New Subaru Impreza 2016 – A Brief Review
The Subaru Impreza has always been a popular car in Australia, a large part of this is due to its rallying heritage. Subaru split the performance cars off into the WRX and WRX STI and developed the Impreza separately as the basis for a family car. However, some of that heritage is still present even now. The Subaru Impreza price has always been the main criticism that rivals and detractors have levelled at the car. However, as we will discuss below this is no longer an issue and buying an Impreza could be a smart move.
The Lower Price Point
It is true that the new Subaru Impreza used to be more expensive than its rivals. However, this is due to the AWD system, which is quite an unusual attribute for a car in this segment to have. However, this is now a moot point as the Impreza has dropped in price. For example, the top of the line Impreza 2.0i-S hatch is now $27,400, which is a price drop of $3,590 compared to the outgoing model. This is an impressive move by Subaru as there have been a number of enhancements made to the latest model. Essentially, the car has dropped in price, yet the car has been improved.
The Top Spec Feature Set
This version of the Impreza is nearing its end of its life, which means that any kinks that were in the initial design have long since been ironed out. The design has matured nicely, and there are some excellent features present for a family car in the sub $30,000 category. Some of the highlights are a 7” updated infotainment unit, satnav, a 4.3” multi function display, dual zone air conditioning, 17” alloy wheels, a pair of USB ports in the front and the rear, a sunroof, leather seats and a powered eight way driver’s seat. These features are not unique to the Impreza in this segment but coupled with the AWD and the new price the consumer wins.
Inside the Cabin
It is fair to say that Subaru came in for some criticism from certain quarters regarding the infotainment system on the previous version. It wasn’t very intuitive or fun to use, and it didn’t win any beauty costs. To their credit Subaru has responded by producing a new updated infotainment system that performs well. Streaming audio via Bluetooth from a mobile device to the six speaker audio system is executed well. On the steering wheel, there are revised audio controls to minimise driver distraction. The rest of the cabin has received an update with silver and metallic highlight accents present. The seats are leather, there is an old school looking handbrake and the sunroof makes the cabin a pleasant place to be.
If you would like to know more about buying the Subaru Impreza hatchback, contact us at Peel Subaru. We have a wide selection of new and used cars for sale, and we would like to invite you for a test drive. Our sales team are available to advise you on the Subaru Impreza price deals and answer any other questions you may have.