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  1. What Benefits Does The 5-Door Subaru Impreza Offer?

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    While the Japanese manufacturer is already preparing to launch its fifth generation in 2017, the Subaru Impreza continues to be emulated with its latest 5-door version offered for the 2016 models. Retaining the main elements that have so far made the sporty Japanese compact famous, this variation offers a few major improvements that, when combined with its defining values, make it a particularly attractive choice for drivers who are seriously enthusiastic about efficiency. Let’s explore the main advantages of the 2016 Subaru Impreza 5-door in detail.
    Powerful all-wheel drive
    The all-wheel drive transmission is without a doubt one of the major highlights of Subaru, which doesn’t hesitate to include this system even on its smaller sedans. On the 2016 Impreza, this system lets you take advantage of all the benefits of all-wheel drive, which offers particularly appealing performance and handling, particularly on the snowy and slippery roads of Canada. Stability and efficiency await you, despite the additional length that characterizes the 5-door model. Indeed, the sporty compact remains without equal, guaranteeing nearly flawless handling on straightaways as well as on turns.
     
    A spacious cabin
    While retaining the compact, sporty look of the Impreza, the 5-door version offers more generous interior space. Indeed, although the vehicle is just over 16 cm longer than the 4-door version (458 cm vs. 441.4 cm), the added space is definitely noticeable. The vehicle comfortably seats five adults, with a 60/40 split rear seat that folds flat. As for the cargo area of the Subaru Impreza 5-door, it fully reflects the manufacturer’s desire to truly offer more. With 1485 L of storage space, multi-purpose hooks, and an optional luggage cover, you have everything you need to comfortably go on vacation, especially since there are crossbar attachments on the roof of this version.
     
    Fuel-efficient
    Ever since the launch of the first models from the new generation in 2012, the Impreza has made up for what was once considered one of its major weaknesses. Like the 2015 version, the 2016 Impreza 5-door is relatively fuel-efficient thanks to its 2.0 L 148-hp engine coupled with a manual transmission or a CVT (continuously variable transmission) available as an option. In addition to providing great driving comfort, this transmission allows the vehicle to remain just below 9 L per 100 km.
     
    And eco-friendly
    It’s one of the Japanese manufacturer’s new key goals: producing fuel-efficient, eco-friendly vehicles. To this end, the 2016 Subaru Impreza 5-door incorporates all the latest PZEV emission reduction technologies implemented in all 2.0 L engines shipped since autumn 2015. Its polluting gas emissions are therefore almost zero.
     
    All in all, the 2016 Impreza 5-door brings the 4th generation cycle of this now-mythical compact to a fitting end and announces the arrival of the 5th generation, already presented to the public at the New York International Auto Show.

  2. What are the distinct advantages of the Subaru Impreza GT?

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    Produced since 1992 by the Japanese automobile manufacturer, the Subaru Impreza GT has gradually entered the ranks of the brand’s legendary models. Although it was replaced by the Impreza WRX in 2000, it is still highly regarded by car enthusiasts who can still enjoy the opportunity to take advantage of its exceptional performance.
     
    To better understand the real attraction that this model inspires, here are four features that set it apart from its competitors.
     

    1 – Its “Boxer” engine

    Adopted very early on by Subaru and widely used in almost all of the brand’s models, the flat or “Boxer” engine is without a doubt the first major asset of the Subaru Impreza GT.
     
    Characterized by cylinders that are arranged flat (four, in this case), this type of engine offers appealing advantages for a compact car such as the Impreza GT. Their configuration with the opposed pistons helps significantly reduce vehicle vibrations while driving, ensuring a quiet, comfortable ride.
     
    In addition, a flat motor can be installed at a somewhat lower level in the car, thus lowering the centre of gravity for better handling. The fact that the engine is installed lower also improves passenger safety. In case of frontal impact, the engine effectively slides under the seats, as opposed to the traditional L models.
     
    Finally, thanks to this engine, the Subaru Impreza GT proves quite economical, both in terms of maintenance (fewer parts) and use (fuel economy).
     

    2 – Performs in the city just like it does on the track

    With its sporty design, particularly the Turbo version sold in Europe, the Impreza GT holds a great deal of promise for thrill seekers. Elegant and agile, it boasts a powerful engine that ensures a performance quite similar to that of race cars.
     
    In its 1999 and 2000 versions, it’s driven by a 217-hp 2.0 turbo engine capable of 5600 rpm and 29.7 m-kg of torque at 4000 rpm. On the road, the Subaru Impreza GT can reach up to 233 km/h and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. It can cover 1000 metres from a standing start in 26.3 seconds.
     

    3 – Its all-wheel drive

    At Subaru, all-wheel drive (AWD) is available starting from the “smaller” models. It’s therefore only logical that this 4-wheel drive device, along with all the advantages that it entails, is offered by the Impreza GT.
     
    Improving the vehicle’s driveability and acceleration capability, 4-wheel drive is appreciated on snowy terrain and stabilizes handling on slippery roads. It also improves cornering speed.
     

    4 – An excellent performance/price ratio

    Offered at the time for a higher price than other small sedans released at the same time, these days, the Subaru Impreza GT has one of the best performance/price ratios of all models on the market. And even if it’s no longer offered by dealerships today, you can always look for a used model, especially since maintenance is generally inexpensive and spare parts are available at reasonable prices.