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All-new 2017 Impreza debuts Subaru Global Platform architecture that’s designed to deliver significantly higher levels of driving pleasure, agility, crash protection and ride comfort and will underpin a variety of upcoming Subaru vehicles.

2017 Subaru Impreza © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Subaru Impreza © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Debuts new Subaru design language, incorporating brand’s signature hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights onto a more sculptural body.

Available in 4-door sedan and 5-door styles; both available in base, Premium, Sport and Limited trim lines.

2017 Impreza 2.0i Limited 5-Door © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Impreza 2.0i Limited 5-Door © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

New 105.1-in. wheelbase is up 1.0-in. over outgoing Impreza. Both Sedan and 5-Door are 1.6-in. longer than the outgoing models, and both are 1.5 in. wider for a roomier cabin, while a 0.4-in. lower height helps improve aerodynamics.

New platform increases rigidity of the unitized body structure by over 70 percent to significantly enhance straight-line stability, agility and ride comfort while suppressing noise, vibration and harshness to a degree not seen in the compact class.

2017 Subaru Impreza © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Subaru Impreza © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Crash energy absorption improved by 40 percent over outgoing Impreza model.

A lower center of gravity and revised suspension systems contribute to the biggest-ever leap in Subaru’s performance evolution and also to greater hazard-avoidance capability.

2017 Subaru Impreza © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Subaru Impreza © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Revised version of 2.0-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine gains direct fuel injection and other enhancements to boost performance (now 152 horsepower vs. 148 before) and drivability.

In highline trims, the Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) features a 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters.

2017 Subaru Impreza © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Subaru Impreza © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

New multimedia features include standard Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and standard Near Field Communication connectivity; harman/kardon® premium audio available in Impreza for first time.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

New Impreza Sport with 18-inch wheels, sport suspension and Active Torque Vectoring, exclusive exterior styling and upgraded cabin appointments, including Subaru STARLINK™ 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Keyless Access & Push-Button Start, aluminum pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift handle and a CVT shift boot.

2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 5-Door © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 5-Door © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Available EyeSight® driver assist technology includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure and Sway Warning, plus a Lane Keep Assist function. Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Available Reverse Automatic Braking can apply the vehicle’s brakes if an obstacle is detected while reversing.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Available Steering Responsive Headlights illuminate curves as the vehicle steers into them; High Beam Assist automatically activates and deactivates the high beam headlamps based on driving conditions.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

New 4-way Tire Pressure Monitoring System can detect pressure drops at individual wheels.

Price

Recommended retail price (MSRP) starts from $21,095

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