Since the 2021 model will be the fifth year of the model cycle, there aren’t many changes. Subaru announced only two:
- Premium trim adds SI-DRIVE performance management system.
- EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is now standard on all models with the automatic transmission.
For 2021, the Premium trim adds the SI-DRIVE performance management system, allowing the driver to maximize engine performance, control, and efficiency. With two selectable drive modes, the character of the power unit changes, giving the driver the freedom to customize the performance characteristics to match driving conditions or their personal driving preference.
All Impreza models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT come standard with the award-winning Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, including Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure, and Sway Warning, as well as Lead Vehicle Start Alert. Models with the CVT also feature Rear Seat Reminder, designed to help prevent child and/or pet entrapment by alerting the driver to check the rear seat before exiting the vehicle.
The 2021 Impreza comes standard with legendary Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder direct-injected SUBARU BOXER® engine that makes 152-horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. Available on all trim levels is the Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), which on Premium and above features a 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters. The 2021 Impreza achieves up to 36 highway MPG and more than 450 miles on a full tank, making it one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles sold in the U.S.
Impreza Starts with A Solid Base
The Impreza Base with standard 5-speed manual transmission is priced at $18,795 for the sedan and $19,295 for 5-door. The Impreza Base with optional Lineartronic CVT, priced from $20,095 for the sedan and $20,595 for 5-door, includes standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, Rear Seat Reminder, high-grade combination meter with 4.2-inch color LCD, Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Automatic Individual Wheel ID Registration and, on the sedan, an electronic trunk lid release.
The base-trim Impreza’s extensive roster of standard features includes the SUBARU STARLINK™6.5-inch Multimedia system with touchscreen; Android™ Auto and Apple CarPlay™; power windows with auto up/auto down on both driver and passenger sides; 60/40-split fold-down rear seat; power door locks and side mirrors; multi-function display with fuel economy information; tilt and telescoping steering column; keyless entry; security system with engine immobilizer; carpeted floor mats and more. Automatic power door locks with collision detection unlock function is standard on all trim levels.
The popular Impreza Premium trim, priced at $22,195 for the sedan and $22,695 for 5-door includes all features from the Base model with Lineartronic CVT and adds 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters. The Premium also adds the STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus, STARLINK Safety and Security features, fog lights and the All-Weather Package with heated front seats, windshield and exterior mirrors. The 5-door models are equipped with roof rails as standard.
New for 2021, the Premium includes SI-DRIVE performance management system as standard equipment.
Premium’s options package adds a Power Moonroof, Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and 6-way power driver’s seat for an MSRP of $1,970.
The 2021 Impreza Sport, available in sedan and 5-door models, delivers a fun-to-drive performance feel thanks to exclusive suspension tuning, 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels and Active Torque Vectoring. The Sport 5-door is priced from $22,995 with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, which features a short-throw shifter. The Sport 5-door is also available with a Lineartronic CVT with 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters for a price of $24,095.
The Impreza Sport sedan is priced at $23,595 and has the Lineartronic CVT as standard. SI-DRIVE performance management system is included with CVT models.
In both model styles, the Sport trim features upgrades over the Premium, including the SUBARU STARLINK™8.0-inch Multimedia Plus system; Keyless Access with Push-Button Start; aluminum pedals; and leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift handle and CVT shift boot.
An option package includes Power Moonroof, Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Harmon Kardon® amplifier and speakers and 6-way power driver’s seat is available for an MSRP of $2,470.
The 2021 Limited trim delivers a touch of luxury and added tech in a fun-to-drive, fuel-efficient compact package. Priced from $25,895 for the sedan and $26,395 5-door, the Limited looks the part of a top-of-line model with LED headlights (low and high beam) and LED daytime running lights.
The Limited features a plush, leather-trimmed interior with double stitching on the door armrests and instrument panel, plus a 6-way power driver’s seat. Standard amenities include an automatic climate control system, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus system.
Like the Premium and Sport models, the Limited features the SI-Drive performance management system. The Limited augments its long roster of standard safety features with Reverse Automatic Braking and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert. Also standard, High Beam Assist and Steering Responsive Headlights enhance nighttime visibility.
An option package that includes STARLINK 8-inch Multimedia with Navigation powered by TomTom®, Harmon Kardon® premium audio, and Power Moonroof is available for an MPRP of $2,350.