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.
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).
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
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
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.
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