Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
Whether in sedan or hatchback body style, the Impreza is our top ranking compact car. It may be a no-nonsense type of car, but it does just about everything well. It rides very comfortably, swallowing bumps some more expensive cars struggle with. The car is fairly quiet although the familiar engine thrum is still there. It tackles corners responsively and remains secure even when pushed. The brakes are excellent. Standard all-wheel-drive and the optional EyeSight suite of advanced safety features bring added peace of mind. Although not a speed demon, the engine and transmission do the job and the car attained a commendable 30 mpg overall. Controls are very intuitive with an easy to use touchscreen for the infotainment system. Too bad the driver seat has no adjustable lumbar support.