Subaru Canada has axed the Impreza sedan
But the WRX continues on with that sedan body
Subaru Canada has announced pricing for the 2023 Impreza, but what has our attention is this: The sedan is no more for the new model year.
That’s right, after decades of Subaru selling its smallest vehicle with a hatch or a trunk, the trunk is no more. In Canada, at least. It looks to live on in the US.
That last fact does little to blunt our disappointment. Not for the loss of the sedan, but because Subaru has long used sedan sales as the reason why the high-performance Impreza, the WRX has been offered only in sedan form over the last few generations.
The 2023 Subaru Impreza will continue on basically unchanged aside from the sedan’s disappearance. It will get a 152 hp 2.0L boxer-four and three of its four trim levels will still offer a manual transmission in addition to a CVT.
This makes Subaru’s lineup somewhat redundant. The Impreza, which starts from $23,295, is just $1,700 less than a Crosstrek. The Crosstrek shares the same body and interior but adds a suspension lift, cladding, and an available 2.5L engine with more power. It also has a six-speed instead of five.
Also part of the 2023 Impreza lineup are Touring ($25,395), Sport ($27,695), and Sport-Tech ($32,895). Models with the manual lose out on Subaru’s EyeSight driver assistance sutie, but CVT models get it, including pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise, and lead vehicle start alert.
The 2023 Impreza hits dealers this fall.