2009 Subaru Impreza Review

2009 Subaru Impreza photo
  1. Original MSRP$17,495 - $38,795
  2. Price Range$5,280 - $15,000
  3. Average Selling Price$8,831
  4. Fuel Economy (MPG)20/27 City/Hwy
  5. Body StylesSedan, Wagon

User Reviews for 2009 Subaru Impreza

3.8
4 Reviews
5 Star

50%

4 Star

0%

3 Star

25%

2 Star

25%

1 Star

0%

Interior

4.0

Exterior

4.0

Performance

2.0

Family

3.0

Cost

3.0

by Kai on May 16, 2019

Eh, not the first subaru experience I had wanted
"Style-wise, I love the look of the car. It's one of the main reason I purchased it. Unfortunately, it seems that Subaru made some poor mechanical design decisions for both the normally-aspirated and turbo versions of the EJ25 motor found between 2008-2013. The car had just under 100k miles when I bought it used in a private purchase and even though I did a thorough lookover of the car, I did not catch an issue with the motor called "rod knock" or a spun rod bearing. This is a common problem with Subaru's due to a poor design in oil distribution to the crankshaft and rods. If the motor isn't changed regularly, sludge build-up can block the oil channels and prevent the rod and crank bearings from getting adequate lubrication leading to bearing failure and a knocking sound from excessive play. I've owned the car a month and a half and have not been able to enjoy it because I need to replace the motor which isn't cheap. Subaru motors, especially the EJ25, go for premium prices even used with high miles. So if you are in the market for a Subaru, make sure to have a mechanic lookover the car fully and make sure the motor was properly serviced. If the car doesn't have service records, be extremely wary. I've been wrenching on VW's and Toyota's for over 30 years so while I'm no licensed mechanic, I know my way around cars and I still missed this. Major learning experience. "
Interior

4.0

Sporty and simple
Exterior

4.0

Nice two-tone pain and sporty appearance
Performance

2.0

If previous owners don't properly care for and maintain the car, it's going to have a lot of problems which seems to be common for Subaru's.
Family

3.0

I don't know if this is a good "family" car. Has adequate space for my needs but probably not a good match for a family larger than 4.
Cost

3.0

Gas mileage is supposed to be decent but Subaru parts aren't cheap. Aftermarket non-OEM parts should be avoided due to a lot of poor build quality.

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by TYLER on April 3, 2015

"I bought it to replace my older car, it's my daily driver gets relatively good gas mileage, between 26 and 28. I like that's it's all wheel drive, and it's a comfortable. When i looked at mine before I bought it, it had less then 50,000 miles. Look for any leakes, what you would have to fix and how it drives. "

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by MARYG on October 3, 2014

"Subaru long term quality and reliability. Body quality turned out to be better than hoped for, super quiet!"

by DOUG on September 11, 2014

"The car had mismatch tire sizes which is not good and an all-wheel-drive car. I also found evidence that the car had been bottomed out pretty hard on the front end. Lots of scratches and exhaust system dents. "

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CARFAX Info for 2009 Subaru Impreza

CARFAX offers millions of used cars for sale nationwide. Every listing includes the vehicle history. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
2009 Subaru Impreza Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2009 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.
Great Value
(17)
Good Value
(34)
Fair Value
(17)
No Badge
(44)
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports

60%

CARFAX 1-Owner

25%

Personal Use

100%

Service History

98%

2009 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 2009 Subaru Impreza is $5,280 - $15,000. The average selling price is $8,831. 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.

Original MSRP
$17,495 - $38,795
Price Range
This is the price range for the 2009 Subaru Impreza based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$5,280 - $15,000
Average Selling Price
$8,831
CARFAX Value
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2009 Subaru Impreza on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$4,090 - $15,390
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2009 Subaru Impreza Pricing By Trim
  1. TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
  2. 2.5i$4,994 - $9,459$6,779$4,090 - $9,900
  3. Outback Sport$6,695 - $9,987$8,401$6,440 - $9,990
  4. WRX$10,495 - $15,000$12,300$9,060 - $15,390
  5. WRX STI$15,499 - $20,995$18,884$14,090 - $28,110

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