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Totally redesigned for 2017, the Subaru Impreza delivers even more value, convenience, performance and safety as the first Impreza ever built in the U.S. – at Lafayette, Indiana.

The 2017 Impreza is comes in sedan and 5-Door versions – built on their new Global Platform – that includes Subaru’s standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with torque vectoring.  Featuring upgraded design language, the new Impreza is longer and wider and a touch lower than the previous generation with its signature grille and hawk-eye headlights flowing to a more refined body structure. A new more rigid unitized body structure and revised 4-wheel independent with Stablix damper suspension system delivers a quieter ride with improved handling.

Impreza 2.0i Sport

We recently spent a week with the 2017 Impreza 2.0i Sport here in Texas.  Being much more familiar with – what many consider – the more rugged or sporty Subaru vehicles like Forester, Outback, Crosstrek and the BRZ, we expected a bit of a ‘ho-hum’ ride and drive experience during our week with the Impreza Sport.  After-all, it is just a sedan or so we thought.

We were so wrong.  We found Impreza to be a very good city and highway performer that is loaded with features and capability when, coupled with the legendary Subaru reliability, should put it on everyone’s compact sedan short list as a true exceptional value in every way.

The Impreza Sport is equipped with 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and quick-ratio electric power-assist rack and pinion steering. Exclusive to Sport styling features include LED Daytime Running Lights, Black Finish Grill with Active Grill Shutters, Body Color Rocker Panels and turn signal side mirrors and Rear Spoiler with Gloss Black Finish.

On the inside, Sport has a rich looking durable Black Cloth upholstery trimmed with Red Stitching that is repeated on all cabin surfaces and accented with simulated carbon-fiber trims and Aluminum Alloy Sport Pedals. Other features include Push-Button Start, Tire Pressure Monitoring with individual tire display, 2-Stage heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper deicer.

The Sport instrument panel is fitted with exclusive Sport Gauges and Multi-Function Display. The Subaru Starlink Multimedia system with 8-inch high-resolution color display anchors the comprehensive infotainment system that includes smartphone integration with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. Other features include AM/FM Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Travel LInk, CD Player, Rear Vision Camera and more.

 

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i AWD Sport – as tested