Subaru UK

Impreza 1.6i RC

Manual £17,495 | Lineartronic £18,995

Available Colours
Quartz Blue Pearl Quartz Blue Pearl Crystal White Pearl Crystal White Pearl Ice Silver Metallic Ice Silver Metallic
5 year warranty

All Impreza models are covered by a 5 year/ 100,000 mile (whichever is sooner) Limited Warranty. Terms and Conditions apply.

Subaru Impreza returns to the UK

You can sense it when you drive a Subaru. There’s a rewarding sense of possibility, security and eagerness built into each and every one. And you can feel it in the Subaru Impreza, starting with the one-of-a-kind combination of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the balance of the SUBARU BOXER engine for a heightened driving experience. What’s under the skin of the Impreza lets you savour its captivating design, fuel-sipping efficiency and thoughtful engineering while reminding you that the highest standards of safety are surrounding those you love most.

Discover the joy of knowing the Impreza watches out for your needs to keep up with your life. It’s filled with rewarding features and intelligent design to make sure you are travelling in style and comfort, even on the road less travelled. The Impreza delivers power in harmony with control, giving you an exhilarating connection to the road that you can count on every time you get behind the wheel.

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Impreza 1.6i RC Features

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Base kerb weight ( Manual / Lineartronic ) : 1325 kg / 1360 Kg



The Impreza gives you ease and efficient use of space

Everything about the Impreza’s design—even the compact engineering of its rear suspension—goes into making it a car you’ll love to live with. With a wide luggage area, it handles large cargo with little effort. What’s more, 60/40 split rear seats easily fold individually or together with just one, so you can easily take on longer items, too. Its design even makes getting in and out easy. The Impreza is flexible, without requiring you to be. The versatile 5-Door Impreza can take on five passengers and five carry-on suitcases at the same time. The nearly square rear gate opening eases loading, and the rear seats fold level with the load floor, whilst cargo hooks help you secure your belongings.



Bigger ideas for little spaces

Beyond roomy, the Impreza offers a place for life’s little things, too.
Pockets in each door include holders. The centre console includes cup holders, a tray, and a padded armrest that opens to reveal added storage and a 12-V power outlet.


The appeal of the Impreza only begins at its bold lines, modern design, and quality interior materials. With generous room for the driver and every passenger, and space for the most active lifestyles in the cargo area, the Impreza does more—and does it more comfortably—than you ever expected. And the Impreza does so without using up more than its share of space outside. So, it tackles urban or crowded environments just as confidently.

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning

  • Anti-dust/pollen filter

  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment

  • Steering wheel mounted cruise controls

  • Front map lights with overhead cascade lighting

  • Luggage space lamp

  • Front cup holders

  • Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors with lids 

  • Multi functional centre console with 12v power outlet 

  • Driver’s foot rest 

  • Retractable luggage cover 

  • Tie-down hooks in boot  

  • Seat back pocket 

  • Front electric windows 

  • Rear electric windows 

  • Leather wrapped steering wheel  

  • Leather wrapped manual gear knob

  • Door pockets with bottle holders 

  • 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat

  • Manual seat lifter (front passenger seat) 

  • Rear seat centre armrest with two cup holders 

  • Heated front seats 

  • 60:40 split-folding rear seats 

  • Black cloth upholstery


Taking full advantage of the Subaru Dynamic Chassis Control Concept (DC3), all the components of the Impreza are designed to work in harmony—bringing it closer than ever to the goal of perfect handling. It employs high-tensile steel in critical areas to achieve high strength with lightweight. A highly rigid body structure delivers an accurate, natural steering feel whilst allowing the engine and suspension to be effectively isolated from the cabin. The result is everything that makes driving a pleasure: confidence, comfort, sportiness, safety—all in


AWDSymmetry gives you balance. Balance gives you stability and control. That is why Subaru has been developing and perfecting the Symmetrical AWD system since 1972. Matched with the SUBARU BOXER engine for an almost perfectly symmetrical layout, it maximises the power delivery with exceptional traction and generates balance and stability for total control in almost any condition, giving you the confidence to delight in every mile.




