With bolder, more dynamic designs and an all-new powertrain, the 2012 Subaru Impreza lineup offers a 30 percent improvement in fuel economy over the outgoing versions, along with increased room, greater agility and a higher level of refinement.

New amenities, infotainment technology and higher-grade interior materials contribute to a more rewarding driving and ownership experience in the 2012 Impreza.

Powered by an all-new 148-hp 2.0-liter Boxer engine, the 2012 Impreza comes with a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or the second-generation Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission. The 2012 Impreza will offer the highest fuel economy of any all-wheel drive with projected EPA ratings of 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

Offered in base, Premium, Sport Premium, Limited and Sport Limited models, the 2012 Impreza conveys a bolder, more confident design that emphasizes its sporty roots and standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive performance.

In profile, the 2012 Impreza draws focus to its wheels with powerful arches. The combination of a longer wheelbase and redesigned door and roof trim and front seats yields gains in passenger and cargo room. Sedan trunk room and five-door cargo room are increased, and the five-door now provides a completely flat-load floor with the 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded.

Richer looking appointments and details abound, including soft-touch materials for the dashboard, door trim and center console armrest. Larger door pockets can hold plastic drink bottles and large maps. Numerous compartments located in and around the center console hold all manner of today's personal items.

Base model estimated mpg: 27/36 • Estimated starting price: $18,245