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New Subaru Impreza Scores Wards “10 Best User Experience” List

The new Subaru Impreza compact scores Ward’s “10 Best User Experience” list. What does it mean for consumers?


WardsAuto has named the new-generation Subaru Impreza compact to its “10 Best User Experience” list. Subaru announced the selection to WardsAuto’s 2nd annual competition. The 2017 Impreza was chosen from a list of 23 vehicles and wins because of its “intuitive and effective interior features including connectivity, infotainment, controls and driver-assist technology as well as overall value” according to the provider of automotive reporting.

What does it mean for consumers?

The 23 vehicles were tested and rated by editors on their ability to enhance an individual’s lifestyle and make technology easy to use. Tom Murphy, senior editor at WardsAuto, says, “The Subaru Impreza is the only other vehicle this year winning both 10 Best Interiors and 10 Best UX honors. But the Impreza, with its all-new StarLink infotainment system, makes the cut for a whole lot less money: out the door for under $30,000 in Limited trim.”

Wards 10 Best UX winners (prices include destination)

Audi S5 Sportback ($68,350)
BMW 540i ($82,360)
Buick Enclave Avenir ($59,435)
Dodge Durango SRT ($74,950)
Ford F-150 Raptor ($65,715)
Honda Odyssey ($47,610)
Lincoln Continental ($79,780)
Mazda CX-5 ($34,380)
Subaru Impreza ($29,260)
Volkswagen Atlas ($49,415)

The 2018 Subaru Impreza sedan and 5-Door are arriving at showrooms now and include Subaru’s STARLINK Multimedia system with touchscreen display, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Aha and Pandora; Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming; and rear vision camera, and the top-level system includes navigation powered by TomTom.

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