SUBARU EXPANDS THE IMPREZA LINEUP, ADDING FEATURES AND POWER ... AND ANOTHER MODEL.
Impreza 2.5i (4-Door/5-Door)
Impreza 2.5i Premium (4-Door/5-Door)
Impreza Outback Sport (5-Door)
Impreza 2.5GT (4-Door/5-Door)
Impreza WRX (4-Door/5-Door)
Impreza WRX Premium (4-Door/5-Door)
Impreza WRX STI (5-Door)
Big news for Impreza fans is that Subaru has added a new model for 2009 – the Impreza 2.5GT. Subaru also has upgraded the Impreza WRX. Plus, other changes and additions to 2009 Impreza features lists bring their own excitement.
Once again, Subaru has made significant revisions and expansions to its product line because it listens to its customers. Improved comfort/convenience features and the addition of another model are directly attributable to customer voices.
Although the Impreza was all new for 2008, Subaru found ways to enhance comfort and convenience as well as safety for 2009.
Inside, instrumentation and controls have been tweaked for improved legibility and easier use. All models have a red hazard switch, and the fuel-economy meter can be turned off.
Most significant of the instrument-panel revisions are meter needles in Impreza 2.5GT and WRX models that feature welcome and goodbye illumination. They light up when the doors are open and when the ignition is turned off.
Outside, a power moonroof is new – standard on 2.5i Premium, 2.5GT, and WRX Premium models.
All models except the Outback Sport have body-color door handles and mirrors. Outback Sport has chrome door handles.
Inner fender liners have been added to the rear wheel wells to help lower noise intrusion.
Several features become standard on all Impreza models for 2009. These include Vehicle Dynamics Control, Brake Assist, and rear disc brakes. On all models with manual transmissions, incline start assist is standard.
Engines range in power from 170 horses to 305. Instead of one intermediate level, though, there are two. The 2.5GT has the 224-horsepower, turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine found in the 2008 WRX, while the 2009 WRX has 265 horsepower.