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2017 Subaru Impreza

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2017 2.0i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $18,395
2017 2.0i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $18,895
2017 2.0i Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $21,195
2017 2.0i Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $21,695
2017 2.0i Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $21,995
2017 2.0i Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $22,495
2017 2.0i Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $24,095
2017 2.0i Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $24,595

Overview

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is a compact sedan or five-door hatchback, the lowest-priced model from this niche Japanese brand. Like nearly all other Subaru models, the Impreza is equipped with standard all-wheel drive, giving this five-passenger model an important advantage in the very competitive small car market.

What's New for 2017

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is all-new.

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Choosing Your Subaru Impreza

The 2017 Impreza is available in four grades: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Sport, and 2.0i Limited. All four grades are available in both body styles. Subaru prices the 2017 Impreza sedan from $18,395 to $24,095. Add $500 for the hatchback model. List prices do not include an $820 destination fee.

All models are powered by a 2-liter four-cylinder engine with 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. Base models offer a five-speed manual transmission; a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is available. The Impreza is EPA-rated at 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

Standard equipment goes well beyond all-wheel drive to include power side mirrors, Subaru’s telematics system, a rearview camera, cloth seats, power windows, and a four-speaker audio system. Daytime running lights, brake assist, and a driver knee airbag are included. Except for the base model, each grade offers one or two packages. Standalone accessory items include a premium Rockford Fosgate audio system ($495), auto-dimming side mirrors with approach lighting ($232), and an auto-dimming rearview mirror ($342).

Subaru Impreza

2.0i

The base Impreza comes with 16-inch steel wheels, all-season tires, halogen headlights, and folding side mirrors. Hatchback models add a rear wiper and a roof spoiler. This model also has cruise control, four cup holders, and a center console with a lockable lid. Hatchback models add a pair of grocery bag hooks and four tie-down hooks.

Subaru Impreza

2.0i Premium

The Premium model brings in 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, and heated side mirrors. Inside, this model adds steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a cargo area cover on the hatchback, a six-speaker audio system, and a security system.

Available upgrades include a sunroof ($1,000) and adaptive fog lights ($1,395).

Subaru Impreza

2.0i Sport

The Impreza Sport comes with 18-inch wheels, a sport suspension, and active torque vectoring. It also features exclusive styling and upgraded cabin features such as an eight-inch infotainment interface, keyless ignition, aluminum pedals, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The lone available package ($2,150) bundles a Harman Kardon audio system with a sunroof, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Subaru Impreza

2.0i Limited

The top-of-the-line Limited grade comes with 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, LED adaptive headlights, and fog lights. This model also adds a power driver’s seat, leather seats, a folding rear seat armrest with dual cup holders, and automatic climate control.

Two packages are available. The first one ($2,495) combines a moonroof with several safety features, including high beam assist, blind spot detection, rear-cross traffic alert, and Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The second package ($3,895) includes everything found in the first package and adds the Harman Kardon audio system.

CarsDirect Tip

The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza is now built in America. You get best-in-class fuel economy for an all-wheel drive model and four grades to consider. To obtain the top driver assistance features, your only choice is the Limited. A fully optioned hatchback will cost you about $30,000.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Wearing a fresh redesign for 2017, the Subaru Impreza looks sleeker and crisper, headed by a lower front end. New active-safety systems are available for the compact four-door sedan and five-door hatchback. New chassis components promise greater agility and driving pleasure, as well as ride comfort.

Pricing and Equipment

Starting at $19,215 (destination charge included), the compact Impreza comes in four trim levels: base 2.0i, midlevel Premium, the new Sport grade, and a more luxurious Limited. Now incorporating direct injection, Subaru’s 2.0-liter flat (horizontally-opposed) four-cylinder engine makes 152 horsepower (up from 148). Sport and lower-end models are available with a six-speed manual gearbox, but most Imprezas will use a continuously variable transmission. Upper version includes paddle-shift function that selects from seven virtual ratios, mimicking operation of a regular automatic transmission.

All four trims are available in either a four-door sedan body or a more versatile five-door hatch.

Standard equipment on the Impreza Premium sedan ($22,015) includes:

  • Rearview camera
  • Power windows/locks/mirrors
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Heated front seats and mirrors
  • Automatic headlights
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Six-speaker audio
  • Steering-wheel audio controls
  • 16-inch alloy wheels

Navigation and a sunroof are optional, as is Subaru's Eyesight active safety suite.

Performance Pros

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  • Standard all-wheel drive. This has been a Subaru hallmark for years and it functions seamlessly, with nearly no driver awareness of transitions to maintain traction.
  • Sensible road manners. A lower center of gravity, plus greatly reduced body roll, improve the Impreza's handling. For even greater agility, the Sport model includes a tauter suspension, 18-inch wheels, and active torque vectoring that helps each wheel maintain road grip and tightens steering feel when cornering.
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy for the sedan is 28 miles per gallon city, 38 highway, 32 combined. Hatchback is estimated slightly lower, at 28/37/31 mpg. Those are solid figures for an all-wheel-drive compact.
  • Simulated gears come into play with the CVT under hard acceleration, even if the selector is not in manual mode.

Performance Cons

  • Shortage of power at higher speeds, though otherwise, Subaru’s CVT manages the power well.
  • When pushed hard, engine noise increases substantially, due largely to the CVT's behavior, in contrast to the usual quiet running.

Interior Pros

  • Seats four adults with ease, unlike some rivals, though a fifth isn’t likely to be pleased. Front seats are comfortable.
  • More expressive cabin design, unlike the indisputably plain dashboard and console in previous Imprezas. Simple knobs and switches control audio and climate.
  • Widened rear doors and hatch (on hatchback body) ease access to back seat. Overall, hatchback is a more functional design than the sedan.
  • Excellent outward visibility, helped by narrow pillars and elimination of the triangular blind spot at door fronts.

Interior Cons

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  • Relatively small sedan trunk.
  • Interior materials haven’t quite kept pace, ranking no higher than average.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

EyeSight safety system provides an excellent group of active-safety components. Features added this year include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic reverse braking. Redesign has improved crash-energy absorption by 40 percent, according to Subaru. IIHS gave the Impreza its Top Safety Pick+ award, with top scores in each crash test.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Though impressive and highly recommended, the EyeSight safety group still costs extra. With the possible exception of curtailed power at highway speeds, little unpleasantness can be found in an Impreza.

The Bottom Line

Rivaling such semi-sporty compacts as the Mazda3, Imprezas promise high value. All Imprezas sold in North America are now built in Indiana. This year’s reworking makes the Impreza more fashionable than its rather chunky predecessor. Still, design is straightforward in every respect, with form invariably following function.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L H-4 / 152 HP / 145 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: Lineartronic 7-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 32 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L H-4 / 152 HP / 145 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 32 / 28 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$50
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.1 "
Exterior Width
70.0 "
Exterior Height
57.3 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
37.2 "
Front Legroom
43.1 "
Rear Legroom
36.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,955 Lbs. / 3,015 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 4 Rockford Fosgate
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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