The Impreza is priced in line with the Skoda Octavia vRS and Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI territory; it’s worth pointing out that much cheaper versions of both of those rivals are still better than the Impreza. High CO2 output will deter any potential company car buyers and the car doesn’t compete strongly on finance deals, either. Furthermore, the Impreza’s claimed fuel economy is not anything special compared with rivals.
For those interested most in safety, though, the Impreza scored a very impressive full five-star rating from Euro NCAP, with particularly high marks for adult occupant protection. All its key rivals, however, also scored five stars. All Imprezas get Subaru’s EyeSight safety system as standard; this includes features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist.
The Impreza gets a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty. The Impreza did not feature in our latest reliability survey but Subaru as a brand finished a very respectable tenth out of 32 manufacturers.
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