The 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback are all-new and will feature the automaker’s new global platform. Subaru has also added more driver assist technology, new design language, and an updated flat-four engine.
The 2017 Subaru Impreza enters its fifth generation as a sedan or four-door hatchback, both with standard AWD. The Impreza gets power from an up to date 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and features a Sports trim level that’s now available on both body styles.
For 2017, Subaru has completely redesigned its Impreza sedan and hatchback. Now underpinned by the fresh global architecture, the Impreza is safer, with the structure’s rigidity up 70 percent thanks to the use of high-strength steel. There’s no hybrid or electric vehicle variant just yet, but the brand-new structure allows for the possibility of one in the future. Considering the Impreza-based XV Crosstrek crossover features a hybrid variant, expect a new Subaru-badged hybrid in the next few years.
The Impreza gets its power from a revised 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that now features direct injection. Not only is the engine even more powerful, it offers better fuel economy at 28/37 mpg city/highway in the non-Sport cut and 27/36 mpg for the Sport with the automatic transmission. The Impreza hatchback is usually slightly less efficient at 27/36 mpg for the non-Sport alternative and 27/35 mpg for the Sports grade with the automated. Manual-equipped Imprezas have however to be rated by the EPA. A five-speed manual is definitely standard on the base and Sports trims, and a CVT with paddle shifters (and a simulated seven-speed manual mode) can be optional. On the Premium and Limited trims, the CVT is certainly the only transmission
Beyond safety, there are other benefits of the new platform about the 2017 Impreza. With a longer wheelbase, the 2017 Impreza is normally longer and wider overall, with a cabin that’s more spacious than before. With the added rigidity, cabin noise should become reduced, while handling and ride quality might improve; we’re looking forward to driving one soon. Thanks to a revised suspension, body roll offers been decreased, and straight-line stability should end up being improved.
The outgoing Subaru Impreza earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation when equipped with available EyeSight active safety tech, and the 2017 Impreza adds to the package. Thanks a lot to the fresh global system, crash energy absorption improves by 40 percent. All 2017 Subaru Impreza models come regularly with front, side, and curtain airbags, with obtainable blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert.
The optional EyeSight system adds adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, sway warning, and lane keeps assist. New various safety features include steering responsive headlights and high beam aid. New drivers help features consist of a reverse automated brake (when reversing, the car may apply the brakes if an obstacle is detected) and guidelines for the standard back vision camera.
The new 2017 Subaru Impreza’s most important update is the new global architecture on which it’s based. Not really just does it improve security, it gives the Impreza sedan and hatchback versions somewhat larger dimensions that provide for even more interior space and better sound dampening. Although the 2.0-liter flat-four engine gets a slight power bump, it may not be enough to counteract the slow acceleration that previous models were subject to.
The new platform also has the option for hybrid and electric models, but Subaru hasn’t announced if the Impreza lineup will be featuring one of these alternative powertrains. Thanks to the brand-new proportions, the 2017 Impreza looks more aggressive and, with the new style vocabulary, it won’t fade into the background as much compared to the additional vehicles in the segment.