving seem all the more effortless and exhilarating with improved low-end torque response. When combined with Lineartronic (Continuously Variable Transmission), this engine will give you inspiring performance with a modest appetite for fuel.

    MAX OUTPUT: 110 kW (150 PS) / 6,200 rpm
    MAX TORQUE: 196 Nm (20.0 kgfm) / 4,200 rpm

    5-Door 2.0i (*1): 6.5 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 6.9 lit./100 km (6MT)
    5-Door 2.0i Sport (*1): 6.5 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 6.9 lit./100 km (6MT)
    4-Door 2.0i (*2): 7.6 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 7.9 lit./100 km (6MT)
    4-Door 2.0i Sport (*2): 7.6 lit./100 km (Lineartronic)

    5-Door 2.0i (*1): 149 g/km (Lineartronic), 159 g/km (6MT)
    5-Door 2.0i Sport (*1): 149 g/km (Lineartronic), 159 g/km (6MT)
    4-Door 2.0i (*2): 180 g/km (Lineartronic), 185 g/km (6MT)
    4-Door 2.0i Sport (*2): 180 g/km (Lineartronic)

  • 1.6-liter DOHC SUBARU BOXER

    Paired with Lineartronic, this SUBARU BOXER engine is efficient and clean. Not only does this engine set a standard for Subaru environmental responsibility, it's also an equally impressive performer. With the natural balance and smoothness inherent in its SUBARU BOXER configuration, and with DOHC and AVCS to enhance its performance, it delivers eager response at lower rpm. By combining response and exceptional efficiency, it's an engine that will give you more fun with less fuel.

    MAX OUTPUT: 84 kW (114 PS) / 5,600 rpm
    MAX TORQUE: 150 Nm (15.3 kgfm) / 4,000 rpm

    5-Door 1.6i FWD (*1): 5.8 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 6.1 lit./100 km (5MT)
    5-Door 1.6i (*1): 5.9 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 6.2 lit./100 km (5MT)
    5-Door 1.6i Sport (*1): 6.1 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 6.4 lit./100 km (5MT)
    4-Door 1.6i (*2): 7.0 lit./100 km (Lineartronic)
    4-Door 1.6i Sport (*2): 7.0 lit./100 km (Lineartronic)

    5-Door 1.6i FWD (*1): 133 g/km (Lineartronic), 142 g/km (5MT)
    5-Door 1.6i (*1): 136 g/km (Lineartronic), 144 g/km (5MT)
    5-Door 1.6i Sport (*1): 140 g/km (Lineartronic), 147 g/km (5MT)
    4-Door 1.6i (*2): 164 g/km (Lineartronic)
    4-Door 1.6i Sport (*2): 164 g/km (Lineartronic)

  • Increased Stability

    Because the engine block has a flatter profile and sits lower in the chassis, the overall vehicle is more balanced for stability and resistant to side-to-side motion than other engine designs.

  • Long-lasting Performance

    The engine's flat design is inherently rigid and self-balancing, generating less vibration than "V-type" or "in-line" engines for more durability and more reliable performance.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Lineartronic

To bring stable, safe and enjoyable on - road performance to every drive - that's why Subaru has been developing the Symmetrical AWD system since 1972. Matched with the SUBARU BOXER engine for a near-perfect symmetrical layout, it delivers control and composure. The benefits are immediately apparent - more controlled cornering, better traction in slippery conditions, and enhanced acceleration. The overall sensation is that driving becomes an easier, safer and more enjoyable affair.

Lineartronic + Active Torque Split AWD

The Impreza achieves inspiring levels of response and efficiency with Lineartronic. By keeping the engine running in its optimal rev range and preserving the momentum that’s often lost during a gear shift, this unique transmission dramatically maximises fuel efficiency. New shift controls keep the ride light, fluid and responsive, with a more direct feel of the SUBARU BOXER engine. The step-less and step- shifting links facilitate confident power delivery upon acceleration. Lineartronic is also longitudinally paired with an active torque split AWD system that responds to traction conditions by continuously controlling the torque distribution front to rear.

5- or 6-Speed Manual Transmission + Viscous Centre Differential AWD

Geared for exciting response and control, both the 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions enable you to define your own driving style. They feature hill start assist to help you avoid rolling when starting on a hill. The gearbox is paired with an AWD system utilising a viscous limited-slip centre differential (LSD). Whenever the balance of traction changes, the LSD instantaneously redistributes the torque to the front and rear wheels as needed. And on 1.6-litre model, the Dual-range (Hi/Lo) gearing gives you an added edge in control for extreme situations.

Front SuspensionD

Expertly balancing sporty handling with a comfortable ride, the Impreza is equipped with a suspension fine-tuned to perform well in a variety of conditions. In the front, rigid struts enhance precision, giving the steering an accurate and lively feel. It's a balance of stable handling, good grip, flat cornering and a composed ride. And for more accurate tracking of the rear wheels, a support arm was added.

Rear Suspension

A refined rear suspension will reignite your passion for driving. For enhanced control and poise over bumpy roads and through sharp corners, the Impreza is equipped with a double wishbone rear suspension. Pillow ball bushings, added for improved tyre contact and reduced understeer, give the Impreza improved traction and handling accuracy. The suspension has also been stiffened for quicker response to driver input.

*1 Fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions: According to EC715/2007-136/2014W.
*2 Fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions: According to ECE R101.