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Extended Ride Review: 2018 Subaru Impreza Week 3

We’ve been spending a few weeks with a 2018 Subaru Impreza to get a fuller feel for a vehicle.  In this final week we take a demeanour during a areas where a Impreza shines, alongside some interruption thoughts.

2018 Subaru Impreza—The Ride

This is where a Impreza shines. While many of a competitors in this shred only simply get a pursuit done—taking we from A to B but most excitement—Subaru has injected an combined turn of life into a float quality.

It unequivocally springs to life from zero, jumping onto a highway a impulse your feet inches off a pedal. And, it feels as if a pedal sticks to your foot. It moves in sync with we and connects we to a highway in a approach we wouldn’t design during this level.

I knew a expostulate would be fine. we didn’t consider it would be exceptional.

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2018 Subaru Impreza—Interior Layout

Last week, we summarized where a Impreza’s interior blueprint failed. Here, I’ll prominence where it excels. It can be summed adult in one word: restraint.

Instead of mimicking a competition, who increasingly find ways to supplement some-more buttons/dials/touchpoints opposite a whole centre stack, Subaru stays steadfast

There are 3 big, elementary dials for a HVAC system. A dial any for volume and tune. And afterwards a touchscreen. It’s a scarcely ideal change that gives we accurately what we need for any function, but going overboard (ie. not going with an all-touch complement or cramming in single-function buttons everywhere).

It’s clean, transparent and concise.

2018 Subaru Impreza—Comfort

This is self-explanatory: a Impreza is gentle and quiet. The seats are firm, that we was uncertain about during initial [link to a initial story]. But, it’s great, generally for longer drives.

It keeps we in place no matter how prolonged you’ve been in a driver’s chair and provides support with a good turn of cushion.

Couple that with a magnificently still cabin, even on rougher roads, for a welcomed one-two punch.

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2018 Subaru Impreza—Eyesight

Subaru’s Eyesight complement adds a series of reserve tech that’s some-more and some-more apropos a norm: Pre-collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure and more. It’s accurate and doesn’t get in your way—the notifications are pointed but disposition into a area of irritating (which many other systems do).

The one underline that unequivocally stands out, though, maybe a slightest important: a elementary beep when a automobile forward of we has moved. So we can equivocate an hurt honk from a automobile behind we if you’re stranded in trade and changing a radio, fumbling for something in a glove cell or simply holding a sip of coffee.


The 2018 Subaru Impreza hatchback checks off a infancy of boxes to mortar it to a tip of your to-buy list. we would, however, step down from a Sport trim with Eyesight that we tested. While it does embody a series of good features, we consider a Touring or Sport trims yield all we need while gripping we underneath $30,000.

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