Subaru Impreza has stood out from other car segments such as Honda, Chevrolet and Toyota over the years due to its standard all-wheel drive. Since the first generation of Impreza in 1993, the car has risen due to its prominence and competitive price that comes along with its flat-four engine. There are various reasons as to why the Impreza continues to dominate the market as we are going to see in this article.
Impreza has spacious cabin room and can comfortably fit five people which is not the case with most compact cars. When compared to other models such as Honda HR-V, Impreza’s 2017 model has enough legroom with the back seat having enough space as well as ample head and legroom to fit tall people. The driver’s area is also well-catered for in both the cases of manual as well as automatic transmissions.
Regarding performance, the 2016 model provides an excellent road grip, strong brakes as well as precise steering. Further, its estimated EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and highway 39mpg if perfect for high standards and all-wheel drive. The 2017 model has an excellent fuel economy although the car is an all-wheel drive. When compared to SUV competitor, the 2017 model is cheaper in fuel consumption where the Sedans with manual transmissions get close to 24mpg while in the city and 32 mpg on highways. It’s also quicker than the said models due to its 152-horsepower and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Further, the Impreza’s four-wheel drive ensures that you enjoy a smooth ride even when roads get slick.
Your safety is guaranteed while driving the Impreza due to its standards that have a rearview camera for all its trims. The hatchback model has earned its way to achieving a top rating in all crash tests. 2016 Subaru Impreza and the hatchback were awarded four stars and five out of five stars by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in frontal crash tests. Other features that add up to the security of the 2016 model include Eyesight driver help system which offers departure warnings as well as pre-collision braking. The system further provides an adaptive cruise control suitable for any driver including those learning how to drive.
Infotainment of the Impreza can be said to be up to the standards with the 2017 model having a large touch screen that goes ahead to include an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which edges their competitors, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX- 5 which lack either of the systems. The most interesting part of the Android Auto is that they allow you to use apps on your phone such as maps and you get to skip the rather expensive built-in navigation. The 2016 model has a 6.2-inch touch screen in its base trim and a premium trim that adds to its automatic transmission.
The reliability of this car especially the 2017 model is above average with its fantastic balance. Compared to other models and competitors, Subaru Crosstek and Honda HR-V has higher ratings. The hatchback model has the best cargo capacity and is almost the same compared to it SUV rivals of Honda HR-V and Subaru Cross-trek. The 2017 Impreza also offers great cargo capacity to carry large items. Further, by folding the rear seat, you can get extra space to load any items with ease.
Subaru BRZ, a product of Subaru and Toyota, offers a basic trim referred to as 2.0i Premium as well as a higher trim known as 2.0i Limited. The Premium has powerful features such as six-speed transmission, traction control as well as side curtain airbags. The Limited trim level has all the features of Premium and an optional automatic transmission.