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2012 Subaru Impreza WRX At A Glance (Press Release)

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX At A Glance

  • Original Subaru performance model shares wide-body design with WRX STI performance flagship.
  • Available in 4-door sedan and 5-door body styles.

What’s New for 2012

  • Minor interior and exterior trim changes, including body-color rear garnish on 4-door and silver-colored inner headlight bezels.
  • VDC-off light graphic changed.
  • New touch-screen navigation system available for WRX Premium and Limited models includes:
    – AM/FM stereo with HD radio, single-disc CD player with MP3/WMA file capability- Navigation screen: 6.1-in. LCD
    – Voice activated controls
    – Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity
    – iPod® control capability
    – iTunes® tagging capability
    – USB port
    – SMS text messaging capability
    – XM® Satellite Radio and Navtraffic® (subscriptions required)
    – 3.5mm auxiliary input jack
    – 6 speakers
    – Roof mounted audio and satellite antenna

Key Facts

  • Turbocharged intercooled 2.5-liter Boxer engine: 265 hp and 244 lb.-ft. torque.
  • Equipped exclusively with 5-speed manual transmission.
  • Exclusive WRX suspension tuning
  • Functional hood scoop (supplies air to intercooler)
  • Rear trunk spoiler (available 4-door); STI rear gate spoiler (5-door).
  • Aluminum alloy pedal covers including driver’s footrest.
  • WRX-exclusive carbon black checkered upholstery with red stitching and embroidered WRX logo; WRX leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching.
  • Continuous AWD version of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive uses a viscous coupling locking center differential that splits power 50:50 front to rear and can transfer power to the wheels with the best grip.
  • Sophisticated double-wishbone rear suspension.
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC).
  • Standard Incline Start Assist can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.
  • Ring Shaped Frame Reinforced body structure provides outstanding occupant protection. Standard safety features include 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters, Subaru Advanced Frontal Airbag System, side curtain air bags, front seat side pelvis/torso air bags and rear seat headrests for all three seating positions.
  • Standard 4-channel / 4-sensor anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Basic Specifications
Body: 5-passenger, 4-door and 5-door
Wheelbase: 103.3 in.
Length: 4-door: 180.3 in.
5-door: 173.8 in.
4-door trunk: 11.3 cu. ft.
5-door max cargo: 44.4 cu. ft.
Base weight: 3,208 lbs.
Engine H4, 2.5-liter, DOHC, turbocharger and intercooler, AVCS variable valve timing
Horsepower: 265 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 244 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Wheels: 17 x 8-in. aluminum
Tires: 235/45 R17 summer performance
EPA mpg, city/hwy.: 19/25

Key Standard Features

  • 24-hour roadside assistance for new-car limited warranty period
  • 60/40 split fold down rear seat back
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching and switches for cruise control, audio system and Bluetooth.
  • AM/FM premium stereo with single-disc in-dash CD player and 6 speakers, MP3/WMA capability, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, iPod control capability, USB port, XM/SIRIUS Satellite Radio capability and 3.5mm auxiliary audio input jack
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Cruise control
  • Digital clock and outside temperature gauge
  • Electroluminescent instrument panel gauges
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Incline Start Assist
  • Performance-design front seats (height adjustable for driver)
  • Power windows (driver’s auto-up & down)
  • Power door locks
  • Power side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Tilt-and-telescope steering wheel
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

5-door adds:

  • Cargo area cover, light and tie-down hooks
  • Clear tail light lenses
  • Rear window wiper with washer
  • STI-type rear gate spoiler

Impreza WRX Premium adds:

  • All-Weather Package (dual-mode heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer)
  • Fog lights
  • Power tilt/slide glass moonroof

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