Subaru redesigned the Impreza in 2017, but the automaker isn’t content to leave it at that. For 2018 its adding some new technology and a few other minor updates that come with a $100 price bump.
The big changes for 2018 are auto headlights when windshield wipers are on and other safety technology. For example, a rearview camera with steering guidelines now comes standard on all trims. New safety tech on the top Limited trim Eyesight package is Reverse Automatic Braking that brakes the car for you if it senses an object in its path.
The base 2.0i sedan now starts at $19,355 while the base 5-door hatch starts $500 more at $19,855. The top Limited trims start at $25,055 and $25,555 respectively.
All the new stuff for 2017 will carry over into the new year. The includes the new global platform that Subaru is super proud of for its improvement to overall handling. The model is actually quite responsive compared to what you might think of an Impreza (trust me, I own a 2017 model).
The optional Eyesight safety package, which we always recommend, includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Steering Responsive Headlights.
With the model remaining mostly the same for 2018, check out Car Pro Terry Box’s review of the Impreza Sport here.
It’s our guess Subaru will have no problem selling the 2018 Impreza even with its slight price hike. 2017 is turning out to be an awesome year for the once niche Japanese automaker. June marks the 67th month in a row of sales increases.