2017 Subaru Impreza Takes First Drive: Is It Worth The Hype?

The 2017 Subaru Impreza has been gaining a lot of attention lately. Apparently, there are many improvements in different aspects of the new model along with a couple of things that could use some more work. Other than that, everything about the 2017 Subaru Impreza is basically perfect.

The 2017 Subaru Impreza Design

While the 2017 Subaru Impreza is not an ugly car, it's not exactly pretty either. According to a report from Autoblog, the 2017 Impreza can easily be mistaken for a different car brand if it does not have the mark of Subaru anywhere on its body. This is because the changes in design are very subtle and require a closer inspection to notice the difference from the previous model. With that being said, the 2017 Subaru Impreza could use a little improvement in this particular aspect.

A Little More Power Would Be Nice

In a report from Left Lane News, the 2017 Subaru Impreza is equipped with a new 2.0-liter engine that can deliver 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. Apparently, the new engine only gained seven more horses from the previous model while the peak torque had no changes at all. The engine is paired with a standard six speed manual gearbox with an optional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that sends the power through an all-wheel drive (AWD) drivetrain as reported.

Making Up With Fuel Economy

Despite the shortcomings of the 2017 Subaru Impreza in terms of power and design, it makes up with its fuel economy rating. Reports stated that the sedan with CVT gearbox has a fuel economy rate of 28 and 38 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway respectively. The 2017 Subaru Impreza with manual transmission has a bit lower fuel economy rate of 27 and 36 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway.

Conclusion

The 2017 Subaru Impreza does have a couple of improvements to make but that does not mean the new model is not a good one because it is and it is definitely worth the hype. This can easily be confirmed once a driver gets behind its wheels.

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