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of the 2016 Subaru Impreza. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Excellent AWD value
- First-rate multimedia system
- Driving visibility
- Ride quality, handling
- Fuel efficiency with CVT
- Noise in cabin
- Modestly sized sedan trunk
- Stale interior design
- New emergency communication services available
- Sedan and hatchback body styles
- All-wheel drive standard
- Manual or automatic transmission
What Is the 2016 Subaru Impreza?
The 2016 Subaru Impreza is a five-seat compact car that competes with the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze and Mazda3. Trim levels include 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Sport Premium, 2.0i Limited and 2.0i Sport Limited. The 2.0i Sport Premium and 2.0i Sport Limited models are available only in the hatchback body style; all other trims are available as either a sedan or hatchback. Every 2016 Subaru Impreza comes equipped with all-wheel drive.
What's New on the 2016 Subaru Impreza?
The 2016 Subaru Impreza is mostly unchanged from the previous model year but is now available with security technology such as remote locking and unlocking, automatic collision notification and a stolen vehicle recovery service.
How Does the 2016 Subaru Impreza Compare to Other Small Cars?
The base 2016 Impreza 2.0i sedan is surprisingly feature-rich, coming with a versatile multimedia system, cruise control, power accessories and a backup camera. The only vehicle in its class that clearly outdoes its feature-to-price ratio is the Toyota Corolla LE.
While the 2016 Impreza offers decent ride quality, it's overshadowed by that of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Jetta, as well as the segment's standout in this regard, the Chevrolet Cruze. That said, AWD further differentiates the Impreza from its competitors.
What Features in the 2016 Subaru Impreza Are Most Important?
The 2016 Subaru Impreza comes equipped with a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. A continuously variable automatic transmission is available. Significant standard features include a tilting and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and air conditioning. As is required in all new cars, the 2016 Subaru Impreza features antilock brakes, front airbags and an electronic stability system.
Significant available features include leather seats, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, the EyeSight collision-avoidance system, keyless access with push-button start, a navigation system and a power moonroof.
Should I Buy the 2016 Subaru Impreza?
Ride quality and handling are the obvious standouts of the 2016 Subaru Impreza, especially given the standard AWD system, but its multimedia system is also top-notch. It doesn't have the quietest ride, its interior isn't the most stylish, and sedan models are lacking in cargo space, but CVT-equipped models of either body style offer a notable increase in fuel economy. In terms of capability, driving dynamics and features, the 2016 Impreza is a winner, even if its styling is a bit plain.
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I cannot say enough about how wonderful this car is. It is not fast, but it is quick and a huge thrill to drive. I have heard that some of the CVT's are not so fun but I went with the 5-speed manual ... Read full review
Comfortable and Reliable
This car had everything I needed from all wheel drive with paddle shifters to multiple cup holders which you take for granted. The ride is smooth and the handling is solid. Best car I've owned! Read full review
The 2016 Subaru Impreza currently has 0 recalls
36 months / 36,000 miles
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24-hour roadside assistance and Carfax vehicle history report
7 years / 100,000 milesPowertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original date of first use. Roadside assistance: 1 year from date of purchase
Under 6 years / 85,000 milesVehicles receive a 152 point inspection and reconditioning.