Combining a stylish design, flat-out fun features and spirited performance, the Subaru Impreza has a long and distinguished list of fans and admirers. Model year 2010 promises to continue the trend as the versatile Impreza looks to be more enjoyable and more affordable than ever before.
In both four-door sedan and dynamic five-door hatchback trims, the Subaru Impreza is designed to provide ample excitement, versatility and safety with a reasonable price tag. For 2010, the Impreza lineup is even more accessible, desirable and enjoyable than ever before.
Outside, the midsize 2010 Impreza is sleek and sporty, melding subtle, fluid lines with slick features to create an understated and appealing body style. In base sedan or available five-door hatchback trims, the newest Impreza is remarkably lean and aerodynamic, featuring a long nose, sweeping roofline and nicely tapered backend. Up front, the Impreza is spearheaded by a prominent Subaru grille with accompanying wraparound halogen headlamps and available foglamps. Available 10-spoke, 17-inch aluminum wheels form the Impreza’s base while Outback Sport trims add a dynamic roofrack.
The newest Impreza’s exciting performance derives from one of two brilliantly engineered powerplants. The base Impreza sports a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed BOXER® engine capable of making an impressive 170 hp through a five-speed manual or available four-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5GT models upgrade that to a 2.5-liter turbocharged and intercooled BOXER®, which generates a thrilling 224 hp through Subaru’s four-speed automatic with SPORTSHIFT® manual control option. With ample low-end acceleration and high-end passing power, the Impreza’s engine choices ensure an exciting drive with solid response.
To temper all that power, Subaru has integrated a number of crucial steering and safety systems into the newest Impreza. Traction control and Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamic Control system monitor the vehicle for everything from oversteer and understeer to wheel slip and traction loss, and compensate for any irregularities with brakeforce or engine power as needed. In turn, it becomes far easier to maintain control of the vehicle, even in tight corners. Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system takes this concept a step further, providing necessary engine power to each individual wheel to ensure sure-footed traction on tough terrain and when you need it most. Last but not least, Impreza’s available independent sport-tuned suspension system, as well as its four-wheel antilock disc brakes, ensures a smooth, precise ride that stops on a dime at your command.
Climb out from under the hood and sit comfortably beneath the sunroof in the Impreza’s nicely spacious cabin. The comfort of available heated seats and premium materials complements the cockpit’s modern and stylish design. Highlighted by sleek leather and aluminum trim, the dash controls and gauges ensure a profound contemporary appeal within Subaru’s latest.
The center stack with available automatic climate controls and a 10-speaker premium CD audio system (with satellite radio and iPod integration) sits at the center of a spacious and versatile interior space. Folding rear seats and an innovative five-door hatchback design open up nearly 45 cubic feet of cargo space, and a number of cleverly designed storage options throughout the cabin ensure valuable versatility not often found in the segment.
For safety, the newest Impreza will feature daytime running lights, a tire-pressure monitoring system and a brake assist feature in addition to its active steering and handling systems. Front seat head restraints, a collapsible steering column, intelligent safety belts and a standard array of airbags protect occupants in the event of a collision.
The 2010 Subaru Impreza will feature a starting MSRP of $17,495.