A spacious, family-friendly interior, great balance between ride and handling quality, and an all-time AWD make the 2017 Subaru Impreza a desirable choice in its category. Some other strengths include a secure handling, an all-time AWD, loads of upscale technologies, and a compliant ride quality. Its release date should be expected sometime during the second half of 2017.
For starters, it’s pretty much your only choice for a small sedan or hatchback if you want an all-wheel drive. The new model, just like the model before it, comes standard with it, and will give you that extra dose of traction in mundane road conditions.
Subaru is probably most well known as a company that makes all-wheel drive vehicles that appeal heavily to campers, off-road rally drivers, and skiers. But even if you’re the type who won’t venture anywhere that doesn’t have a shower, there are still many reasons why you should consider getting an Impreza.
The new 2017 Subaru Impreza has a conservative-looking interior, but a touchscreen interface is standard on every trim level. Its interior might turn off buyers looking for more flair. Others will find it clean and likely to withstand the test of time. Build quality and materials are decent for the segment, highlighted by tight-panel gaps and soft-touch materials.
The suspension system is sport-tuned and soaks bumps rather comfortably and allows for a secure and steady handling around turns. Also excellent crash test scores and plenty of standard features sum up the Impreza’s bonuses.
On a sour note though, the Impreza offers a poor audio system, the acceleration is lackluster, and the ride quality is compromised by the incessant engine noise. As such, it would be prudent to look at what the competition offers. One model that comes to mind in this fiercely fought-over battle field is the 2017 Mazda 3. Together with 2017 Ford Focus, they both offer sharp handling, a quick acceleration, and a nice interior.
Another is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf that offers an upscale and spacious cabin, and a perky turbocharged engine. And finally, you can check out the 2017 Honda Civic. At the end of the day, the new 2017 Subaru Impreza arguably remains an appealing option that will guarantee its users of a robust performance regardless of whether they are cruising on asphalt or on dirt.
2017 Subaru Impreza Engine Specs
Based on EPA ratings, the new 2017 Subaru Impreza provides a remarkable fuel efficiency for an all-wheel drive car. Under the hood, it comes with a horizontally-opposed “boxer” 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 145 lbs. ft. of torque and 148 hp.
A five-speed manual transmission system is offered for both the base 2.0i and 2.0i Premium trims, and which is responsible for taking the power generated to the four wheels. Competitive EPA numbers are offered for the class. The manual transmission returns 34/25/28 mpg on the highway/city/combined for both the sedan and non-Sport hatchbacks. The CVT is offered as an option.
On the other hand, the Sport hatchbacks drop the ratings to 33/24/28 mpg. Those with a CVT return 37/28/31 mpg. The top speeds’ figures for the various models are still under wraps for now but we expect them to be made public before the models’ release dates.
Offered Trims – Subaru Impreza
The 2017 Subaru Impreza Hatchback and Sedan are offered in 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Limited and 2.0i Sport Premium, 2.0i Sport Limited trim models respectively. Both the performance-themed WRX and WRX STI hatchback reviews are disjointedly covered.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Subaru Impreza Interior Review
The Impreza 2.0i model’s list of accessories and features includes a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, a 6.2” touchscreen interface, a rear spoiler, 15” steel wheels, smartphone app integration, a rear folding 60/40-split seat, air-conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, a CD player, a trip computer, adaptive cruise control, and HD and satellite radio.
Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line models offer a 7” touchscreen interface, automatic headlights, satellite and HD radio, foglights, lane-departure warning system, steering responsive foglights, keyless ignition and entry, voice controls, a rear center armrest, automatic climate control, and a leather upholstery.
Price & 2017 Subaru Impreza Release Date
According to various online sources, the Impreza Hatchback should be expected to cost a base MSRP starting from $18,795, and $18,295 for the Impreza Sedan. As for its release date, all rumors point to the latter half of 2017.
Wheelbase: 104.1 in
Length: 180.5 in
Width: 68.5 in
Passenger volume: 96.9 ft³
Cargo volume: 12 ft³
Curb weight: 2955 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 8,4 sec
MPG: 25/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Jasmine Green Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
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