3 Upgrades Help Subaru Impreza Beat All Compact Cars 5 Consecutive Years
If you are looking for a compact sedan or 5-Door hatchback with the best resale value of any compact car in America, it’s the 2018 Subaru Impreza. Subaru of America announced Impreza wins Kelley Blue Book’s (KBB) 2018 Best Resale Value in its respective category (Compact Car) for another consecutive year. It not only wins this year, but it gets the top resale value award five consecutive years.
The 2018 Subaru Impreza wins its category with a Resale Value at 36 months (51.3 percent) and at 60 months (34.3 percent). KBB says there’s three upgrades that help Impreza win again, “Totally redesigned just last year, the Subaru Impreza is roomier, more refined and tech-savvier than ever. But its resale ranking among compact cars hasn't changed one bit, and this is now the fifth year in a row the Impreza has topped this list.”
The 2018 Impreza sedan and 5-Door hatch models beat the 2018 Honda Civic (2nd place), and Toyota Corolla iM (3rd place) in the best of the compact models in America. KBB recognizes 2018 model-year vehicles for their projected retained value through the initial five-year ownership period. Depreciation is typically a car-buyer’s primary expense during ownership, and the KBB awards help consumers make more informed car-buying decisions.
Impreza gets more awards
The all-new Impreza also picked up Ward’s “10 Best User Experience” award last year. It means consumers can get the compact car costing thousands less than the competition with voice activation, adaptive cruise control, blindspot detection, lane-change assist, pre-collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert and lane-keep assist. For $29,260 compact buyers get all the safety tech along with leather seating, keyless access and ignition, heated seats and mirrors and an upgrade Harman Kardon sound system.
What’s new for 2018?
The 2018 Subaru Impreza received a complete remodel last year and gets new automatic headlight activation, when the windshield wipers are turned on. It’s now standard on Premium, Sport and Limited trims. The Premium trim now brings wider option availability, including a power moonroof and driver assist technology systems.
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