Drivetrain Warranty: This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Already have a hole in driver seat because of metal inside the seat, dealer won't even acknowledge it. Among high-performance compact sedans and hatchbacks, nothing can touch it in a dead sprint. Its new four-cylinder engine returns excellent fuel economy for a car with all-wheel drive, but acceleration is a bit off the pace. Would not buy Subaru again,and now I find out it's burning oil because rings are starting to go. That said, they're still quite fun to drive, boasting powerful turbocharged engines and slick handling at a low price.
The shift got stuck in park and won't go into reverse or drive until I took a screwdriver and pushed it into the emergency release switch. Cargo space is also up for 2012, as the 2. Problems with the boxer engine, burns oil. Powertrains and Performance The 2012 Subaru Impreza 2. In terms of quality, the 2012 Subaru Impreza now has one of the nicest cabins in the small-car market.
Interior Design and Special Features In terms of interior design and quality, the all-new Impreza 2. Corrosion Warranty: This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal. Introduction Thanks to standard all-wheel drive and a strong safety record, the Subaru Impreza has become a popular alternative to more well-known small sedans and hatchbacks in the compact class. The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including: Basic Warranty: Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Gone is the familiar 2.
Roadside Assistance: The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car. Side Impact Crash Test - Rear: Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger. The car is noisy inside when traveling a highway, made rather cheaply as I have already lost one of the fog light covers, it just fell off, too low to the ground as you feel each bump and very hard to drive through snow as the car bottoms out on the snow. Update be careful between oil changes , although they recommend 7,000 miles it does burn oil. .
The focus has shifted to fuel economy, and the new 2. While exterior dimensions remain unchanged from the outgoing version, the effect creates a larger, roomier cabin with the added benefit of improved outward visibility. Transmission is weird, brakes when coasting down hill. What I do like is that the seats are easy on the back, corners well, and good speakers. Bringing the car back in once again next week for warning lights and now the shift.
In its place is a smaller 2. Driving Impressions The 2012 Subaru Impreza 2. The Outback Sport has been discontinued. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury. The All-Weather package adds heated mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer and heated front seats. Very loud when driving, turn up the tunes.
Rollover Resistance: Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. In sedan form, the Impreza is offered in three trims What do the Safety Ratings mean? One owner, regular maintenance, mostly freeway driving. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover. Safety Every 2012 Subaru Impreza comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. It went from zero to 60 in 4. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.
What's New for 2012 The regular 2012 Subaru Impreza has been completely redesigned. The cabins are filled with hard plastics, and the fit and finish isn't of the highest quality. This means new exterior sheet metal, with a more steeply raked windshield and longer wheelbase. The dash and door sills have soft-touch trim, panel gaps are tighter and the design is more elegant. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury. Outside of car easy to dent, thin metal. A navigation system is optional on both the Premium and Limited, but is of an older design than the one found on the 2.
In Edmunds brake testing, an Impreza 2. There are more changes under the hood. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. More importantly, the interior is more spacious and the design, construction and materials have been improved. It's less powerful than the 2. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza is available as a sedan or hatchback.
I do get a lot of compliments on the sleek design but just because it looks good doesn't mean it's as good as it looks. With the fully redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza, the model maintains its strengths while becoming more appealing to a wider range of car shoppers. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be. Highlights include a more fuel-efficient engine, updated styling and a roomier and higher-quality interior. For folks living in the snowbelt, the extra traction and peace of mind that all-wheel drive provides will likely be worth pokier acceleration.