Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in March 2015 about the 2015 Subaru Impreza. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
CARS.COM — Subaru’s compact car received some minor updates for 2015, including a much more modern and user-friendly multimedia system. Thankfully, Subaru left the Impreza’s backseat alone. With the Impreza, small outside doesn’t mean small inside. We tested the sedan version and it almost aced our Car Seat Check, as did the last version.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The two sets of Latch anchors sit under Velcro flaps in the seat. Although they are set fairly deep into the seat bight, we had no problems connecting to the anchors.
- Both the rear-facing infant and convertible seats were easy to install and had plenty of room; there was no need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate either seat.
- We had to remove the head restraint to install the convertible in forward-facing mode, but it was an easy install. The three top tether anchors sit far back on the rear shelf, requiring plenty of tether strap slack. The tether anchors were easy to use, however.
What We Don’t
- The booster fit well on the wide, flat seat cushion and we did not need to remove the head restraint to install it, but the buckle stalks are floppy. They will be tough for kids to grasp and use independently.