2017 Subaru Impreza May Not Create As Much Buzz As Its Competitors But Better Pay Attention To The Quiet Ones!

Jan 20, 2017 12:00 AM EST | Paul Urban

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is impressive as it is. However, it doesn't seem to catch with its tough competitors such as Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic. These competitors are well-known and highly advertised but it is also advisable to pay close attention to the silent ones because when it attacks, it usually stings. The Impreza is one to keep a good fight if only given the right attention.

According to Car and Driver, the 5-Door new platform enjoys a 2.0-inch-lower center of gravity compared to its predecessor. The curb weight is from around 3,050 pounds in the base 2.0i manual transmission to 3,200 pounds on the big-wheeled sport.

The 2017 Subaru Impreza also has quicker steering ratio which was patterned after BRZ making the turn-in sharp and gratifying. It may not have the thrilling power but is still does deliver because of its stiff chassis and brake pedal for being firm.

The interior may not be as futuristic and modern as expected but it still enough to make the brand keep up with the times. It is equipped with three multi-color screens where latest apps can be run. The Harman/Kardan stereo doesn't disappoint as well.


The 2017 Subaru Impreza is a big hit with young professionals and those with a small family. According to research, the median age of buyers is 32-years old. However, the trend is also going where Millennials opt to buy but leaning towards the hatchback for a more modern look and feel.

As added by Consumer Reports, the redesigned Impreza introduces an entirely new platform which forms a structure that will underpin all upcoming Subarus. The 2017 Subaru Impreza also stays true to Subaru's vision on exceptionally safe vehicles. It has successfully passed the most recent and tedious crash test.

The EyeSight safety suite, including forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, is made available on all Impreza Trimline. Driver visibility, good-sized windows, noticeable thin roof pillars, and backup camera all adds up to the vehicle's safety features.

Though many car enthusiasts complain about the cabin quietness, the 2017 Subaru Impreza comes with sealed noise passages into the cabin and fitting thicker glass. This makes for a quieter ride but still can do better. Overall, the sedan is worth buying especially for those who want to be different and veer away from the common vehicles seen by everyone else.

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