Subaru Impreza Review
The Subaru Impreza is a sedan, which was first launched in 1992. It utilizes the Subaru Boxer engine that inherits all company's sporty dynamics. The design of the car is impressive and it houses a fresh looking face and tail area, which are inserted with the bits of chrome and . It replaced the Subaru Leone, which used to be the flagship vehicle from Subaru's shed. This car is available in the hatchback and sedan versions across the globe, but the Indonesian market received its model.
Engine, mileage & variants
The version of the Impreza is blessed with two engine options. Both the engines are designed on the platform of Subaru's flat Boxer 4-Cylinder, Petrol traits. The smaller unit here is the engine that churns out 114 PS of power at 5600 while the torque reception is 150 Nm at 4000 rpm. The elder engine here is a displacer which generates 150 Nm of power at 6200 rpm and 196 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. Both the engines are associated with Lineartronic CVT Automatic Transmission. The 1.6-litre mill can go up to a top speed of 173 and the 2.0-litre mill can reach 192 Kmph. can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph mark in 13.2 seconds and 9.6 respectively.
Just like any other medium range sedan, the Impreza also fitted with all the stylish exterior . The front is not so aggressive, but it is bold enough to grab the attention. The curvy headlights, chrome bordered radiator grill and ordinary looking fog to add their presence, while the rear is a bit sporty with trunk mounted spoiler and clear lens lights. With dimensions counting 4580 mm of length, 1740 mm of width and 1465 mm of height, it fits good for a family sedan purpose. The variant with mill gets 15-inch while the trim with motor is blessed with 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Impreza is a great car from inside and it makes one feel imperial inside. The ORVMs are mounted on the doors instead of the body frame which allow a good visibility from the seats and looks fine as well. The dashboard counts every good aspect of a perfect car with centrally mounted audio system finished in material featuring inputs for all devices along with reception. The head-up-display keeps the driver updated with the latest analytics of the while the speedometer console is bright and clear to read. The front seats are while the rear lacks a bit of thigh support. It has a boot volume of 301 liters that can be increased up to 1216 liters.
Safety, and Miscellaneous
The vehicle dynamic control of this sedan monitors the driver's way of driving to bring the car over the track and improves its stability. The other standard safety aspects of this car include braking system, electronic brake force distribution, multiple airbags, electronic stability program and brake assist.
This sedan is a good car for daily commute and weekend highway runs. It behaves wisely with the dynamics of a good sedan and offers premium packaging too. You would accept this car for its everyday practicality, but the denying part is the poor insulation and drive mismatches. It doesn't feel as refined as the competitors and the cornering would make the steering playing hard for best output.