On the highway, the powertrain combination is peppy and responsive. Passing power is immediate and at highway speeds, the Impreza cruises quietly. Fuel economy, from what I saw, should meet Transport Canada ratings. On some stretches of flat terrain, I was getting economy that actually excelled the rating.
Fuel economy is enhanced on some Impreza models by active grille shutters which lower wind resistance when grilles are closed.
For family trips, Subaru has increased trunk space in the four-door and overall cargo room in the five-door. It has also made the split-folding rear bench seat sit flatter when not in use.
As an allround sedan, the Impreza offers buyers a lot for the money.
Roomy and spunky, it also has the security of all-wheeldrive with no penalty at the gas pump.
This is a truly remarkable car.
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