Reviewed: Subaru Impreza

Toby Hagon April 13, 2012

Our rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Although better prepared for battle, the new Impreza is somewhat uninspiring, writes Toby Hagon.

Mention Subaru Impreza and the hot-shot WRX is what many people relate with the brand. But the most affordable Subaru is also the company's entrant in the hot-selling - and fast-growing - small-car class.

Caught in the crossfire of a sales surge in which other big players have outsold the Subaru, the Impreza has been reloaded in the form of an all-new car that is better prepared for an increasingly heated battle.

Sticking to a familiar formula, Impreza generation four brings a new engine and fresh styling inside and out. As before, it's still available as a sedan and a hatch.