2017 Subaru Impreza hatchback

Pros: Standard (and affordable) all-wheel drive; wide array of available safety features; simple-to-use controls

Cons: Acceleration is a bit slow from a stop; no optional engine available

CG Says: The Subaru Impreza is redesigned for 2017, gaining slightly larger dimensions, a bit more power, fresh but familiar styling, and a host of new infotainment and safety features. As before, four-door hatchback and sedan body styles are offered, and all-wheel drive—an unusual feature in the compact-car class—is standard. The sole engine is a 152-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Available convenience features include keyless entry and starting, self-dimming headlights, and roof rails. Available safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, rear-cross-traffic alert, rear-obstacle detection with automatic braking, and adaptive fog lights that turn with the steering wheel. Subaru’s all-wheel-drive system has long been a key Impreza selling point, but the redesign for 2017 brings plenty of new strengths that make this compact contender a more compelling choice. The Impreza’s standout features include excellent visibility, a sensible control layout, and a full range of up-to-date safety and convenience features. Interior room, fuel economy and overall driving dynamics are also class competitive. The new Impreza is well worth a look—even if you don’t need all-wheel drive.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Subaru
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base sedan: $18,395
Base hatchback: $18,895
Premium sedan: $21,195
Premium hatchback: $21,695
Sport sedan: $21,995
Sport hatchback: $22,495
Limited sedan: $24,095
Limited hatchback: $24,595

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
152
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
27-30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35-38



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2017 Subaru Impreza sedan