The Subaru Impreza 2.0i
The all-new Subaru Impreza is not only a completely new Subaru Impreza, it’s the dawn of a completely new Subaru.
That’s because under the new metal is an even newer platform, and a platform that will underpin all new Subaru for decades to come. And that’s not all; Under the bonnet there has been a new focus on sophistication while the inside has a noticeable change to a cabin that feels heavy on technology and ‘premium’.
And that’s especially true for 2.0i Premium that we’ve tested here, above 2.0i and 2.0i-L and just below the top 2.0i-S in the Impreza range.
Your observers will find no attractive WRX in that model range, with Subaru’s 2018 version going fast to Oz. And when it does, it will still run on the old platform – although one has “optimized” dynamics, no matter what that means.
However, during that time, 2.0i Premium may be the choice of the Impreza group.
Is there anything interesting about its design? October 8
This all-new Impreza has been doing great things for Subaru, with more than 1,000 people a month receiving a home since its launch. It is almost enough for it to get the brand’s best-selling brand title. Almost, but not completely. However, it is still quite impressive
But the most important thing is that they did not bring this car. The hatchback version has so far proven to be twice as popular, although a bit more expensive. But spent a week with 2.0i Premium, it’s hard to understand why.
For one, we think it looks pretty good. There is a certain Euro-style effort here, with a wide and flat grille, a crisp bodywork and a vague coupe-style contour that fades into flat shoes.
But that’s inside the cabin where the biggest strides have been made, with most plastic chintziness being replaced by a well-arranged, luxurious interior, even with fabric seats. Most materials, including thick, thick-skinned shells, have a sense of quality when touching and setting up a double screen (with smaller screens on the 8.0-inch main touchscreen) which is very stylish and practical. .
How realistic is the space inside? October 7
The car is slightly shorter and slightly taller than its equivalent hatch, and it is also slightly heavier, while sitting on the same wheelbase.
But this new platform is designed to create more interior space, along with reshaping interior parts, such as wind pipes and back doors, and it feels spacious, especially at behind, with Subaru claiming to increase in the hips, shoulders and elbows room.
Believe it or not, there is actually more boot space in the sedan (at least with the rear seats), with 460 liters compared to 345 liters. But Subaru did not quote the number of seats to sit down, because the upper partition was fixed in place, limiting the space from floor to ceiling even when the rear seat folds down.
Elsewhere, the front passenger shares two cupholders, and there’s room in each door for bottles. There are two ISOFIX attachment points, one on each window seat at the back.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with? October 7
The standard $ 26,290 pantry is really well stocked. Outside, the alloy is 17 inches in size, and you will find fog lights with LED lights in the front, security glass in the back and a large sunroof above.
Inside, the touchscreen is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android is 8.0 inches in size and you will find two-zone climate control, sat nav, leather-covered wheels and shift gear and open lock near by start button.
Sure, the seats are fabric, but they feel pretty good, and they’re nice and comfortable, but more than that, there’s a quality guaranteed for the interior to fit, as it will stand the test of time.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission? October 7
Under the bonnet is a familiar favorite update for the Subaru, a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated ‘boxer’ engine – the only engine available anywhere in the range – paired with a Gearbox offered, auto CVT and all Subaru wheel drive systems.
The 2.0-liter unit will generate 115kW at 6000 rpm and 196 Nm at 4000 rpm, and while Subaru doesn’t quote the official time 0 – 100km / h, don’t expect it to break every century. Go to ground speed.
This makes us the only real disappointment in this new Impreza line, and it’s the steering feel, suspension and chassis that are more capable than low-power engines and whirlpool drives that can create .
How much fuel does it consume? October 7
Official fuel usage is claimed to be at 7.2L / 100km on the combined cycle, making Premium one of the most thirsty models in the Impreza range (cheaper variants sipping 6.6 liters. ). Exhaust is a 163g / km statement of C02.
What does it like to drive? October 7
Subaru did some great things with this new platform and with the new Impreza. It is built on rough and rugged road surfaces, and quiet in the cabin when you’re not too heavy on the throttle. But more than that, it feels playful and engaged, and much more interesting that you can expect to throw in a corner.
While Premium feels strong enough on the road, the power will fade as you install the speedometer.
However, the downside is that the combination of engine and gearbox doesn’t keep up. Although Premium feels strong enough off the road, the power fades when you install the speedometer, a feeling of not being helped by the moaning CVT does not convert noise into strength.
Now there is nothing to bother you if you intend to keep Impreza in the city, where it will happily move from stop to stop, and gearbox aside, I really like the way this car Drive, and it feels a lot dynamic and responsive.
In fact, it feels like it can handle more. That’s good news for Subarus in the future, including letters with the letters W R and X stamped on startup, although the next one missed in the platform’s update version.