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How 2016 Subaru Impreza Premium and Limited trims get safer

The 2016 Subaru Impreza remains unchanged except the all-wheel-drive compact gets new safety and security features. What's new for 2016?

The 2016 Subaru Impreza pricing and features have been announced and the four and five-door models get new safety technology. The new Impreza 2.0i manual is priced $100 higher than the previous year at $18,295. Impreza 2.0i Premium also gets a $100 price bump and starts at $21,095. The 2.0i Sport Premium is priced from $21,095 (up $100). 2.0i Limited sedans are priced from $22,595 while the 5-door Sport Limited is $23,595, both get a $300 increase over the previous model.

The Impreza was newly-revised for 2015 and didn’t get a total makeover, but the new compact model received styling revisions on the outside, drivetrain upgrades underneath and new technology on the inside. The Impreza remains relatively unchanged for 2016 and still comes as four-door sedan and five-door hatchback models with available 5-speed manual transmission or CVT automatic. All Impreza models are powered by a 148-hp 2.0-liter Boxer engine and feature standard Symmetrical all-wheel drive.

What’s new for 2016?

Subaru is known for providing extra safety features and the brand continues to provide new safety tech in their new models. Two new packages will be available that will add extra safety and security capabilities for 2016. Impreza customers can now get the all-wheel-drive compact with two optional STARLINK packages that make their debut in the Premium and Limited trims. Get the full report on STARLINK here.

The STARLINK Safety Plus package includes Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts. Impreza customers can subscribe to the STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus Package, which adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator.

The Impreza has received numerous awards for its affordability, reliability, fuel efficiency and sporty character from new-car websites like KBB, Edmunds and Autobytel. Now the new 2016 Subaru Impreza Premium and Limited trims get two new packages that add extra safety and security capabilities. Look for the new 2016 Subaru Impreza to arrive in late fall.

Media source: Subaru of America