Contact Us Privacy Policy Site Map Home

      Car Reviews
      Truck Reviews
      SUV Reviews
      Hybrid Reviews
      Reviews by Make


      News Archive
      How to buy a car

      2003 Car Reviews
      2003 Truck Reviews
      2003 SUV Reviews
      2003 Reviews by Make

2003 Subaru Impreza

2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sedan
Save by getting a new car price quote online
Save time searching for your used car online
 2003 Subaru Impreza Links

2003 Subaru Impreza Wagon - Review
2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS - Specs
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX - Specs
2003 Subaru Impreza - Photos
2003 Subaru Reviews

2003 Subaru Impreza - Price Quote

Visit Subaru for more information on the Subaru Impreza.

The Impreza is Subaru's smallest car, though it has a demeanor that is larger than it looks. The 2003 Subaru Impreza handles like a dream, thanks in part because of Subaru's all-wheel drive system and in part because of the specific features manufacturers appointed to match the vehicle's size. Even with only detail updates for 2003, the new Impreza is still a highly capable and extremely versatile model that can handle any type of weather condition.

Available Models
The 2003 Subaru Impreza sedan is offered in two trim levels: RS and the rally-inspired WRX. The Impreza is also offered in a wagon body style (separate review).

Interior Features
Though it is the smallest vehicle offered by Subaru, the four-door 2003 Subaru Impreza still seats five comfortably. With over three feet of front and rear headroom and over 42 inches of front legroom, the Impreza sedan can confidently accommodate large passengers.

All 2003 Subaru Imprezas have a carefully laid-out interior with convenience and relaxation in mind. Air conditioning, power steering, cruise control, cloth upholstery, power mirrors, windows and door locks and an AM/FM/CD player are standard on both the body types. However, the sedan offers a bit more in the way of features, with the base RS trim adding remote keyless entry and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. WRX models have an in-dash 6-disc CD changer and map lights. If that's not enough, the long options list should satisfy.

Exterior Features
Both the RS and the WRX have 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The WRX displays its adventurous side with an aluminum-alloy hood featuring a functional hood scoop and aerodynamic side ground effects.

As always, the all-wheel drive system that has been a staple of Subaru vehicles comes standard with the 2003 Subaru Impreza sedan. In place, it gives the 2003 Subary Impreza sedan exceptional control and handling. There are two engines available with the Impreza sedan. The first is offered with RS models. It is a 165-horsepower, horizontally opposed 2.5-liter engine. The WRX is based on Subaru's World Rally competition cars and has a 227-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and sport suspension. 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual are both offered.

Safety and Security
Subaru models lead the way in terms of safety features. In addition to its all-wheel drive system, the Impreza sedan also comes with antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and dual front airbags. The WRX also comes with front side airbags.

2003 Subaru Impreza Highlights

60/40 split fold down rear seatback (wagons)
80-Watt AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player and four speakers
0-Watt AM/FM stereo with logic-control cassette player and in-dash six-disc CD changer and six speakers (WRX models)
Air conditioning
Cruise control
Embroidered floor mats (optional on 2.5 TS)
Fold-down rear center armrest with trunk pass-through (sedans)
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
Power door locks
Power windows with driver’s auto-down
Remote keyless entry system (except 2.5 TS)
Tilt-adjustable steering column

Get a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Subaru Impreza.

Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.5L 4-cylinder
2.0L Turbo 4-cyl.
165 @ 5600
227 @ 6000
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
2.5L auto: 21/28
2.5L man.: 21/27
2.0L auto: 19/26
2.0L man.: 20/27

 Competing Model Reviews
Acura RSX
Dodge Neon
Ford Focus
Honda Civic
Mazda Protege
Nissan Sentra
Toyota Corolla
Volkswagen GTI
 Other 2003 Subaru Car Reviews
2003 Subaru Baja
2003 Subaru Forester
2003 Subaru Impreza Sport Wagon
2003 Subaru Legacy
2003 Subaru Legacy Wagon
2003 Subaru Outback