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5 New Features Never Seen on Subaru Impreza Before Now

The new 2017 Subaru Impreza gets five new features never seen before on the compact car.

The fourth generation 2017 Subaru Impreza is 95 percent new, and it gets five new features never seen on the compact car before now. Here’s some of the upgrades that consumers will see when they check out the new sedan and hatchback models.

The Impreza cabin up to this generation has been fairly sparse, but the new-generation model gets upgrades like a power driver’s seat for the first time. It’s hard to believe that the compact car has never had power seats before. It’s now available with a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and it comes standard on the 2.0i Limited.

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are not new, but it’s new to the 2017 Impreza. The TPMS warns you that at least one or more tires are significantly under-inflated, possibly creating unsafe driving conditions. The TPMS low tire pressure indicator is a yellow symbol that illuminates on the dashboard instrument panel in the shape of a tire cross-section (that resembles a horseshoe) with an exclamation point.

The new-generation compact gets new tunes. It’s the first Impreza to get the Harman Kardon premium audio system. Available on the 2.0i Sport and 2.0i Limited models, the premium audio system comes with eight speakers with a 432-watt-equivalent amplifier from Harman Kardon. It also comes with an 8-inch high-resolution touch-screen, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Steering responsive LED head lights with integrated DRLs are a first for Impreza. The headlights move in the direction of the steering wheel, lighting up a dark corner and the side of the road at night. The new headlights actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility.

With the new Rear Automatic Braking, the new Impreza can detect objects behind you and automatically stop the vehicle, helping to keep you and your family safe when backing up. It’s available on the 2.0i Limited trim. Rear Blind Spot Detection is also new and features a light in the outside mirror lights up to let you know there’s car approaching.

These five new features have never been seen on the Impreza compact before now. The fourth-generation 2017 Subaru Impreza is getting safer and moving more upscale.

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