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2017 Subaru Impreza Pushes the Limits


The new 2017 Subaru Impreza isn’t just a completely re-engineered compact-class car; it is a messenger of change for this Japanese carmaker.  The Impreza introduces a more expressive design language that includes a more raked angle to the windshield, a lower rear roofline, wheel arches and sculpted sides. The rear looks wider and lower with repositioned taillights, which also allow for a 4-inch wider trunk opening on the sedan and a 5-inch wider opening on the hatchback.

2017-Subaru-Impreza-6The interior has more premium materials and plastics, more soundproofing (including thicker side glass and windshield) and a quieter fan and air conditioning system. It also has the first new door handles in 17 years. There is more front headroom (39.8 inches), more back seat legroom and enough trunk space for three golf bags. Infotainment and connectivity features include 4G internet, Apple CarPlay and Tom Tom navigation. There are three audio units with 6.5- to 9-inch display screens, including an upgrade for a Harman Kardon Green Edge system.

Performance is now at the highest level in the history of Subaru — “near sports car level,” the marketers say, making the Impreza faster than the sporty BRZ coupe. A revised 2.0-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine adds direct fuel injection and other enhancements, raising horsepower to 152 from 148. Fuel economy is up by about 1 mpg for the entry-level sedan with CVT ratings of 28 mpg city, 38 highway and 32 combined, on 87 octane. The Hatchback Sport is rated 27/35/30 mpg.

In highline models, the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission, or CVT, has a seven-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters. The steering response is quicker and more fluid with active torque vectoring to help keep the front end pointed on the driver’s intended path. Four-wheel disc braking has a more responsive pedal feel.

Safety was a priority in the redesign. Features include seven air bags, a rearview camera and a suite of advanced technologies for driver-assistance systems. The optional EyeSight package includes adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane-departure warning and sway warning. Blind-spot detection with lane-keep assist and rear cross-traffic alert are available. Also new are (optional) turning headlights and automatic high-beam assist. Rear automatic braking detects large objects and reacts from 1 to 9 mph.

The new Impreza is a solid value that pushes limits, raises expectations and pulls away from old ideas.  Find yours today at Five Star Subaru of Grapevine at 2651 William D. Tate Avenue in Grapevine, Texas today!


2017 Subaru Impreza

There must be something very special about an automobile that has over 75% of owners saying they would buy another one. So says the trustworthy organization Consumer Reports in a recent survey about one of the top performers in the Subaru family of fine vehicles, the popular Impreza.  It is easy to understand why this family sedan got the name as you will be impressed with what it offers inside and out. Subaru engineers didn’t sit on their laurels as they slightly redesigned the Impreza for 2017.

2017-subaru-impreza-01-2That is quite a task as the Impreza was one of Consumer Reports Top Picks last year.  The CR people said: “Despite its compact size, the car’s ride and overhaul comfort will surprise you”.  So get ready to get surprised again with a visit to see the new Impreza from Subaru up close and personal with the friendly folks at Five Star Subaru of Grapevine located at 2651 William D. Tate Avenue or by calling the dealership at 817.438.1700 today!

This very practical car with Subaru’s famous standard four-wheel drive is also one of the safest cars on the road.  That is important as you always have precious cargo on board.  The Impreza has excellent crash tests and was named as a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and received the top award with a “Plus Mark” when equipped with the available Eyesight Driver Assist feature from Subaru.  This year the safety aspect gets stronger with the new global platform that improves crash energy absorption by 40%.

2017-Subaru-Impreza-20i-Sport-5-Door-side-in-motion-02.jpgWhat else has really changed for the 2017 Impreza?  You will quickly see that the sleek looking headlights and taillights are more stylish, especially with the five-door hatch model. The taillights wrap around from the rear on the hatchback, just like the sedan in a classy and attention getting way.  Also, standard daytime running lamps, body-colored side skirts, a sporty looking black finish front grille and more.

Depending what model you choose for that enjoyable test drive from Five Star Subaru, you could be riding on 15, 16 or 17-inch machine finished alloy wheels.  The Sport trim of the hatchback offers even larger 18-inch rollers.  When you slide into those wide and comfy seats for that test drive, you and yours will appreciate how much room the cabin has with upscale features.

cr-cars-inline-2017-subaru-impreza-sport-atc-i-11-16The Impreza base model has a 6.5-inch multi-media touch screen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  Moving up to the other trims brings Subaru’s popular Starlink 8-inch touch screen and the option for the rocking Harman/Kardon premium audio system.  Also available is the very important Starlink’s safety and security system.  Do check this out as it has an abundance of features to keep you away from accidents.

The other big news is the revamped 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine which now has direct fuel injection.  This lively four punches out more horses to 152 and is mated with a manual or CVT automatic transmission.  Since it is a Subaru the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive setup comes standard and is a huge asset in harsh weather conditions.  What you will also experience is the new Impreza’s improved ride comfort and a quieter experience.

Owners will tell you that their Impreza is just as much fun to drive as it is to be seen in.  So, just make the short drive to Five Star Subaru of Grapevine and find out for yourself what the excitement is all about.  You will be impressed with the Impreza whether a sedan or hatchback.