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2017 Subaru Impreza: Measuring Up

After living with the redesigned 2017 Subaru Impreza for a few months now, we can honestly say it’s one of the best compact sedans you can get. The Sport trim level we have can be equipped with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning and correction for about $26,000. But where does the new Impreza line up compared to other small sedans? It’s a firm number 2. The Subaru Impreza is fundamentally a better car than the current 2017 Ford Focus, 2017 Toyota Corolla, 2017 Chevy Cruze and 2017 Nissan Sentra.

Based on driving dynamics, price/value, interior quality and available tech features, the 2017 Subaru Impreza is second only to the Honda Civic, but it’s a very close second. And the two cars are surprisingly similar: Both have a pricier high-performance version and both have compelling safety and tech features that might get you to rethink a midsize sedan purchase. The one thing that really stands out about the Civic is that it feels larger inside. The Civic has an extra inch between the wheels and a little extra width compared to the Impreza. Then again, the Impreza has all-wheel drive. Which is more important? Kinda depends on what you want in a compact sedan. Snowbelt shoppers will likely want the Impreza. However, we’re finding out that the Sport sedan’s appeal goes well beyond handling inclement weather. Find a 2017 Subaru Impreza for sale

Check out our 2017 Subaru Impreza New Car Review


Brian Moody
Brian Moody
Brian Moody is an author specializing in transportation, automotive, electric cars, future vehicles as well as new, used, and certified pre-owned advice. He also specializes in liking ridiculous cars like the Buick Reatta, Studebaker Lark, and the GM A-Body wagons from the late 80s and mid-90s. Why? You'd have to ask him. Brian graduated from Cal State Long Beach and has been creating written... Read More about Brian Moody

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