The 2008 Subaru Impreza charms with its engaging driving dynamics, and it offers high-performance variants for those who place a premium on thrilling handling. Also, its roomy cabin makes the Impreza a versatile and practical choice.
Subaru’s Impreza is a compact car that’s sold as a sedan or as a wagon, and both body styles seat five passengers. Four trim levels are available: 2.5i, Outback Sport, the performance-oriented WRX and the high-performance WRX STI. All-wheel drive is standard on all models.
For the 2008 model year, the Impreza has been redesigned from top to bottom.
Each Impreza body style shows off a smooth, simple shape that’s distinguished by a strong character line over the door handles. With most trims, the exterior design is low-key and unassuming, but WRX and WRX STI models bring in exterior upgrades that give the car a more aggressive look.
Projector-beam halogen headlights, daytime running lights, power-adjustable side mirrors and 16-inch covered steel wheels are standard on base models. Options include fog lights and 17- or 18-inch wheels.
Subaru designers took an expressive approach within the Impreza’s cabin. One highlight is the car’s smooth molded dashboard, which flows gracefully into the center stack. Both body styles offer good legroom in the front and rear seats.
Sedans provide 11.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Wagons deliver 19 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 44.4 cubic feet with the back seats folded.
Standard interior features include power windows and door locks, a tilt-adjustable steering column, cloth upholstery and air conditioning. You can upgrade your Impreza with options such as heated front seats, automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The Impreza offers entertaining handling, especially if you select the performance-oriented WRX and WRX STI trim levels. Buyers can choose from three transmissions: a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual and a four-speed automatic. Power is sent to all four wheels.
A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is standard for the Impreza, and it provides 170 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Subaru WRX models get a turbocharged version of that power plant that’s good for 224 horsepower and 226 pound-feet of torque. With the WRX STI, output stands at 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Subaru’s WRX STI also brings in features like Brembo brakes and an upgraded suspension.
The Impreza earns EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 20/27 mpg city/highway.
Impreza cars are available with a respectable range of tech features. Base models come with keyless entry, a CD/MP3 player and a four-speaker stereo. Options include navigation, a CD changer, an upgraded 10-speaker stereo and Bluetooth connectivity.
"So far the car has performed well. We did have to replace the Napa oil filter that was just changed. This was causing oil to leak on the exhaust, and make the car smell. Other than that, it has been dependable."
"Most reliable and durable vehicle I've ever owned. 154,000 miles on it with nothing but regular maintenance. I drive it pretty hard through some very harsh conditions including mountains, minimum maintenance roads, super cold and salty winters, etc. Everything works and it drives like new still. Love my Subaru!" Read Less
CARFAX Info for 2008 Subaru Impreza
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2008 Subaru Impreza Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2008 Subaru Impreza for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
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2008 Subaru Impreza Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2008 Subaru Impreza is $4,995 - $15,000.
The average selling price is $8,632.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$16,995 - $38,795
This is the price range for the 2008 Subaru Impreza based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$4,995 - $15,000
Average Selling Price
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2008 Subaru Impreza on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
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