The Subaru Impreza is a medium-sized family hatchback that offers a surprising amount of room without the bulk of larger vehicles. With wide fields of vision and a generous entry point into the trunk, its practicality is matched by in-vehicle comfort and driving performance on the road.
Subaru Impreza: Bring Adventure to your Driving
Do you want to feel like a rally driver when you’re motoring around the town? If so, take a look at the Subaru Impreza. Well known for its performance as a rally car, the Impreza also did an excellent job as a family hatchback.
A medium-sized vehicle that’s capable of seating five comfortably the Impreza comes in several trims including 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback. One of the most popular choices is the compact Touring hatchback with its well-liked sporty appearance. The Impreza may look ready for the race track but in reality, it’s an excellent choice for a busy family always on the go.
All-wheel drive comes as standard on all trims, giving it a much more rugged capability than is typically seen in cars in the same class. There’s also a generous range of equipment, making the ride comfortable for driver and passengers alike.
Under the hood, there’s the choice of two different gas engines, the 1.6 litre, and 2.0 litre. The first can sometimes feel slightly underpowered with a horsepower of 114 compared to the meatier 156 horsepower available on the bigger engine. Automatic transmission comes as standard with CVT fitted in the factory; there’s no option for a manual gearbox with this vehicle.
Generous Trim on all Vehicles
Subaru is currently battling a number of the more established car manufacturers for a share of the market and one of the ways it hopes to do this is by wooing its customer with an impressive array of features included as standard.
The interior includes dual-zone climate control, bottle and cup holders, integrated audio controls on the steering wheel, leather-trimmed upholstery, a retractable cargo cover, cruise control, and a trip computer.
On the exterior, there’s the choice of metallic or pearlized paint, power adjustable door mirrors, hexagonal chrome grille, a sunroof and an integrated roof rack.
Subaru Takes Safety Seriously
As one of the most well-known vehicles on the rally circuit, you would expect Subaru to take safety seriously and they don’t disappoint. Subaru regards themselves as one of the pioneers of safety equipment and it’s clear to see from their excellent scores from the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards that they’ve achieved their goal.
Some of the more innovative driver aids include assistance with lane keeping, autonomous emergency braking, and a lane departure warning system. This is coupled with blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alerts, a rearview camera, traction control and airbags. For security, there are a number of features including an anti-theft system, immobilizer, keyless entry and panic alarm plus a vehicle detection system.
If you want a medium sized family car that’s got a big attitude, choose the Subaru Impreza. Once you slide behind the steering wheel you’ll be able to see why it was chosen as the base for a rally car, with its comfortable driving position, excellent field of vision and sublime on the road performance.