The 2003 Subaru Impreza Sport Wagon joins the sedan to
fill out the lineup of Subaru's smallest car. With an extra
trim level and more interior room, the Impreza Sport Wagon
is justifiably differentiated from its sedan sibling. There
are many similarities between the two, however. Both handle
all manner of road conditions easily with standard all-wheel
drive, and both combine safety, comfort and convenience
features to form well-rounded subcompact cars.
The 2003 Subaru Impreza Sport Wagon is offered in three
trim levels: RS, Outback Sport and the rally-inspired WRX.
The Impreza sedan is addressed in a separate review.
Like the Impreza sedan, the four-door wagon seats five passengers.
With over three feet of front and rear headroom and over
42 inches of front legroom, the Impreza Sport Wagon is also
similar to the sedan in terms of passenger accommodation.
However, with its body style the wagon provides much more
cargo volume. When tallied, the result is a total of 61.6
cubic ft. of cargo space.
All 2003 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. The 2003 Subaru Impreza Sport Wagon
is geared more towards families and does not come with quite
as many features in its base model. However, uplevel trims
in both body styles are virtually identical, with WRX models
adding an in-dash 6-disc CD changer and map lights.
The entry-level TS trim comes with roof rails, while the
Outback Sport trim adds fog lights, a roof rack and alloy
wheels. The WRX trim has an aluminum-alloy hood featuring
a functional hood scoop, aerodynamic side ground effects
and a rear-gate spoiler.
There are two engines available with the Impreza wagon.
The first is offered with TS and Outback Sport 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,
sport suspension and limited-slip differential. On the other
hand, the Outback Sport shows its SUV flavor with raised
heavy-duty suspension. 4-speed automatic transmission and
5-speed manual are both offered.
Safety and Security
The Impreza Sport Wagon addresses safety with antilock 4-wheel
disc brakes and dual front airbags. The WRX also comes with
front side airbags.
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