Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review




Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

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  • The Subaru Impreza was hardly the most fun-to-drive member of our long- term family, but the practical hatchback gave us little trouble over miles.

    Completely redesigned for , the Subaru Impreza is available as a compact sedan or hatchback. Known in the past for its roomy interior, Subaru has moved.

    Browse 33 Consumer Ratings and Reviews of the Subaru Impreza Hatchback on 150CARS.COM

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    Articles By Denis Duquet. The Subaru Impreza is the first model produced on the Subaru Global Architecture platform, which will be used for all future models. Yes, Premium should be the top level, but that's marketing for you. That's quite a feat on its own but it also pitches the Impreza straight into contention.

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    Subaru Impreza beautifully leaves the past behind | Car Reviews | Auto

    Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the new Subaru Impreza 2. It's no secret that I have, on occasion, been a little unkind to the Subaru Impreza. Okay, maybe not complete perfection, but a combination of rose-coloured glasses apart from the seats, that car had a terrible interior, and seemed to have been built by people wearing blindfolds and a succession of awesome show cars, followed by less than awesome Imprezas, engendered a long period of apathy in my soul.

    But then, late in , Subaru gave us our Christmas wish - a cool Impreza. New inside and out, the fresh small Subie suddenly looks like a contender rather than a slightly oddball alternative for people who like their cars weird looking. The range itself runs from the 2. The i-S is loaded up with inch alloys, a six speaker stereo, dual-zone climate control, a comprehensive safety package including EyeSight, reversing camera, keyless entry and start, active cruise control, electric driver's seat, heated front seats, partial leather interior, sat nav, active LED headlights, auto wipers and headlights, sports pedals and a sunroof.

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    While the new Impreza isn't going to go down as a design classic, it's certainly a big jump as far as presentation goes. There are no options available and you can choose any of the eight colours available without having to stump up a penny extra. The big screen is bright and clear and runs Subaru's latest version of Starlink.

    Past attempts were brave but ultimately ill-fated, with so-so software backed by ho-hum hardware. The ho-hum hardware is still there because you really need to stab the screen to get a response, but it looks a heck of a lot better and has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a few thoughtful features built-in.

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    Front seat passengers score two cupholders, a situation repeated for back seat passengers bringing the total to four. The front doors each have a bottle holder but the rear doors' receptacles are probably not suitable for anything over about ml.

    Space is good front and rear for four passengers and a fifth adult would probably not be too unhappy for short trips. The boot will contain litres with the seats in place that's up 41 litres from the old car. Special mention should be made of the four USB ports, two under the air-con controls and a further two in central console for charging only. The old one was okay from some angles but from others it was bizarre, gawky and awkward. The sheetmetal is now much closer to where it should have been in the first place, the new body a far more coherent design with a more effective masking of Subaru's traditional long front overhang.

    The paint is top-notch you can always tell when I've had to wash a car before taking photos and panel gaps are even and tight. Inside is better than any contemporary Subaru, Liberty included. The dash isn't just a slab of plastic, but has actually been designed, with a run of stitching and nice twist effect in front of the passenger. The various elements fit together well, including the secondary information display sitting up high under the windscreen that no longer looks aftermarket.

    Subaru impreza hatchback 2017 review

    The cabin is bigger in almost every direction, the car sits lower and just feels like a quality place to be. Initially I arced up when I couldn't see rear air vents for the passengers but they're under the driver and passenger seats. Subaru's horizontally-opposed 'flat' four soldiers on in the Impreza and thank goodness for that and here is presented in naturally aspirated 2.

    The continuously variable transmission CVT has made a return, too, but is much improved with the addition of a torque converter to make it feel more like a traditional automatic. As with previous iterations, there are seven 'gears' in manual mode. The company says the new car is 70 per cent stiffer than the old car and claims it's quieter and a better handler as a result.

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