The 2017 Subaru Impreza is a completely redesigned five-passenger compact sedan available as a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. The Impreza is designed to deliver improved driver engagement, interior refinement, crash protection and ride comfort while featuring Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive as standard equipment. And this year, for the first time, the Impreza is entirely built in the United States.
The Subaru Impreza has a long list of awards and accolades, including a 2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award; a Built to Maintain Value award by ALG, citing best value retainment of any vehicle in its class; and a Japan Car of the Year award. Additionally, the Subaru Impreza is the best-selling all-wheel-drive car in its class and the longest-lasting too, with 97 percent of Impreza vehicles sold in the last 10 years still on the road today.
The 2017 Subaru Impreza (MSRP $18,395) is powered by an enhanced 2.0-liter four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine with direct fuel injection, upping power to 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. Sending power to all four wheels is a Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with seven-speed manual mode control and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. This transmission delivers improved driver engagement and outstanding efficiency of up to 38 mpg on the highway, making the 2017 Impreza one of the most fuel-efficient AWD vehicles on the road. A five-speed manual transmission is also available on some Impreza models.
The new Subaru Global Platform integrates the iconic Subaru Boxer engine design with Symmetrical AWD and the award-winning EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, serving as a foundation for the next generation of Subaru vehicles like the 2017 Impreza. The new Impreza improves body rigidity by a remarkable 70 percent over its predecessor for better driving stability, cornering prowess and ride comfort while eliminating unwanted noise, giving the 2017 Impreza refined driving qualities unmatched in the compact vehicle segment.
Part of what has made the Impreza a best-seller is its incredible overall value thanks to a long list of standard equipment that includes a 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ integration, rear vision camera, 60/40-split rear seat, tilt-and-telescope steering column, and multi-function display with real time fuel economy.
Buyers in search of a sport-focused machine should opt for the Impreza 2.0i Sport, which features exclusive suspension tuning, Active Torque Vectoring technology for greater cornering grip and special 18-inch alloy wheels. Sport models also feature standard LED Daytime Running Lights, body-color rocker panels and gloss black rear tailgate trim. Black cloth upholstery with red stitching accents on the seats, steering wheel, door trip and shifter comes standard. Sport models also feature the SUBARU STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia system with iPod® and Bluetooth® integration and an available harman/kardon® premium audio system.
Luxury-minded buyers will appreciate all the amenities in the Limited model, including leather upholstery with leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a six-way power driver's seat, automatic climate control, Keyless Access and Push-Button Start, special white gauge cluster illumination and the 8.0-inch STARLINK multimedia system.
Impreza models equipped with the EyeSight driver assist system include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure and Sway Warning as well as available driver assist innovations like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Steering Responsive Headlights.
The all-new, American-built 2017 Subaru Impreza is sure to continue the best-selling status of this value-packed all-wheel-drive sedan and hatchback. Contact us today and schedule a test drive of the all-new Impreza.
This article is presented by CitySide Subaru in Belmont, Massachusetts.