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Flagship Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S waves flag high for safety technology
3 Nov 2017
A YEAR following its release, and the fifth-generation Subaru Impreza has near-tripled its annual sales volumes and is now inside the top one-third of the small car class – seventh among 24 rivals.
Finally, the Impreza has been allowed to challenge mainstream small cars on price, without commanding a premium for its class-exclusive all-wheel-drive configuration. Each of the four model grades lines up competitively on specification, and most do exceptionally well for safety.
The quartet of models all get a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine and automatic continuously-variable transmission (CVT), but $6590 separates the entry-level Impreza 2.0i from the range-flagship Impreza 2.0i-S, as tested here priced from $29,190 plus on-road costs.
Can this top Subaru hatchback match its top sales performance and indeed top the small car class?
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Model release date: 1 December 2016
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