Exceptional traction makes acceleration feel immediate and exhilarating. And the symmetry helps the Impreza deliver responsive handling because it’s more stable during cornering, for a unique feeling of control at all times.


In bad weather, or in the precious seconds it takes to react to a sudden situation, the symmetrical drivetrain of the Impreza—with almost total side-to-side balance— provides the stability, agility and traction to help you avoid danger when it steps into your path.


The more your tyres are engaged with the road, the more control you have. Power is routed to all four tyres all the time in order to maintain a strong connection to the road, maximising handling and control.


Whether it's been a rough-road journey or the daily commute, you can rest assured that your Impreza is constantly vigilant and adapting to ensure that both you and your occupants, with their belongings, are delivered as safely and securely to their destinations as possible.



Expertly balancing sporty handling with a comfortable ride, the Impreza’s suspension is fine-tuned for everyday satisfaction. In the front, rigid struts enhance precision, and give the steering an accurate and lively feel. 

A long stroke and wide tread provide an ideal balance of stable handling, good grip, flat cornering and a composed ride. And for more accurate tracking of the rear wheels, a support arm added.


A refined rear suspension will reignite your passion for driving. A double wishbone rear suspension handles rough roads and sharp corners with poise and precision. Whilst pillow ball bushings improve tyre contact for better traction and to reduce understeer for a more accurate feel whilst cornering. The suspension has also been stiffened for quicker response to driver input.


  • Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with on/off switch

  • Traction control system

  • Dual front Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags

  • Dual side Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags

  • Dual curtain Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags – front & rear

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

  • High level rear brake light

  • Side impact protection beams

  • Front seatbelt pretensioners

  • Seat belt warning lights for Driver and Passenger

  • Height adjustable front seat belts

  • Three x 3 point rear seat belts

  • Front and rear seat reminder system with audible “unbuckled” warning

  • ISOFIX child seat restraint mechanism x 2 in rear

  • Hill holder function

  • Rear child proof door locks

  • Electric windows lock

  • Windscreen wiper de-icer

  • Front and side window defrosters

  • Rear intermittent wiper

  • Heated rear window

  • Windscreen wiper-blade de-icer

  • Whiplash reducing front seats

  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)


  • Thatcham Category 1 perimeter alarm and immobiliser

  • Rolling code ECU engine immobiliser

  • Shielded deadlocks on all doors

  • Remote central locking

  • High security integrated audio

  • Locking wheel nuts

  • Window etch and parts identification



Standard on every Impreza, the Vehicle Dynamics Control System monitors and analyses if the vehicle is following the driver’s intended course via an array of sensors. If the vehicle approaches the limits of stability whilst cornering or avoiding an obstacle, the AWD torque distribution, engine output and brakes at each wheel are adjusted to assist in keeping the vehicle on course.


In a corner, or while making an evasive manoeuvre, Vehicle Dynamics Control compares the driver's intentions with the vehicle's actual movements, based on both steering and braking, as well as the lateral acceleration and yaw (rotational forces) inherent at the time. The system then adjusts engine output and braking of individual wheels, as needed, to assist in keeping the car close to its intended original course.



Many of the same features which make an Impreza fun to drive also help keep its occupants out of harm’s way. The stable, responsive handling of its Symmetrical AWD is enhanced by the low centre of gravity of its SUBARU BOXER engine. Its standard Vehicle Dynamics Control System, surefooted suspension, antilock brakes and quick steering help you maintain control.


To avoid danger, you have to see it coming, and every Subaru is designed to help the driver maintain maximum awareness of their surroundings. The cabin-forward design of the Impreza, and features like a wide side-view mirror, help improve your view of the road. What’s more, the available Rear-vision Camera will give you a clear view behind you for even greater awareness.


The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames strengthen the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars and floor. This design helps to divert and dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision. The frames for the Impreza feature high-tensile steel designs that are strong and rigid, yet light in weight.


Every Subaru goes above and beyond common practice when it comes to your safety. In the event of a head-on collision, your Impreza’s SUBARU BOXER engine and gearbox are designed to absorb the impact and brea away from the cabin for your protection.


