What Factors to Consider in Buying a Subaru Impreza?

What Factors to Consider in Buying a Subaru Impreza?
March 31, 2020 City Subaru
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If you are thinking about purchasing a Subaru Impreza, then this blog will act as a perfect guide for you to make a decision!

The Subaru Impreza has been available to drivers worldwide since 1992, in both sedan and hatchback styles. The Impreza has both front and all-wheel drive models. The new 2020 Subaru Impreza has been made available in four trims: standard, sport, premium and limited.

The Impreza has gained some notoriety over the years, thanks to the turbo-charged WRX versions with all-wheel drive that have been on the market since 1994.

The Japanese car manufacturer have made five-speed manual transmissions a standard component of the car, with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) also available.

The Impreza is known as a compact car. It has a comfortable cabin with at least 12.3 cubic feet of space, and it is well-equipped with features and controls that are easy-to-use. The Impreza, like all Subaru’s, comes with a standard all-wheel drive, and this helps the model of car maintain good grip on the roads in a variety of surfaces. 

Is it worth buying a Subaru Impreza?

The Subaru Impreza is an affordable vehicle that boast a low base price. It is a car that is well-balanced when it comes to rides, and it has very responsive steering. The Impreza has handy technological and safety features, and is brilliantly economic where it comes to fuel consumption, making the model an absolutely great bargain! 

The Impreza is the only compact car which has been fitted with an all-wheel drive. By routing power to all four of the Subaru Impreza’s wheels, the all-wheel drive function offers a far more superior road grip on slick and dry surfaces. It is also far safer to drive on wet roads than a lot of its’ nearest competitors.

Newer models of the Subaru Impreza contain the EyeSight safety system as a standard safety feature. The EyeSight suite is an advanced driver assistance feature that includes forward collision warning, forward emergency braking, assistance in lane keeping, a lane departure warning and an adaptive cruise control system.

The Impreza will comfortably seat five people, in a car with exquisite leather upholstery. This model offers comfort in long-haul journeys, with roomy seats that have good visibility. For a family with small children, the Impreza has two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the model’s rear outboard seats. The rear middle seat has an upper tether with the ability to borrow a lower anchor from each side. For a more convenient use, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this LATCH system its top rating of Good+. All of the anchors are easy to find and access.

Newer models are also great value, with appealing features for drivers who want to integrate their smartphone devices with their car on a day-to-day basis. The Subaru Impreza features an intuitive infotainment system, called StarLink, which is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a USB port, a four-speaker stereo system, Bluetooth and an Aha smartphone app integration.

Is Subaru Impreza more reliable than any other SUV?

Unlike most SUV’s (sports utility vehicles), the Subaru Impreza comes with a standard all-wheel drive which makes it a far more reliable model than a lot of its’ rivals in the area of safety.

Also in the area of safety, the Subaru Impreza has a standard rearview camera. For its’ 2020 model, Subaru made the EyeSight safety system standard in models such as the Impreza, with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The EyeSight suite of safety features includes forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and a feature know as lead vehicle start alert, which will alert you when a vehicle ahead of you has moved after being stopped.

In addition, other safety features add to the Subaru Impreza’s reliability on the road. The Impreza has features such as: blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, reverse automatic emergency braking, and automatic high-beam headlights.

The Subaru Impreza has a standard three-year/36,000 mile limited warranty.

What are the features with Subaru Impreza?

If you are considering purchasing a Subaru Impreza, you might want to check out this impressive list of features that the model can boast about:

  • A standard all-wheel drive for a greater handling experience;
  • A standard five-speed manual transmissions, with an optional continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) also available;
  • A bare minimum 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space;
  • A 152-horsepower 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine;
  • The StarLink infotainment system, compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, (also includes a USB port, a four-speaker stereo system, Bluetooth and an Aha smartphone app integration);
  • Features including automatic climate control, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, a moonroof, a six-speaker stereo, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, and an 8-inch touch screen with navigation;
  • The EyeSight suite of safety features (including forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and lead vehicle start alert;
  • Other safety features (including blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, reverse automatic emergency braking, and automatic high-beam headlights).

Is a Subaru Impreza expensive to insure?

On average, the insurance costs for a Subaru Impreza are approximately $227 every month. This equates to a cost of $2,274 every year.

Staying true to their rally-racing roots, all Subaru Impreza models undergo an extensive series of crash-tests and safety checks. 

The Subaru Impreza’s excellent safety rating has helped to influence insurance costs, and drivers looking for affordable insurance will be pleasantly surprised by low premium costs on their popular range of cars. 

As with all cars, the cost of your Subaru insurance will be based on numerous factors that may differ from person to person, which include: age, driving history and the insurance group your Subaru may fall into.

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