The Subaru Impreza is a compact vehicle that has been made since 1992 by the automobile manufacturer Subaru. Initially, introduced as a replacement for the Leone. The Impreza has been a significant rival of the Mitsubishi Lancer. Although finding these vehicles is not difficult, working on them ─ as with any car ─ one can find unforeseen complications crop up. To prevent these unforeseen complications makes sure you have a Subaru Impreza service manual to get the job done right.
Subaru has produced four-door sedan and five-door hatchback variants since 1992. Subaru has offered both FWD and AWD versions of the Impreza. The firm also offered a coupe variant from 1995 until 2001. The mainstream versions have received boxer flat-four engines ranging from 1.5 L - to - 2.5 L, with the Impreza WRX and WRX STI models outfitted with turbochargers. Since the third generation series, some markets adopted the abbreviated Subaru WRX name for the high-performance variants. In North America, the first three generations of Impreza were also available in the Outback Sport, which was the off-road package. For the fourth generation, this package was renamed the Crosstrek XV.
On 22 October 1992, the Impreza was released in Japan and was available in both FWD and AWD; as well as a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback wagon (Touring). The vehicle used a shortened version of the Legacy's floor pan. A two-door coupe was introduced in late 1995. Initial engine choices included 1.5 L, 1.6 L, 1.8 L, and 2.0 L naturally aspirated engines.
According to Subaru, their configuration of the inline engine paired with the transmission minimized body roll due to the lower center of gravity. The boxer engine design mitigates vibrations because the need for a counter-weighted rotating crankshaft (harmonic balancer) is eliminated due to the movement of each piston being countered by a piston in the opposing cylinder bank.
The Impreza is a surprisingly prevalent vehicle. Known for being a reliably good mid-range vehicle, it has proven to be popular among the populous. However, working on your Impreza blindly without a clear map of the internal workings of your vehicle is not advised. Hence, go grab yourself a Subaru Impreza repair manual today!