2009 Subaru Impreza Wagon


$6,478 - $9,714

2009 Subaru Impreza Wagon Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2009 Subaru Impreza Wagon was new.


This model has never been fully tested for interior. As a result, it doesn't have an overall score and cannot be ranked against other wagons.

Most reviewers discuss the cargo- and passenger-hauling merits of the Impreza wagon in relation to the Impreza sedan.  Most reviewers say the wagon is roomier and more practical, with a pleasing design.

  • The Impreza wagon is "roomier [than the Impreza sedan], with additional headroom given to both front and rear passengers." --Edmunds
  • The Impreza wagon's interior is "well designed" as well as "very well finished." -- New Car Test Drive
  • "Substantially more comfortable than its predecessors."-- The Washington Post


The Impreza Wagon offers slightly more space for five passengers than its sedan counterpart. Still, reviewewrs say the back seat can be a tight fit.

  • "The passenger compartment is reasonably spacious for a small car." --BusinessWeek
  • "Six-footers have OK head room, but rearward seat travel" is "limited for the long-legged." Consumer Guide
  • "The Wagon's backseats are comfy enough, provided you've got rubber femurs." -- The Truth About Cars

Interior Features

Reviewers like the Impreza Wagon's interior layout, but are divided on the quality of its materials. Most reviewers agree, however, that the Impreza wagon comes well-stocked with standard features.

  • "The Impreza's dash design is fresh and modern, with pleasingly soft surfaces on both the dash face and door panels. The instrument gauges are easy to read and attractively packaged, showing the same attention to detail as found in much more expensive vehicles." Kelley Blue Book
  • "Quite a bit comes standard on the base-model Impreza: power door locks, windows, and outside mirrors, as well as a leather-wrapped shift knob, air-conditioning with air filtration, 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and cruise control." BusinessWeek


The Impreza Wagon's design makes it a versatile cargo hauler. With all the seats up, it has a cargo capacity of 27.9 cubic feet. With both of the 60/40-split rear seats down, it has a capacity of 61.6 cubic feet. It also has a grocery-bag hook, a cargo cover, and cargo retainers.

  • The Impreza "swallows most anything a car like this is expected to carry," --Consumer Guide
  • "61.6 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the front seats. How much is that? Almost as much as a full-size Cadillac Escalade SUV with its third seat removed (64 cubic feet), and not too much less than the maximum in a smaller SUV like the Chevy Equinox (68 cubic feet)." --New Car Test Drive
  • "The additional 12-volt outlet in the rear cargo area comes in handy when camping or tailgating." -- Kelley Blue Book


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