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Subaru Impreza スバル・インプレッサ

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A compact car produced by Subaru beginning in 1992.  The Impreza comes in sedan and station wagon models and in a base model, WRX and WRX STi versions. In some markets the Impreza name has been dropped from the high performance version, adopting the simpler Subaru WRX name.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
2005 Consumer Reports Top Pick for the Fun to Drive category.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Subaru Impreza page on 27 April 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Subaru Impreza (スバル・インプレッサ) is a compact family car that has been manufactured since 1992 by Subaru, introduced as a replacement for the Leone, with the predecessor's EA series engines replaced by the new EJ series.

Now in its fifth generation, Subaru has offered four-door sedan and five-door body variants since 1992; the firm also offered a coupe from 1995 until 2001, and a 5-door wagon from the Impreza's introduction in the form of a hatchback. Mainstream versions have received "boxer" flat-four engines ranging from 1.5- to 2.5-liters, with the performance-oriented Impreza WRX and WRX STI models uprated with the addition of turbochargers. Since the third generation series, some markets have adopted the abbreviated Subaru WRX name for these high-performance variants. The first three generations of Impreza in North America were also available with an off-road appearance package called the Outback Sport. For the fourth generation, this appearance package was renamed the XV (Crosstrek in North America), and, unlike the Outback Sport (which was exclusive to the North American market), is sold internationally.

The Impreza (also Impreza WRX and Impreza WRX STI) is a major rival to the Mitsubishi Lancer (and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution).

Subaru has offered both front- and all-wheel drive layouts for the Impreza. Since the late-1990s, some markets have restricted sales to the all-wheel drive model—therefore granting the Impreza a unique selling proposition in the global compact class characterized by front-wheel drive. However, Japanese models remain available in either configuration.


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
1 October 20142014 Subaru WRX STI Review
Matt Hubbard for Speedmonkey

Article Page
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Photographs

1996 Subaru Impreza WRX/STi Model Car 1996 WRX/STi
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 Attack of the Plastic
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1996 Subaru Impreza Colin McRae Tribute Car 1996 Colin McRae Tribute Car
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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1996 Subaru Impreza Colin McRae Tribute Car 1996 Colin McRae Tribute Car
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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1996 Subaru Impreza Colin McRae Tribute Car 1996 Colin McRae Tribute Car
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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1996 Subaru Impreza Colin McRae Tribute Car 1996 Colin McRae Tribute Car
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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1996 Subaru Impreza Colin McRae Tribute Car 1996 Colin McRae Tribute Car
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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Subaru Impreza Photo by Shaun Quinlan
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Subaru Impreza Photo by Shaun Quinlan
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Subaru Impreza Photo by Shaun Quinlan
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Modified Subaru Impreza Model Car Modified
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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Modified Subaru Impreza Model Car Modified
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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Subaru Impreza Outback with Political Bumper Stickers Outback
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Note from Bill:  This is an interesting example of using a car for political statements.
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Subaru Impreza Rally Car Photo ©2004 Bill Crittenden
2004 Chicago Auto Show
February 6, 2004
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Subaru Impreza Rally Car Photo ©2004 Bill Crittenden
2004 Chicago Auto Show
February 6, 2004
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Subaru Impreza Rally Car Photo ©2004 Bill Crittenden
2004 Chicago Auto Show
February 6, 2004
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Subaru Impreza Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden

2008 Summer NNL

August 3, 2008
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Subaru Impreza Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden

2008 Summer NNL

August 3, 2008
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Subaru Impreza Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden

