2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium: Even More Room

Published: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | 7:13 PM

2017subaruimpreza475With a complete redesign, the 2017 Subaru Impreza is even roomier than before. The folks at Subaru moved the wheels farther apart to add to the already spacious interior. The body is now longer, wider and lower than previous models. The exterior was spruced up too and additional power was squeezed out of the four-cylinder engine.

You can get the Impreza as either a four-door sedan or hatchback. My model was a sedan. It comes in four trim levels: Base, Premium, Sport and Limited. This review will focus on the Premium trim.

MY17_Impreza_-interior_driver_viewThe Premium trim level comes equipped with a CVT standard, 16-inch alloy wheels, Subaru Starlink services, heated front seats, windshield and exterior mirrors, and automatic headlights. My model also had standard options of adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, land departure and sway warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot detection, lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert. It also had a power moonroof and steering responsive fog lights.

Expect to get 152 horses and 146 lb-ft of torque from the 4 cylinder direct injection engine. All-wheel drive is standard on all Impreza’s so it’s great for rough weather. Expect to get 24/city, 32/highway and 27/combined mpg.

The Impreza’s seats are plenty comfortable for drives short or long. Everybody will have plenty of room at their feet and above their heads, even six-footers. Cargo will be comfortable too with 12.4 cubic feet of available space.

A touchscreen interface makes the tech features easy to use. Radio knobs and climate control is easy to reach and read.

You’ll find the drive of the Impreza quiet and smooth. Steering is controlled and acceleration is quick enough for ease of highway merging. The all-wheel drive makes the Impreza a great car to drive in inclement weather.

Need a comfortable, good-looking car to get around in? Give the 2017 Subaru Impreza Premium a test drive.