What's Wrong with the Subaru Impreza?

Impreza owners have made 199 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (32%), followed by the transmission (8%) and the windows (7%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Impreza.

Comparing Impreza Generations

Watch out for the 3rd generation's (2008–2011) 8.54 PainRank™, which is the worst of 5 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
5th Gen Impreza 2017–2018
4 1.57
4th Gen Impreza 2012–2016
60 6.91
3rd Gen Impreza 2008–2011
61 8.54
2nd Gen Impreza 2001–2007
64 5.71
1st Gen Impreza 1993–2000
10 0.34

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    The Worst Impreza Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2016 (7), 2009 (6), 2014 (6), 2003 (5), 1995 (4), 2011 (4), 2002 (4), 2010 (4), 2017 (3), 1998 (2), 1997 (2), 1993 (1), 2004 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (1), 2018 (1), 1996 (0), 1994 (0), and 1999 (0).