2017 Subaru Impreza sedan, release date, price, engine – Subaru still remains a tough competitor in the auto marketplace. They are making a new comeback with their 2017 Impreza which was presented at the 2016 New York International Auto Show held in March 2016. This name isn’t something new for people as it has lots of fans all over the world. The upcoming model of Impreza will include slight changes either in the terms of performance or appearance
What is new in new Impreza?
It comes with EyeSight technology, Subaru’s Starlink security and safety features and new Subaru Global Platform (SGP) that improves handling and efficiency. It will be first Impreza that will be built on US soil. What about competition for the new Subaru Impreza 2017? There are Mazda 3, Ford Focus, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Mitsubishi Lancer and Dodge Dart.
2017 Subaru Impreza sedan changes
The new concept of Subaru Impreza is associated with the WRX model. It comes with refreshing and appealing design for 2017 year model. In the terms of appearance, the new 2017 Subaru Impreza will be built on the new global platform called SGP (Subaru Global Platform). It’s the plan of the company to use this global and modular platform on their all upcoming cars. With this, the car will be more lightweight and efficient which will improve handling performance, comfort during the ride and safety in case of crash. It will be available in two styles: 4-door sedan and 5-door hatdhback. Thanks to new platform it now has 1.0-inch larger wheelbase and it is 1.6 inch longer and 1.5 inch wider.
2017 Subaru Impreza dimensions
182.1 in. (sedan) 175.6 in. (5-door)
70.0 in. (without mirrors)
LED daytime running lights are standard for all Impreza models. Along with this there are also standard side skirts in body color, front grille with black finish, body-color side mirrors with integrated turn-signals and rear door with gloss black trim. When it comes to wheels, base grades will come with 15-inch size for hatchback body style and Premium trim level runs on 16-inch alloy wheels and it also gets automatic headlights, heated side mirrors and windshield. Limited trim level gives much more than lowers models. Beside 17-inch alloy wheels it comes with LED steering responsive headlights and LED daytime running lights.
When it is about the interior part of 2017 Subaru Impreza, you won’t expect less from this car. Base trim levels come with 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen TFT display with built-in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay system. Standard for all grades is power windows with automatic up and down functions. Premium models get additionally heated front seats and Subaru’s Starling security and safety system. Subaru’s Starlink multimedia system with 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard for Sport trim level with premium Harman / Kardon sound system. Standard features also include keyless entry with a push-button starter, leather shift boot and steering wheel.
The top Limited trim level offers the most of Subaru family car. Leather upholstery with double stitching on the instrument panel and the door armrest give it touch of the luxury. This grade is also equipped with 6-way powered driver’s chair, leather shift knob and steering wheel, power-push button, keyless entry and Subaru’s Starlink multimedia system with 8.0-inch infotainment display. It also includes EyeSight technology which characterizes high-beam assistance and navigation system with TomTom built in maps.
Subaru Impreza 2017 engine specs
When it comes to powertrain for this new Subaru Impreza 2017 there will be only one engine option for now. All Imprezas will be powered by the 4-cylinder flat (Boxer) engine with 2.0-liter capacity. It produces 152 horsepower with 150 pound-feet of torque. All the models will use the same Lineatronic 7-speed CVT automatic transmission with manual shift mode through paddle shifters placed on steering wheel. They also use Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD drivetrain system. Performance figures are not released yet but we presume that it will be able to reach 60 mph in around 8.6 seconds while top speed should be around 125 or 130 mph.
Subaru Impreza 2017 engine specs
2.0-liter 4-cylinder flat (Boxer)
150 lb-ft (est)
Available Lineartronic CVT with 7-speed manual shift mode
Acceleration (0 – 60 mph)
8.6 seconds (est)
130 mph (est)
Higher level of safety is what characterizes new 2017 Impreza. When equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology it was named IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and a TOP SAFETY PICK+. The EyeSight technology incorporates Automatic PreCollision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning function. There are also Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection system. Novelty in this safety system are Steering Responsive Headlights with High Beam Assist features.
2017 Subaru Impreza release date and price
It’s hard to estimate the release date and price of the new Subaru Impreza 2017. The manufacturer isn’t quite generous to provide information regarding those matters. Actually, you can rely on the current rumors. It will be available on the marketplace at the end of 2016. As for the price, the new 2017 Subaru Impreza 2017 will cost between $18,000 and $24,000. The higher trim levels may cost you more money.