With powerful disc brakes at every wheel, the Impreza reassuring braking response. The standard 4-channel Antilock Braking System (ABS) helps the driver retain steering control under hard braking. It’s teamed with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, which reapportions the front/rear braking pressure when the vehicle is loaded. And it also features two systems to ensure maximum braking during an emergency—Brake Assist and Brake Override.


Occupant protection is a high priority in every element of the Impreza— from major features like the seats, to small designs like the pedals. Its body structure is intelligently strengthened in critical areas to help minimise the impact energies that reach the cabin. Whilst an array of advanced interior safety features help protect occupants directly.


Height adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners hold passengers firmly in place. And the Impreza features whiplash-reducing front seats and energy absorbing head restraints that can help better protect front occupants from injury during a rear collision. Front SRS* airbags are standard on all models, also available with front-side, curtain, and knee SRS* airbags. And a tether and ISO-FIX anchors—facilitate installation of compatible child safety seats.

*4 SRS: Supplemental Restraint System. Must be used in conjunction with seatbelts.

Engine type: Horizontally-opposed, 4 cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC 16-valve, Boxer petrol engine

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual or Lineartronic (Continually Variable Transmission - CVT)

0 - 62 mph ( Manual / Lineartronic )

12.4 sec / 12.6 sec

Top Speed ( Manual / Lineartronic )

115 / 111 mph


( Manual / Lineartronic )

1600 cc / 1600 cc

Response and efficiency are in the DNA of the Impreza because it comes with a combination of two unique technologies that were made especially for one another - the latest Subaru Boxer engine combined with a choice of two transmissions. 

Third Generation Boxer Engine.

Few other cars drive with the fun and eagerness of Impreza, so you won’t be surprised by how uniquely it is accomplished. The horizontally-opposed configuration of the SUBARU BOXER engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and a more balanced distribution of weight. Further, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration.

To create the latest generation SUBARU BOXER engine, engineers painstakingly reviewed the effectiveness of every valve, port and piston, resulting in an engine that is lighter and uses fuel more efficiently. Not only does the engine achieve impressive efficiency, but it offers robust low-end torque response—meaning you’ll feel immediate, satisfying response every time the accelerator is pressed.

Lineartronic + Active Torque Split AWD.

The Impreza achieves inspiring levels of response and efficiency with our Lineartronic automatic transmission. By keeping the engine running in its optimal rev range and preserving the momentum that’s often lost during a gear shift, this unique transmission dramatically maximises fuel efficiency. And thanks to a compact and lightweight configuration designed specially to work with the SUBARU BOXER engine, it ensures quick response and engaging performance. It’s longitudinally paired with an active torque split AWD system that responds to traction conditions, the transmission and driver inputs by continuously controlling the torque distribution front to rear.

5-Speed Manual Transmission + Viscous Centre Differential AWD.

Geared for response and control, the 5-speed manual transmission allows you to define your own personal driving style. It features hill start assist to help you avoid rolling when starting on a hill. Also, it’s paired with an AWD system utilising a viscous limited-slip centre differential (LSD). Whenever the balance of traction changes, the LSD instantaneously redistributes the torque to the front and rear.



Because the engine block and its location enables a flatter profile and sits lower in the Impreza's chassis, the car’s overall stance is more stable, blessed with greater balance and is more resistant to body roll than many other designs. It is no error of judgement and Subaru owners know that the overriding appeal is significant.


Throughout the rev-range the Boxer engine delivers immediate, responsive power smoothly, in a refined manner and without effort. The pistons lie flat and work against each other to reduce vibrations, aspects that make the ride as smooth and comfortable as it is exciting and engaging for the driver. The long-term benefits are myriad but include reduced strain and stress on car, driver and passengers, factors that enhance overall safety.


The engine’s ‘flat’ configuration is inherently rigid and self-balancing, while generating less vibration than 'V-type' or 'in-line' piston engines, for greater durability and more dependable performance.


The Impreza takes your comfort and convenience to new heights with a cockpit layout that rewards your eyes and your fingers every time you drive. Design cues and premium interior materials inspire a relaxed state of mind, whilst quickly delivering important information and keeping vital control close at hand.


