2017 Subaru Impreza Long-Term Test Update: One Quarter Down

WHAT WE LIKE: A car that can fit in compact parking spaces and swallow tons of gear? Count us in. Since joining our fleet this spring, our blue 2017 Subaru Impreza has carried luggage for four, equipment for a 20-person painting party, and supplies for a weeklong beach vacation (all separate occasions, mind you). We’ve had fun on the way to these events, too, as our early appreciation for the Impreza’s on-road agility and compliant ride has not faded. In an unexpected twist, the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) has garnered its own share of praise, thanks to the stepped upshifts it employs in a convincing mimicry of a conventional six-speed automatic. Subaru’s EyeSight system is another high point. The optional adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist handle lane changes and city traffic better than many comparable systems we’ve tried. Crucially, the systems allow the Impreza to follow other cars closely enough that opportunistic drivers can’t squeeze into the gaps in front of us, and both acceleration and braking are smooth, natural, and appropriately timed. READ MORE ››

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2017 Subaru Impreza Long-Term Test Update: One Quarter Down

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