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2016 Subaru Impreza Introduction


Among compacts, the all-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza is unbeatable for snow and foul weather. Impreza comes in hatchback and sedan versions (plus WRX and Crosstrek versions covered separately). All are able to handle primitive roads, come standard with Subaru’s proven all-wheel drive, and get good fuel economy.

The Impreza got a fresh face for the 2015 model year, slimmer pillars for visibility, upgraded infotainment, new safety features, and better fuel economy. For 2016, Impreza carries over with no substantial changes.

The 2016 Subaru Impreza is EPA-rated at 28/37 City/Highway miles per gallon with the CVT, or 3 mpg less with the manual, all excellent for all-wheel drive.

The 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine sends 148 horsepower and 145 foot-pounds of torque to all four wheels. A lovely five-speed manual gearbox is standard, while upper models get Subaru’s Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT), which yields better fuel mileage but is sluggish when power is needed quickly.

The 2016 Impreza leads its class in safety. A rearview camera comes standard, while an optional EyeSight system uses cameras and sensors for adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and pre-collision braking. The IIHS rates the system Superior and gives Impreza a mark of Top Safety Pick Plus, with a top score in the tough new small-overlap frontal test (telephone pole). The NHTSA gives the Impreza five stars overall.

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