2008 Summer NNL

August 3, 2008
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Subaru Impreza STi STi
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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Subaru Impreza STi STi
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Subaru Impreza STi STi
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Modified Subaru Impreza Modified
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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Subaru Impreza WRX WRX
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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Subaru Impreza WRX WRX
Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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Itasca Police Department Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Department STi
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
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Itasca Police Department Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Department STi
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Itasca Police Department Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Department STi
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Itasca Police Department Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Department STi
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
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Itasca Police Department Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Department STi
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
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Jun Edition Subaru Impreza WRX STi Model Car Jun Edition WRX STi
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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Jun Edition Subaru Impreza WRX STi Model Car Jun Edition WRX STi
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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Jun Edition Subaru Impreza WRX STi Model Car Jun Edition WRX STi
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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Jun Edition Subaru Impreza WRX STi Model Car Jun Edition WRX STi
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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Itasca Police Department Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Department STi
Photo ©2015 Bill Crittenden
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Itasca Police Department Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Department STi
Photo ©2015 Bill Crittenden
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Itasca Police Department Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Department STi
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Itasca Police Department Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Department STi
Photo ©2015 Bill Crittenden
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
classified date 1995Calspan On-Site Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Vehicle: 1993 Subaru Impreza
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.3MB - 53 pages
May 1997On-Site Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle - 1996 Subaru Impreza
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,293KB - 26 pages
27 January 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 401: Interior Trunk Release
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.1MB - 18 pages
November 2006Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Air Bag/Rollover Investigation
2006 Subaru Impreza
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 529KB - 18 pages
29 February 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2008 Subaru Impreza, 4-Door H/B
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.9MB - 173 pages
11 March 2008Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208: Occupant Crash Protection
2008 Subaru Impreza Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.4MB - 89 pages
3 June 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Rigid Pole Side Impact Test
2008 Subaru Impreza 4-Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.7MB - 142 pages
26 August 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 138: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
2008 Subaru Impreza Four-Door Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.4MB - 63 pages
3 October 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 118: Power-Operated Window, Partition, And Roof Panel Systems
2008 Subaru Impreza Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.9MB - 32 pages
14 November 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: Child Restraint Anchorage Systems (Lower and Tether Anchorages)
2008 Subaru Impreza, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.1MB - 96 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
7 March 2004Subaru WRX STi Drives By BMW 5 Series, Mazda RX8, Nissan 350Z Roadster and the Porsche 911 GT3 to Win Best Car 2004 According to Road & Track Magazine ReadersRoad & Track
26 August 2006Subaru Impreza's Much-awaited Majestic DebutTerry Brown
12 July 2007Subaru Introduces Crossover Culture In The Land OF Forbidden SecretsAnthony Fontanelle
12 July 2007Subaru Says Farewell To Impreza WRXAnthony Fontanelle
31 July 2007Subaru Offers Consumers Impreza WRX Test DriveAnthony Fontanelle
5 September 2007Impreza: First To Top Pedestrian SafetyAnthony Fontanelle
14 September 2007Subaru Shortage: Is It Coming?Anthony Fontanelle
18 September 2007Subaru To Offer SRS CS Auto In ImprezaAnthony Fontanelle
5 January 2012Briggs Subaru Announces the 2012 Subaru Impreza Awarded Top Safety PickBriggs Subaru
19 August 2013More Subaru BRZ But Will We Get The New WRX? Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
27 October 2013Subaru WRX - Will They Or Won’t They? Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
1 December 2013WRX - Scooby Doo Or Scooby Don't? Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
15 January 2014Rejoice All Ye Petrolheads - The Subaru WRX Is Back Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
27 March 2014The Legends Are Back - The New Subaru WRX STI And Mitsubishi Evo X Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
6 September 2014Complete specs revealed for first-ever 2015 WRX STI Rally car Denis Flierl
7 September 2014Dream Battle: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution vs Subaru WRX STI in WOS Denis Flierl
8 October 20142014 Subaru WRX STI Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
23 October 20142014 Subaru Forester & WRX STI Video Reviews Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
7 July 20152015 Subaru WRX STI gets pushed to new limits at Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs Denis Flierl
8 July 2015Ride along on 780hp Subaru “Gobstopper II"s incredible Goodwood run [video] Denis Flierl
9 July 2015Why these 2 cheap Subarus are car thieves top choice Denis Flierl
20 August 2015How the 2015 Subaru Impreza makes 3 impressive Top-10 lists Denis Flierl


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