Residual values for the non-WRX models should be reasonable, and more popular WRX models should hold their value better. Hefty emissions and comparatively high insurance group ratings mean running costs are steep, however.
Subaru Impreza quality & reliability
The plastics used in the Impreza’s cabin make the centre console look cheap and the door pockets feel flimsy. Overall, the interior should prove solid and durable, though. The same goes for the mechanicals, which rarely suffer from serious problems.
Subaru Impreza safety & security
Every Impreza comes with twin front and side airbags, but curtain airbags aren't available. Although stability control is not available, the standard all-wheel-drive system helps to keep you on the road in slippery conditions. On the security front you get deadlocks, shielded door locks and an alarm.