What Benefits Does The 5-Door Subaru Impreza Offer?Leave a Comment
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.
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.
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.