The poster car for all-weather capability on a budget, the Impreza is the only compact around with standard all-wheel drive. Add to that it's roomy interior and generous feature content, and you can see why the Impreza has been a staple of the Subaru brand for decades.
What's New for 2016
Infotainment systems have been updated with a suite of available cloud applications. Subaru's StarLink telematics system is now standard on Limited models.
Choosing Your Subaru Impreza
Available as a sedan or hatchback, the Impreza offers impressive rear seat room for this class and, in the case of the hatchback, a hearty 52.4 cubic feet of cargo space. The overall design is conservative, though not lacking in technology.
Along with all-wheel drive, every Impreza gets a 2-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission comes standard, but most buyers opt for the available continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). So equipped, the Impreza achieves 31 mpg in combined driving, quite an accomplishment for an AWD vehicle of any size.
The Impreza once again comes in base (2.0i), Premium, and Limited trims, plus Sport subtrims for the hatchback only:
We recommend skipping the base model and starting your build with the Premium, if only to get the rear stabilizer bar and optional 17-inch wheels, which yield substantially better handling.
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