The Subaru Impreza is getting about $1,000 more expensive for the 2023 model year. The increase includes every trim on both the sedan and the five-door hatchback variant. While we await further details on Subaru’s latest compact sedan, here’s what we’ve learned today.
Last year, pricing stayed the same so a bump we’re seeing here shouldn’t be that big of a surprise considering all of the supply chain and inflation issues the industry is dealing with. In keeping with last year’s Impreza offering, the 2023 model year continues to feature Subaru’s Symmetrical all-wheel-drive throughout the lineup regardless of body style or trim level.
Just the same, every Impreza will use a 2.0-liter direct-injected four-cylinder boxer engine that develops 152-hp (113 kW) and 145 lb-ft (196 Nm) of torque. We’d love to see Subaru improve those power figures but it seems that we’ll just have to wait and hope it happens for the 2024 model year. With the news that the STI isn’t coming back anytime soon, we won’t hold our breath for a punchier Impreza though.
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Four trim levels will be available on the sedan and the hatchback respectively. The base Impreza sedan is the cheapest of the bunch with an MSRP of $19,795 before destination and delivery. Including those, the price is actually $20,815. That’s $1,060 more than last year’s base price of $19,755 including destination and delivery.
Every trim across the lineup adds the same $1,060 on top of last year’s price aside from the base sedan with the CVT which is now $1,100 more than last year’s car. That means that the base hatchback starts at $21,315 including destination and delivery, and the most expensive Impreza is the Limited hatchback starting at $28,415.
Just like last year, the base sedan, base hatchback, and Sport hatchback are the only trims available with a manual transmission. Honestly, we’re a bit surprised that prices didn’t shoot up even further but we’re not looking a gift Impreza in the mouth. At the same time, it doesn’t seem as though Subaru has added any major improvements over last year’s model.