Sunroof, Heated Leather Seats, Navigation, Heated Steering Wheel, Rearview Camera, 8-Speaker Premium Harman Kardon Audio System, 8” Infotainment System with High-Resolution Touch-Screen Display, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, EyeSight: Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Brake Assist, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Sway Warning, Lead Vehicle Start Alert, Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking, 18” Alloy Wheels, Rear Wing Spoiler, 152-hp 2.0-litre 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine (PZEV-rated), Paddle Shifters, Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time All-Wheel Drive, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 32,425 kms
If you want an all-wheel-drive car, but don’t want to break your car budget, then the 2017 Subaru Impreza is the only way to go. Even if all-wheel drive isn’t important, the sharp styling and cutting-edge technology may convince you.
What’s New for 2017 – Everything. The 2017 Subaru Impreza is so comprehensively redesigned that even the interior door handles are new.
The 2017 Subaru Impreza is as all-new as a car can be, but it’s still all-Subaru, with standard all-wheel drive, sporty handling and a funky-sounding flat-4 engine. But everything is better. The new chassis is stiffer, the suspension more refined and the steering sharper; and it’s fun to drive. It’s quieter, too, whether cruising down the highway or at full-throttle acceleration. The roomy interior offers rear seats even adults can like, the next-generation of EyeSight improves on Subaru’s camera-based driver assist and safety technology, and Subaru’s Starlink infotainment system now includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new Impreza is pretty much like the old Impreza but improved in almost every way imaginable. There are higher definition displays, more interior space, greater outward visibility, a better ride, and a quieter cabin.
The new Subie is a capable and friendly car that doesn’t try to intimidate you with technology or power. You get that “home” feeling when you first hop inside – all the controls are where you’d expect, the fonts are large and easy to find, and the ergonomics are spot on.
Subaru was never known for their interior design but I must say, I’m sold with this refresh. The new steering wheel is sleeker and looks formidable with cleanly integrated buttons and substantial dials and controls that not only look expensive but feel expensive. Subaru always had horrible sound systems (sonically abrasive without a pinch of bass), but the new Harmon Kardon system (standard with Sport-Tech) is miles better.
There’s no shortage of new equipment here: reverse automatic braking, high beam assist, rear/side vehicle detection, and lane keep assist. There’s even a chime that will come on if the car ahead of you has starting moving and you haven’t – a feature seemingly dedicated to those naughty texting drivers.
It’s obvious that technology is one of the Subaru’s main selling points, but there’s something that the automaker has always done right, and that’s with outward visibility. Every time I hop into a Subaru straight from another vehicle, I will look out the front windshield and go “wow.”
There is nearly a clear 180-degree view around you – the side mirrors are located on the body panels so that they don’t block your view out the A-pillar, and the glass is thin and wide, helping to keep you visually aware of what’s around. It makes you a confident driver.
We can wholeheartedly recommend it to shoppers who are looking for a car that is reliable, versatile, and affordable.