2017 Subaru Impreza, Tested in Depth: Slow but Steady ""

By | October 13, 2017


Those expecting the Impreza to play the role of a junior WRX will be disappointed. The Impreza is no rally-inspired hot rod. It rides and handles adroitly, but its flat-four engine’s limited grunt and unsatisfactory transmission choices—a clunky, poorly geared five-speed manual and a tactful but boring continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)—prevent the smallest Subaru from being particularly fun to drive. While it’s not among the quickest compact cars sold today, it is the only one offered with standard all-wheel drive. All new for 2017, the Impreza is available as either a sedan or a hatchback. Top safety ratings and a host of available active safety features make it a virtual automotive strongbox, while a redesigned infotainment system with clean graphics, logical menu structures, and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility bring the Impreza’s multimedia technology into the 21st century. READ MORE ››



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