Subaru Impreza III (2008–2012)

Model History

September 2007

New Impreza unveiled

Totally new 5-door Impreza launched autumn 2007 at Frankfurt Show in 1.5 and 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated versions with surprise addition of 2.5T WRX. Turbocharged STI from in spring 2008. All 'All Wheel Drive' non-turbo range featuring a new, roomier five-door body with new multi-link rear suspension in UK dealer showrooms from mid September 2007 starting at £12,495 for the 1.5R.

All Imprezas have all-wheel drive, alloy wheels, climate-control air-conditioning, radio/CD player, height and reach steering-wheel adjustment, foglamps, front and rear electric windows, driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags plus vehicle information display. 1.5R has 15" alloy wheels with 195/65 tyres.

2.0R has new 150PS 2.0 litre flat-four engine, 16" alloy wheels with 205/55 tyres, Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control, windscreen wiper de-icer, Xenon headlights and heated door mirrors.

2.0 RX addds front and rear spoilers, side skirts, chrome exhaust, rear bumper diffuser 17" alloys with 205/50 tyres, 'Smart Entry' with engine start button and sat-nav.

1.5R man 109mph 0-60mph 13.7 seconds, 37.7mpg com, 176g/km CO2 £12,495 OTR
1.5R aut 104mph, 0-60mph 14.8 seconds, 37.7mpg com, TBAg/km CO2 £13,495 OTR
2.0R man TBAmph, 0-60mph 9.2 seconds, 33.6mpg com, 199g/km CO2 £14,995 OTR
2.0R aut TBAmph, 0-60mph 11.3 seconds, 34.4mpg com, 194g/km CO2 £15,995 OTR
2.0RX man TBAmph, 0-60mph 9.2 seconds, 33.6mpg com, 199g/km CO2 £17,495 OTR
2.0RX aut TBAmph, 0-60mph 11.3 seconds, 34.4mpg com, 194g/km CO2 £18,495 OTR

Impreza Turbo Diesels originally supposed to arrive in UK early 2009. New six-speed manual gearbox and new closed-type diesel particulate filter. 150 PS at 3,600rpm and 258 lb ft at 1,800 rpm.

July 2009

Five year service/warranty package offered until 30-9-2009, but not on cars bought on scrappage scheme. If you buy used Impreza in 2010-2012, worth checking that it comes with this pagage.

* A five-year/100,000-mile warranty, with protection against repair costs for parts and labour (exclusions apply).
* A five-year/60,000-mile free servicing package, which, if new owners buy now, means they you won't have to pay later.
* Five years' home and roadside assistance, covering owners for motoring emergencies in both the UK and throughout Europe.

September 2009

Diesel version finally arrives in UK

47.9 mpg Combined and 155 g/km CO2. 127mph top speed and 0-62 mph in 9.0 seconds. Specification includes 17 inch alloys, HID headlamps with pop-up washers, electrically-folding door mirrors, front projector foglamps, 6CD player with MP3 facility, cruise control, windscreen wiper deicer, climate control and heated sports seats, front, side and curtain airbags. Two model Impreza diesel range – 2.0D RC and 2.0D RX – complements 1.5 and 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol models, the limited edition 2.5 WRX turbo, plus range-topping WRX STI Type UK and 330S.

What does a Subaru Impreza III (2008 – 2012) cost?

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