The 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door is a hatchback version of Subaru’s popular Impreza model. That means it shares almost all of its sedan sibling’s features.
DNA of an Impreza
Under the hood, the Impreza 5-door sports the same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that the rest of the Impreza line possesses in the classic SUBARU BOXER® format. This engine can come coupled with a five-speed manual transmission (standard in the base model) or a Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission.
The 2017 Impreza 5-door also comes with the SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia system, which gives drivers access to apps such as news, navigation, weather and music, all using a connection to your smartphone. The system is controlled either by a touchscreen or through voice commands.
Versatility of a hatchback
A hatchback body style gives the 2017 Impreza 5-door one distinct advantage over its sedan counterpart: more versatile interior space.
For example, sheer statistics show a much larger cargo space is in the 5-door. In the sedan, the 2017 Impreza sports 12.3 cubic feet of trunk space, but in the 5-door, that space increases to 20.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, with the option to fold them down and expand total cargo volume all the way up to 55.3 cubic feet.
As an added bonus, the passenger volume in the 5-door is slightly larger than in the sedan at 100.9 cubic feet (compared to the sedan’s 99.8 cubic feet). After all, the roof doesn’t need to taper down to meet the trunk.
Dependability of a Subaru
The Impreza 5-door is, ultimately, a Subaru, which means it is made to be dependable no matter the adventure you embark on next. The Impreza is especially impressive, as Subaru reports that 97 percent of Impreza models sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today.
The Impreza achieves this through features such as Subaru’s trademark symmetrical all-wheel drive, which provides increased traction in inclement weather Today, the Impreza comes with the addition of EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which uses sensors to monitor traffic, apply the brakes in emergencies and even alert the driver that the vehicle is starting to drift out of the lane, keeping them safer than ever before.
This article is presented by Autoteam Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware.