Description: Compact Sedan and Wagon
Base MSRP Range: $18,295 - $32,995
Invoice Price Range: $17,336 - $31,044
Where built: Japan
Subaru's compact cars ride on a chopped chassis out of the Legacy series. Format variations include a four-door sedan and five-door wagon.
This year Impreza's 2.5 i model replaces the 2.5 RS for naturally-aspirated Impreza entry models, as Outback Sport Special Edition returns for 2006 with a spoiler on the back gate and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob in the cockpit plus premium audio gear with six-disc CD changer and a sub-woofer.
All Imprezas use Subaru's 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder engine that gains the i-AVCS controls to increase horsepower to 173 with a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed electronic automatic shifter.