The new 2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S has been available for a little while now. If they are looking for a non turbo Subaru Impreza for sale, Perth residents should seriously consider the Impreza 2.0i-S. This car is cheaper than the full on Subaru WRX, but it has much of the same fun factor. We took the car out and put it through its paces on a wide variety of surfaces and here is what we thought of it.
Like all Subaru cars, the Impreza 2.0i-S is an all wheel drive model with some of the sure footed rallying heritage still in its DNA. Cornering feels solid, even on wet surfaces and gravel the Impreza feels like it is on rails. One small issue we found was that the tyres could be a little loud on rough terrain. An easy fix was to increase the tyre pressure to 34psi and the sound disappeared. The 2.0L engine was great, but a larger 2.5L unit would have been very welcome. Throughout reviewing this car, it was hard to reconcile the fact that this model is a non WRX alternative without a turbo. As the Impreza was such fun to drive it was easy to become greedy and forget that this model is much cheaper.