Stay fully aware for confident and efficient driving. Located conveniently in the instrument panel, it shows you time, temperature, self-check maintenance alerts, and safety information such as Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) monitoring. Also, it features an advanced environmental performance and efficiency display that keeps you apprised, and allows you to totally track your fuel efficiency—even allowing you to compare the efficiency of different trips.




Let your music come alive with the powerful 6-speaker 180-watt system. Speakers tuned for the Impreza’s acoustics result in sound that enraptures the senses. The 6-speaker audio features Bluetooth®* hands-free calling, and two additional speakers in the instrument panel for a fuller sound. You can expand your music choices with MP3 and WMA* playback, an iPod* controller and a USB input. You can even search your music and access other functions with voice commands.



Plug an iPod® or other mobile music device into the Impreza's auxiliary audio input jack and your digital music will play through the audio system. 



Satellite switches on the steering wheel place key audio controls conveniently at the driver’s fingertips. A Bluetooth®* hands-free system links automatically with your registered mobile phone.


*Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. America. Subject to mobile phone compatibility. *2 WMA is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. *3 Apple, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.

Impreza MPG
( Manual / Lineartronic )

Urban *: 34.4 / 37.2

Extra Urban *: 53.3 / 54.3

Combined *: 44.1 / 46.3

*MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results.

CO2 Emissions Combined g/km: 147 / 140

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Compare the Impreza range

Below are the differences between all vehicles in the Impreza range.

Key:✔ = Yes✖ = Noº = Optional

- Comfort & Convenience

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Power windows with pinch protection on driver's side.
Tyre repair kit
Automatic rain-sensing windscreen wipers
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
Retractable cargo area cover
Two 12-volt power outlets (in the instrument panel and centre console box)
Remote control key system
Cargo hooks
Luggage hooks
1 front cup holder (in the centre console)
Door pockets with bottle holders (on all side doors)
Interior fuel lid lock release
Heater ducts for rear passengers
Windscreen wiper de-icer
Heated door mirrors
Cruise control
Dual zone automatic air-conditioning system with anti-dust filter
Front & side defrosters
Electric rear window defogger with timer

+ Dimensions

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Overall length (mm) 4420 4420
Overall width (mm) 1740 1740
Overall height (mm) 1465 1465
Wheelbase (mm) 2645 2645
Track (front) (mm) 1510 1510
Track (rear) (mm) 1515 1515
Minimum road clearance (at kerb weight) (mm) 145 145
Cargo volume VDA V214 (Seats folded down) (l) 1270 1270
Seating capacity 5 5
Kerb weight (Kg) 1325 1360
Towing capacity (kg) 1500 1200

+ Economy & Environment

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CO2 Emissions (g/km) 147 140
Urban L/100Km* 8.2 7.6
Extra Urban L/100Km* 5.3 5.2
Combined L/100Km* 6.4 6.1
Urban mpg* 34.4 37.2
Extra Urban mpg* 53.3 54.3
Combined mpg* 44.1 46.3
Auto start-stop system with OFF switch

+ Engine

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Fuel tank capacity (lit) 55 55
Bore/Stroke 78.8x82 78.8x82
Type Horizontally-opposed, 4 cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC 16-valve, Boxer petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4 cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC 16-valve, Boxer petrol engine
Displacement 1600 cc 1600 cc
Compression ratio 10.5 10.5
Fuel system (rpm) Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system

+ Entertainment & Navigation

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Pioneer Satelite Navigation System º º
Voice recognition system (command speech and One shot)
Dual USB ports and auxiliary audio input jack
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Bluetooth® compatible hands-free system
Steering wheel mounted cruise controls
Rear view camera
USB and auxilary audio input jack (in the centre panel)
2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth® system: 1-CD and 6 speakers
High-Grade type Multi-Function Display

+ Exterior

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16-inch aluminium alloy wheels
Roof spoiler
Front fog lights
Rear fog lamp
UV protection glass: Windscreen, front and rear side windows
Intermittent rear window wiper
Power-folding door mirrors with built-in LED indicator
Carrier installation brackets
Automatic on/off headlights
Designed blade, variable intermittent windscreen wipers
Roof antenna

