Not only has Subaru automakers been hard at work to reinvent and better how their vehicles are built and have used the fruit of their labors to bring us a truly remarkable all-wheel economy sedan in the 2017 Subaru Impreza.
There’s been a lot of talk about the new Subaru Impreza over the last several months. That’s in part because it’s the first new Subaru model to be built using the new Subaru Global Platform. It’s also because the Subaru Impreza has long been a symbol of what the compact car can be.
What we love about this unique little car here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers is that while this little car has grown and improved over the years, the successful formula has essentially stayed the same. Drivers in the Ft. Myers and Naples, FL areas who are looking for their next great compact sedan or hatchback need to look no further than the impressive 2017 Subaru Impreza.
What’s exciting about this new model is that 2017 marks the beginning of the next generation of Subaru Impreza cars. Major changes come in the form of a complete redesign with a new unibody frame, which utilizes more high-strength steel with upgraded cross-sectional and joint designs to better the structural rigidity by 70 percent. These changes along with a redesigned suspension and sway bar mountings attribute to better handling, performance, and control than ever before.
Simply, the new 2017 Subaru Impreza may be a compact economy car, but it drives and handles like something sportier. The tried and true 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine also sees some improvements with direct injection to give the vehicle an output of 152 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.
Combine these improved performance features with top-of-the-line safety features with the Subaru Eyesight safety suite and you have the next generation of an everyday car that can take you anywhere.