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.

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