2012 Subaru Impreza trades style for fuel economy

The 2012 Subaru Impreza will be the most efficient AWD car in America, hitting 36 mpg on the highway when it debuts. To achieve this figure, they apparently had to make the car look as much like a bland version of the Mazda3 as possible. Or is it a Nissan Altima? Accord? We don't know, it now looks just like the rest of them.

Both four-door and five-door models will appear this month at the New York Auto Show, but so far all they've shown us is the profile of the sedan. Not a good sign. It's like when a girl on OKCupid only shows you her eyes, you know it means you don't want to see the rest.

The plain-jane Subaru will likely feature a small boxer four, as in the past, putting out somewhere around 150 horsepower. Details are scarce, both in the press release and in the design of the car.