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The Most Common Subaru Impreza Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Subaru Impreza. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the Impreza

The Subaru Impreza has become a household name thanks to its long success both on the road and in motorsport.

It was first launched in 1992 using the Legacy as a donor car but some of the length was taken away it.

As it was shorter than the Legacy it was classed as a compact car and competed against big names such as the VW Golf and the Toyota Corolla.

Subarus' winning combination of full-time four-wheel-drive and its boxer engine has helped many of its models stick out among the competition.

Alongside the performance improvements, this brings it also helps with safety as the lower center of gravity allows the driver to avoid accidents and reduce the risk of rolling.

As a downside, this setup can be slightly more costly to run and forces Impreza owners to decide between the fun drive and higher fuel bills.

You will find many of the Impreza models on sale second-hand in a performance trim such as the WRX.

This is because many buyers of the car are seeking a fun all-around model that they can drive to work but enjoy at the weekend.

In the year 2000, the Subaru Impreza entered its second generation and saw an update to its styling.

At this point, the car was also being used as a donor for the Forester, a compact crossover SUV based on this model.

With the move into its third generation in 2007, Subaru launched a lot of new performance trims including:

  • WRX STi - as well as many sub-trims under this one
  • Cosworth - tuned by the British engineering firm
  • Group R4 - intended for rallying

As the Impreza entered its fourth generation in 2011 the Japanese automaker started to wind in the performance versions of the car and instead focus in another direction.

They launched the Crosstrek, a subcompact crossover SUV that used the Impreza chassis - a model that would in a few years take over in the North American market from it.

2016 marked a big year for the car as it moved onto the Global Platform developed by Subaru and used under most of the company's lines.

It also entered into its fifth generation this year and was offered with a hybrid option for the first time too.