Subaru Impreza Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Deficient brakes X2

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Impreza

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Good- love the color, kicks butt in snow, stylish exterior. Bad- Paint chips easy, loud road noise, media screen freezes, seats stain with water spots, no functional lighting in trunk (like cant see a thing) the absolute worst is the center console. IT HURTS. It forces your right leg and

Review submitted by:Jane

Pros:Four wheel drive.

Cons:Subaru has made a seriously defective vehicle.

Not impressed

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Impreza

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

At 21,693 miles my 2018 Subaru Impreza brakes sounded like metal on metal. The dealership where I'd bought the car replaced them for $434.00. Ten months and 7,373 miles later, the exact same noise was back. I took the car in and they replaced the brakes again, this time at

Review submitted by:Birdlegs

Pros:Good gas mileage, zippy

Cons:Windshield easily breaks

Subaru needs to add more value

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Impreza

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I've had my 2019 Subaru Impreza Hatch (limited trim) for nearly a year - and each time I drive the car, I unfortunately feel like I could have gotten more for my money. Sure the standard all-wheel drive is great, the Impreza looks nice (very subtle), and the interior quality

Review submitted by:Nick

Pros:Smooth Ride, Decent Looks, Reliability

Cons:More value

They can do better

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Impreza

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Subaru's are not built like they used to. when I first puchased by Impreza, things were great. The knobs turned, the shifter shifted, the interior smelled like a new car. but as the miles in the drivers seat begin to rise, so did the quality issues. Shifter has gotten very

Review submitted by:fredriv

Pros:sleek design, nice paint, great technology.

Cons:bad engine, disappointing quality.

I wasn't expecting so many issues from a Subaru

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Impreza

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Interior Pros + The Multimedia Display (Subaru Starlink) is pretty awesome, it lets me use Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Spotify, Pandora, Waze, Google Maps, etc. + The push button start is a pretty cool feature. + I love the way the storage box between the two front seats has 2

Review submitted by:Wise Wolf

Pros:Looks nice, AWD, Multimedia Console.

Cons:Slow Acceleration, Trunk Space, Parts Rusting 2yrs

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