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Subaru Impreza 2017 sedan
Trim Shown: HB Sport
The redesigned 2017 Impreza compact has more available safety equipment and a roomier interior. Still available in both sedan and five-door hatchback body styles, the new Impreza has a very comfortable ride, agile and secure handling, and the cabin is considerably quieter. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission that mimics a conventional automatic and is not overly intrusive. We got 30 mpg overall with our sedan, commendable given the standard all-wheel drive. The infotainment screen is easy to use, and the rear seat is roomy for the a compact car. We recommend buying Subaru's optional EyeSight suite of advanced safety gear, which includes forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

See Reliability page for the latest 2017 Subaru Impreza recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2002. Side air bags available from 2002, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2008. ESC available in 2008, standard from 2009.

Road Test

Subaru knocks it out of the park with its redesigned 2017 Impreza sedan and hatchback -- now the top-rated car in the compact class. The Impreza impresses us most with its roominess, user-friendliness, and ride comfort that puts some luxury cars to s...


  • Comfortable ride
  • Relatively roomy interior


  • Some engine noise
  • Driver's seat lacks lumbar support

Best Version to Get

Most buyers will step up to the mid-grade Impreza Premium, which adds alloy wheels and heated front seats. We would add the option package with blind-spot monitoring and EyeSight. Opting for the upscale Sport gets you 18-inch wheels, a bigger touch screen, and nicer interior trim. The top-shelf L...


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 (152 hp)