+ Interior

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Leather interior º º
Luggage space lamp
Centre tray
2 front cup holders (in the centre console)
Leather wrapped steering wheel
6-way manual adjustable driver's seat
Heated front seats
60/40 split folding rear seats
Centre console box
Leather wrapped gearshift knob
Map lamp
Vanity mirrors with lids (for driver & front passenger)
Seat back pocket

+ Mechanical

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AWD Type Centre differential gear coupled with viscous LSD Active Torque Split AWD System
Tyre & Wheel size 205/55R16, 16 x 6.5" J 205/55R16, 16 x 6.5" J
Transmission 5 Speed Manual Lineartronic (Continually Variable Transmission - CVT)
Dual Range Transmission
Gear Ratio (D Range) 3.581-0.570
Gear Ratio (1st) 3.454
Gear Ratio (2nd) 1.888
Gear Ratio (3rd) 1.296
Gear Ratio (4th) 0.972
Gear Ratio (5th) 0.738
Gear Ratio (Reverse) 3.333 3.667
Final drive axle ratio 4.444 3.900
Brakes Front Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes
Brakes Rear Solid disc brakes Solid disc brakes
Front Suspension (4-wheel independent) MacPherson strut type MacPherson strut type
Rear Suspension (4-wheel independent) Double wishbone type Double wishbone type
Steering Rack and pinion Rack and pinion
Minimum turning circle at tyre (radius m) 5.3 5.3

+ Performance

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Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 12.4 sec 12.6 sec
Maximum speed (mph) 115 111
Maximum power 114PS / 5600rpm 114PS / 5600rpm
Maximum torque 150Nm @ 4000rpm 150Nm @ 4000rpm

+ Prices

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Basic Retail £13,912.50 £15,175.00
VAT £2,782.50 £3,035.00
Total Retail £16,695.00 £18,210.00
Delivery And Plates £600.00 £600.00
12 Months RFL £145.00 £130.00
First Registration Fee £55.00 £55.00
Total OTR £17,495.00 £18,995.00
^ Special Paint Finishes (including 20% VAT) £500.00 £500.00

+ Safety & Security

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Tyre pressure monitoring system with OFF switch
Seat belt warning lights for Driver and Passenger
Thatcham Category 1 perimeter alarm and immobiliser
Whiplash reducing front seats
Rear seat headrests for 3 seating positions
Front side SRS airbags (for driver and front passenger)
Curtain SRS airbags (front and rear, both sides)
Knee SRS airbag
Seatbelt indicator (for driver and all passengers)
Height adjustable seatbelt anchors (for driver and front passenger)
Safety pedal system
Brake Override
Child-proof rear door locking (both sides)
Hill Start Assist
Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control
Steering column support beam
Front seatbelts pre-tensioners and load limiters
Rear 3-point seatbelts for 3 seating positions
4-sensor/4 channel ABS with electronic brake-force distribution
ISO-FIX adapted child seat anchore (with tether anchors)
Front SRS airbags
Side-door reinforcement beams (front and rear, both sides)
Brake assist system
Anti-theft security system with engine immobiliser
Daytime running lights
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Kerb weight (Kg) 1325 1360
Towing capacity (kg) 1500 1200
CO2 Emissions (g/km) 147 140
Urban L/100Km* 8.2 7.6
Extra Urban L/100Km* 5.3 5.2
Combined L/100Km* 6.4 6.1
Urban mpg* 34.4 37.2
Extra Urban mpg* 53.3 54.3
Combined mpg* 44.1 46.3
AWD Type Centre differential gear coupled with viscous LSD Active Torque Split AWD System
Transmission 5 Speed Manual Lineartronic (Continually Variable Transmission - CVT)
Gear Ratio (D Range) 3.581-0.570
Gear Ratio (Reverse) 3.333 3.667
Final drive axle ratio 4.444 3.900
Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 12.4 sec 12.6 sec
Maximum speed (mph) 115 111
Basic Retail 13912.50 15175.00
VAT 2782.50 3035.00
Total Retail 16695.00 18210.00
12 Months RFL 145.00 130.00
Total OTR 17495.00 18995.00

* MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results.

^ Crystal White Pearl special paint finish free of charge on Impreza models.