5th Generation (2017—2019) Impreza Problems

This generations ranks 11th out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (40%), interior (20%), and the electrical (20%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Jerking/not Idling Properly 1 complaints at an average of 4,653 miles in the 2017 Subaru Impreza.
  2. Soy Based Wires Chewed by Rodents 1 complaints at an average of 4 miles in the 2018 Subaru Impreza.
  3. Valve Issue 1 complaints at an average of 4,900 miles in the 2017 Subaru Impreza.

What Impreza Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 2017 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 17 0.0
2018 2 0 56 1.65
2017 3 2 84 2.22

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