Introducing the New Subaru Impreza Sedan and 5-Door [Full Gallery]
The 2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan and 5-Door are unveiled in New York at the press conference today. The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza has been completely redesigned inside and out. It gets upgraded in-car technology, a more spacious interior and a sleek new body design. And of course it still comes standard with all-wheel-drive.
What’s new for 2017?
Impreza gets Subaru’s new Global Platform. Subaru says the body and chassis are 70-100 percent more rigid which will translate to improved steering response. Improvements to the suspension system will also give Impreza a lower center of gravity which will improve overall driving performance.
Both Sedan and 5-Door get new suspension upgrades that will reduce vibrations and produce a smoother ride quality. The increased rigidity of the suspension mounting will also reduce body roll by 50 percent compared to the 2016 Impreza. All these enhancements will mean improved driving dynamics for the new Impreza sedan and 5-Door.
Also new on Impreza, multimedia features including standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and standard Near Field Communication connectivity debut on the new compact. It gets a roomier cabin thanks to a 105.1-in. wheelbase, up 1.0-in. over the last generation Impreza. Both the Sedan and 5-Door are 1.6-in. longer than the outgoing models, and both are 1.5 in. wider. A 0.4-in. lower height helps improve aerodynamics with a lower coefficient of drag.
Impreza comes with a revised version of the FB 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine. It gains direct fuel injection and other enhancements to boost performance. It comes with 152 horsepower vs. 148 before. The Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) features a 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters that allow the driver to control the transmission via seven pre-set ratios.
Subaru says the new global platform underpinning the 2017 Impreza improves crash energy absorption by 40 percent over present models. Impreza also adds new driver-assist technologies, including Reverse Automatic Braking and the display of steering lines for the standard rear vision camera. Reverse Automatic Braking can apply the vehicle’s brakes if an obstacle is detected while reversing. A new 4-way Tire Pressure Monitoring System detects pressure drops at individual wheels.
The new 2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan and 5-Door will be available in base, Premium, Sport and Limited trim lines. The new Sport Version comes with 18-inch wheels, sport suspension and Active Torque Vectoring. All models will begin arriving in Subaru showrooms in late 2016. Pricing will be announced closer to dealer launch.
Check out the 2017 Impreza Sedan gallery of pictures here.
Photos used with permission from Subaru