The redesigned 2017 Subaru Impreza has improved in a number of important areas. Not only does the new Impreza provide more passenger room, but it also delivers improved fuel efficiency. It certainly deserves to be mentioned among the best compact cars on the market. Let’s take a look at the 2017 Subaru Impreza’s key attributes.
Like the previous-generation Impreza, the all-new model comes equipped with a four-cylinder engine. However, there is now just a bit more muscle under the hood. The engine develops a peppy 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. While some drivers will enjoy shifting gears with the five-speed manual transmission, the optional CVT will conserve extra fuel. You can look forward to getting up to 38 mpg. Subaru was also able to improve the Impreza’s driving dynamics. Featuring a performance-tuned suspension and 18-inch tires, the Sport trim offers especially sharp handling.
Standard All-Wheel Drive
In contrast to most of its rivals, the 2017 Subaru Impreza comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The system gives you the maximum traction in all weather conditions. It is the perfect match for the drivers who must commute during the winter. In fact, Kelly Blue Book considers the sedan’s AWD system to be one of its best features.
In the past, some families complained about the Impreza’s rather tight backseat. Fortunately, the new model provides substantially more space for everyone. According to Edmunds, even six-footers will now have ample legroom in the back. The hatchback model’s extra cargo space will appeal to some drivers. A tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel also helps you to obtain the ideal driving position. Furthermore, all of the interior controls are extremely easy to use. For the drivers who crave a bit more luxuriousness, they should step up to the leather-trimmed Impreza Limited.
For the first time, the Impreza provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This is a major benefit for a lot of smartphone users. While the standard Starlink infotainment system is simple to navigate, the higher trims levels feature a larger touch-screen display. An available sunroof sweetens the deal. Meanwhile, the Harman Kardon premium audio system is a must for diehard music fans.
You can compare the new Subaru Impreza to the safest cars in the world. It earned a five-star safety rating and was chosen as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. Aside from the car’s superior crash-test scores, it also rewards drivers with great outward visibility. Plenty of advanced driving aids are available. With the use of high-tech cameras, Subaru’s EyeSight safety system is able to predict and prevent collisions. No other car in the class offers reverse automatic braking. Steering-responsive headlights are available as well.
Subaru elevated the 2017 Impreza’s curb appeal. Whether you prefer the hatchback model or the sedan version, expect to turn some heads. Longtime Subaru fans will appreciate the new model’s sporty appearance. It is wider and sits lower to the ground. Flaunting a special set of 18-inch alloy wheels and a sleek spoiler, the Impreza Sport is the most aggressive-looking trim in the lineup. A total of eight paint colors are offered, including Lithium Red Pearl and Lapis Blue Metallic.