Subaru Impreza hatchback (2014-2017) - Reliability & safety

Solid reliability and a five-year/100,000-mile warranty should ensure the Subaru Impreza is a dependable car to own

Carbuyer Rating

2.9 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

3.6 out of 5

The Subaru Impreza's saving grace has to be its bulletproof dependability. While the brand dropped five places in the 2014 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey to finish 16th overall, it managed a solid seventh for reliability, so if you want a car you can rely on, the Impreza is a good shout.

Subaru Impreza reliability

On the whole, Subaru owners are a satisfied bunch. While it dropped five places in the 2014 Driver Power survey to finish 16th overall, the manufacturer managed a credible seventh for reliability.

Confidence is backed up by a five-year/100,000-mile warranty, 12-years anti-corrosion cover and a three-year paintwork guarantee. A comprehensive three-year roadside recovery programme provides added reassurance.

Safety

The current Subaru Impreza is yet to be tested by Euro NCAP, but the previous generation car managed four stars when it was subjected to the stringent tests back in 2009. While the procedures have tightened in the last couple of years, the Subaru Forester is actually the 10th safest car ever tested, so we expect the Impreza has benefited from some of this expertise.

All models get tyre-pressure monitoring and seatbelt warning lights, plus front, side, curtain and knee airbags. Also included is a handy hill-start assist system, ISOFIX child seat mounts and anti-lock brakes.

Most Popular

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: prices, specs and release date
2021 Audi Q4 e-tron SUV - front 3/4 dynamic
Audi
15 Apr 2021

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: prices, specs and release date

Best new car deals 2021
Skoda Fabia
Deals
16 Apr 2021

Best new car deals 2021

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2020

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?
Tips and Advice
23 Mar 2020

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Best cars
10 Mar 2020

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Best cars
24 Dec 2020

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
1 Feb 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks