CARS.COM — The Subaru Impreza will be comin' in hot to our 2017 Compact Sedan Challenge, hot off a redesign for the 2017 model year and still the lone competitor with standard all-wheel drive. Cars.com reviewer Jennifer Geiger says the latest overhaul "morphs the Impreza from unlovable underdog to a promising player in the compact class thanks to a slick new multimedia system, composed road manners and an impressive value proposition, though some quirks — like an unrefined powertrain — remain."
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Our Ice Silver Metallic, 2.0i Premium test car for the Challenge rang in at $22,519, including an $820 destination charge. It bore the redesign's wider, lower stance and beefed-up athletic appearance courtesy of muscular wheel arches, 16-inch alloy wheels, an enlarged grille and hooklike LED headlights. Inside, our Impreza had sporty, two-tone gray-and-black cloth upholstery and carbon-fiber-like trim on the door panels.
You'll have to wait to find out how much the Impreza imprezzed judges in the Compact Sedan Challenge. Until then, familiarize yourself with the photo gallery above.