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7.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$16,246
BASE MSRP
$16,995
On Quality
The 2008 Subaru Impreza wagon boasts more interior room, but some midgrade materials are noticeable. 
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SAFETY | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Good," frontal; "good," side; "good," rear
IIHS

Five stars, frontal; five and four stars, side
NHTSA

The 2008 Subaru WRX and STI, along with the Impreza models that they’re based on, have done exceptionally well in crash tests and promise to be among the safest small cars available.

“Still think you can’t have it all?” asks Cars.com. “Check out the Impreza’s crash tests, which at the time of publication are the best in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Small Car class, with top scores for frontal and side-impact collisions.”

“All-wheel drive is of course standard, as is an electronic stability system with traction control for added protection,” adds Cars.com. “Standard side-impact torso airbags for the front occupants, plus curtain airbags that cover the side windows completely, are standard and contribute to the model’s good scores."

Edmunds reports that U.S. drivers aren’t yet getting the “ultrasupportive Recaro seats available in Japan” for safety/bureaucratic reasons. “Word is that a version incorporating the U.S.-required passenger-detection sensor for airbag use hasn’t been certified, but Subaru may decide to do so in the future.”

Conclusion

The 2008 Subaru WRX STI is one of the few high-performance vehicles that’s also among the safest in its class.

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