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Lethbridge Herald - - WHEELS & DEALS -

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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