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What Makes New Subaru Impreza The Safest Small Car For Consumers

What’s the safest compact car in America? The 2018 Subaru Impreza gets ready to make its dealer launch and it has the highest possible safety marks from IIHS.


The 2018 Subaru Impreza continues to impress as the new-generation model gets the highest possible safety marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new-generation Subaru Impreza compact is the highest rated compact car for safety in America.

Impreza received the highest safety rating from IIHS and now sedan and 5-Door models are the only small cars to earn top ratings in all IIHS safety evaluations. The Impreza’s crashworthiness evaluations of front small overlap, front moderate overlap, side impact, roof crush, and rear impact as well as front crash tests proves it’s the safest compact car they've ever built.

Both the new Impreza Sedan and 5-Door versions received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK award by achieving the highest possible rating of “Good” in all tests, and a Superior” rating in the Institute’s front crash prevention testing when equipped with the brand's EyeSight driver assist system.

How much will it cost to get EyeSight?

The new Subaru Impreza compact is available with the EyeSight driver assist safety system for $1,395. The package also includes Steering Responsive fog lights, and Blind Spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert.

Subaru’s new Impreza is not only the safest small car in America, it's also high on the fun-to-drive meter. The body and chassis is 70-100 percent more rigid than the outgoing model which translates to improved steering response, and the increased rigidity of the suspension mounting reduces body roll by 50 percent compared to 2016 models. Impreza also has a lower center of gravity improving driving dynamics in the corners producing a more dynamic ride.

Consumers looking for the safest compact car in America, that's also fun-to-drive, will want to take a look at the new-generation Impreza sedan and 5-Door models. The Impreza compact is the very first vehicle in the Small Car category to achieve the highest possible ratings in all of the IIHS tests. The 2018 Subaru Impreza sedan and 5-Door arrive at showrooms this fall.

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