Benefiting from a full redesign in 2017, the Impreza is an attractive car regardless of body style. The lines and proportions are simple and effective: not overdone, not undercooked. It won't bowl people over who catch a glimpse of it, but the conservative sheetmetal is fitting for a car whose first job is to serve as a transportation appliance. We have no doubt that time will be kind to this design.
Inside, that same ethos continues, where drivers will find functional simplicity embedded within an unmemorable but tasteful dash. There's a slew of standard features on even the lowliest Impreza, such as a 6.5-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and cruise control. Sport and top-tier Limited models get an upgraded 8.0-inch touchscreen, and the Limited also includes luxuries like a power driver's seat, chrome mirrors and automatic climate control. Notable options on the Sport and Limited include EyeSight, navigation, moonroof, and an eight-speaker Harman-Kardon sound system.
In all Imprezas, the infotainment unit is featured prominently in the center stack, and on the top of the dashboard sits an additional multi-function display that offers a variety of data readouts . While it doesn't look out of place in it's position above the main screen, one wonders why Subaru could not have simply integrated those functions into the infotainment unit itself.
Passengers in the back will appreciate the 36.5 inches of leg room and 37.2 inches of headroom (and that's with the available moonroof). The hatchback also offers nearly 21 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats still upright, a significant improvement over the measly 12.3 cubic feet of trunk space in the sedan.